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Meatloaf Recipe with the Best Glaze

Amazing homemade Meatloaf Recipe. The meatloaf is so tender and juicy on the inside with a sweet and tangy glaze that adds so much flavor to the meatloaf. Serve the easy meatloaf with mashed potatoes and a side of asparagus

Meatloaf recipe sliced and served on a plate with mashed potatoes and vegetables

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Hey, hey! Valentina with Valentina’s Corner sharing our Meatloaf recipe.

Meatloaf Recipe:

Ground beef mixed with onion, Panko breadcrumbs, fresh parsley and seasonings produces an irresistibly tender and juicy meatloaf. The sweet and tangy glaze adds amazing flavor to this classic meatloaf.

meatloaf glazed with meatloaf sauce

Tips on How to Make the BEST Meatloaf:

  • DO NOT OVERMIX which can result in a tough/dense meatloaf
  • Line your loaf pan with parchment paper with edges hanging over the pan for easier removal of meatloaf. 
  • Keep the juices from the pan and pour over the sliced meatloaf before serving.
  • Chop the onion finely, allowing it to cook through (or sautee onion before adding)
  • Gently press meat into the pan so it holds its shape.
  • Rest meatloaf for 10 minutes before slicing

Collage how to make meatloaf and shape into pan.

What is the Best Meat for Meatloaf?

You want to use ground beef that is 85% or 90% lean meat. Do not worry about using lean meat – the rest of the ingredients will keep your meatloaf moist and juicy. Avoid super lean meats. 

Meatloaf Sauce:

This meatloaf sauce is incredible as a glaze for the meatloaf with the perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavors. Ketchup combined with brown sugar, garlic and onion powder, salt, pepper and vinegar creates an irresistible sauce. Once baked, the glaze caramelizes and is SO GOOD! 

Step-by-step collage how to make the best sauce for a Meatloaf recipe.

Can I bake Meatloaf on a baking sheet?

For crispier edges, bake meatloaf on a baking sheet. Out of foil, create a self-made pan with edges to keep the drippings from the meatloaf as it’s baked. Shape meatloaf and place into the foil. Continue with baking instructions. NOTE: Baking time may slightly vary, depending on the shape and thickness of the meatloaf.

baked meatloaf sliced and ready to serve

How long to cook Meatloaf?

Cook the meatloaf uncovered for 40 minutes at 375°F. Add the sauce, and bake an additional 15-20 minutes, or until internal temperature is 160°F. If using a smaller loaf pan than 9″x5″, increase cooking time.

how long to cook meatloaf in loaf pan

Leftover Meatloaf?

If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, here are some leftover meatloaf ideas (and I’d love to hear your ideas in a comment below):

Can you freeze Meatloaf?

Yes, meatloaf may be frozen before cooking. To freeze, prepare meatloaf per instructions. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and foil and freeze.

Defrost the raw meatloaf in the refrigerator covered. Continue with baking instructions.

Meatloaf served on a plate with potatoes and greens and garnished with parsley

More Easy Dinner Recipes to try:

Meatloaf Recipe with the Best Glaze

4.92 from 212 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Amazing homemade Meatloaf Recipe. The meatloaf is so tender and juicy on the inside with a sweet and tangy sauce that glazes the meatloaf and adds so much flavor!

Amazing homemade Meatloaf Recipe. The meatloaf is so tender and juicy on the inside with a sweet and tangy sauce that glazes the meatloaf and adds so much flavor!

Author: Valentina Ablaev
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $10-$12
Keyword: meatloaf, meatloaf recipe
Cuisine: American
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Calories: 344 kcal
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients

Meatloaf Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs ground beef 85% or 90% lean
  • 1 med onion finely chopped
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 Tbsp ketchup
  • 3 Tbsp fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 ½ tsp salt or to taste
  • 1 ½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp ground paprika

Meatloaf Sauce Ingredients:

Instructions

  1. Line a 9”x5” loaf pan with parchment paper and preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a large bowl, add all of the ingredients for the meatloaf. Mix well to combine.
  3. Add meat to the loaf pan, gently press meat down and shape evenly and bake meatloaf at 375˚F for 40 minutes.

