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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 3438 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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  • 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.

      Reply

  • 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!

      Reply

  • 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!

      Reply

  • 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

    Reply

    • 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.

      Reply

  • 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!

      Reply

  • 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!

        Reply

    • 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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    • 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.

      Reply

  • 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!

      Reply

  • 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.

      Reply

  • 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!!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 20, 2022

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

      Reply

  • 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!

      Reply

  • 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!

    Reply

    • 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.

      Reply

  • 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.

      Reply

  • 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!

      Reply

  • 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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  • 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!

      Reply

    • 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.

      Reply

  • 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.

      Reply

  • 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!

      Reply

  • 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!

      Reply

  • 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!

      Reply

  • 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. 🙂

      Reply

  • 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.

      Reply

  • 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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  • 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.

      Reply

  • 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!

      Reply

  • 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!

      Reply

  • 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!

      Reply

  • 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!

      Reply

  • 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.

      Reply

  • 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!

      Reply

  • 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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  • 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! 🙂

      Reply

  • 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.

      Reply

    • 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.

      Reply

  • 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.

      Reply

  • 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.

      Reply

  • 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!

      Reply

  • 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.

      Reply

  • Clarice
    August 29, 2022

    It was delicious. I really enjoy the glaze and the meat was very moist. I will definitely make it again.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 29, 2022

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

      Reply

  • Linda
    August 26, 2022

    My family absolutely loves this recipe.. very tasty.. no heartburn.. This is better then my grandmothers.. great job!!! ❤️ Thank you for sharing it!!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 26, 2022

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

      Reply

  • Barb
    August 26, 2022

    I made this for supper tonight.
    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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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 26, 2022

      Sounds wonderful, thank you for sharing with us, Barb!

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  • Jonathon
    August 25, 2022

    I made the recipe , but I used some fresh ground wild pork and a lil beef . Also prepared the night before . Was wonderful loved the recipe. Was a 5 lb meat loaf plenty of left overs . Wonderful recipe .

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 25, 2022

      Wow! That’s a big meatloaf. 🙂 I’m so glad it was enjoyed, Jonathon. The pork and beef combo sounds delicious!

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  • Mary Owens
    August 24, 2022

    I love this recipe and I make it in the larger cupcake pan. It makes such a nice individual serving rolled into a big ball. The sauce is icing on the cake. I had many compliments! Thanks for the recipe!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 24, 2022

      What a great idea, Mary! Thank you for sharing that with us. I’m so glad you enjoy this recipe.

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  • Jackie
    August 24, 2022

    Would adding mozzarella change anything? My kids like to have cheese stuffed meatloaf.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 24, 2022

      Hi Jackie! I haven’t tested it to advise. I think it could work just fine. Let us know if you experiment with it. 🙂

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  • Connie
    August 23, 2022

    Recipe was a huge success. I’ve made meatloaf for over 50 years and this was one of the best. I did not change anything but the solid recipe is a good base to experiment. Sauce was tasty and easy to make. I used extra lean ground beef. Definitely a keeper.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 23, 2022

      That’s so great, Connie! Thank you so much for sharing. I’m glad you loved this recipe.

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  • Lainey
    August 23, 2022

    Making this tonight! If I’m only making 4 servings, so 1 lb of beef, do I reduce the cooking time?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 23, 2022

      Hi Lainey. I have not cut this recipe in half to advise on the baking time for that but most likely you will need to decrease it a bit and it will depend on the size pan you use. The internal temperature should be 160°F.

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  • Jay
    August 23, 2022

    To freeze this recipe , should I freeze sauce separately or freeze with sauce on? Thanks

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 23, 2022

      Hi Jay, 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. We have freezer instructions in the post. You can freeze it with the glaze.

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  • Venus
    August 22, 2022

    Topping was too thick and did not form a glaze. Did not cook past the allotted time as meatloaf would have overcooked. Sorry not a fan.

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  • Kandice
    August 22, 2022

    My family loved this recipe! Followed it exactly with one exception: kicked it up a notch with Pitzman’s mustard. Absolutely beautiful.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 22, 2022

      Sounds delicious, Kandice! Thank you for sharing that with us. 🙂

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  • Jennifer Whitlock
    August 22, 2022

    Made this last night for my husband ( who is a meatloaf aficionado ! ) and my brother. We all declared it to be the best meatloaf ever! Delicious! Will definitely be a favourite!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 22, 2022

      That makes me smile. Thank you, Jennifer! I’m so glad you found a new favorite! 🙂

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  • Linda
    August 22, 2022

    I just have to say using chilli sauce is much better than ketchup! It gives it a bit of zing and is delish! You don’t need the brown sugar….. just an idea….

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 22, 2022

      Thanks for the suggestion, Linda! 🙂

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  • Sue
    August 21, 2022

    I followed the recipe exactly except I used gluten free bread and almond milk. It came to so mushy that you could scoop it with a spoon. Thoughts anyone?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 21, 2022

      Hi Sue, it’s hard to say what the culprit is, especially with substitutions. It may likely be gluten-free bread since I haven’t had this experience. I’m not sure of the brand you used, but one of my readers mentioned: “Schar Gluten Free Breadcrumbs” saying “it’s delicious!! I’m the only one gluten free in the family and no one else can tell a difference.”

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    • Jo
      August 28, 2022

      Quick cook oats are a great gluten free bread crumb substitute!

