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!

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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 31 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.


  • 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


  • 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. If you don’t have grape jelly….instead mix up ketchup vinegar and brown sugar for the topping. It’s really good. It will give that sweet sauce taste. 1 cup ketchup 1-2 T vinegar and brown sugar to taste.

  1. 5 stars
    I made the honey bar b que meatloaf. The meatloaf was delicious. The best meatloaf I have ever made. I poked holes in the top before I put on the sauce and it’s went down in the meatloaf and gave it a fantastic flavor.
    Can’t wait to try more of your recipes!

  2. Hi this recipe looks great but I was wondering what I could use as a substitute to Grape jelly? I am in Australia and wasn’t quite sure? Any hot tips would be awesome. Thanks

    1. I don’t have grape jelly either but I do have some blueberry/blackberry jam so I’m going to use that. I’ll just purée it first with my immersion blender so it’s smooth. You could probably use almost any type of jam or jelly in this recipe.

  3. 4 stars
    I used ground turkey and ground pork (Don’t eat red meat anymore) I wasn’t sure about the grape jelly so I didn’t use it I used brown sugar, Dijon, ketchup for topping and the bbq sauce Yummm 😋

  4. 5 stars
    I made this for my boyfriend and I for dinner tonight and it was so yummy. I’ve tried recipes I see online and they don’t come out good…but this meatloaf is definitely a must try.

  5. I had the photo of your meatloaf saved on my phone just because it looks like something I would attempt to make as the main dish for a meal when the time is right. I just got a new gas range and can hardly wait for the cooler weather when I will try out the oven. Your dish will be me first use of this oven.

  6. I’ve been looking for a very old meat loaf recipe where you have the meat loaf and also potatoes, carrots, maybe onion, all in a sauce that was very tasty…maybe some type of barbecue sauce…not sure….any chance you might have that recipe.

    1. I am trying the honey Bbq meatloaf recipie that you have here…this will be out first try…it really looks good….and we love honey and Bbq sause…so here it goes…..into the oven today…thank you…will be trying more of your goodies in print…

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