BBQ Meatloaf with Caramelized Onions

In my on-going challenge to myself to try recipes using my preserves, I decided to use my Caramelized Onion and Garlic Jam on an old favourite - Meatloaf. My Auntie Dena shared this recipe with me years ago and it is by far the best meatloaf recipe I have ever come across and it worked out perfectly with my jam.

Let's just cut right to the recipe, because honestly, you will want to make it for dinner tomorrow night.

2 tbsp olive oil

3 large onions sliced

1 tbsp brown sugar

1 tbsp cide or rice vinegar

2lbs ground beef

1 egg

3/4 cup of your favourite bbq sauce

1tbsp dijon mustard

1tbsp worchestershire sauce

1 tsp salt

1 tsp ground cumin

2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

3/4 cup bread crumbs


2 tbsp Caramelized onion and roasted garlic jam

1) Heat oil in a large skillet and cook onions 20-30 minutes or are until brown and tender. Add sugar and vinegar, cook 5 more minutes. Cool. Remove 1/2 cup onion and chop finely for the meat loaf.

2) Place meat in large bown and add cooled chopped onions, egg, bbq sauce, mustard, worchestershire sauce, salt, cumin parsley and bread crumbs. Knead together.

3) Place meat mixture in a large loaf pan lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Cover with either. Bake at 350 for 1.5 hours.

4) Uncover. Smear with 2tbsp caramelized onion and roasted garlic jam and remainder of onions. If onions are dark- cover once more. Bake 15 minutes more.

Let rest for a couple of minutes and then serve.