I really don’t get why some people don’t like meatloaf. Maybe it’s the name. Meat. Loaf. I admit, it is a rather blah name. But I will also admit that I flippin’ love meatloaf. Any and every way I can get it. BUT there are some key things. It needs to be moist. It needs to hold together and if it has a killer sauce on top even better. This Meatloaf with Sriracha BBQ sauce is all of the above. And basically a big ol’ plate of comfort.
All meatloafs are comfort food though aren’t they? But there is just something about meatloaf with a ketchup-style sauce on top that screams childhood for me.
Meatloaf and ketchup go together like chocolate and peanut butter. Like ham and cheese. Like french fries and well…ketchup.
Ryan is also a huge fan of meatloaf with ketchup.
Even when I make a version of meatloaf like this Rosemary and Roasted Garlic Meatloaf that I don’t think really needs it, he looks at me and says “where’s the ketchup?”
It’s just his thing.
To him, meatloaf is not meatloaf without ketchup.
Unless it’s this meatloaf.
You see, the Sriracha BBQ sauce that is baked on top so that it gets caramelized with a little extra poured on once more after it’s cooked, has just enough of the ketchup-esque quality to it that no one noticed when I didn’t put the ketchup on the table.
Just think of it as a childhood favorite kicked up a notch.
Cream cheese, pepper jack cheese, queso fresco, sour cream and green chiles baked until golden and bubbly. The perfect party dip!
These Baked Funfetti Doughnuts are light, fluffy, crammed with sprinkles, and covered in a pretty pink glaze (and more sprinkles!)
A quick, easy and spicy restaurant style habanero salsa.
Creamy Dill Salmon Fettuccine made with salmon and white wine cream sauce is quick enough for a weeknight dinner and fancy enough for a date night at home.
Baked strawberry doughnuts with cream cheese glaze are the perfect sweet treat to start your day!
This Nira Chive Chicken Stir Fry is quick, easy and perfect for weeknight dinners.
My name is Des. I’m a Mom to Kellan and Preston. Wife to Ryan. Dog mom to Pumpkin and lover of all things food. Whether it is cooking it, eating it, shopping for it or watching TV about it, food is one of my favorite things. Read more »
Have new recipes emailed to you.