  4. In a small bowl, mix all of the ingredients together for the sauce. Spread the sauce over meatloaf then return to oven and bake additional 15-20 minutes. Rest meatloaf 10 minutes before slicing. Drizzle with baking juices from the pan.  

Nutrition Facts
Meatloaf Recipe with the Best Glaze
Amount Per Serving
Calories 344 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 118mg39%
Sodium 910mg40%
Potassium 507mg14%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 410IU8%
Vitamin C 4.5mg5%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Valentina Ablaev

I am Valentina, the creator behind the food blog Valentina’s Corner where I share our family’s favorite recipes. When I am not in the kitchen, I enjoy spending quality time with my husband and 5 children. We invite you to join us on our blogging journey!

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  • Jasmine Dre
    May 30, 2020

    This is a fantastic recipe. I don’t have a loaf pan so I just shape it into a loaf on a cookie sheet. It works great and needs less time. I shape it wider and flatter so that I have a larger area for the sauce (The sauce is delicious even on its own, haha). This meatloaf is toddler approved! Thank you for such an easy and yummy recipe. Definitely a staple in our house now.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 30, 2020

      You’re welcome! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe Jasmine!

      Reply

  • Deb Willms
    May 28, 2020

    This is very similar to our family recipe, which has been around for just over 100 years. Our recipe calls for rolled oats (quick cooking) instead of Panko crumbs and sage in place of Italian seasoning. Yum.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 28, 2020

      Nice to know that Deb. Thanks for sharing that with us, I hope you like our version too!

      Reply

  • Deannimal
    May 27, 2020

    Made this a couple times now and it is soooo good!! Fam fave! Thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 27, 2020

      You’re welcome! I’m so glad you enjoyed that!

      Reply

  • Noelyn
    May 27, 2020

    I’ve used this meatloaf recipe twice and each time it has been a HIT! Thank you

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 27, 2020

      That’s just awesome! Thank you so much for sharing that with me! I’m all smiles

      Reply

  • VictoriaW
    May 27, 2020

    This is my go-to meatloaf recipe. I have made this at least a dozen times, it’s that good. I do 1 lb. hamburger and 1 lb. ground turkey, but I don’t make any other changes; it’s amazing!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 27, 2020

      Love it! Thanks for giving this recipe excellent feedback!

      Reply

  • Steven
    May 26, 2020

    Does the pan size really matter? I don’t know how a 2-pound meatloaf is going to fit in one 9×5 loaf pan. Any advice? Thanks!

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  • Njeri
    May 26, 2020

    This recipe is fantastic! It is easy to make and the meat loaf is oh so juicy. My daughter loved it so much she asked me to add it to our menu. Thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 26, 2020

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing that with me!

      Reply

  • Dee
    May 20, 2020

    The meatloaf was very tasty but the dressing was the star of the show! Have even used the dressing to glaze various meats on the BBQ which wowed my guests.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 20, 2020

      Wow that is a great idea, thank you for sharing that with us and for your excellent feedback!

      Reply

  • Aya
    May 19, 2020

    My family enjoyed the meatloaf the recipe was very easy to follow

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 19, 2020

      That’s so great Aya! Thank you for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • John
    May 18, 2020

    This is an outstanding meatloaf recipe! Followed the directions to a tee, moist, tender, and very tasty! Plugged this one into my go-to top recipes.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 19, 2020

      Love it! Thanks so much John.

      Reply

  • Sandra
    May 18, 2020

    Just made this today and it was amazing! The glaze was delicious and the meatloaf itself was moist and delicious as well. Cant wait ti try another recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 18, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Bob
    May 16, 2020

    I made this the other night, had a really had a great taste. I only added a few garlic chips (not a garlic fanatic here). To the sauce I added a little more brown sugar (maybe a 1/2 cup, it was hard and the only way to break it down)…. and also added about 1/3 cup of mustard. Again, had a great taste. Thank You.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 16, 2020

      You’re welcome! I’m so glad you enjoyed that!

