Boston Market Meatloaf (Copycat Recipe)

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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!
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! | platingsandpairings.com

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.

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Boston Market Meatloaf (Copycat Recipe)

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Todd Wilbur
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!
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Ingredients

  • 1 Cup tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons BBQ sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 pounds 10% fat ground sirloin
  • 6 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine tomato sauce, BBQ sauce and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Heat until bubbling and then remove from heat.
  3. 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.
  4. Load the meat into a loaf pan. Wrap foil over the pan and place it into the oven for 30 minutes.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Return the sliced meatloaf to the oven, uncovered, and bake for an additional 30 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

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.

If you’re looking for side dish ideas, try these yummy mashed potatoes and add some green peas. To complete the upscale TV dinner experience, serve dinner on these fun trays !!! Oh hi retro night!

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!Tips:

  • 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!

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!

 

 

8 comments

  1. Showhan

    Magical recipe !! Love this and seems to make easy though this recipe looks amazingly delicious. I Can’t wait to try making this on later today.

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    1. Erin

      Thank you! It’s a really yummy meatloaf! I always hope for leftovers!

      Reply

  2. Geri Taylor

    Looks delicious and since my grandchildren love Boston Market meatloaf I will be making this soon! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Erin

      I hope you and the grandkids LOVE it Geri! 🙂

      Reply

  3. Kathy

    I made this tonight. Not only was it easy to make, it was delicious and a big hit with our family of 5.

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    1. Erin

      So happy to hear that Kathy 🙂 It’s always a bit difficult to please EVERYONE in the family!

      Reply

  4. Ashley @ Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen

    I love that the sauce runs down the middle of this meatloaf. There can never be too much sauce!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      That’s the best part, right Ashley?! Ooohhh… That and the crispy edges!

      Reply

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