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Dad’s Favorite Barbecue Meat Loaves

It may sound old-fashioned, but it warms my heart to serve dishes that make my family and friends happy. This recipe does just that, and then some. —Leta Winters, Johnson City, Tennessee
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup stuffing mix, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/4 cup barbecue sauce, divided
  • 1 pound ground beef


  • Preheat oven to 425°. In a large bowl, combine egg, stuffing mix, milk, cheese and 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce. Add beef; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into four 4x2-in. loaves in a foil-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
  • Bake until a thermometer reads 160°, 15-20 minutes. Spread with remaining barbecue sauce before serving.
    Freeze option: Individually wrap cooled meat loaves in plastic and foil, then freeze. To use, partially thaw meat loaves in refrigerator overnight. Unwrap loaves; reheat in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan in a preheated 350° oven until loaves are heated through and a thermometer inserted in center reads 165°. Top each with 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 mini meat loaf: 305 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 120mg cholesterol, 449mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein.

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