Cooking at home more and running out of ideas?  This delicious Barbecue Meat Loaf is so easy to make and also freezes well.  You could also double the recipe and drop one meatloaf off to someone who could use a little support during these difficult times.  Recipe calls for ground beef, but we made it with ground turkey and it was delicious too!

Barbecue Meat Loaf

What You Need:

2 lb (1 kg) extra-lean ground beef (or other ground meat)

1 large egg, plus 2 egg whites (or 2 large eggs)

1/3 cup barbecue sauce

1/3 cup rolled oats or matzo meal

1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)

Freshly ground black pepper

2 cloves garlic (about 2 tsp minced)

1 tsp dried basil

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.  Spray a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the ground meat, egg, egg whites, barbecue sauce, rolled oats, salt, pepper, garlic, and basil; mix lightly.  Don't overmix or the meat will get tough.
  3. Transfer the meat mixture to the prepared baking dish and form into an oval-shaped loaf, wetting your hands for easier handling.  Bake, uncovered, for 1 hour.  Slice and serve.

Yield: 6 servings.  Keeps for up to 2 days in the refrigerator; reheats well.  Freezes well for up to 3 months.

Recipe from: Norene's healthy kitchen cookbook, by Norene Gilletz 

Photo cred: Elisa Udaskin

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