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Lemon Barbeque Meatloaf Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Lemon Barbeque Meatloaf

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"Delicious individual meatloaves! The flavors are great and the topping is to die for. The lemon on top makes a nice presentation."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    55 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish or a dish of similar size.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, lemon juice, water, egg, bread, onion and seasoning salt until well blended. Shape into 6 individual loaves - I like to make large balls. Place them in the prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven while you prepare the topping. In a small bowl, stir together the ketchup, brown sugar, mustard powder, allspice and cloves. Spoon the sauce over the loaves, then top each one with a slice of lemon. Return to the oven, and bake for an additional 30 minutes, or until cooked through.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 25, 2006

This is my favorite meatloaf recipe. My mother would always make it when I was home on a college break. This was my first attempt at making it. I'm not a big clove fan, so I excluded the ground cloves. And I used extra-lean ground beef, Egg Beaters and light bread to make the recipe a little healthier. Delicious!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 04, 2004

The meatloaf was good. It could have used some more spice, such as basil or oregano. Didn't like the sauce. The clove and allspice flavor was too strong for me. Bottled BBQ sauce ended up being what I used. Otherwise, the lemon gave the meatloaf a lighter flavorl.

Jun 06, 2007

Try baking it in muffin tins - make a cute presentation.

Nov 23, 2006

This was a great recipe-- somewhere between four and five stars, so I rounded up. Instead of four pieces of bread, I used two pieces of bread and one cup of panko crust mixed in with the meat. And when I make this recipe next time, I will cut down the amount of lemon juice by 1/4 or so.

Jun 05, 2004

This recipe was a big success. the only thing I did differently was to add 1/4 cup of commercial barbeque sauce, I added half of a chopped green pepper and I put bacon over the top of the loaf. I didn't have any leftovers.

Mar 08, 2004

I decided to try this because the glaze sounded good. I made meat balls and placed them in a muffin pan so it would be more appealing to my son (whose is picky beyond belief) and them spread the glaze on top of each one and baked accordingly. They turned out really good and he actually ate about 1/2 of one. I served these over rice and skipped the lemon slices. Thanks Tiffany.

Jan 05, 2007

I have used this recipe for over 30 years - just renamed it to Individual BBQ Beef Loaves. Someone who did not like meatloaf actually asked me (begged me) to make this. It is my daughter's favorite.

Oct 13, 2006

I put it all in a loaf pan instead. But it was very tender and tasty meatloaf.


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  • Calories
  • 336 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 100 mg
  • 33%
  • Fat
  • 15 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 22.1 g
  • 44%
  • Sodium
  • 724 mg
  • 29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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