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Upside-Down Barbeque Meatloaf

Upside-Down Barbeque Meatloaf

Chef John

"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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Ingredients

1 h 35 m servings 509 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings

Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 509 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 30.4 g
  • 47%
  • Carbs:
  • 19.8g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 36.7 g
  • 73%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 170 mg
  • 57%
  • Sodium:
  • 1654 mg
  • 66%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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Directions

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  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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Reviews

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Most helpful positive review

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 ...

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The Chipotle Meatloaf was way better than this one.It was swimming in grease .

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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 ...

The Chipotle Meatloaf was way better than this one.It was swimming in grease .

Really good, flavorful meatloaf. I did not put the bbq sauce on the bottom of the meat and I used a 9 x 13 pan, instead of a loaf pan. I will definitely make this again!

my hubby said it was ok. followed recipe

This is simply the best meatloaf I have ever had. We followed the recipe and added BBQ sauce to the top, per other reviewers' advice. Delicious! Thanks, Chef John, for another great post!

My family LOVED this

Made it as written except put the barbeque sauce on the top rather than on the bottom. The whole family loved it and I will definitely make it again!

I didn't add the peppers as noted in the recipe and it's still delicious.. the meatloaf was moist and tangy... The whole fam loved it.. Thank you for a great recipe!

My husband loved this meat loaf. Better than any restaurant. Did change the recipe slightly and used about a third ground turkey. This will be my go-to meat loaf recipe from now on.

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