      Reply

    • Mike Hillman
      May 17, 2020

      Natasha, This meatloaf was the BEST! Really enjoyed it, the Italian seasoning gave it an Italian hint. Really didn’t find the potato’s a good compliment though. What else would compliment this other than potatoes. Some form of Pasta maybe? Any suggestions.

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      • Natasha's Kitchen
        May 18, 2020

        Some liked pairing it with rice or pasta! Let us know what you tried and what you loved.

        Reply

  • Wyleen Baldovino
    May 16, 2020

    Made this for our dinner and the whole family loved it! It’s super juicy and flavorful!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 16, 2020

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review Wyleen!

      Reply

  • Sohini
    May 16, 2020

    Hey Valentina
    The recipe sounds amazing!
    Do you think the beef can be substituted with chicken?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 16, 2020

      Hi Sohini, I haven’t tested that to advise. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

      Reply

  • Lori
    May 14, 2020

    Made this on a baking sheet vs. a pan – it was amazing! Added a dash of cayenne to the glaze because…why not. Hubby loved it – this is a keeper!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 14, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this Lori! Thank you for the great review!

      Reply

  • Wendy Hadulla
    May 13, 2020

    Hi Natasha,

    Can I substitute the ground beef to pork for this dish ?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 13, 2020

      I imagine that should work too Wendy. Please share with us how it goes!

      Reply

  • ROSEMARIE ST MICHAEL
    May 12, 2020

    love you so much Natasha, now I enjoy cooking and trying out new recipes. I made the meat load and your creamy mashed potato for tonights dinner. Yum

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 12, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Vivian
    May 11, 2020

    Hi Natasha, I have all the ingredients except Panko breadcrumbs, what can I substitute this with?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 11, 2020

      Hi Vivian, other breadcrumbs may work if you have them. One of our readers mentioned using past, here’s what they said: “I’ve made this recipe several times and my husband really liked it. But this time I was out of panko breadcrumbs. So I substituted an equal amount of quick oats.” I hope this helps.

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  • Alison DePenning
    May 11, 2020

    I don’t have Italian seasonings mix, any suggestions for what I could use?

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    • Natasha
      May 11, 2020

      Hi Alison, you could blend together equal parts of oregano, basil, thyme, and rosemary to essentially make your own substitute for Italian seasoning.

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  • Lori
    May 8, 2020

    I’m making this tonight for dinner but only have 1.5lbs ground beef. Should I do the math and adjust the other ingredients or just keep everything the same including same sized loaf pan?
    Love your recipes! I’m making the blueberry lemon muffins tomorrow!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 8, 2020

      Hi Lori, if scroll down to the printable recipe card and fine where it says “servings: 8 people” Click the red “8” and that will make a slider appear allowing you to slide left or right to the number of servings desired. You will notice it will change the quantity of the ingredients. Bringing that number down to 6 should give you the recipe based on 1.5 lbs of meat. I hope that helps.

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      • Lori
        May 8, 2020

        Great! Thank you!

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  • Patty Vasil
    May 8, 2020

    I made the meatloaf on the cooking pan, the edges crispy the inside juicy. And that glaze, my husband can’t wait til I make it again. And he hasn’t even had his meatloaf sandwiches yet.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 8, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that Patty! Thank you for that wonderful feedback.

      Reply

  • Vivian
    May 7, 2020

    The onions in the meatloaf were still raw after the recommended cooking time!

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    • Natasha
      May 8, 2020

      HI Vivian, if the onions are finely chopped as directed, they disappear into the meatloaf and should not be noticeable. With larger chunks of onion, that would be the case.

      Reply

  • Jeanine
    May 6, 2020

    I made this meatloaf today, and my family LOVED it!! Hands down, the best meatloaf I’ve ever made. Family approved!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 6, 2020

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

      Reply

  • Alyssa G
    May 5, 2020

    I’ve made this twice and both times it’s been amazing! The most recent time I made it I used about a tbsp fresh thyme, rosemary, and oregano instead of dried Italian seasoning (just because I had it all on hand and I love fresh herbs) and added a little honey to the glaze because I like some extra sweetness. I shaped it on a sheet pan instead of in a loaf pan because I love the way the edges crisp up a bit. This is the only meatloaf recipe I’ll ever need!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 5, 2020

      Thank you for sharing that with us, Alyssa. So glad to know that you enjoyed this recipe! Thanks for your excellent feedback.

