Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

This adds a upbeat taste to a traditional dinner. Goes great with mashed potatoes and green beans. Nice for a weekend dinner! Great tip: Freeze or refrigerate leftovers to make meat loaf sandwiches for lunch or a snack. They are great!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb ground round (may substitute with hamburger, ground chuck, ground sirloin)
  • barbecue sauce (a bottle)
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 large green pepper
  • 12 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg (may use 2 egg whites instead of whole egg)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (1 1/4 ounce) packet French onion soup mix


  1. Start out with a large mixing bowl.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  3. Chop 1/2 onion and place in mixing bowl.
  4. Chop 1/2 green pepper and place in mixing bowl.
  5. Add ground round, bread crumbs, salt, pepper, French Onion Soup mix, egg into the mixing bowl.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Add 1/2 bottle of barbecue sauce to the mixture and mix well.
  8. Form the mixture into a square or loaf. (I usually form it to the pan I am using).
  9. Slice the remaining onion and green peppers and arrange on top of loaf.
  10. Pour 1/4 of the remaining barbecue sauce on the top of the loaf. (I usually make a letter "M" with the sauce--it makes it look pretty).
  11. Place in oven.
  12. Take it out of oven in 1/2 hour and pour the remainder of the barbecue sauce on top.
  13. Let cook for another 1/2 hour.
  14. Check for doneness.
  15. I like mine well done.
  16. Adjust cooking time to your liking.
  17. Serve immediately.
  18. Great with mashed potatoes and green beans.
Most Helpful

I should have paid closer attention to the other reviews and used much less BBQ sauce than the recipe suggested. I used an entire bottle for 2lbs of meat and the BBQ flavor was too overpowering for us. We liked the onions and peppers, that added a nice twist. I don't think that I would make this again, but if I did, I would use MUCH LESS BBQ sauce than suggested.

Mrs. DJ February 16, 2003

Yummmm! What a great way to make meatloaf. I doubled the recipe to make sure we would have leftovers and used a *lot* less BBQ sauce than called for. I probably used half a bottle for 2 lbs of meat and it was perfect. I used KC Masterpiece because it's my favorite and it's very strong so maybe that had something to do with it. I also used a red and a green bell pepper for coloring as suggested. My wife said this was the best meatloaf she had ever had. Definitely a keeper!

TrinkDawg October 17, 2002

This is a very tasty meatloaf recipe! I also added the chopped onions into the mixture, vesus on top. I omitted the peppers b/c of personal preference and used Onion soup mix - didn't have French Onion on hand. I used "diana's own gourmet bbq sauce" and it was terrific!! I served this recipe with cheddar scallop potatoes and brussel sprouts - my hubby ate the leftovers the next day for lunch - the other "half" of the meatloaf! This is a keeper - I highly recommend this!!

Graybert May 02, 2002