Sriracha Meatloaf is a twist on the classic! Glazed with sriracha bbq sauce, this meatloaf will become a new favorite.
Note: This recipe was originally written and published in 2013. It was updated with new photos, step by step photo instructions, recipe notes and nutrition information in 2022.
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.
The glaze on top of the meatloaf is always, at least around here, the star of the show. And traditionally ketchup mixed with a little sugar and seasonings is all you need. The Sriracha BBQ Sauce on top of this meatloaf kicks the whole glaze up a bit. 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. It’s the perfect glaze for this savory meatloaf.
And don’t worry about the spice factor, even my kiddo who isn’t too fond of pepper could eat this!
For the meatloaf you’ll need all the usually suspects.
GROUND BEEF/GROUND PORK: I like to do a combo of the two. The combination has both a great texture and fat to make a really flavorful meatloaf.
ONION/GARLIC: Both of these you want to dice small so that they flavor the meat but you aren’t getting big pieces of garlic or onion in the bite.
KETCHUP: Helps add a subtle sweetness to the meatloaf.
PLAIN DRY BREADCRUMBS/EGGS: These two help the meatloaf hold it’s “loaf” shape.
For the SRIRACHA BBQ SAUCE:
KETCHUP: The base of this BBQ sauce is ketchup, which is probably why it makes such a great glaze for meatloaf.
BROWN SUGAR: This helps give the BBQ sauce it’s sticky sweet flavor.
SOY SAUCE/TERIYAKI SAUCE: These sauces add savory umami flavor to the sauce.
SRIRACHA: You can add as little or as much as you like depending on your heat preference. If you’re concerned about the heat, I’d start with 1/2 teaspoon and work your way up.
DISTILLED VINEGAR: Helps balance out the flavor.
Just follow these step by step photos and instructions and you’ll have this family pleasing sriracha meatloaf on the table!
STEP #1: Combine all ingredients together in a small sauce pan. Mix well. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 – 25 minutes or until sauce has thickened. Serve.
STEP #2: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
STEP #3: Combine ground beef, pork, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, paprika, ketchup, breadcrumbs and eggs together in a bowl. Use your hands to mix well. Be careful not to over mix or the meatloaf will be tough.
STEP #4: Form into a large loaf. Carefully move to a baking sheet. Reform into a loaf if needed. Top with 1/3 of the Sriracha BBQ sauce. Bake in preheated oven 45 – 60 minutes. Remove from oven. Top with 1/3 more of the Sriracha BBQ sauce
STEP #5: Slice and serve alongside remaining Sriracha BBQ sauce.
I served this Sriracha BBQ Meatloaf with green beans and my favorite homemade mashed potatoes. It would also be great served with Sautéed Broccoli and The Best Stovetop Mac and Cheese.
And my husband just loves to make meatloaf sandwiches with this the following day!
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KimFebruary 3, 2022 at 7:22 pm
This was absolutely delicious. This will become a staple in our home. My favorite meatloaf recipe.
DesereeFebruary 4, 2022 at 9:30 am
Wow! Such a nice compliment!! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed it :)
MichelleApril 4, 2014 at 10:36 am
Does this not fall apart just sitting on a baking sheet and not in a loaf pan?
DesereeApril 4, 2014 at 2:02 pm
Nope! The egg, bread crumbs and fat in the meat help it bind together. I’ve never had an issue with it falling apart. Hope this helps!
sueFebruary 22, 2014 at 3:34 pm
Been using sirachi for years. Meatloaf, meatballs, burgers, bbque, spaghetti . Nothing new here.
Nami | Just One CookbookOctober 2, 2013 at 10:10 am
Sriracha BBQ sauce! Now that sounds so good! I probably had meatloaf a few times in my life… not that I dislike it or anything but I just didn’t grow up eating it and I don’t see that in menu at restaurants therefore I haven’t really had tried enough. This one with the Sriracha bbq sauce sounds so unique and your photo speak for itself!
LeslieSeptember 27, 2013 at 7:56 pm
I’ll take a salty savory snack when I can get it.
KalynSeptember 27, 2013 at 5:57 pm
I love the sound of this!
ashley - baker by natureSeptember 27, 2013 at 8:03 am
OMG! I am not into meatloaf that much, but this has me swooning! xo