      Reply

  • wendy A Kooi
    May 5, 2020

    Natasha I have every ingredient except milk. Could I just use water, or do you have a better idea? thanks

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 5, 2020

      Hi Wendy, several of our readers left comments about leaving out the milk altogether and it worked great. I hope that helps.

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      • Jeanine
        May 6, 2020

        I left the milk out as well, and it turned out delicious!! I also just used rosemary and thyme as a substitute for the Italian seasoning (because I didn’t have Italian seasoning on hand). It was so flavorful!

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          May 6, 2020

          I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Jeanine! Thank you for sharing that with me.

          Reply

  • Soniya
    May 4, 2020

    Quick question – am I supposed to use dark or light brown sugar? Excited to make this for dinner tonight!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 4, 2020

      Hi Soniya, you can click on the link and it will show you what kind we used. We used Golden Brown Sugar.

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      • Soniya
        May 4, 2020

        I didn’t know I could do that, thanks! It’s sold out everywhere in my area. Is there an alternative you like? Is there a big difference in the recipe when using light or dark brown sugar?

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          May 4, 2020

          I would recommend the light brown sugar Soniya. For reference, if a recipe calls for brown sugar, it refers to light brown or golden. I hope that helps.

          Reply

  • Sally
    May 2, 2020

    Made your meat loaf with the sweet, tangy glaze today, awesome !!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 3, 2020

      Yay glad you enjoyed it Sally!

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  • Lrevs
    May 1, 2020

    I made this using Beyond Meat vegetarian ground meat. It was delicious. I’ll probably make extra glaze next time, for dipping.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 1, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this! Thank you for sharing that tip with us!

      Reply

  • Barbara G
    May 1, 2020

    SERIOUSLY this is probably the best meatloaf I’ve ever made!!! I had to tweak it a bit by using 1 lb of lean ground beef and 1 lb of 80%, so I increased the bread crumbs to just under a cup and substituted Italian for panko. I still added a tsp of Italian seasoning and an extra clove of garlic. And I did sauté my onion in butter for 2-3 minutes before mixing in. Fantabulous!! Definitely a keeper!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 1, 2020

      Hi Barbara! I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Barbara Wendel
    April 30, 2020

    I have looking for a good meatloaf recipe for quite a while. Up to this point every one I tried didn’t make the grade. Found this recipe yesterday and made it for dinner last night. Well, I received good compliments from my husband. I had to admit it was the best one I have tried. Very good flavor. Natasha, as usual, you made me a star in the kitchen. I have to be the worst cook there is. I have not enjoyed cooking much until I discovered Natasha and her recipes. Thank you again for making good food and fun in the kitchen.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 30, 2020

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me! I’m all smiles

      Reply

    • Kelly Kozminski
      May 17, 2020

      What is the timing , if making them in a muffin tin?

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  • Karen
    April 28, 2020

    I have never had a more delicious meatloaf, EVER! Thank you so much for this amazing recipe!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 28, 2020

      You’re welcome, Karen! Thank you for giving this recipe a try and an excellent feedback.

      Reply

  • Karen
    April 28, 2020

    Did not like the Italian seasoning, it was very prominent. Also, way, way too much ketchup in the glaze. Disappointed

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    • Natasha
      April 28, 2020

      Hi Karen, I’m sorry to hear that – this has been a very popular recipe for us and people particularly love the glaze, but you can adjust the Italian seasoning to your taste preference or use a different glaze if you prefer.

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      • Joe
        April 29, 2020

        Karen needs to speak to your manager…

        Reply

    • Charles Hicks
      May 3, 2020

      I normal add all the seasonings to the meatloaf portion, the topping I usually add 1 cup ketchup, 1/4 cup of honey, and 1/4 cup of corn syrup, 1/4 cup of brown sugar. I do like the topping to be sweet.

