My cute little loaves, ready for topping and baking
Chef Bradley’s website says the Lean Mean BBQ Sauce is primarily a finishing sauce, but, I used it on my meatloaf while cooking as well. It had a nice, sweet flavor from cooking along with the meatloaf. I added more sauce to my piece of meatloaf, to taste the original flavor as well, and it was delicious — it’s got a little bit of zing to it, is a little peppery, but is very tasty — AND it’s healthy. How awesome is that??
(Makes 1 large loaf, or two small loaves)
1.5 lbs ground meat (I used ground beef and ground sausage for this — you can use any ground meat)
1 small onion (or 1/2 large onion), finely diced
1-8oz. tomato sauce
salt and pepper to taste
1/2-3/4 cup breadcrumbs (however much you need to make it bind)
– Mix all ingredients together, shape into loaves
– Bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes, or until loaves are cooked through.
My finished BBQ meatloaf. Okay, so it isn’t the most gorgeous thing you’ve ever seen, but trust me…it was deeeeeeeeeelicious!