If you’re afraid of the cold and don’t want to grill outside, this recipe gives you the smokey flavor without having to put on thermal underwear and a snowmobile suit.

20 ounces of ground turkey (ground beef is most common, but I can’t do beef)

2/3 cup bread crumbs (if you’re a patient person, you could also use a slice of white bread and pop it in your food processor, but ain’t nobody got time for dat.)

1 Tablespoon plus two teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce (If you don’t like the idea of a fermented condiment in your food, A1 works just fine and you can also sub in liquid smoke flavor)

1 tablespoon mustard

½ cup of barbecue sauce, DIVIDED (I like Jack Daniels, but your favorite brand will work fine, as long as it has a smokey flavor)

2 tablespoons of honey, DIVIDED



Preheat your oven to 350

In a large bowl, mix together meat, bread crumbs, 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce, mustard, ¼ cup barbecue sauce, 1 tablespoon of honey, salt and pepper.

Shape the mixture into a long, thick log and place in an oiled baking dish. Be careful not to pack the meat too tightly or you’ll end up with a very dense, tough loaf. No one likes a dense, tough loaf.

In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining 1/4 cup barbecue sauce, 1 tablespoon honey, and 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce. Pour half of this mixture on the meatloaf and then spread like a frosting. Reserve the other half for serving. Whatever you do, don't spoon it over the raw meat loaf, spread it around and then put the spoon back in the sauce after it has touched the raw meat. That's a ticket to Diarrheaville.

Bake for 45 minutes. Rest for three to five minutes. Slice and drizzle with reserved honey barbecue sauce.

I love this with mashed sweet potatoes.