Saturday, April 16, 2011

Cajun BBQ Meatloaf w/ Bourbon Sauce + An Award

Here's a fabulous way to prepare an old Cajun favorite, and once you try it, you may never eat baked meatloaf, again! The spicy blend of flavors and fiery kick of the chipotle sauce and jalapenos will knock your socks off, and is guaranteed to please your family and guests. Fire up the grill and enjoy! Cest bon, cher! Serve with a big tossed salad or grilled veggies and garlic bread!

1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef
1/2 lb. ground pork
1 onion, coarsely chopped
1 green bell pepper, coarsely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
2 jalapenos, seeded and chopped
1 tbs. Worcestershire sauce
2 tbs.'s chipotle sauce
1 tbs. Cajun seasoning
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup French bread crumbs
3 slices bacon, cut in half, (optional)

Combine all ingredients in large bowl  and mix well, with the least amount of handling. Shape and form into a loaf, cover and refrigerate overnight. Preheat grill on medium heat and place meat loaf on a grill pan or a double thickness of heavy duty foil, with edges turned up. Top with bacon, if desired. Grill for 45 to 55 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees, on indirect heat. Baste often with my Bourbon BBQ sauce. (recipe below) Divine! (photo courtesy of Google)

 (my favorites)
Bourbon BBQ Sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup bourbon
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup cane syrup
2 tbs.'s Creole or Dijon mustard
1 tbs. Liquid Smoke
1 tbs. or more, chipotle sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced or 1 tsp. Cajun Power Garlic Sauce
3 tbs.'s onion, minced
Salt and Tabasco to taste

Combine bourbon and sugar in saucepan and heat and stir on medium heat, until sugar melts.  Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring frequently. Add a little water, if needed. Use as a basting sauce and make extra for dipping.

An Award

My dear friend, Linda @ Blue Starr Gallery, passed this lovely award along to me. Merci beaucoup for this very special award, cher! Linda is a very talented artist and potter and her blog is very styish, indeed, and she is most deserving of this award.  Please pay her a visit, when you have time. Her blog and art are sure to inspire you. As part of the condition of accepting this award, I'm supposed to tell ya'll 7 things about myself that you don't already know. Well, here goes.

1. I love vegetarian meals and eat them often!

2. My favorite print is leopard and I especially love to wear it!

3. One of my biggest pet peeves is when bloggers bump themselves up on the sidebar, way after they have posted!

4. My favorite color is red!

5. One of my favorite things to do is to cook and eat seafood. lol

6. If money was no object, I would buy a big yacht and sail off into the sunset, forever!

7. I am almost ready to publish my Cajun cookbook! Well, almost, almost ready. lol

And now on to the award ceremony! I'm supposed to pass this award on to 15 stylish blogs. Not an easy feat, as I follow so many stylish blogs, and it's so hard to only choose 15. But, here goes, in no particular order. Please pay them a visit when you find time. They are all FAB!

Congrats to all!  Hope ya'll have a fantastic weekend!  Merci beaucoup for coming by!


rosaria said...

Oh my, classy and sassy, all in a meatloaf to please everyone. I love your secret bbq sauce! And I love your meme and award and your generosity in passing this along.
Cher, you're one classy lady.

nanny said...

Now you've done it.....meatloaf on the grill.....YES.
What do you mean almost ready for your cookbook? I have printed so many of your great recipes and put them in a special binder....
want me to send you a copy of my cajun cookbook? lol
Thanks for thinking of me...I'll ponder on my 7 things for a day or two.....

Dee said...

I will be trying this one for sure!! Thank you so much cher', you're so sweet to think of me!

Tu mejor receta said...

Que rico se ve!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Now look - I've just eaten! LOL . . . . and I see a super menu like that! I'm coming to gate crash ands 'steal' some! I am supposed to be retired and have time to try to concoct these things . . . . one day perhaps! . . . . one day! Mmm! Meatloaf . . . yum! yum!
Oh and I am very flattered to he a fellow recipient of The Stylish Blogger Award. Thank you, Marguerite, I shall proudly display this on my sidebar. Read your seven 'things' with interest . . . and I suppose I shall have to find 7 new things to say about mois . . . . and have another award ceremony soon. jusqu'à ce que nous nous réunissions encore, cher ~ Eddie

Kat said...

thank you for the award, I appreciate it. That is the best soundin' recipe for meatloaf I have seen ever! You know I will try it. Thanks!!

Joanne said...

I'm glad to be Stylin' here, right along with you, a very happening place to be! Congrats on the award, and thanks for passing one along my way ... and wow, exciting times coming with your cookbook ... keep us posted!

