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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

4.99 from 4041 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
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
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 or until the internal temperature is 160˚F. 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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  • Carol
    November 25, 2022

    When I make a meatloaf, I always lay the loaf on 2 slices of bread in my pan. It sops up the grease, not all but alot of it.

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  • alan
    November 25, 2022

    i have not only made this but given to other mates its great i get a 3 day feed with mash spuds each time yumm

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 25, 2022

      So glad you enjoy the recipe!

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  • Gladys
    November 23, 2022

    I made this meatloaf for dinner yesterday and it was a hit, no leftovers! Sorry everyone was ready to attack so missed taking a photo, but it was delicious and the sauce was great! Thank you for sharing!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 23, 2022

      You’re welcome! So glad it was a hit!

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  • Brenda
    November 23, 2022

    Delicious. No changes to the recipe needed. I used my Analon meatloaf pan (draining insert) and lean ground beef (Canadian). It was juicy even without pouring the juices back over it. I’ll make this again but will try doing it on a cookie sheet rather than in a loaf pan as I’m curious to see the difference and the sauce is delicious so I want that on the sides too! Thank you so much.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 23, 2022

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

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  • Jan
    November 21, 2022

    I have never had a meat loaf turn out so mushy. I used 93/7 meat. I am not sure if it was using parchment paper but I would not make this again

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 21, 2022

      Hi Jan! I have not had this experience. As you can see from the images above, it is held together well. Here is a comment from another reader, “This is the best meatloaf I’ve ever had. The glaze is perfect, the ratios are spot on. It’s soft and juicy without being mushy. 10/10 recommend.”
      – Could you have used too much liquid or possibly extra large eggs instead of large eggs? I would look over my recipe/process to see if you missed anything. Adding more breadcrumbs in that situation could help hold it together. I hope that helps if you decide to try again.

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      • Shelly
        November 23, 2022

        This meatloaf is amazing. Mine turned out perfect and juicy. I got many compliments on it. The glaze is great, too! I will definitely be making this again!

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        • NatashasKitchen.com
          November 23, 2022

          That’s great! I’m so glad to hear that.

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  • Beverly
    November 21, 2022

    This recipe was FABULOUS. Kids and entire family devoured it. However, I was not able to get it out of the loaf pan without destroying the loaf. I tried pulling out the parchment, but it broke in half. Then I tried to slide it out with spatula but it fell apart. Any ideas on how to make this less of a mess? Thank you!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 21, 2022

      Hi Beverly! I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe. You could try greasing the loaf pan lightly before applying the parchment paper next time. The juices from the meatloaf can slip underneath the parchment, hopefully this will provide more of a self. I hope that helps.

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  • Samantha
    November 20, 2022

    Followed the recipe the the T and a little sweet also too much onion. Depending on how high your 9”x5” bread pan is 2lbs of beef might be too much.

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  • Nancy Rossley-Barnes
    November 19, 2022

    Very delish meatloaf recipe! I don’t eat red meat so I used ground turkey and it was perfect.
    The only thing I added was a dash of cinnamon and more paprika (my Norwegian grandmother always added these two spices to her meatloaf) and oh my does it taste wonderful!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 19, 2022

      Thank you for sharing, Nancy!

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  • Whitney
    November 19, 2022

    Made this using gluten free breadcrumbs instead since I have celiac. Family couldn’t tell the difference and it turned out phenomenal! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 19, 2022

      So glad to hear that, Whitney! Thank you.

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  • Ann
    November 17, 2022

    Excellent tasty meatloaf, the Italian seasoning and paprika make it. It was the boost my boring meatloaf needed! Glad to learn new idea placing the parchment paper under the loaf before baking.
    Thank You

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 17, 2022

      You’re so welcome! Thank you for sharing, Ann!

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  • Collin
    November 17, 2022

    Love this recipe but was thinking of making a smaller version this time with 1 lb meat and 1/2 everything else. Any ideas on how that will affect cook time?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 17, 2022

      Hi Collin! You will likely need to decrease your bake time by a bit; just ensure to check it with a thermometer for doneness.

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  • Miss. FixIT
    November 17, 2022

    Best meatloaf ever! I cheated and made my own sauce using equal parts of BBQ sauce and ketchup, but the meatloaf alone was so juicy and simply delicious! Thank you for sharing this awesome recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 17, 2022

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Jenn
    November 16, 2022

    Thinking on trying this tonight. I usually add grated sharp cheddar cheese to my meat loaves. Do you think it would work in this?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 16, 2022

      Hi Jenn, 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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  • Madison
    November 14, 2022

    This is the best meatloaf I’ve ever had. The glaze is perfect, the ratios are spot on. It’s soft and juicy without being mushy. 10/10 recommend.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 14, 2022

      Thank you, Madison! I’m so glad you loved it.

      Reply

  • Roger
    November 14, 2022

    This meatloaf is top-shelf. I’ve not been a meatloaf fan since childhood but this has changed my status. The whole process is so very easy and the outcome is so very good. The glaze really puts it over the top. Thanks, once again, for a terrific recipe. My best to you and your family and Happy Thanksgiving.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 14, 2022

      Happy Thanksgiving, Roger! I’m so happy you loved this meatloaf recipe!

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  • Noble Redmond
    November 14, 2022

    INCREDIBLY YUMMY!!

    Followed instructions exactly,and NO BULLSHIT, this was the most most and flavorful meatloaf I’ve EVER HAD IN MY LIFE @!!!!!!
    WILL MAKE again and again for sure.
    Trust me, it’s
    ABSOFRIGGINLUTELY DELICIOUS!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 14, 2022

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

      Reply

  • Amanda
    November 13, 2022

    These were great, my kids could see the onions and still ate them as long as the sauce was a plenty! I made mine in cupcakes tins and topped them with mashed potatoes. These will be a staple in our house for sure :0)

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 13, 2022

      Lovely to hear that, Amanda So glad your family enjoyed it!

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  • Beverly
    November 13, 2022

    I didn’t have panko, so I used oatmeal but everything else the same. This was very, very good!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 13, 2022

      Nice to know that you liked the result!

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  • Aspen Rain
    November 12, 2022

    What happens if you use beef that is less lean? Like 73% lean?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 13, 2022

      I think that’s alright. I hope you enjoy this!

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  • Mary M
    November 12, 2022

    Wonderful recipe. Perhaps the readers who found the onion to be a problem could saute the onion first, cool, then add to the meat mixture. When I’m in a hurry, I substitute dried onion for the fresh.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 12, 2022

      I’m so glad you loved it Mary!

