Chef Carrie Balkcom's Meatloaf

Posted by Jenni Harris
Dec 19, 2016 8:14:00 AM

(Makes 1 Loaf Pan)


  • 1 cup white or yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1.5 cup tomato juice
  • 2 large eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1.5 cup celery, finely diced
  • 2 cups soft breadcrumbs (crumbled day old bread)
  • 2.5 pounds of White Oak grass-fed beef
  • 1 tsp salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce


Preheat oven to 350º. Sauté onions and celery in oil until soft, but not browned. Remove from heat and cool completely. Combine tomato juice and breadcrumbs in a large bowl. Add onion, celery mix, and ground bison, eggs, salt and pepper. Blend until just combined. Form the mixture into loaves in a greased loaf pan. Baste each loaf lightly with barbecue sauce. Cover lightly with foil. Bake in a preheated 350º oven for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until internal temperature reaches 155º. Remove from oven and let stand covered until slightly cooled.

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