Bake. Put the pan in the oven on the middle rack and bake for 50 minutes.

Glaze. When the meatloaf is cooked, take it out and pour 1 cup BBQ sauce over the top or, if desired, a mix of BBQ sauce and 1 teaspoon liquid smoke. Bake for another 10 to 20 minutes, and take it back out when the internal temperature reaches 155℉ (68℃).

Drain and rest. After the second cooking period, remove the meatloaf from the oven and drain off any excess grease. Let it rest for 10 minutes. Slice and serve. The meatloaf will keep cooking as it’s resting, and the internal temperature will reach the USDA’s recommendation of 160℉ (71℃). Then, slice and serve.

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