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  • Kevin reed
    November 11, 2022

    It was delicious! We served it with your creamy mashed potatoes!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 11, 2022

      So yummy! I love meatloaf and potatoes! I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe. Thank you for the review.

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  • Catherine
    November 11, 2022

    Hi I am changing the recipe a bit adding 1 lb beef and 1 lb ground PORk Sound Okay?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 11, 2022

      Hi Catherine, I have not tested it but here is what one of my readers said: “I use 1 pound ground beef and one pound ground pork and also add diced green peppers. They rave over this every time! Thank you!”

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  • Robyn
    November 11, 2022

    I made this last night, my first meatloaf every and WOW, there wasn’t a single plate that wasn’t licked clean. It was such a hit!
    Thank you for sharing this 🙂

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 11, 2022

      That’s wonderful! I’m so glad to hear that.

      Reply

  • Kathy Butters
    November 10, 2022

    Neither my husband nor I liked this. Didn’t like the garlic. In other recipes we love garlic. Also the Italian seasoning was overpowering & I used less than half the amount.

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    • Dorothy
      November 21, 2022

      We felt the same way; too much garlic. Perhaps I shouldn’t have used my garlic press?

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  • Rose
    November 9, 2022

    Made this tonight. Because of dietary issues I subbed the beef for ground chicken, otherwise followed your recipe exactly. Wow, it was amazing. My new go to meatloaf recipe. Thank you for sharing 😋

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 9, 2022

      That’s great, Rose! I’m so glad you loved it!

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  • Shirley
    November 9, 2022

    Can I prepare this and keep in refrig over night and cook the next da?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 9, 2022

      Hi Shirley, yes you can make this recipe ahead. I hope you love it!

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  • outsider
    November 8, 2022

    This is a winner – everybody loved it. I hand-shaped the loaf and baked on foil in a larger pan so the sides browned, but with the glaze it was still incredibly moist.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 8, 2022

      That’s great! I’m so glad you loved it!

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  • Nick
    November 8, 2022

    Pretty good overall but definitely too much onion for me personally, like half the amount would be good

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 8, 2022

      Hi Nick, feel free to reduce the onion if you prefer that. Good to hear that you like this recipe.

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  • M Hall
    November 7, 2022

    How many serving in the entire recipe? I’m looking at your nutritional values and there’s no servings per recipe. Thank you.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 7, 2022

      Hi! At the top of my recipe card, I list the number of servings (8). The nutrition facts are per serving. 🙂

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  • Esther
    November 7, 2022

    Just made this recipe today for the family- I used all the ingredients except milk- and it was a hit! Even the toddler loved it (my 4 year old not so much but she’s generally quite picky). It will be a regular staple in our home. I highly recommend it!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 7, 2022

      So glad it was a hit. Thank you, Esther! 🙂

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  • Bebebeas
    November 7, 2022

    We made this recipe a couple of times now, and you called it. It really does have the best glaze. We did morph it a bit to our own tastes by adding jalapeños from our garden, and that did enhance the flavor. Thanks so much for the recipe. Our family loved it!

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  • Mj
    November 6, 2022

    The best meatloaf recipe I have ever made. My family loves it!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 6, 2022

      Love it! Thank you for sharing, MJ.

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  • Kelly
    November 6, 2022

    I’m planning on trying this recipe tonight. My husband isn’t a fan of meatloaf, so I’m hoping this is the one that convinces him. I grew up loving meatloaf with mashed potatoes and gravy. Is gravy possible using this glaze? Any suggestions on how to make that work?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 6, 2022

      Hi Kelly, I’m not sure how that combination will turn out. You can omit the glaze and use gravy intead if that’s what you prefer.

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  • Jerricho Mccoy
    November 5, 2022

    Ive always been terrified to make meatloaf but thought id finally give it a go! Came across this recipe and let me say, WOW! It was wonderful! My whole family loved it, we all did! Wouldnt chnage anything its absolutely perfect!! 👏

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 5, 2022

      That’s great! I’m so glad it was a hit.

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  • Cella
    November 5, 2022

    Loved this recipe, I made double the glaze, and I added a large heaping spoonful of the glaze directly to the meat mixture, like a spatula sized heaping spoonful, it was so moist and delicious. One of my top five recipes at this point. Thank you.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 5, 2022

      You’re welcome!

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  • John
    November 4, 2022

    This is a really excellent recipe. Not like Mom used to make, but much better, more like gourmet meatloaf!
    I will be serving this for our stay-at-home steak-house nights!
    Served with mashed potato-turnips and sautéed Swiss chard.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 4, 2022

      Thank you, John! I’m so glad you loved this recipe.

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      • Carol
        November 6, 2022

        We thought it was too much glaze for the recipe. Next time I’ll use less. Liked the meatloaf taste. Thanks.

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  • Bill
    November 4, 2022

    This is the best meatloaf I’ve had since I was a kid; I grew up in foster care and lived with a family whose grandmother cooked a loaf like this every Sunday for dinner; I didn’t stay with them long as they were a transitional home while you waited for more permanent placement. That first bite had me feeling like Anton Ego in ratatouille, instantly transported back to my childhood memory of Sunday dinner with them. Thank you for this.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 4, 2022

      I’m so glad you love this recipe, Bill! Thank you for the feedback.

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    • Barbara
      November 12, 2022

      A good memory from your youth. Thank you for sharing. ❤️

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  • Vaneska
    November 4, 2022

    I’ve made meatloaf many times & by far, this is the best recipe! Thank you.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 4, 2022

      Hello Vaneska, that’s lovely to hear! Thank you for sharing that with us.

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  • Elzbieta
    November 2, 2022

    Delicious! I don’t measure but do approximate, and added more onions. Everyone at the house loved it! And no leftovers, which I was looking forward to. Thank you for a wonderful recipe.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 2, 2022

      You’re welcome! I’m so glad your family loved it. Thank you for sharing.

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  • Lena
    November 2, 2022

    Pretty good! It was my first time making meatloaf. I sauteed the onion before adding- it made the texture perfect! I’ll definitely double the sauce next time, and simmer down half of it to serve as a side- the sauce was way too good.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 2, 2022

      Great job on your first try! I hope you will love the recipes that you will try from us.

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  • D J Richert
    November 2, 2022

    The Meatloaf flavor itself was O.K. but I NEVER bake a Meatloaf IN a pan, I only use the pan as a way of forming the meat into a loaf. After I form the “loaf” with the pan I turn it out onto a cookie sheet with one of those wire wire racks so that as the loaf cooks it doesn’t sit in a puddle of fat that can’t drain off making it much healthier and lighter. In addition to the health benifits it allows us to have four additional sides for sauce to cling to and caramelize adding a lot of flavor. My fam loves it like this!

