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BBQ Oatmeal Meatloaf

BBQ Oatmeal Meatloaf

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Jeffery Hunt

Breath new life into an old recipe with this sweet and tangy take on an American family classic. This is a tasty and filling way to stretch your groceries while shrinking your grocery bill!

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  • Calories:
  • 349 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 19 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.3g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 21.1 g
  • 42%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 121 mg
  • 40%
  • Sodium:
  • 906 mg
  • 36%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Mix the ground beef, sausage, onion, carrots, onion soup mix, brown sugar, eggs, and barbeque sauce together in a large mixing bowl until thoroughly combined. Stir in enough oats to make the mixture hold together -- you can use up to 2 cups of oats. Divide the mixture in half, and spoon into 2 9x5-inch loaf pans. Place 3 strips of bacon the long way onto each loaf.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the meatloaf is no longer pink in the middle and the juices run clear, about 1 hour.
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Jeffery Hunt

I forgot to mention that, if you like a glaze on your meatloaf, you can remove the bacon at the 40 min mark and add a BBQ glaze made from BBQ sauce, brown sugar, and vinegar.

Diana S.

Excellent meatloaf recipe! The only changes I made was to use regular breakfast sausage because that's what I had on hand. I'll try the sage kind next time, I'm sure that would add a nice flavor. Also, I line the bottom of the loaf pan with bread slices. They soak up all the fat, then you just throw the bread away when serving your meatloaf. It's a great tip I got from another reviewer. Thanks Jeffery for a delicious recipe, my whole family loved it!


Hubs and I loved this, tho' I did make a few changes that made this more appealing for us - I skipped the carrots as well as the sugar - can't even imagine how sweet that would have been and I knew that wouldn't work for us, tho' we're not fans of sweet/savory to begin with. To fill in for the carrots I tossed in some chopped celery and green pepper. As for the sausage, I didn't have any breakfast sausage but I did have ground pork - that and a good shot of freshly ground pepper worked fine. I made a half recipe, one loaf, for the two of us and used the entire package of the onion soup mix. The best part of this meatloaf in my view was the barbeque sauce and the flavor it imparted - awesome good! Then again, the bacon on top was pretty darn good too. One final word for this - repeat.