      Reply

  • elise petersen
    April 27, 2020

    Hi Natasha!
    You are my ‘go to girl”! I have made so many of your recipes and you never let me down.
    With this meatloaf recipe, I don’t eat beef, so would ground chicken be good to use?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 27, 2020

      Hi Elise, I haven’t tested that but I think it could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

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    • Natalie
      May 2, 2020

      Ground turkey is an excellent sub for ground beef. Most people can’t tell the difference. (It does shrink a tad bit more than beef though.)

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  • Chantel
    April 25, 2020

    Hi Natasha! I’ve tried so many of your recipes, your website is always my first choice to see if you’ve made it. This meatloaf was a big hit at my house! I had to double it because there wouldn’t have been enough! What little is actually left over my brother has claimed to make sandwiches tomorrow lol! Thank you

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 25, 2020

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

      Reply

  • Amanda
    April 25, 2020

    The best meat loaf!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 25, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Roxanne
    April 23, 2020

    I’ve alway hated meatloaf until I madr this recipe. My husband loves meatloaf so instead of making two meals I thought I’d try it. Amazing! The glaze also makes all the difference! I only make half of the recipe, very easy, cook it for 30min before putting the glaze on and putting it back for an other 15. I make the full portion of the glaze because half of it isn’t enough (it’s actually the best!). Thank you for making me love meatloaf!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 23, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

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    • Katie
      May 19, 2020

      Thank you! I’m making half the beef amount right now also and was searching through all the comments for this :).

      Reply

  • Marsha
    April 23, 2020

    Very good but being amateur cook the chopping took me a lot longer lol! Served creamy mashed potatoes and green beans

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 23, 2020

      That sounds like the perfect dinner! Thank you for that wonderful review.

      Reply

  • Charley
    April 22, 2020

    Great recipe!!! This is now my go to meatloaf recipe. Cannot wait to have this again tonight!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 22, 2020

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

      Reply

  • Saleha
    April 21, 2020

    Tried this recipe today, with the asparagus, and potato wedges. It was unbelievable! DH couldn’t stop raving, he loved it as well, thank you so much!

    And just as a side note, I was only making 1lb of ground beef, so I halved the recipe, and it was perfect!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 21, 2020

      That’s so great! Thank you for sharing that with me Saleha!

      Reply

  • Corinne Chow
    April 20, 2020

    I tried this recipe Monday, April 20, 2020.
    It came out great but baking dish was too small, I had to put a tray under to catch the leak. The family enjoyed it, But I finished cooking it at 9:00 p.m. I also added the ground up carrots to the meatloaf.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 20, 2020

      Thanks for sharing Corinne. What size of baking dish did you use if I may ask? I’m so glad that your family enjoyed it, thanks for giving this recipe a great feedback!

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      • Corinne
        April 22, 2020

        The baking dish was a 5×9 inches. pyrex dish. I did not have a baking pan.

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  • Anthony
    April 20, 2020

    Dear Natasha my name is Anthony some times when I make a dish that my mother taught all of us called pasta and beans what I do is i buy a 16oz of chop onion in a container yellow and open it up and put it in thats what I do .(thank you for all your dinners

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 20, 2020

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me Anthony! I’m so glad you’re enjoying our recipes!

      Reply

  • Larisa
    April 19, 2020

    I usually use a premade “meatloaf” tomato sauce, but due to limited items at the grocery, I decided to try your recipe. Since I don’t like ketchup on my meatloaf, I modified the glaze my using a 15 oz can of tomato sauce. I added a little more of all of the spices suggested, and also added half of the mixture to the loaf mixture before cooking.
    This recipe is FANTASTIC! My family loved it, including my 11 year old picky eater.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 19, 2020

      That’s nice to know, thanks for sharing the substitutes that you used. That’s very useful information so I appreciate you sharing that. Thank you for giving this recipe an excellent review!