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    • Louise
      November 5, 2022

      I have a meatloaf pan that has a “tray” that lifts out. look for one, its the best idea, and the meatloaf doesn’t sit in the fats as it cook.

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  • Rachael
    October 30, 2022

    Really good but too many onions 🧅, I would cut the onion amount in half next time

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    • Meg
      October 31, 2022

      I second this! Mine came out too watery because of the onion I think

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  • Patricia
    October 26, 2022

    Hi tried recipe for meatloaf with glaze for first time tonight.. OMG was so delicious my family ate it all without complaining and no leftovers..Thank you so much.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 27, 2022

      That’s awesome! Great to know that it was a huge hit.

      Reply

  • Kim
    October 26, 2022

    Hi Natasha,

    Can I pre make this a night before? That way when I get home all I have to do is to put it in the oven.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 26, 2022

      Hi Kim, 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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      • Mary T.
        October 30, 2022

        Yes, you can make it ahead of time. I usually make my meatloaf the night before & cover it with plastic wrap & refrigerate. Makes it easy for the next day. If you cook it straight from the refrigerator add about 10 minutes to the cooking time because it will be cold.

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      • jan F
        November 1, 2022

        meatloaf can definitely be made day ahead and cooked next day. I’ve even frozen raw meatloaf and cooked at later day..usually thawing in fridge first.

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          November 1, 2022

          Thanks for sharing!

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    • Mary Tappe
      October 30, 2022

      Yes you can make the meatloaf the night before. That is what I always do. Just cover with plastic wrap & refrigerate. Add on about 10 minutes to your cooking time due to the meatloaf being cold.

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    • Jack the Bike guy
      October 31, 2022

      Not a meatloaf expert, but I think if you can prep it&store in fridge all night this would enhance the seasoning, and keep it sealed with foil or plastic to not lose the moist quality, so this would kind of marindade it, especially with A1 or a sauce added?

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  • Kelly
    October 26, 2022

    Love this juicy recipe! Best meatloaf I’ve had. I did add worcestershire sauce because I add that to all my beef dishes. I didn’t follow directions well on when to add the toping and added it at the beginning. Oops! It still turned out amazing.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 26, 2022

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

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  • Ina
    October 25, 2022

    Can you substitute regular or Italian breadcrumbs if you don’t have any panko breadcrumbs?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 25, 2022

      Hi Ina, a few of my readers shared in the comment section that they used regular bread crumbs and it worked well too.

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  • Anitra
    October 25, 2022

    This was THE BEST meatloaf ever. I’m not a meatloaf fan due to eating it so much growing up but I’m sold on the recipe. My husband loves meatloaf and ate every bite and usually leaves food on his plate. I’m saving this one and putting it in our monthly rotation of meals.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 25, 2022

      Hi Anitra! I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that great review with me!

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  • Joe norsworthy
    October 24, 2022

    I loved your recipe. But I did use one 6 oz. tomato paste with the ketchup.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 24, 2022

      Good to know that you loved it!

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  • Penelope
    October 24, 2022

    Really delicious, followed instructions exactly. Thank you for this recipe!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 24, 2022

      You are so welcome and I’m glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Lynne
    October 24, 2022

    This recipe is what I use to make “Mama’s Secret Famous Meatloaf” as my 6yo calls it. She’s an extremely picky eater, and this is her very very favorite dish. Making it into “feetloaf” this weekend for her to make it extra fun. Thanks for making something even my “I won’t eat anything except this one brand of mac n’ cheese” eater will devour

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 24, 2022

      That is the best when kids love what we moms make, especially the picky ones. That’s so great!

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  • John Ingle
    October 24, 2022

    Take leftover meatloaf while still cold and cut into half inch thick slices then cut slices in half. Fry in a skillet with butter on both sides then place a slice of American cheese on each. Then place in to warm home made biscuits or rolls for easy mouthwatering meatloaf sliders.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 24, 2022

      Sounds delicious!

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      • Denise
        November 2, 2022

        Delicious – second time making it but just started weight watchers today. Does anyone know how many points this recipe is? I really want leftovers tonight!

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  • Teresa
    October 24, 2022

    This is our favorite meatloaf with a few adjustments. I don’t add the Italian seasoning or the breadcrumbs. I added a little steel cut oats and almond milk. I usually add pork skins instead. The sauce on top is awesome!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 24, 2022

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Teresa!

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  • Stella
    October 23, 2022

    I like this recipe I was wondering if I can add one egg, instead of two?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 24, 2022

      Hi Stella, I have not tried adjusting the recipe that way to advise.

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  • Dee
    October 22, 2022

    I just made it so delicious, I had no bread at home so I used Graham cracker, I had no white vinegar but the sauce still taste great. I am Jamaica 🇯🇲 Canadian so I had my jerk spice to beef and it gave it a spicy irresistible taste. I almost finish it in one go.😋 Good recipe I will try it again and I just shared it with a friend.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 24, 2022

      Good to know that you enjoyed it and thank you for sharing this recipe!

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  • Danielle L Haney
    October 21, 2022

    I’ve made it twice now and the family loves it!! I’ve of the best recipes I’ve ever tried, ty!!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 21, 2022

      That’s wonderful! So glad it was enjoyed.

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  • Donna
    October 21, 2022

    I made this meatloaf tonight. It was great. My husband says every time I make meatloaf I make it different (true). No more, I’ve found the recipe I will use from now on. I used dried parsley instead of fresh and 1/2 & 1/2 instead of milk because that’s what I had and it was fine. I left out the white vinegar (didn’t have any) in the sauce and only used ketchup, Splenda brown sugar, onion & garlic powder. Still very good. Thank you!!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 21, 2022

      That’s wonderful, Donna! So glad you found a keeper recipe!

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  • Baxter
    October 20, 2022

    This meatloaf recipe is awesome! Very moist and my family loved it. Next time, I’d use less 1/2 – 3/4 the amount of onions and 1/2-3/4 the amount of the sauce.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 20, 2022

      Sounds good and thanks a lot for your comments and review! So good to know that you liked this recipe.

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  • Lisa
    October 20, 2022

    This was by hands down phenomenal! I followed the recipe and it was so delicious. Will be making this many times over.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 20, 2022

      Thank you for your awesome review, Lisa!

