Texas BBQ Meatloaf – Comfort Food

My mom’s famous spicy meatloaf recipe that I adore!

          1 sleeve of ground beef = 3 lbs.

          2 eggs

          1 large bottle of your favorite BBQ Sauce (we use Lucille’s
BBQ Spicy)or homemade BBQ Sauce

          1 tbsp. of liquid smoke

          1 sleeve of saltine crackers original or RITZ Crackers

          1 pie pan or 8×10 rectangle pan lined with foil 

*** You can cut this recipe in half
          1-2 days prior, mix together the ground beef, eggs, liquid smoke, and ¾ of BBQ sauce (save the remaining ¼ for topping). Refrigerate until ready to bake.
          Crumble the sleeve of crackers before opening the package with your fingers until fully mashed.
          Dump the sleeve of crumbled crackers into the meatloaf bowl and mix all together.
          Mold the meatloaf into a half round in the pie pan.
          Bake on 350 for 1 hour covered with foil (keep an eye out, all ovens are different).
          Remove meatloaf and drain off the oil. Leave off foil.
          Continue to bake for an additional 20 minutes.
          Turn oven to Broil and spread the remaining BBQ sauce on the top of the meatloaf. Broil it until the BBQ sauce gets crispy (about 5-10 minutes).
          Remove meatloaf and drain access grease.
          Serve with your favorite mashed potatoes, gravy, and rolls/butter. We used Hawaiian rolls and toasted them when the meatloaf was on broil.
          Perfect for a cold winter night. The leftovers are delicious on a sandwich or just reheated.
Ingredients for mashed potatoes:
          5 pound bag of potatoes. We used Russet.
          1 stick of butter
          ¼ cup of mayonnaise
          ½ cup of milk
          Your favorite garlic seasoning
          1 jar of Turkey gravy (Boston Market has the best)
          Salt & Pepper
          Boil a pot of water with a few sprinkles of salt
          Remove half the skin from each potato and cut into cubes
          Place potatoes in the boiling water until soft
          Heat the jar of gravy in a separate pan
          Drain all the water
         Add butter, mayonnaise, and milk to the potatoes and mash until creamy
         Add garlic powder, salt and pepper to your liking. Sprinkle paprika and parsley for prettiness.