I don't like meatloaf. I don't know exactly why, but I sure it has to do with some I ate as a child. I am sure the version I ate had onions and pepper chunks (or something equally as hideous) in it and immediately turned me off to it. My friend Cathy posted her recipe for meatloaf. She promised it was meatloaf for people who don't like meatloaf. I was skeptical, but I took the plunge and gave it a try.
Chicken Legs was positive I wouldn't like it and we would have to go out. He was teasing me the whole time this was in the oven. Guess what? He was wrong. I actually really liked this! I think it was the brown sugar and BBQ sauce topping that really put this over the top for me. I served the meatloaf on slider buns. It was even good the next day. Chicken Legs ate it cold with some mayo. Give this recipe a try if you have people that don't like meatloaf.
BBQ Meatloaf Sliders
1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
2/3 cup milk
1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tsp onion powder
1 Tbsp BBQ seasoning
3/4 cup finely crushed saltine cracker crumbs
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a 9x9-inch pan with non-stick foil. (much easier clean up this way)
In a large mixing bowl, combine beef, milk, eggs, salt, pepper, onion powder, bbq seasoning and crackers.
Place in prepared pan and pat into an 8.5-inch square. Top meatloaf with brown sugar and BBQ sauce.
Bake for 45-60 minutes. Remove from oven. Cut into 16 squares and serve on slider buns (if desired)