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BBQ Oatmeal Meatloaf

Rated as 4.61 out of 5 Stars

"Breathe 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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1 h 20 m servings 349
Original recipe yields 12 servings (2 9x5-inch loaves)


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  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.


  • Cook's Note:
  • I often remove the bacon when its done and add it to whatever side dish I'm making, such as green beans, creamed corn or cabbage.
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 349 calories; 19 22.3 21.1 115 906 Full nutrition

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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.

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This was _okay_. It was super crumbly (maybe I put too much or not enough oatmeal?). It also did not have a knock-out flavor- though the flavor was not bad. Maybe I would use a hot Italian sau...

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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.

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...

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 k...

I love meatloaf but I wanted to try something new because I am sick of the same old meals. This recipe was genius! I left out the sausage, bacon and brown sugar because I did nto have them avail...

DELICIOUS! My mom hates anything with a BBQ flavor and even she had seconds. I lightened it up quite a bit using 96/4 ground beef, turkey sausage, egg substitute, and turkey bacon. The only th...

Thanks Jeff! I used a pound of 96% lean beef and a pound of 99% lean ground turkey. I Omited the sausage and spiced it up with sage to make up some of the flavor loss. To add back fat in a goo...

Best meatloaf ever! I left out carrots and added 1 can of rotel.

Everyone loved it! I added diced zucchini to mine.

My family really enjoyed this dish...I sautee onions in bacon fat and omited the bacon slices...used 1 package of onion soup mix and added parsley, I also used less BBQ sauce (about 1/2 a bottle...