The Sneaky Chef: BBQ Meatloaf Recipe

This is one of the recipes that I made on Sunday; we just tried it tonight. It’s really good!

Barbecue Sauce (needed for recipe):
1 green tea bag
3?4 cup tomato paste
1?2 cup cider vinegar
3?4 cup White or Orange Puree
1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1?2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons honey
2 to 3 teaspoons chili powder
Hot sauce, to taste

Steep the tea bags in 1?2 cup boiling water for 2 minutes (no longer or it will taste bitter). Allow the tea to cool, then whisk a 1?2 cup of tea together with the tomato paste, vinegar, White or Orange Puree, garlic, pepper, salt, Worcestershire sauce, and honey. Add the chili powder and hot sauce to taste. Thin with more green tea if desired.Cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

BBQ Maximum Meatloaf
1 large egg
1/2 cup Purple Puree
1/4 cup tomato paste
1/4 cup + 2 T BBQ sauce (I used one from her cookbook)
1 medium onion, diced or pureed (I pureed)
1 cup + 2T wheat germ
1/2 t salt
Freshly ground  pepper to taste
1 lb. lean ground beef

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray baking sheet with oil.

Whisk egg, Purple Puree, tomato paste and 1/4 c bbq sauce. Mix in onion, wheat germ, salt and pepper. Add ground beef and mix with your hands until well combined. Transfer mixture to baking sheet; form into loaf. Glaze top and sides with remaining BBQ sauce. Bake 50-55 minutes, until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.

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