      Reply

  • Amanda
    April 19, 2020

    This meatloaf is absolutely amazing!! Seriously delicious. The only change/addition that I made was elephant garlic instead of regular garlic, because that is what I accidentally picked up at the store. And I added a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce. I made it for dinner this week. I sampled it, then sampled it again just to be sure. I’m still not positive that it is edible so I may have to sample it a third time. Thank you Natasha!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 19, 2020

      Nice, you’ll already be making it for the third time sounds like this could be one of your favorites. Thanks for sharing that with us and for giving this recipe great feedback!

      Reply

  • Renee
    April 19, 2020

    Can ground turkey be substituted for the beef?

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    • Natasha
      April 19, 2020

      Hi Renee, several of our readers shared that they used turkey and it turned out great.

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  • Katharina
    April 19, 2020

    Since finding this recipe I’ve made it several times and it really is the best meatloaf recipe I’ve found. It’s very moist and flavoursome. I think the sugar in the glaze can be reduced but either way, very delicious. I’ve just become gluten free so this is the first time I’ve tried adapting it by using 2 slices of gluten free bread which I mixed with the egg and milk, instead of the bread crumbs. I also added some quinoa just to use it up. It turned out just as well as before when making it with bread crumbs.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 19, 2020

      So nice to hear that it works great using gluten-free ingtedients too. Thank you for sharing that with us, it’s really helpful information.

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    • Viv
      May 11, 2020

      I use the gf breadcrumbs found in the bakery section of our grocery store using the same amount mentioned and I had awesome results too.

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  • Rita
    April 17, 2020

    I accidentally added the sauce before putting it in the oven and I’m worried it won’t turn out right but the recipe was easy to follow and looks great!

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    • Natasha
      April 17, 2020

      Hi Rita, it should still work but you may want to whip up a little more glaze since it might get a little dry in the oven being baked that long. I hope you still love it!

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  • Matthew Costello
    April 17, 2020

    you’re missing out…add some Nance’s chili Sauce to the meat mix

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 17, 2020

      Thanks for the suggestion, Matthew!

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  • Debra
    April 16, 2020

    This is my favorite meatloaf now. It was perfectly done and flavorful. I love the sauce on top. No need for dipping into extra ketchup. I will make this again and again! Thank you. Btw my husband even loved it.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 16, 2020

      So great to hear that, Debra. Glad to know that your husband loved this too, thank you for giving this recipe a great feedback!

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  • Viv
    April 15, 2020

    OH MY GOSH NATASHA! This meatloaf is so delicious. It was the meatloaf sauce that totally made this recipe a home run for me. MMMmmmm MMMmmm!! My 21 month old granddaughter had 3 helpings and left everything else on her plate. I’ve made meatloaf for over 35 years this is my fave. I’m so glad I found your website and look forward to more scrumptious meals.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 15, 2020

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite, Viv!

      Reply

  • Justin
    April 12, 2020

    Yum Yum Yum!!! Great recipe, now time to get my fat pants on LoL!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 12, 2020

      LOL I am so glad that you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Simona
    April 11, 2020

    Can the the ingredients for the meatloaf be mixed the day before , stored in the fridged and baked next day ?

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  • Pam
    April 10, 2020

    Best meatloaf I ever made! I sauté onions and green peppers, cooled and added to beef plus half pound ground pork, left out Italian seasoning and added onion soup mix.also added a shot of Worcestershire..with topping I added mustard, butter..loved it..

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 11, 2020

      Thank you so much for sharing that with us! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe!

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    • Cheyenne
      April 29, 2020

      Love this recipe ! I usually buy chili sauce for the top but I don’t have it so I’m trying your sauce recipe but instead of vinegar I added some Worcestershire sauce .

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        April 29, 2020

        I hope you love it with those changes.

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  • Diane
    April 10, 2020

    I can across your recipe for meatloaf last night and made it. It was so delicious my husband and I almost ate the whole thing. I saved some for lunch today and even as left overs this meatloaf is a different 5 star. Looking forward to trying some of your other ideas. Thank you.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 10, 2020

      Hello Diane, thank you for sharing that with us. I am so glad that you loved this recipe and I hope that you enjoy all the other recipes that you will try!

