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Meatloaf with Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

Serves 4 to 6

11/2 pounds ground beef
1 pound sweet sausage meat, out of the casing
2 tablespoons shredded sour pickles ( using box grater)
1 egg
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons shredded onion  ( squeeze water out )
1/2 cup parsley, chopped
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
1 recipe bourbon barbecue sauce ( recipe follows)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil and set aside.  In a large mixing bowl add all the ingredients and mix well ( your hands work best here). Place on sheet pan and form into a rectangle shaped loaf approximately 7″ by 4″. Place in oven and bake for 35 minutes. Remove from oven and brush with about 1/2 cup of barbecue sauce. Bake another 30 minutes , remove from oven and cool before serving. Meatloaf can be served with the remaining barbecue sauce at room temperature or warmed

Rockin Blue Bourbon Barbecue Sauce
Makes 1 cup
1 1/2 cups Jack Daniel’s Black Label or Bourbon
1 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons balsamic vinega
4 tablespoons dark molasses
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce

Pour 1 cup of whiskey into a saucepan. Bring the saucepan to a boil and reduce the liquid to about 2 tablespoons. Don’t let the alcohol flame.
Add 1/2 cup of the whiskey and the other ingredients. Simmer over a low heat for 30 minutes and reduce it by about 1/3. Use it immediately or bottle it and keep it in the refrigerator for a month or more.


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