Honey BBQ Meatloaf is a tender and flavorful meatloaf made with ground beef and ground pork with a sweet honey barbecue glaze on top. For the same great flavors in homemade meatballs, try my Honey BBQ Meatballs recipe.

Honey BBQ Meatloaf

The combination of ground beef and ground pork helps this meatloaf be the juiciest and tasty meatloaf you can make. It is delicious on its own, but the added homemade honey bbq sauce makes this comfort food even better!

Honey BBQ Meatloaf from Overhead

Meatloaf Ingredients

Again, the blending of 2 pounds of ground beef with a pound of ground pork really steps up a standard meatloaf recipe. (I also used a combination of ground beef and pork in my melt-in-your-mouth Swedish Meatloaf.) The remaining ingredients are pretty common in meatloaf, but important.

Eggs: Eggs help bind the meat together, as well as add flavor and moisture.

Breadcrumbs: Breadcrumbs are important for the texture of meatloaf. Not only do they also help bind the loaf together (like eggs), but they also soak up juices from the meat. This gives you a moist meatloaf. Look for fresh breadcrumbs (found in the bakery department).

Pouring Sauce over Honey BBQ Meatloaf

How to Store BBQ Meatloaf

Leftover cooked meatloaf will last 1-2 days, sealed in an airtight container, in the refrigerator. Be sure to let it cool completely before storing it in the fridge.

Honey BBQ Meatloaf on a Plate with Potatoes

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4.94 from 29 votes

Honey BBQ Meatloaf

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Resting time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Honey BBQ Meatloaf is a tender and flavorful meatloaf made with ground beef and ground pork with a sweet honey barbecue glaze on top.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup (50 g) grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup (122.5 g) milk
  • ½ cup (54 g) fine dry breadcrumbs
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup (280 g) barbecue sauce
  • cup (113 g) honey
  • cup grape jelly

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Spray a large loaf pan (6½ x 10-inch) with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, ground pork, beaten eggs, parmesan cheese, parsley, salt, and pepper. Mix together until just combined.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the milk, breadcrumbs, garlic, and onion.
  • Add milk mixture to the meat mixture being careful not to overwork ingredients.
  • Add the meat mixture to the prepared loaf pan, pressing the meat in tightly.
  • In a separate bowl, combine barbecue sauce, honey, and grape jelly. Mix well.
  • Spread half of the bbq mixture over the top of the meatloaf.
  • Bake for 40 minutes.
  • Spread the rest of the sauce over the meatloaf.
  • Bake for 20 more minutes. The meatloaf is done when its internal temperature is 160°F.
  • Allow the dish cool for about 5 minutes before cutting and serving.

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  1. Something is missing and can’t figure it out. Also, after only an hour of cooking, meat was still pink. Definitely for 3 pounds of meat temp needs to be higher and cook time needs to be longer.

    1. It says this in the recipe:
      “The meatloaf is done when its internal temperature is 160°F.”
      As every oven cooks differently, it is a good idea to follow recipes that give you an internal temperature time as well as a bake time. So if your meatloaf was not to temperature after an hour, you can cook it longer.

  2. 5 stars
    Where do you find a 6 1/2-inch by 10-inch loaf pan? I’ve looked at all the large loaf suppliers I could think of but they all seem to be 5 x 9.

    1. I purchased it at Walmart, it said 5×9 but the actual measurements are 6 1/2 by 10. I listed the measurements to be as accurate as possible for folks.

  3. Just popped this in the oven for Sunday dinner. I had no grape jelly, so I substituted pineapple jam. I think it will be delicious.

  4. I’ve been making this for almost 2 years now and it is hands down a family favorite! We love it on a cold night with mashed potatoes and a veggie. So comforting and yummy! If you’re considering making it, don’t hesitate! Your family will love it!

  5. I am planning to make half the recipe, but I don’t have grape jelly. I have seedless blackberry jam. Do you think that will be a good substitute since it is only a little over 2 tablespoons?

  6. I truly hope that you will have an answer for me regarding ground rurkey as the meat to use in place of the ground meat. My son’s family recently moved in with me and I miss making yummy meatloaf. Your Honey BBQ Sauce Meatlloaf sound mouth watering! Do I need to add anything to the recipe if I use ground turkey?

      1. I plan to make this and due to my corn allergy, I always use Butterball 85% lean ground turkey for meatloaf. Always works for me.. I have o make my own grape jelly. Make my own Barbecue sauce also. have to watch the bread crumbs also. Only one brand that I have found without corn syrup. The salt has to be Sea salt since iodized salt is made with corn.. But this is all doable with the right brands and subs.. I cannot wait to try this honey barbecue meatloaf.

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