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  • Bill
    April 7, 2020

    My wife loved this when I made it a month ago. I did too. I’m making it again tonight. This recipe is crazy good.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 7, 2020

      Sounds like you found a new favorite, Bill! That’s so great!

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    • Fuzzybutterfly
      April 12, 2020

      So we are making it today for lunch in Germany. I didn’t have the cloves or parsley but we are making it work. Sides are whipped potatoes and desert a bike ride afterwards. 🙂

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      • Natasha's Kitchen
        April 12, 2020

        Sounds like a good plan. Please share with us how it goes and enjoy!

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  • Teri
    April 5, 2020

    Just finished dinner and my husband of 35 years said this was the best meatloaf I have ever made! I added a roll of Bob Evans Sage Sausage as I had one that needed to be used in the freezer. I didn’t have quite enough ketchup for the glaze so I used a little Open Pit barbecue sauce. This recipe is a keeper!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 5, 2020

      What a great compliment from your husband, Teri! That makes me so happy and inspired – thank you for giving a great review and feedback.

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  • Christine Nieminen
    April 5, 2020

    I am preparing this right now 🙂 I can not wait. I never did a meatloaf with a glaze, so I feel I was missing out. ( I am placing bacon around it )

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 5, 2020

      Awesome! How did it go?

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  • namitche
    April 4, 2020

    Hi Natasha, I have a meatloaf mixture of beef, pork and veal. Can I use that and if so, should I adjust an other ingredients?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 4, 2020

      HI Namitche, I haven’t tested that exact combination but I imagine it may work! If you experiment please let me know how you like the recipe.

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  • Kim
    April 3, 2020

    Good morning I was wondering if I can add some mild Italian sausage to this ?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 3, 2020

      Hi Kim, I haven’t tested that but I think it could work & it sounds delicious! If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

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      • kim
        April 3, 2020

        Thank you I will let you know how it turns out.

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  • Leslie Morrissette
    April 2, 2020

    Delicious! Did not have a meatloaf pan, so I formed the loaf on a baking sheet (on top of parchment paper), and cooked for the same amount of time. Turned out great! Plan to use the leftovers for spaghetti and meat sauce

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 2, 2020

      Hi Leslie, Thank you so much for sharing that with me! That’s so great!

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  • Ella
    March 31, 2020

    So excited to make this for lunch tomorrow!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 31, 2020

      Nice, I cannot wait for you to try this out. Please update us and let us know how it goes!

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      • Ella
        April 1, 2020

        Thanks Natasha! another big hit for my family! the asparagus with parmesan was so good and the meatloaf was really flavorful. Thanks again!

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          April 1, 2020

          Love it! Thanks for the great feedback.

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  • Suria
    March 31, 2020

    Delicious!!! My family loved.
    Thank you.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 31, 2020

      That’s so great! Thank you for sharing that with me!

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  • Kurt
    March 29, 2020

    Made it maybe a month ago.
    Making it for a second time so I have leftovers for the next week while social distancing. It’s really, really good.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 29, 2020

      Sounds like a good plan, Kurt Enjoy cooking and of course eating!

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  • Wendy Suvino
    March 29, 2020

    I made this meatloaf yesterday and it’s absolutely delicious! I sautéed the onions and garlic before adding them to the mixture. I also added a tbsp or so of Worcestershire sauce to the mix as well. It tends to add just a bit more depth to the overall flavor. Really yummy!! Thanks for the recipe Natasha!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 29, 2020

      Yay love that you enjoyed this recipe. Thanks for the tip too, it’s very useful information!

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    • Lisa
      March 30, 2020

      This was excellent and easy! Probably the best meat loaf I have ever had. I grated the onion because it’s easy that finely chopping and added some grated cheddar ( always add cheese to my meatballs and meat loaf). This was so moist, it was falling apart as I was slicing it and had great flavor! Thanks, I love all of your recipes. Also, my very picky 4 year old gobbled it up!

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      • Natasha's Kitchen
        March 30, 2020

        Thanks for sharing that with us. That’s actually a nice idea to great the onion I bet it saved you some time. I’m glad you and your family enjoyed this recipe and I hope you love every recipe that you try!

