Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins
I'm sure Beaver and Wally made it home for dinner every night to watch dear old mom cook this up in a prom dress and pearls. You too can impress your family with a tasty and hearty meal. Just ask Ward!
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Mix ground beef with eggs, celery seed, onion powder, dried minced onion, salt and pepper until thoroughly combined.
- Soak cracker crumbs for a few minutes with milk, then blend into beef mixture.
- Mix together condensed soup, barbecue sauce and Worcestershire sauce until smooth.
- Add half of sauce mixture to beef (reserve remaining half for later) and work sauce in until it is evenly incorporated.
- Place beef mixture into 9x5-inch loaf pan and form into a loaf.
- Place into a preheated oven and bake for 45 minutes.
- Drain any accumulated fat from the loaf pan.
- Spread reserved sauce mixture over meat loaf and cover with foil.
- Bake an additional 30 minutes.
- Allow meat loaf to rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing.
This was very good. I am not much of a meatloaf person, but I wouldn't have turned away seconds of this one. :) DH liked it too. I served it with baked potatoes and cantaloupe. I took Lisa Gardner's idea and substituted tomato paste and water for the tomato soup. I skipped the Worcestershire sauce altogether as we never have any. Thanks for posting, and I love it's name!
I made this recipe on 8/30/2011 for the " Kitchen Cupboard Event " in the Food Photo Forum,and most importantly for mine and my SO's Dinner.Due to what was on hand a couple of changes were made to the recipe, instead of using celery seed I used the same amount of celery powder.For the smoky BBQ sauce, a Chipotle/Lime BBQ sauce was used.Other than those changes, the recipe was made as it written.Instead of using a loaf pan,the meatloaf was just free-formed into a loaf.I'm not sure if it was the changes that I had made,but the taste wasn't what we thought it should be.Maybe when I have the correct ingredients, I'll try this again and re-review it.But thanks for taking the time to post this recipe and, " Keep Smiling :) "
My husband said this meatloaf was "the best he ever had". I was out of tomato soup, so I substituted a 6 oz can of tomato paste + 2/3 can of water for it, it worked out wonderfully. The meatloaf sandwiches from this are so good, too! Thank you.