This Boston Market Meatloaf (Copycat Recipe) tastes just like they make at Boston Market – It’s kicked up with a barbeque ketchup sauce that tastes so amazing!
I think I’m on a comfort food kick this week! First was Macaroni and Cheese and now Meatloaf. Maybe it’s because I was channeling my inner 1950’s housewife with this new skirt that I picked up last week 😉
Making dishes like this always makes me feel a little bit like I’m on an episode of Leave it to Beaver. But hey, classics are classics for a reason… They’re yummy! What are some of your favorite old-school comfort food recipes?
This version is a copycat of Boston Market’s famed meatloaf. It’s got a nice thick ribbon of a barbequey-ketchup running down the middle. It’s sliced into eight portions halfway through cooking, allowing for that sauce to penetrate each slice. It also helps to make sure that the loaf cooks uniformly. Of course the end pieces are always my favorite! Those usually get eaten first, and the rest saved for leftovers.
Boston Market Meatloaf (Copycat Recipe)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Combine tomato sauce, BBQ sauce and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Heat until bubbling and then remove from heat.
Add all but 2 tablespoons of this mixture to the meat in a large mixing bowl. Add the remaining ingredients - flour, salt, onion powder and ground pepper. and mix until well combined.
Load the meat into a loaf pan. Wrap foil over the pan and place it into the oven for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, take the meatloaf from the oven, remove the foil and, using a spatula to hold the meatloaf in the pan, drain the fat.
Using a knife, slice the meatloaf all the way through into 8 slices while it is still in the pan. Pour the remaining 2 Tablespoons of sauce over the top of the meatloaf, in a stream down the center.
Return the sliced meatloaf to the oven, uncovered, and bake for an additional 30 minutes.
Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.
Adapted from a recipe by Todd Wilbur and his book Even More Top Secret Recipes.
Wine Pairings for Boston Market Meatloaf:
- Try a red that’s robust but not too tannic. A Zinfandel or Merlot would pair perfectly.
- A meatloaf pan ($10) is a handy little gadget that you may not own yet. They’re great because the perforations allow for the fat to drain while it’s baking. Plus, it’s got a nifty lift out tray that makes removing the loaf from the pan so simple!