Looking for a delicious, hearty meal that the whole family will love? This Boston Market Meatloaf recipe is a perfect option. This copycat recipe is easy to make and tastes just like the restaurant version.
Plus, it’s a great way to stretch your budget. While this recipe is a great option for a budget-friendly meal, it’s also perfect for those nights when you don’t have a lot of time to cook.
This meatloaf can be made in under an hour, which makes it a great option for a weeknight meal. So, whether you’re looking for a delicious, budget-friendly meal or a quick and easy weeknight dinner, this recipe is a perfect option.
This easy and delicious family dinner is ready to be served with your favorite sides. I serve it with mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables. Find the ingredients and how to make this meal below. For a detailed recipe, you can look for the recipe card which is located at the bottom of this post.
There are not many ingredients for this meatloaf recipe but it doesn’t hold back on flavor and deliciousness. Here is everything you will need to make this meal. For the full and detailed list of the ingredients, find the recipe card at the end of the post.
- Tomato sauce
- BBQ sauce – homemade BBQ sauce is always the best.
- Ground beef
- All-purpose flour
- Onion powder
- Garlic powder
- Black pepper
This recipe is easy and pretty straightforward. It is done and served in less than an hour so you know everyone will love it. Find the steps below.
STEP ONE: Make the Sauce
In a medium saucepan, combine the tomato sauce, BBQ sauce, and sugar. Bring to a boil and stir occasionally until the sauce is thickened. Remove from the heat.
STEP TWO: Prepare the Beef
Mix in some of the sauce in the ground beef and add the flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Stir to combine very well. Use your hand if you are okay touching the meat. This is the best method to incorporate spices into ground meat.
STEP THREE: Make the Meatloaf
Transfer the ground beef mixture to a loaf pan and cover with foil. Cook in the oven for a little and when you take it out, drain the fat that has accumulated in the loaf pan.
Slice the meatloaf into several pieces in the pan and drizzle with the rest of the BBQ sauce. Return to the oven and continue cooking until the beef is well cooked through. Serve immediately with your favorite sides.
The recipe is pretty straightforward and there aren’t a lot of substitutions that can be made. However, if you are looking to make a few changes, here are a few options. You can substitute ground beef for ground turkey.
This will make the recipe a bit healthier. If you are not a fan of BBQ sauce, you can use ketchup in its place. Just be sure to add a bit more sugar to the recipe to balance out the acidity of the ketchup.
Other Options/Versions of This Recipe
Other versions of this recipe include a mix of ground meat or a different sauce. I like to experiment and serve it with different salads, or roasted seasonal vegetables. This recipe is pretty classic and timeless. It will go with everything and it will comfort your soul with or without complementing dishes.
This recipe can be prepared ahead of time and stored in the fridge for later. I would advise against freezing this recipe as the meat can become tough. If you do choose to freeze it, be sure to thaw it completely before cooking.
When it comes to storing leftovers, this dish can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days and in the freezer for up to several months. I like to reheat mine in the oven so that it doesn’t dry out.
Other Tips & Tricks
If you are looking for a way to add some extra flavor to this recipe, try marinating the meat overnight in your favorite BBQ sauce. This will help to tenderize the meat and infuse it with flavor.
Another great way to add some extra flavor is to use a combination of different types of ground meat. I like to use a mix of beef, pork, and lamb. This recipe is also great for feeding a crowd. Simply double or triple the recipe as needed.
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 2 tbsp bbq sauce
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 1/2 lb ground beef
- 6 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 400F.
- In a medium saucepan combine the tomato sauce, bbq sauce, and sugar. Bring to boil stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat.
- Add all but 2 tbsp of the mix to the ground beef in a large mixing bowl. Add the flour, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, and black pepper. Mix to combine everything.
- Place the mixture in a load pan. Wrap the pan tightly with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
- Using a spatula hold the meat in the pan and drain the fat.
- While still in the pan slice the loaf into 8 pieces and drizzle the remaining sauce on top.
- Return the meatloaf to the oven and cook another 30 minutes. Allow to cool off for 5-10 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 277Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 558mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 24g
My name is Keren Tayler. I am a stay-at-home mama to three lovely girls, Sarah + Rachel + Hannah. Prior to becoming a mom, I had a successful career in the accounting field, steps away from becoming a CPA. I decided to give up on my career in order to raise my own kids (as opposed to letting a nancy do it, no judgment here) I learned a lot and I love sharing it with other moms. Along the way, I also became a Certified Food Handler.