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  • Tomiko Mendoza
    October 19, 2022

    Thank u for ur recipes. I finished cooking school in Japan so most ur cookings are familier n d same methods u are using. Especially d method of meatloaf n cream puff. I’m staying in d Philippines right now. I like to learn how to make a good pie crust. I appreciated ur cooking. God bless u n ur family!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 19, 2022

      You’re so welcome! I’m glad you enjoy my recipes. Be sure to check out my easy pie crust recipe HERE. God bless.

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  • Sheli
    October 18, 2022

    I made this meatloaf a few weeks ago and haven’t stopped thinking of it since! I haven’t made meatloaf in years and now twice in several weeks. The perfect fall comfort food. I didn’t have Italian seasoning so did as one of the commenters did and substituted ranch dressing mix. Thanks for a delicious meal!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 18, 2022

      You’re welcome! So glad it left an impact. Thank you for sharing.

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  • Nadine
    October 18, 2022

    Excellent recipe! Best meatloaf I have ever made. My husband loved it too! I substituted oat milk to make it dairy free and Aleia’s gluten free Italian seasoned breadcrumbs to make it gluten free and it still tasted amazing.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 18, 2022

      That’s great! Thank you for sharing, Nadine!

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  • Leonor
    October 17, 2022

    Hi, Would this recipe work with ground turkey instead of ground beef?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 17, 2022

      Hi Leonor! This is what one of my readers said, “I have made this several times now and it’s amazing!!!!! Tonight I made with 1/2 pound hamburger and 1-1/2 ground Turkey and it was even better!!” I hope that helps.

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  • D
    October 16, 2022

    I forgot to add that we used Gluten Free Panko Flakes by Jeff Nathan, from wholefoods – they are very good.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 17, 2022

      That’s great to know, thank you, D.

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  • D
    October 16, 2022

    Very good meatloaf! we made it two different ways – one being exactly this recipe, but with 80/20 100% grass-fed, black angus beef and maple syrup for sauce, and the other using coconut milk, maple syrup in place of brown sugar, and lemon juice instead of vinegar (2 tablespoons of maple syrup and they say to double up lemon juice) – both were tasty! I heard you can even use low sodium broth or stock for the liquid.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 17, 2022

      Thank you for sharing, D! So glad you loved this recipe.

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  • Jen
    October 16, 2022

    Hi Natasha ! Can I leave the milk out of it ? Or does this help with binding ?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 16, 2022

      Hi Jen, it helps with the moisture so I don’t recommend omitting it from the recipe.

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    • Jen
      October 16, 2022

      You can use dairy free milk or low sodium stock/broth in place of the milk – It’s what makes the meatloaf moist.

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  • Dayla
    October 16, 2022

    So good! My hubby isn’t a big fan of meatloaf. We’ve been married almost 40 yrs. He said this is the best meatloaf I’ve ever made!! Score!!!! It’s a keeper for sure!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 16, 2022

      Wow, love it! Thanks a lot for sharing this awesome feedback with us.

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  • Pamela
    October 16, 2022

    I made this for supper tonight. Delicious! I put half the amount of brown sugar because I didn’t want it too sweet. I served it with mashed potatoes green beans and an onion gravy. I will definitely make this again! Thanks

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 16, 2022

      Hi Pamela, thanks for sharing! Good to hear that the recipe was a success!

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  • Shannon Walz
    October 15, 2022

    I want to make this for my daughter’s birthday but she requested mini meatloaves. Do you think I could make this recipe as is and use a muffin pan per her request? If so, what do you think the cook time should be?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 15, 2022

      Hi Shannon, Happy birthday to your daughter! I think that could work! I haven’t tested this in a muffin tin myself, but that could be fun to make mini meatloaf. You will likely need to decrease your bake time by a bit; just ensure to check it with a thermometer for doneness. I hope you love it!

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  • Jennifer K
    October 14, 2022

    This recipe is super good. Flavorful and moist. I added some feta to the meat mixture for surprise pockets of creaminess.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 14, 2022

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Jennifer! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Tara
    October 13, 2022

    This recipe was AMAZING! This was the first time making meatloaf and it came out great! I will use this recipe forever!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 13, 2022

      That’s great, Tara! I’m so glad you loved it.

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  • Molly
    October 12, 2022

    First meatloaf I’ve ever made and this was delicious! Easy to follow recipe. Hubby loved it. Only thing I changed was mustard instead of vinegar for the sauce.
    Thanks!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 12, 2022

      That’s great, Molly! I’m glad you loved it. Thank you for the review.

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  • Lisa
    October 12, 2022

    This is my go too Meatloaf recipe and I love it! Hubby Loves it too! I make it just as written.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 12, 2022

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

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  • Zina
    October 11, 2022

    Hi
    I’m particularly not a fan of meat loaf. So I rarely make it. My husband loves meatloaf and unfortunately he has to order it at the diner. So I decided to surprise him this past Sunday and googled and found this recipe. I can honestly say I will continue to make it since I am a fan of it NOW. It was absolutely delicious.
    Only thing I would change is I would sauté my onions first than add it. I would recommend this to anyone!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 11, 2022

      Thank you for your wonderful feedback, Zina! I’m so happy you loved this recipe!

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  • Darlene Kichler
    October 10, 2022

    This is truly the best meatloaf I have ever eaten. It makes a huge one and for just us 2 we have enough to freeze for 2 more times to eat this lip smacking delight.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 10, 2022

      So glad you loved this recipe, Darlene! 🙂

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  • Art Lindsey
    October 9, 2022

    Why put nutrition facts on here when you don’t put the grams or the amount per serving or at least the number of servings! As far as I know I could be consuming 910 mg for tiny piece?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 9, 2022

      Hi Art, we didn’t measure it that way but this recipe is good for 8 servings so you can. divide the whole recipe into 8 to get each serving size.

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  • Ryan
    October 9, 2022

    Tried this recently, and it was a hit. Wife doesn’t even really eat beef, and she enjoyed it. The glaze was really good! I would prolly add a bit more seasoning to the beef, but overall, it was good. Glaze was fire

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 9, 2022

      So good to know that your wife enjoyed this recipe especially since she’s not really into beef.

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  • Rhonda
    October 8, 2022

    I read all of the great reviews and was really looking forward to eating this meatloaf, but I was very disappointed. I didn’t care for it at all. As for the glaze, I had to scrape it off – it was terrible.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 8, 2022

      Hi Rhonda! I’m sorry that you had such a bad experience with this recipe. As you stated, this recipe has great reviews so I am not sure what went wrong. We love this meatloaf. Did you happen to make any substitutions or miss anything by chance?

