BBQ Meatloaf-Gluten Free Suggestions

I have never made meatloaf before. So, naturally, I looked it up. Apparently, meatloaf is a European dish, even mentioned in famous Roman cookery, as early as the 5th century. It is traditionally a German, Belgian and Dutch Dish. During the Great Depression, this dish, was a great way to make food stretch. You can use a lot of leftover meats and with some spices, create a dish that was filling. It is a considered a comfort food and often is eaten between two slices of bread, as a leftover. Mmmmm…Well, enough with the lesson. Here is my impression. A meatloaf is whatever you make of it. You can throw in different spices and different vegetables and meats and make a completely new dish, very easily. I think I am going to experiment with a few ideas and see what I come up with. According to what I have read, you can bake meatloaf two ways. One is in a loaf pan (or muffin tin), which pretty much steams the insides of the loaf or you can form a loaf and baking it on a baking dish, which will give a more crispy loaf. For this recipe I am trying is a BBQ Meatloaf baked in a loaf pan.


BBQ Meatloaf




3/4 lbs of Ground Sirloin

3/4 lbs of Ground Chuck

2 eggs

1/2 a green bell pepper, diced small

1/2 a can of Condensed French onion soup

1/3 cup of bread crumbs **Gluten Sensitivity, used cooked rice

dash of Worcestershire Sauce

1 tablespoon of ketchup

1/2 tablespoon of dried parsley

1/2 tablespoon of Chili Powder

1/2 teaspoon of black pepper

1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon of thyme

1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin

Your favorite BBQ Sauce (I used Jack Daniels BBQ Sauce)



  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Combine all ingredients and mix well
  3. Form mixture into a loaf, in a loaf pan
  4. Bake for 1 hour
  5. Brush your favorite BBQ Sauce on top
  6. Bake for 15 minutes
  7. Allow meatloaf to rest for 15-20 minutes (So that it doesn’t fall apart)

Slice and Serve!


I love the look of BBQ Sauce Glaze



My reactions to this meatloaf. I think that, although it was very tasty, I am used to more spicy meals. I think that I would add some more seasonings to this recipe. Also, the meatloaf was very moist. I think I want to try this recipe, baked without a loaf pan. Finally, I would caramelize some bacon and onions and saute the bell peppers, prior to adding it to the mixture. The bell peppers, were too tough, even diced small.




Filed under Beef, Gluten Free/ Gluten Free Suggestion, Main Dishes

6 responses to “BBQ Meatloaf-Gluten Free Suggestions

  1. crustabakes

    That was a very informative brief on meatloaves. Your meatloaf looks wonderful! i am sorry u think that it needed more spices tho. But there is always a next time!

  2. This reminds me of my moms meatloaf, she always bake one of those when I was a child.

    • I love foods that make you think of when you are a child 🙂 Mine are pancakes…my mother used to make thin pancakes, when I was little, for me and my cousin. She would make one, cut it in half and give each piece to us…and then make more.

  3. Meatloaf is definitely what you make of it. Comfort food usually is girl. My family has cooked southern, comfort food for years. We usually go by how we feel, with no recipes. I think you’d have fun in a southern home lol. But I love how creative you are with this recipe. Yesterday, I started to Tweet (RRay) and tell her she needs to have you on immediately lol :).

    • I definitely love southern cooking 🙂 Anything comfort food (aka Southern cooking) is definitely something I am interested in making. You are so sweet (about the RRay). 🙂 I am going to be in her audience, March 8th 🙂

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