Caribbean Meatloaf is juicy with a sweet tang! This easy meatloaf recipe is a surefire hit.
We love meatloaf recipes in our home. Though it’s fine to just enjoy a classic meatloaf recipe, sometimes I like to change things up a bit. Caribbean Meatloaf may not be a traditional Caribbean recipe, but its flavors are reminiscent of what I’d expect from visiting the region.
I’ve been meaning to post this recipe for the last month, but I’ve been soooo darn sick. I got hit hard with a flu and then a nasty sinus infection which I’m still battling. I apologize for not getting as much content up as you would expect from. Hoping to be on the mend now!
My favorite part of this recipe is the sweet and flavorful sauce made of pineapple syrup and barbecue sauce. I drenched my meatloaf in it and it was so delicious!
It’s also a pretty presentation if you are having guests over and want to impress. The addition of pineapple slices and cherries really sends it over the top.
When I make this recipe, there are never any leftovers. Meatloaf does not last long in my home.
Caribbean Meatloaf Ingredients
It has the typical meatloaf ingredients you would expect like ground beef, eggs and bread crumbs.
To give it the tropical flavor, add in pineapples and maraschino cherries.
The sauce is made of a mixture of pineapple syrup reserved from the can of pineapple slices, water, cornstarch and barbecue sauce. I like Sweet Ray’s Barbecue Sauce the best, but use whatever you have in your fridge.
How to Make Caribbean Meatloaf
Learn how to make Caribbean Meatloaf in a few simple steps!
Start by mixing ground beef, bread crumbs, barbecue sauce, eggs, salt and pepper. Pack into a loaf pan.
Bake the meatloaf for 1 hour 5 minutes at 350F. Once done, invert on a platter and cut into slices. Add a slice of pineapple in between each slice of meatloaf. Insert a cherry inside each pineapple slice.
How to Make Sauce for Caribbean Meatloaf
To make the Caribbean Meatloaf sauce, add the reserved pineapple syrup, water and cornstarch to a pot on the stove and bring to a boil. Stir constantly.
Turn down the heat to medium and continue to cook until the sauce thickens. Stir in barbecue sauce.
Pour the sauce over the meatloaf and serve. Delish!
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- 2 lb ground beef
- 2 cups bread crumbs
- 2/3 cup barbecue sauce
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- dash of pepper
- 1 19oz can sliced pineapple drained with syrup reserved for sauce
- Maraschino cherries, for garnish
- Reserved pineapple syrup
- 19 oz can water
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- In a large bowl, mix together ground beef, bread crumbs, barbecue sauce, eggs, salt and pepper. Pack into a loaf pan.
- Bake for 1 hour 5 minutes. Invert on a platter and cut into slices. Add a slice of pineapple between each slice of meatloaf. Insert a cherry inside each slice of pineapple.
- To make the sauce, add reserved pineapple syrup, water and cornstarch to a pot and bring to a boil. Stir constantly. Turn down heat to medium and continue to cook until thickened. Stir in barbecue sauce.
- Pour sauce over meatloaf and serve.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 777 Total Fat: 31g Saturated Fat: 11g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 15g Cholesterol: 197mg Sodium: 1689mg Carbohydrates: 75g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 36g Protein: 49g