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    • Raheem Blackshear
      October 9, 2022

      Hey Rhonda- I read your review and was wondering about your meatloaf. I’m guessing your tests were negative?

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  • Dede
    October 8, 2022

    When I told my sister-in-law & brother-in-law I had never made this before they were a little worried. Needless to say they loved it. My brother-in-law told my sister-in-law she had to get the recipe! My husband loved it too! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 8, 2022

      Hi Dede! That’s wonderful! So glad it was a hit.

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  • Kishi
    October 8, 2022

    Hi! I plan on making this tomorrow. Can I use Italian breadcrumbs instead of panko?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 8, 2022

      Hi Kishi! I haven’t tested that to advise. If you do an experiment, please share with us how it goes!

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    • Kelly
      October 10, 2022

      I bet you could! I’m curious how that will turn out if you do. 🥰

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    • Cathy
      October 11, 2022

      This is a fantastic recipe, everyone loves it! I used Italian bread crumbs instead of panko and omitted the Italian seasoning. Came out excellent! Definitely a keeper!

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        October 11, 2022

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

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  • Ellen
    October 8, 2022

    I made this is soy protein as the meat. My family, initially quite suspicious about “meat loaf” was delighted and truly enjoyed it. I might have used too much vinegar in the sauce, but I agree that it was moist, savory and delicious. It needed less time to reach temperature than actual meat would have, and it was done in 40 minutes.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 8, 2022

      Thank you for sharing, Ellen.

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  • Liliana Peterson
    October 6, 2022

    I have tried many meatloaf recipes, but after trying this one, this has become my to go recipe. It is everything the comments claim to be. Easy to make, super tasty and the sauce is divine. Thanks for such a great recipe.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 6, 2022

      Love it! We appreciate your comments and feedback, so glad you love it!

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  • Ryan
    October 5, 2022

    Outstanding! The whole family loved it! This is now our only meatloaf recipe. Highly recommended.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 5, 2022

      So glad it was a hit! Thank you for the review, Ryan! 🙂

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  • Rebecca
    October 5, 2022

    I literally have been using this receipt for over a year now and it’s always tasty. One of my go to dishes

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 5, 2022

      That’s wonderful, Rebecca! I’m glad you love this recipe.

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  • Kathleen Thomas
    October 5, 2022

    The best meatloaf I ever made! Thank you and the sauce on the meatloaf is so delicious!’

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 5, 2022

      We love the glaze on this! It’s so good. I’m glad you enjoyed it as well. Thank you for the review, Kathleen.

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  • Julie
    October 5, 2022

    My family is not a fan of vinegar, would I be able to omit it?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 5, 2022

      Hi Julie. It’s only a small amount and it adds to the sauce but I think you could leave it out if you prefer.

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  • Patrick
    October 5, 2022

    I am going to try this recipe tonight but was curious as to the use of parchment paper? Does that add something texture wise?

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    • Natasha
      October 5, 2022

      Hi Patrick, it just helps with removing the meatloaf and prevents sticking.

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  • Diane
    October 4, 2022

    We never have ketchup in our house, but I would love to make this tonight. Think some tomato paste would accomplish a similar effect?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 4, 2022

      Hi Diane, I haven’t tried that substitute to know if it will work. Here’s what one of our readers wrote when they tried a ketchup substitute. I hope it’s helpful: “I substituted Sweet Thai Chili instead of ketchup for the glaze and acv, instead of white vinegar, added to the other ingredients. To say it was “flavorful” would be an understatement!!! It was absolutely fantastic!!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!”

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  • Sabrina
    October 3, 2022

    Great recipe. Tasted fantastic. I highly recommend this recipe. Entire family loved it.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 3, 2022

      That is the best when the family loves what we moms make. That’s so great!

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  • Ann Moore
    October 3, 2022

    My family does not like onions (can’t imagine meatloaf or roast with onions) but….is there anything I can substitute…onion powder…garlic….that can give you that great taste…???? Crazy, I know…. Thanks

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 4, 2022

      Hi Ann! Using onion powder would be fine. I haven’t tested this to advise on how much to use but per google, the suggestion was 1 tbsp of onion powder for 1 medium-sized onion. You can always adjust the amount to your preference. I hope you love this recipe.

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  • Shannon
    October 3, 2022

    BEST meatloaf I’ve ever made! Juicy, light, amazing! I’ve never made a bad meatloaf and love trying new ways & this was perfect! Loved the Zippy tomato topping!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 3, 2022

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

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  • elaine
    October 2, 2022

    Hi, I’m confused. I love your recipes and make them often. But can you tell me who Valentina is? I see her name mentioned often. Thanks

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    • Natasha
      October 3, 2022

      Hi Elaine, Valentina is a friend and fellow blogger who guest-posts on my site occasionally. I trust her recipes and it helps her site grow as well.

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  • Simone Parent
    October 2, 2022

    This is the best meatloaf I have ever had. I have made it twice in the past 2 weeks. Everyone loved it.

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    • Natasha
      October 3, 2022

      I’m so happy to hear you all loved the meatloaf recipe. Thank you for the wonderful review!

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  • KTReyn
    October 1, 2022

    I really don’t like meatloaf, but my husband does. This is THE BEST meatloaf recipe EVER!!!! I actually like meatloaf now.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 1, 2022

      Thank you for your great review! I’m so glad you loved it!

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  • Fred DiNucci
    September 28, 2022

    By far, the best meatloaf recipe I’ve ever tried. My family and I loved it!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 29, 2022

      That’s great, Fred! I’m happy to hear that.

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  • Tamra
    September 28, 2022

    Everything turned out pretty good but if you are not a big fan of a vinegar taste I suggest cutting the vinegar amount in half, I had to add sugar after I was done cooking it to cut the vinegar taste, overall turned out pretty good though

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 28, 2022

      Hi Tamra! Thank you for sharing your feedback.

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      • Beth
        October 16, 2022

        I didn’t have white vinegar so substituted red wine vinegar and it was great. Also I tossed a bit of grated Parm into to meat mixture. Everything’s better with Parm!

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          October 16, 2022

          That’s a great idea! Thank you for sharing that with us, Beth.

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  • Stephanie
    September 26, 2022

    I have made this several times now and it’s amazing!!!!! Tonight I made with 1/2 pound hamburger and 1-1/2 ground Turkey and it was even better!! Thank you for a wonderful recipe!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 26, 2022

      That’s great, Stephanie! So glad you enjoyed this recipe.

