Large Family BBQ Meatloaf Recipe
I have a friend who was making meatloaf for her family one night and as she was draining off the grease, the meatloaf flipped out of the pan and landed half in the sink and half on the floor.
And her family cheered. Including her husband. She salvaged what she could and enjoyed her portion. : )
If your family cheers when you make meatloaf and not when you drop it on the floor, then you will love these BBQ meatloaves from my large family BBQ Meatloaf Recipe. I am of the opinion that barbecue sauce makes just about anything better. Well, maybe not anything, but you get me. I love me some barbecue sauce.
I do have a little secret to share about meatloaf though. Meatloaf is one way I get lots of extra veggies into my kids’ tummies. I shove as many chopped mushrooms, onions, peppers, etc. as I can into every meatloaf I make. I’ve always done this so my kids don’t know any different. If you are just starting to add veggies to your meatloaf, you might want to chop them up really fine so as to not be quite as noticeable.
I was able to get 5 full-sized meatloaves out of this 10-lbs of ground beef. Of course, the size of your meatloaves will determine how many you get. : )Print
Meatloaf that’s ready to put in the slow cooker for a delicious meal at the end of the day with minimal effort.
10 lbs ground beef
10 cups old-fashioned oats
4-6 cups chopped veggies (I used green onions, mushroom, and green bell peppers)
2 TBSP garlic powder
2 TBSP minced garlic
2 TBSP onion powder
2 TBSP parsley
2 TBSP oregano
4 cups barbecue sauce
Mix all ingredients together by hand. Take your time with this and be sure everything is combined well.
Form into loaves.
Place in freezer bags and freeze until the night before you are ready to use them. Thaw in frig overnight.
Place meatloaf in slow cooker and spread barbecue sauce over the top.
Cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for up to 8 hours.
SINGLE RECIPE DIRECTIONS
For folks who only need one meatloaf, here are the adjusted ingredient amounts:
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup chopped veggies (I used green onions, mushrooms, and green bell peppers)
- 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
- 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons parsley
- 1 1/2 teaspoons oregano
- 3/4 cup barbecue sauce