Velva said...

Who would want to eat a traditional meatloaf after experiencing yours-this is awesome. I love the spice, it gives bland meatloaf, a kick in the pants.

hope your weekend was good.


kitchen flavours said...

Bacon, an optional? Are you kidding? This looks so delicious, I would probably add another extra piece or two of bacon!
Congratulations on your awards!

Judith A . Bates said...

MMMmmm...This looks absolutely mouthwatering! I'll definately make this one for the family. Your photos are always wonderful and so inspiring Marguerite...

ellen abbott said...

#3 I've noticed that. how do they do that?

I passed your cupcake recipe (the one with kahlua) on to my SIL and it was a big hit.

Drick said...

1st... ya know I love meatloaf, and that one is gonna be my newest favorite..LOL...but serious..

now as for the award, as you say, Merci beaucoup... you really shouldn't have... really.. there are so many deserving folks out there and it make me so proud to know you think that much of me, again... you are just too fine of a person... thanks Marguerite...

Marguerite said...

Rosaria- Merci, glad you like it! The sauce has a good kick to it! You're very welcome and thanks for the sweet compliment!

Nanny- Thanks, I am so honored! But my cookbook will also have a lot of recipes that aren't on my blog! lol
You're welcome, cher!

Dee- Thanks, cher, I hope you do! It's got a lot of hot and spicy flavor! You're welcome, Cajun lady! Cheers!

Tu mejor- Thanks so much for the nice compliment! So glad you like it and hope you try it! Thanks for coming by!

Eddie- Merci beaucoup for your sweet comment! Be sure and take two helpings, one for now ,and one for later! lol You're welcome, cher, I'll look forward to it! lol

Kat- You're so welcome, cher! Thanks, it is sinfully good and you'll be glad you did! It puts regular meatloaf to shame! lol

Joanne- Thanks so much for the lovely comment! You're welcome and it's my pleasure to pass it on to you. Yes, I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. :)

Magic of Spice said...

I have never seen a BBQ'd meat loaf, what a wonderful way to prepare this classic...and the sauce is killer as always!
Congratulations on your well deserved award my friend, and thank you so much for passing it along to me, I am honored :)
By the way, I could guess the love for veggies and a Cajun cookbook, can't wait ")

Arlee Bird said...

I am a huge fan of meatloaf, but BBQ'd w/ Bourbon Sauce really sells me on this one.
Oh, that sounds so-o-o-o good!

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cajunlicious said...

Oh so YUMMY!!! Thank you for passing this lovely award onto me I am posting an award today & it is on it's way to you!!!

Linda Starr said...

Hey, how did I miss this post, and you use bacon on the grill too, can't wait for your cookbook, it will be so super.

How do folks bump themselves up on the sidebar? I thought that had to do with the search engines picking up their blog post? But I know next to nothing about the ins and outs, I just use pingomatic once and leave it to them. Sure hope I'm not guilty of what you're saying.

Ok, on to that yacht, when you start sailing, come by the gulf and pick me up for a ride down the coast please.

Nancy said...

Congrats on the award. My husband would LOVE that meatloaf!

Cloudia said...

Merci beaucoup, Sister!

Aloha from Honolulu

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Chef Dennis said...

Congratulations on your award and thank you so much for thinking of me to pass it on to!! I am honored!
I love learning all of these little tidbits about our online friends, I could see you sailing off into the I would be on bench on the Rue Mouffetarde in Paris just sipping a cafe au lait watching life go by....sigh
or perhaps with a healthy portion of that meatloaf!! did I mention I love bacon!
Have a good week my friend!

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Marguerite,
I have some awards for you! Love your site! Please do stop by to pick them up anytime! Thank you!

Martha (MM) said...

Now this looks like an awesome meatloaf!! I'm definitely giving this a try! Thanks so much for the award! I'll post it right now! :-)

Marguerite said...

Velva- Thanks, so glad you like it! It is awesome and grilling it gives it so much more flavor. Enjoy!

kf- Thanks, hope you try it! The bacon keeps it moist and also adds a lot of flavor. Worth the calories!

Judith- So good to hear from you! Thanks so much for your lovely comment and for coming by! Cheers!

ellen- They go into "post options" and change the time! Thanks, so glad they enjoyed them!

Drick- Thanks, hope you enjoy it! You are so welcome and so deserving of this award! Merci for the sweet compliment, cher!

Spice- Thanks, I like everything better on the grill and the sauce really tops it off nice. You're welcome, cher!