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  • Mike Browne
    September 26, 2022

    This was delicious! Only tweak I made was to add a little bit of A1 Sauce to the meatloaf and the glaze. My wife and I both loved it – so moist and flavorful!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 26, 2022

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Mike! It sounds like you found a new favorite!

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  • ANJI STRICKLIN
    September 25, 2022

    Recipe was perfect! Just what I was looking for. the glaze was spot on and my family loved it. This will be my go to recipe from
    now on

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 26, 2022

      Yay great to hear that and thank you for sharing your experience trying this recipe!

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  • Tanya R Spedding
    September 25, 2022

    Awesome recipe! I sub ranch seasoning pack for italian seasoning, came out amazing! Bomb dot com! thanks, Valentina! You are a damned good cook, your family is blessed! xoxoxo

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 25, 2022

      Nice to know that the substitutions that you used worked out! Thanks a lot for sharing that with us.

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  • Gena
    September 24, 2022

    I just made this tonight and it was wonderful! My hubby told me it was awesome 3 times! He loved the topping. I have an old cheap oven that does not heat up evenly and I hope to replace it someday. Using a thermometer is key to making sure everything is cooked through. Thank you for another wonderful recipe!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 25, 2022

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

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  • JWR
    September 22, 2022

    In my opinion, every meatloaf recipe that that includes a huge glob of ketchup on the top totally ruins the end product. Ketchup is such a childish substitute fir a real sauce.

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    • Gena
      September 24, 2022

      Natasha seems like such a kind, positive, upbeat person. I just love her recipes that I have made. My meatloaf is in the oven cooking as I type this message. Thank you Natasha for sharing your yummy recipes with all of us. I will let you know how it turns out. We like ketchup in our home! 😉

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        September 24, 2022

        Thank you for that wonderful compliment, Gena! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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    • Suzan
      September 25, 2022

      JWR, that’s kind of how I generally feel about cooking with ketchup. I rarely cook with it either, but I was tired of my family’s well loved meatloaf, and was looking for a new recipe. When I found Natasha’s and there were SO many stars and rave reviews, I decided to give it a try; my husband and I loved it!!

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    • Noreen
      September 25, 2022

      To each their own. We love this recipe (along with many others)

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      • Chantelle
        October 15, 2022

        Hello I see milk used in some recipes and half and half in others. How do you feel about substituting half and half for the milk. Would you do the same measurement?

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        • NatashasKitchen.com
          October 15, 2022

          Hi Chantelle. I have not tested it but I think it would work just fine without making any adjustments. Let us know how you like this recipe.

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    • ab
      September 25, 2022

      If you break down the ingredients of Ketchup you have all the things you may have already have in the recipe or other recipes you use. I don’t think the childish part lies in the recipe. I think that term lies somewhere else.

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    • Angie
      October 14, 2022

      Good thing this recipe is for a delicious sauce on top rather than a glob of ketchup

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  • Carrie
    September 21, 2022

    Natasha- if I do the first 40 minutes while my kids are in school, refrigerate, and the last 20 minutes/10 minutes of rest right before dinner- do you think it will be successful? 1.5 hours of cooktime is hard to find these days! 🙂

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 21, 2022

      Hi Carrie, I think that’s okay. Let us know how it goes if you try that!

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    • Elaine
      September 27, 2022

      **!!***!!Only if it comes up to proper cooked internal temperature first.
      Otherwise you’ve got warmed up partly cooked meat.

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  • Kay
    September 20, 2022

    Followed the instructions. Pulled it out. Let it rest. Cut into it. What I have is a meat soup in a loaf pan. Cut out a tiny piece. Soaked up a lot of juice with a paper towel. Threw it back in the oven for another 20 mins. Hoping we’re not having cereal for dinner tonight.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 21, 2022

      How did it go? We’d love to know how you liked the recipe.

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  • Deb Walker
    September 20, 2022

    I was looking for my mom’s meatloaf recipe. Thanks so much!!!! It’s perfect!! She used tomato soup but we had 8 in the family, so yours is better. And she used this in halved stuffed peppers, which is what I was trying to do. Thanks for a great recipe and the memories!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 20, 2022

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me! I’m so glad you found something similar to hers!

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  • Emily
    September 20, 2022

    The best meatloaf recipe out there. My family loves it ❤️

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 20, 2022

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

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  • Loretta K
    September 19, 2022

    After trying this recipe tonight I am not at all surprised with all the positive reviews! I have made meatloaf quite often but your recipe is amazing and will be the only way to make meatloaf now – so very tasty, moist and delicious! Just the best so Cheers from Saskatoon Saskatchewan!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 19, 2022

      Love it, this comment made me smile and feel happy! THank you for sharing that with us, we appreciate it.

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  • Gitana Shimmy
    September 19, 2022

    When my grandma passed away, her amazing meatloaf recipe was lost. Natasha’s is the closest I’ve found to it – and I’ve tried so many. I LOVE this! We like it w/ only half the vinegar, but otherwise AMAZING!!! Thank you Natasha for giving me a taste of home.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 19, 2022

      I’m so glad this recipe brings back memories of your grandma’s amazing meatloaf. Thank you for the wonderful review.

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  • Natalia
    September 18, 2022

    Best meatloaf recepie I have ever made. My family loves it! Gone within hours.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 18, 2022

      Thank you for your good comments and feedback, Natalia!

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  • Amanda
    September 18, 2022

    The glaze on this meatloaf was amazing! I am thinking about making it in a baking dish instead of a meatloaf pan so that there’s a bigger surface area to glaze. Anyone ever tried anything like this?

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    • Amy
      September 21, 2022

      I do mine on a lipped baking sheet and shape it like a football, makes a nice big meatloaf!

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    • Shelly
      September 22, 2022

      Hi! That’s how I’ve always done mine! I flatten mine out to go in the Pampered Chef round deep dish stone..i put it all the way to edges so its like 2 inches thick and like 12-13 inches in diameter..I just shorten my time by a few minuteson each part! …love this recipe! ITS DELICIOUS!

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      • Mary
        September 25, 2022

        What a great idea! Haven’t used my Pampered Chef dish in so long. Remind me do you grease the pan first?

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    • Teri
      October 4, 2022

      I always make mine on a sheet pan or 9X13. I mold it into a flatter loaf and it comes out great!

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  • Amber
    September 16, 2022

    Excellent recipe! Happy husband! I followed recipe exactly as written. The only thing I would change next time is possibly cook a few minutes more. Middle section was slightly rare/medium. The taste was perfect. Everything you hope for in a meatloaf. A keeper!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 16, 2022

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Amber! I’m so happy you enjoyed that!

