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Sriracha Meatloaf

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.

Sliced sriracha meatloaf on a wooden cutting board.

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! 

What ingredients you’ll need:

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.

SALT/PEPPER/PAPRIKA

Overhead photo of ingredients needed to make sriracha meatloaf.

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.

SALT/GRANULATED GARLIC

DISTILLED VINEGAR: Helps balance out the flavor.

Step by Step Photos and Instructions:

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!

Love meatloaf? Try these other variations on this classic:

Sriracha Meatloaf on a white plate.

Meatloaf with Sriracha BBQ Sauce

A flavorful, moist meatloaf topped with Sriracha BBQ sauce. A childhood favorite kicked up a notch.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 550 kcal

Ingredients
  

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion chopped small
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2/3 cup plain dry breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs

Sriracha BBQ Sauce

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons teriyaki sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic (or garlic powder)
  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar

Instructions
 

  • 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.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine ground beef, pork, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, paprika, ketchup, breadcrumbs and eggs together in a bowl. Use your hands to mix well.
  • 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.
  • Slice and serve alongside remaining Sriracha BBQ sauce.

Notes

The sriracha bbq sauce can be made in advance. 
This makes great sandwiches the next day! 
Nutrition facts for estimation purposes only. 

Nutrition

Calories: 550kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 30gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 163mgSodium: 1557mgPotassium: 639mgFiber: 1gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 332IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 75mgIron: 3mg
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Keywords: bbq sauce, comfort food, Food, meatloaf, Recipe, sriracha

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  • Reply
    Kim
    February 3, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    5 stars
    This was absolutely delicious. This will become a staple in our home. My favorite meatloaf recipe.

    • Reply
      Deseree
      February 4, 2022 at 9:30 am

      Wow! Such a nice compliment!! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed it :)

  • Reply
    Michelle
    April 4, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Does this not fall apart just sitting on a baking sheet and not in a loaf pan?

    • Reply
      Deseree
      April 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!

  • Reply
    sue
    February 22, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Been using sirachi for years. Meatloaf, meatballs, burgers, bbque, spaghetti . Nothing new here.

  • Reply
    Nami | Just One Cookbook
    October 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!

  • Reply
    Leslie
    September 27, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    I’ll take a salty savory snack when I can get it.

  • Reply
    Kalyn
    September 27, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    I love the sound of this!

  • Reply
    ashley - baker by nature
    September 27, 2013 at 8:03 am

    OMG! I am not into meatloaf that much, but this has me swooning! xo

  • Des

    Hey! I'm Des!

    Welcome to Life’s Ambrosia where Dinner is served and memories are made. Here you will find over 1000 tried and true recipes for every possible occasion. In the last 10 years, this blog has helped millions of families put dinner on the table and create food memories. Let me help you too.

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