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Pumpkin Meatloaf with Pumpkin BBQ Sauce

This meatloaf contains the essence of fall. Pumpkin and spices cook into an amazing aroma and a pumpkin BBQ sauce completes the dish.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12 Servings
Author Kath Younger

Ingredients

  • For the meatloaf
  • 4 pounds of ground beef
  • 4 ounces bread crumbs from about 3 slices of bread
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika optional
  • For the BBQ sauce
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2.5 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1.5 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika optional

Instructions

  • For the meatloaf
  • Preheat oven to 400*
  • Combine all the ingredients into a large bowl (give yourself lots of room!) and mash, squeeze, and knead around until mixed thoroughly.
  • Spray your loaf pan and form the loaf inside.
  • Bake for about 70 minutes, or until inner temperature reaches 160*
  • For the sauce
  • Combine ingredients in a saucepan and heat on medium until sauce is warm and thick.
  • Serve sauce over sliced meatloaf