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    • Gena
      September 24, 2022

      Ovens all cook so differently. I have a very cheap electric Frigidaire oven that I have had for 14 years now. I have to be careful because it does not cook evenly. Someday I dream of getting a dual fuel oven… like a Bosch. I enjoyed reading your review.

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  • Lisa Bucklin
    September 16, 2022

    My husband requested meatloaf for his birthday dinner. I followed the recipe closely with exception to:
    1. I used 3 eggs instead of 2 because I had small eggs.
    2. I did not use parsley because I did not have any.
    3. I sautéed the onions and garlic together before adding them into the mix.
    My husband loved it as well as my family! The meatloaf was moist and delicious! The tangy sauce mix was an extra special addition. I made the mashed potatoes and the asparagus, too. This will be a favorite go to meal, for sure!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 16, 2022

      Hi Lisa! That sounds wonderful. I’m so glad this recipe was enjoyed. Thank you for the review and excellent feedback.

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  • Elyse
    September 15, 2022

    My husband and sons LOVED this recipe! They all went back for seconds.
    Followed it exactly to see what we thought and it was DELICIOUS! The sauce/glaze was great! Beats every other meatloaf!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 15, 2022

      We’re glad you all enjoyed this meatloaf recipe!

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  • Mary Lou
    September 15, 2022

    I have this saved to my pins, and it’s my go-to meatloaf: We Love It! *Don’t over-mix (note to self!!!) Since I make it fairly often, I don’t read the blog. Well, I miss that tidbit until after its baked and then am disappointed, as its not at its best. 🙁
    *I used a third sausage last time…we prefer all beef
    *we Love the topping/glaze!
    *I make this to stuff bell peppers from our garden, and freeze them uncooked. When I have a hankerin’ for a good Ole stuffed pepper: out of the freezer and baked up in no time!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 15, 2022

      Hi Mary Lou, thank you for taking the time to share your comments and feedback. We hope you’ll love all the recipes that you will try!

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  • Mary Lou
    September 15, 2022

    I used 5 stars…. not sure why that shows 3 above my comment.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 15, 2022

      No worries, thank you!

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  • Judy
    September 13, 2022

    This meatloaf was just delicious! What a yummy dish for a chilly fall day. I forgot the ketchup butit wasn’t really missed.I didn’t have time to make the glaze, so I lightly brushed LaGrille bbq sauce on it. Thanks!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 13, 2022

      Hello Judy, good to hear that you enjoyed this recipe and I hope you can try with the glaze too next time!

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  • me
    September 13, 2022

    I’ve started cooking for the fam and these recipes are a blessing I never even liked cooking before

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 13, 2022

      Thank you for sharing, that blesses me and makes me happy. 🙂

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  • Mary Jesman
    September 12, 2022

    This is my go to meatloaf. The next day, I made grilled meatloaf and cheese sandwiches….let me tell yo, so so good both times!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 12, 2022

      Great to hear! I hope you’ll love all the recipes that you will try.

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  • Kathy Evans
    September 12, 2022

    Sounds yummy! Can the recipe be halved? I’m only cooking for two.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 12, 2022

      Hi Kathy, I saw one of our readers shared this comment “Best meatloaf! I halved the recipe and sauteed the onions, everything kept the same. Try this I promise you will love it too.” I hope that helps

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      • suzanne
        September 27, 2022

        I have made this before, and it was really tender, light and absolutely delicious. I will make it over and over again. Thank you!

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        • NatashasKitchen.com
          September 27, 2022

          Thank you, Suzanne! I’m so glad to hear that. 🙂

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  • Dave
    September 11, 2022

    Dad here: This is now my 9 year olds favorite dish. He asks for it weekly.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 11, 2022

      That’s great to hear and thanks a lot for sharing that with us.

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  • Willie Chilout
    September 11, 2022

    This is a great guide for Meatloaf. For those of you a little more adventurous and who like to grill…

    I adjusted this recipe a little by using 1 lb each of ground beef, pork and lamb. I also added 1/4 cup of lightly sautéed mirepoix and diced raw baby portobello or crimini mushrooms.

    In a disposable aluminum or pan or loaf pans, I prepare my charcoal kettle grill for an offset cook (all the coals on one side half moon). When the coals are ready i add soaked applewood or pecan wood chips and get my grill to 375 and the smoke blue. When I say blue smoke it means you can see it coming out the vent but NOT smokey white.

    You can baste with throughout cooking and it will naturally create a glaze and capture the smoky flavor. Make sure your grill vent is above your meat to draw the smoke across you meat.

    Being from the midwest and having a long cooking time you can throw on a pan of homemade sweet cream corn or grill the corn in the husk 😉

    Sounds a little involved but its actually pretty easy

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 11, 2022

      THanks for sharing!

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  • Sarah
    September 8, 2022

    Best meatloaf! I halfed the recipe and sauteed the onions, everything kept the same. Try this I promise you will love it too.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 8, 2022

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

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  • Dan Shearin
    September 8, 2022

    Well, once again another amazing recipe that everyone in the family loved. I really love all these recipes on your website. Keep posting them 🙂

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 8, 2022

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment!

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  • MJH
    September 7, 2022

    Followed recipe to the letter with the minor addition of adding a squeeze of sriracha to the sauce (we like a little heat). Turned out great! Even I couldn’t mess it up. 😁

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 7, 2022

      That’s wonderful feedback, thanks for sharing!

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  • Tom
    September 6, 2022

    I made this recipe with ground turkey instead of ground beef. I would highly recommend decreasing the amount of salt called for in the recipe. It’s way too much salt in the meatloaf. The sauce was good. Reduce the salt and the recipe would be delicious.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 6, 2022

      Thanks for your feedback, Tom. Feel free to adjust the seasoning according to your preference.

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  • Kimberly
    September 6, 2022

    Just made this last night and followed the recipe exactly as written and this meatloaf came out beautifully! Moist and did not fall apart. Great flavor too. Fantastic recipe. I’m keeping this one and making it again!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 6, 2022

      We’re so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Kimberly!

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  • Le'Andrea Miller
    September 5, 2022

    Can I substitute the white sugar for brown sugar in the glaze recipe???

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 5, 2022

      I have not tested this with regular white sugar but it should work. It may affect the taste and texture slightly. The brown sugar provides a richer flavor.

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    • Theresa
      September 6, 2022

      You can make brown sugar by adding about 1 tbsp of molasses per one cup of granulated sugar. Massage molasses into sugar with clean fingers.

