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Upside-Down Barbeque Meatloaf  Recipe
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Upside Down BBQ Meatloaf
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Upside-Down Barbeque Meatloaf

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"When I've made 'barbeque meatloaf' before I've simply used the standard spoon-the-glaze-on-top-of-the-loaf-and-bake-it method. This time I wanted to line the loaf pan with some of the sauce, press the meat in, and let it roast in the goodness. I was envisioning a beautiful, glossy finish when I turned it on to the serving platter. It wasn't quite as aesthetically pleasing as I hoped (ugly). But, hey--this is quick and dirty home cooking. It may not have looked good, but it tasted fine!"

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Original recipe makes 1 meatloaf Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 15 mins

    1 hr 35 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Mix ground beef, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, celery salt, chipotle chile powder, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl with your hands.
  3. Stir breadcrumbs, egg, ketchup, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce into meat mixture until thoroughly combined; form into a loaf shape.
  4. Spread barbeque sauce out into the bottom of a loaf pan; place meatloaf on top of barbeque sauce and press into pan.
  5. Bake meatloaf in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 1 hour, 15 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Drain the fat from the loaf pan and invert pan over a plate to transfer meatloaf. Let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
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Sep 05, 2014

Upside-down BBQ Meatloaf Haiku: "Just put sauce on top. Didn't make diff on bottom, 'cept it swam in grease." The meatloaf itself tasted divine, but we didn't like the upside-down method w/ the barbeque sauce on the bottom; would've rather just done the normal ol' spread the condiment/glaze on top during its baking. Oh one random thing; what's w/ the ppl reviewing this 5-stars saying "sounds great,but haven't made it yet" - it's just as bothersome as poor reviews from people who haven't made a recipe yet b/c it's misleading to the average rating.

Aug 26, 2014

My family LOVED this


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  • Calories
  • 509 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.8 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 176 mg
  • 59%
  • Fat
  • 30.4 g
  • 47%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 36.7 g
  • 73%
  • Sodium
  • 1654 mg
  • 66%

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

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