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Barbecued Meatloaf

I made my first meatloaf when I had a ton of leftover ground beef from trying my hand at meatballs. We were having a few guests for Shabbos, and I was filling the pot with enough meatballs to feed an army. Hubby suggested I use the remaining meatball mixture for meatloaf. "I can't serve that at a Shabbos meal!" I said. "It's so unattractive and ordinary." Hubby assured me it would be wonderful. At dinnertime, I brought it to the table, apologizing every step of the way. And surprise, it was such a huge hit! More people complimented the meatloaf than the meatballs. It has since evolved into this unique barbecued version.


  • Prep Time : 5 min min
  • Cook Time : 1 hour
  • Ready Time : 1 hour, 5 min


6 to 8 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Place all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well.
  3. Press into prepared loaf pan.
  4. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
  5. Loosen edges of meatloaf with a blunt-edged knife and turn meatloaf out onto a platter. Slice and serve.


Place a few hard-cooked eggs in the middle of the loaf before baking. Or make a shepherd’s pie by adding either instant or homemade mashed potatoes. Spread a layer of potatoes over the beef before baking.



About Jamie Geller


Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."




22 Responses to Barbecued Meatloaf

  1. My family loved it.

  2. avatar says: chaya917

    Just made this last week, my husband loved it. Will definitely add to my rotation!

  3. I enjoy listening to the show and have gotten wonderful receipes. I have always received incredible comments when serving the dishes. Keep up the good work. Was wondering how life in Israel is.

    • WOW thanks so much for the incredible feedback! Am loving life here — it is so meaningful and purposeful – I feel blessed to be able to live in Israel!

  4. avatar says: Ruhama

    Love this recipe. (As all of your recipes). Question- Do you have any recipes for the leftovers? Thanks.

    • YAY – thanks so much! Brown the leftovers in a saute pan with a little oil and break up with the back of a wooden spoon and then serve on rolls like sloppy joes or in tacos, over pasta or toss into a salad.

  5. Love this recipe! I make it with ground white meat turkey and use ketchup instead of barbecue sauce. About 1/2 cup panko crumbs. Thanks

  6. avatar says: harriet

    Jamie, just made your meatloaf!! looks and smells great. can’t wait to try it this shabbat. Harriet

    • Harriet!!!! So sorry I missed this comment and so glad you told me you left it or I wouldn’t have realized it was you. Thrilled you made these as individual meatloaves and that everyone loved. Perfect way to dress it up for Shabbos!

  7. avatar says: Tangie

    I love your Recipes I also really enjoy the sound effects when you and your friends are sampling the food.. I believe when you eat something that’s really good and pleasing to your pallet, it should be natural that yum that’s good come out of your mouth. Personally if no displaying of how good something tastes when I am viewing via the Internet I will not try that recipe because I can only see the reactions of you and your friends tasting the food, which give me the impression it’s good. Please continue letting me know it’s good when you indulge!

    • LOL!!!!!!!! I adore this comment. I have been accused in the past of being too effusive – thanks for letting you know you like my reactions!

  8. avatar says: cooker613

    Love meatloaf! An interesting trick I do is to put it on the smoker rather than the oven. I like using pecan wood for smoking. Then in last 15 minutes hit it favorite BBQ sauce to glaze.

    • Yeah baby sounds awesome!!! meatloaf is so simple and classic and so perfect – love your idea!

  9. avatar says: Racheli

    I’m making this tonight for my Israeli husband (we live in Haifa), I’ve never made him meatloaf in our almost 4 years together, your recipe looks great!

    • OOOOOOOH how very “American” and cool! Please let me know if he liked it.

  10. avatar says: Leah

    Hi Jamie
    I am a student and live far away from my family. Your recipes save my time bc I don’t have to look into 100 websites in order to find one recipe with kosher ingredients. I am thankful for having access to these wonderful videos for free.
    One other helpful things for me is your explanations on how you save your leftovers from one dish to make another.

    Thanks a lot.

    • Leah!!!! WOW I can not thank you enough for taking the time to write and comment. I so appreciate it and am so beyond thrilled to know that you are enJOYing, what you like and specifically what you find useful. I will try to do more of everything for you. Wishing you lots of success with your studies.

  11. avatar says: Bassie

    Hi Jamie! Just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your incredible, quick, easy and delicious recipes. I have your cookbooks and know most of the recipes by heart. I love how simple yet amazing they are, without lots of complicated ingredients. The videos are an added bonus :) !

    • WOW Bassie – a huge thank you to you!!! I so appreciate you letting me know that you are enJOYIng everything and especially the videos – I work hard on them so it’s super great to get the positive feedback. Thanks again!

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