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    • Doreen
      October 4, 2022

      Good meatloaf, but I didn’t find it had a ton of flavor by itself. The sauce on the other hand was fantastic! It really amped up the meatloaf. I just wish it had caramelized a bit more. I wound up cranking it up to 400 ° for 5 minutes, but it didn’t help much. As suggested to make crispier, I cooked it on a baking sheet with doctored aluminum foil pan . The juices that came out were basically just fat so I didn’t want to pour that over the meatloaf at the end as directed. I will definitely use this sauce for my meatloaf in future but I’ll put most of it on at the beginning of cooking and not wait till just last 20 minutes. Can’t wait to make sandwiches with the leftovers!

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  • LKM
    September 5, 2022

    Excellent meatloaf my family loved it! I made a couple of small modifications… doubled the chili and the vinegar.. from NC so we lean to more of a vinegar kick lol

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 5, 2022

      So glad your family loved this recipe. Thank you for sharing! 🙂

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  • Lori
    September 5, 2022

    I cook for my neighbors all the time. When I give them an option it’s always meatloaf! I use 1 pound ground beef and one pound ground pork and also add diced green peppers. They rave over this every time! Thank you!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 5, 2022

      So glad they love this recipe, Lori! Thank you for sharing.

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    • Kathleen
      September 13, 2022

      Do you have to bake longer if using 1 lb. of pork in recipe?

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      • NatashasKitchen.com
        September 13, 2022

        Hi Kathleen. I don’t believe so. But cook it until the internal temperature is 160°F.

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  • Liz
    September 5, 2022

    Great meatloaf recipe. My 7 yr old loves it as well as the rest of my family. I’ve already made it a few times & have decided this will be my go-to meatloaf recipe. It makes great leftovers too. I probably add a little extra on the seasonings although it tastes just as good if I follow the recipe to a t. Love the idea of sauteing the onions before hand, I think it helps to hide the fact there’s onions in it from the kids(my kids can be turned off by a meal that has onions), they have no idea it’s there. The glaze really brings it all together, it’s delicious. There hasn’t been a recipe yet that we didn’t like from Natasha’s kitchen! I know we’re talking about meatloaf here but I love your Chinese recipes too!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 5, 2022

      Thank you, Liz! I’m so glad you enjoy me recipes.

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  • Laura Bailey
    September 3, 2022

    This is the second time I make this meatloaf recipe for my grandson, he absolutely loved it.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 3, 2022

      That’s wonderful, Laura! I’m so glad he loves it.

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  • Andrew
    September 2, 2022

    This was a huge hit with family and friends. I felt bad because my wife felt like I was trying to show her up with the kids. I honestly wasn’t but it happened. I just googled meatloaf recipes and than God yours was near the top. My kids hate my wife’s meatloaf. I never minded it. The kids each had seconds with this recipe.

    We used this recipe again with our ground venison. Out of this world. Delicious.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 2, 2022

      That’s great, Andrew! I’m so glad it was a hit. The venison sounds amazing! Thank you for your feedback.

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  • Kate B.
    September 1, 2022

    I love this recipe! It is my go to every time. I like switching up my sauce for variety. A maple bacon glaze or adding other finely chopped veggies. Any leftover meat I use for burgers or meatballs and freeze them. Thank you Natasha!!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 1, 2022

      You’re welcome. So glad you enjoy this recipe.

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  • Ray
    August 31, 2022

    Made this recipe twice now and it turns out great. I omitted the chopped onions because kids not a fan. I also 1/2 the topping glaze for it. I have never been able to cook a good meatloaf but this one is perfect every single time!!!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 31, 2022

      So glad to hear that, Ray! 🙂

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  • Andrew
    August 31, 2022

    Chicken Tetrazzini might be my mother’s favorite recipe, but I claim this is my favorite, albeit with just a couple changes that are of no reflection of the recipe.

    I only use a loaf pan to shape the loaf and use an oiled baking sheet as opposed to cooking it in a loaf pan. I find a loaf pan retains too much moisture in the loaf as it is cooking. I also precook the onions in a tablespoon of butter or olive oil until soft and add them to the beef mixture after they have cooled. Cooking the onions prior to adding them to the mixture seemed to provide a nice enhancement of the onion flavor.

    My final twist to this entire process is the awesome glaze. I will add 1/2 cup Ketchup and 1/2 cup Chili sauce to the mixture. The chili sauce provides a nice tangy edge and bold flavor to the glaze as opposed to any additional spice. A run-of-the-mill chili sauce shouldn’t have any “heat” to it. As such, I omit the vinegar in this step as it provides too much tanginess to the mixture. The glaze stays very much the same except for the addition of chili sauce and leaving the vinegar for another day.

    I have made this recipe countless times as-is without any changes to great acclaim of my family. I just turned 40, but my family nearly demand I apply to culinary school in Chicago. They don’t realize I already attend Natasha’s Kitchen University. Keep the recipes coming, Natasha! I’m receiving straight A’s across the board with my family.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 31, 2022

      Thank you so much for sharing that with us! It makes me feel happy reading your comments, we appreciate it!

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  • Jen
    August 30, 2022

    Can’t wait to make this! What temp should the meatloaf be, before you add the glaze?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 30, 2022

      Hi Jen! I hope you love this recipe. To be honest, I didn’t check the temperature of the meatloaf when I added the glaze. I baked it at 375℉ for 40mins then spread the glaze over the meatloaf and baked for an additional 15-20 minutes or until the internal temperature is 160˚F (whichever comes first).

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  • Jeanie Houge
    August 30, 2022

    I made this recipe. It was delicious. The only downside of this recipe is the glaze. It didn’t glaze or caramelized at all. It was runny. I was expecting it to caramelized and gives a little char look and tastes to it. I didn’t cook it anymore longer than the desired cooking time cuz I was worried about overcooking the meat. Any tip on how to get the glazed caramelized? Maybe broil it for 3-5 mins?

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    • Natasha
      August 31, 2022

      Hi Jeannie, I think broiling could work but maybe for 1-3 minutes depending on how close to the broiler your meatloaf is.

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      • Gabby
        September 6, 2022

        I actually did the broil and man it came out good! I had never tried making meatloaf because stories I read said it would come out dry. No this one! Delicious!

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          September 6, 2022

          Happy to hear that you loved this meatloaf, Gabby!

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    • Willie Chilout
      September 11, 2022

      You can always add a little cornstarch to thicken it up, but I also add sriracha and a little Worcestershire sauce. Using the broiler will also help but dont over do it. I would recommend keeping the oven door open.

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