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Bourbon and Coke Meatloaf
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Bourbon and Coke Meatloaf

This Kentucky-style Bourbon and Coke Meatloaf will become the only way you will want to eat meatloaf. The flavor is awesome! The meatloaf is flavored with bourbon, coke, and lots of bacon and has a ketchup and brown sugar glaze. Leftovers are great for making a meatloaf sandwich.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Southern
Servings 6
Author Christin Mahrlig


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 heaping cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 heaping cup chopped white mushrooms
  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 1/4 pounds ground beef chuck (80% lean)
  • 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Coca-Cola
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and celery and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add mushrooms, bacon, and garlic and cook 4 minutes. Transfer mixture to a large bowl and let cool.
  • Add the ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, egg yolk, ketchup, coke, bourbon, Worcestershire sauce, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper to bacon mixture. Mix until blended, shape into a loaf and place in a 9x5-inch pan.
  • Stir glaze ingredients together in a small bowl. Spread over top of meatloaf.
  • Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Tip pan to drain excess grease off. Let rest at least 10 minutes before slicing.