Love this barbecue football mini meatloaf idea! This recipe sounds like a delicious appetizer, snack or main dish for tailgating, a game day get together or a Super Bowl party!

Barbecue Football Mini Meatloaf

Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 569 kcal
Author Carrie Ypma


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 eggs or 1/2 cup of egg substitute
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 sleeve of saltine crackers, crushed (approx. 1 cup)
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce for topping
  • 1 individual package of string cheese or mozzarella slices


  1. In a large mixing bowl combine eggs, barbecue sauce, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, garlic powder, brown sugar, salt, pepper and chili powder. Stir until well blended.
  2. Next, stir in the onion, saltine crackers and brown rice. Add ground beef and mix thoroughly.
  3. Divide the ground beef mixture into four equal parts. Mold each part into a football shape by hand and transfer it to an ungreased loaf pan.
  4. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Top each football meatloaf with barbecue sauce and strips of mozzarella or string cheese to form laces. Bake 5-10 minutes longer until the cheese is melted. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Barbecue Football Mini Meatloaf
Amount Per Serving
Calories 569 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 166mg55%
Sodium 1371mg60%
Potassium 668mg19%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 31g34%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 355IU7%
Vitamin C 3.5mg4%
Calcium 91mg9%
Iron 3.9mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.