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  • Roederer
    March 25, 2020

    Very good meatloaf. I WillRo do this recipe again

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 25, 2020

      Isn’t the flavor amazing! I’m so glad you enjoyed that.

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  • Deb
    March 25, 2020

    This was so delicious. It was so moist and the glaze was the bomb. I made a sandwich with the one slice that was leftover and it was just as yummy

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 25, 2020

      That’s so great! Thank you for sharing that wonderful review with me, Deb!

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  • Christie
    March 24, 2020

    I love this recipe! Made it a few times and the family loves it!
    Question – I only have 1 lb ground beef right now, if I half all the other ingredients will I be ok?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 24, 2020

      That should work Christie! I hope you love this recipe.

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  • Hope Merrill
    March 21, 2020

    Made this a few times. I’m trying some bbq instead of ketchup tonight for a different flavor. Thank you for this recipe. It is a standard at our house now.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 21, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

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  • mindy
    March 20, 2020

    I made this a couple months ago and It was big hit!!
    I am making again right now. This time I will freeze it for later.
    Thank you for sharing wonderful recipe and I hope you and your family doing well!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 20, 2020

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Mindy!

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  • CCollins
    March 18, 2020

    Sorry, but we both really disliked this recipe. Strange flavor combination, and it did not hold together at all. We love meatloaf, but this one was a big fail for us, and I actually threw away the leftovers.

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    • Natasha
      March 18, 2020

      Hi, I’m sorry to hear that – this is a very popular recipe for us. Did you possibly make any substitutions or changes? This is a pretty traditional flavor combination for meatloaf.

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  • Charlotte
    March 16, 2020

    Made this tonight! So good.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 16, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

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  • Linda R.
    March 14, 2020

    Always make sloppy joe’s the next day for dinner.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 14, 2020

      That’s a great idea! Thank you for sharing that tip with me!

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  • Juanita
    March 14, 2020

    Do you have a recipe for turkey meatloaf?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 14, 2020

      Hi Juanita, we have this awesome Meatloaf recipe here several of our readers shared that they used turkey and it turned out fantastic. I hope that helps.

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  • Daria
    March 12, 2020

    Made this yesterday and it turned out great! I fried the onion before adding it to the mixture because I don’t like the crunchy raw onion texture. Also added some sticky fingers bbq sauce to the glaze. We loved it!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 12, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

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  • Kirsten Holster
    March 11, 2020

    Dinner tonight! Love your videos!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 11, 2020

      Yum! I bet your home smells amazing right now! Enjoy your dinner!

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  • Anne
    March 10, 2020

    Another wonderful recipe! My husband and children said it was the best meatloaf they have ever had!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 10, 2020

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me! I’m all smiles

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  • terri Appleget
    March 9, 2020

    I’ve been making meatloaf for decades and this recipe is my favorite. It makes a delicious meatloaf!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 9, 2020

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Terri!

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  • Kinga
    March 7, 2020

    Fantastic recipe. Just what I was looking for. Thanks .

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 7, 2020

      Thanks for the great feedback!

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  • Brian
    March 3, 2020

    Actually going to try this with deer meat tomorrow

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 3, 2020

      I hope you love it! We look forward to your feedback using deer meat.

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  • Rebecca
    March 3, 2020

    I normally do not like meatloaf, but my fiancé does. I made this for him when he came to visit and it was delicious!! This is now my go to meatloaf recipe!!! Yum!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 3, 2020

      Sounds like you found a new favorite. Thank you for that wonderful feedback Rebecca!

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  • Xiomara
    March 2, 2020

    My husband loves meatloaf, but I’ve never made it for him before, basically because I was afraid he wouldn’t like what I made (I don’t really cook). 32 years later and thanks to your recipe, he loved dinner tonight.
    Thank you

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 2, 2020

      That’s awesome and I’m really happy that he loved this recipe. I hope it inspired you to cook more for him.

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  • Debra Mohabeer
    March 1, 2020

    Can I make it without ground beef? Maybe turkey? Or ground pork?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 1, 2020

      That should work too. Someone shared that they used turkey and it turned out fantastic!

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