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Boston Market Meatloaf

By Todd Wilbur


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In the early 90's Boston Chicken was rockin' it. The home meal replacement chain's stock was soaring and the lines were filled with hungry customers waiting to sink their teeth into a serving of the chain's delicious rotisserie chicken. So successful was the chain with chicken, that the company quickly decided it was time to introduce other entree selections, the first of which was a delicious barbecue sauce-covered ground sirloin meatloaf. But offering the other entrees presented the company with a dilemma: what to do about the name. The bigwigs decided it was time to change the name to Boston Market, to reflect a wider menu. That meant replacing signs on hundreds of units and retooling the marketing campaigns. That name change, plus rapid expansion of the chain and growth of other similar home-style meal concepts sent the company into a tailspin. By 1988, Boston Market's goose was cooked, and the company filed for bankruptcy. Soon McDonald's stepped in to purchase the company, with the idea of closing many of the stores for good, and slapping Golden Arches on the rest. But that plan was scrapped when, after selling many of the under-performing Boston Markets, the chain began to fly once again.  Within a year of the acquisition Boston Market was profitable, and those meals with the home-cooked taste are still being served at over 700 Boston Market restaurants across the country.

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  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Kraft original barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground sirloin (20% fat)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs (such as Progresso brand)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
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      Boston Market
    • Instructions

      1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

      2. Combine the tomato sauce, barbecue sauce, and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Heat the mixture until it begins to bubble, stirring often, then remove it from the heat.

      3. In a large bowl, add all but 1/4 cup of this tomato sauce mixture to the meat, along with the egg. Use your hands to work the sauce and egg into the meat until it is very well combined.

      4. Combine the remaining ingredients with the ground sirloin, bread crumbs, salt, onion powder, ground pepper, and garlic powder. Get those hands in there again to work everything into the meat.

      5. Load the meat into a loaf pan (preferably a meatloaf pan with two sections that allows the fat to drain, but if you don't have one of those a regular loaf pan will work). Pour the remaining 1/4 cup of tomato sauce down the middle of the top of the meatloaf.

      6. Bake for 1 hour. Take the meatloaf out of the oven and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing into 8 slices.

      Serves 4.

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PETER BROMME
Oct 13, 2018, 20:54

I agree with the masses this is the best ever, the BBQ sauce adds that little taste of flavor and is moist beyond belief

Brian morris
Mar 29, 2018, 08:33

This is the best meat loaf I have ever had.

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