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  • Carol
    August 21, 2022

    I struggle making a decent meatloaf….my 12 yo tells me that this is the best one ever! He even eats it as a snack so this recipe is a keeper…I will not be concerned about leftovers.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 21, 2022

      Love it! Thanks for sharing the great feedback with us, we appreciate it.

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  • Sean Gallagher
    August 21, 2022

    Thank you for your wonderful recipe! I made this for friends and added Morrel mushrooms and substituted Venison for beef. Great flavors. Nice glaze. Guests were happy.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 21, 2022

      I’m so happy to hear that, Sean! Thank you so much for sharing that with me!

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  • Dana
    August 20, 2022

    Way, way, way to much garlic!
    I put in two cloves. And all I tasted was garlic. What ashame.
    They called for 3 cloves.
    What awaste of time and food!.
    Unedible because of the overwhelming garlic taste

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    • Natasha
      August 20, 2022

      Hi Dana, I haven’t heard feedback about this being overly garlicky. I wonder if maybe you used very large cloves? Also, fresh garden-grown garlic is significantly stronger so I would probably cut it in half if using very fresh garlic.

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    • Cali
      August 29, 2022

      Did you use 2 BULBS instead of 2 cloves? There is NO way 2 CLOVES of garlic has the ability to make anything “too garlicky” lol

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  • Shelly
    August 20, 2022

    Made this recipe exactly as listed and it was amazing. Finally found the go to recipe for meatloaf. My husband ate it 3 nights in a row. Thank you for sharing!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 20, 2022

      So glad to hear that, Shelly! Thank you for the review. 🙂

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  • David S. Zrihen
    August 20, 2022

    This meatloaf recipe has become my go-to recipe. Thank You. I make it often and sometimes change it up a bit by adding grated carrots or grated zucchini (1/3 cup with water squeezed out). Can’t get enough of the amazing sauce! Love!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 20, 2022

      Hi David! That’s wonderful. I’m so glad you enjoy this recipe. Thank you for the review.

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  • Susan Cudlipp
    August 20, 2022

    Really tasty meatloaf. Nice and moist and the glaze really adds to it. Easy to make. I froze 2 portions and they tasted just as good after re-heating

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 20, 2022

      Hi Susan! I’m so glad you enjoy this meatloaf. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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  • Maddie
    August 17, 2022

    Loved the flavor but ours turned out mushy so next time would bake it directly on a pan or rack, not in a loaf pan.

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  • Ann Nagle
    August 17, 2022

    I made this for my family for dinner on the first day of school. Everyone RAVED! The butcher told me to use ground chuck which was yummy but oily. The glaze was insane! Thank you for this wonderful recipe!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 17, 2022

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

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  • Cass
    August 16, 2022

    I only have one pound of ground beef. Am I able to make this recipe with just one pound? If so what would the measurements for the other ingredients be?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 16, 2022

      Hi Cass. Our site provides a tool where you can adjust the serving size and it will adjust the ingredient list for you. This recipe serves 8 so if you change this to 4, it will be 1lb of beef.

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      • Sandy M
        August 19, 2022

        I 1/2’ed the recipe because I could not find where to change the serving size to 4.

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        • NatashasKitchen.com
          August 19, 2022

          Hi Sandy! If you hover the cursor over number of servings, you can slide right or left to increase or decrease the servings. 🙂

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  • Kyleigh Childers
    August 16, 2022

    Could I substitute red wine vinegar for white vinegar?
    I think I’ve made something similar before but used a red wine instead of white!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 16, 2022

      That should be fine. 🙂

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  • Kristine
    August 15, 2022

    Finally commenting on this after making it so many times. It’s absolutely delicious and freezes really well for future dinners. Thanks for an awesome recipe, Natasha!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 15, 2022

      Hi Kristine, thank you for sharing! I’m happy to know that you always make and love this recipe.

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  • Natasha
    August 15, 2022

    Hi! I have a couple questions. Can I substitute the milk for almond milk? Also, any substitutions for Panko breadcrumbs?

    Super excited to make this 😊

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 15, 2022

      Hello Natasha, I have not tested that to advise. If you do an experiment, please update us on how it goes!

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  • Sally
    August 15, 2022

    Could I use onion powder or onion flakes rather than an actual onion?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 15, 2022

      Hi Sally! It might alter the flavor a bit, but I think that would be fine.

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  • melissa
    August 14, 2022

    I love this meatloaf recipe. I love the glaze. I put it on my baby back ribs, and its a hit. just wondering,can I make this meatloaf recipe in a crockpot?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 14, 2022

      Good to know that, Melissa. I haven’t tried making this using a crockpot to advise. If you do an experiment, please share with us how it goes.

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  • Cory W
    August 13, 2022

    Excellent. I’d have taken a picture but the family dove right in. Moist, flavorful and love the vinegar in glaze. Awesome!!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 13, 2022

      Thanks for sharing, Cory! So glad they loved it. 🙂

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  • Cass
    August 12, 2022

    I was wondering if you could make this with 1 pound of ground beef? What would the measurements for the other ingredients be?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 13, 2022

      Hi Cass, you can use the tool on the recipe card to decrease the servings to 4 and it will convert the ingredient list for you.

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  • Kayti
    August 12, 2022

    Do you use smoked or sweet paprika in the meatloaf? I have to buy more anyway but wondering which to get.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 13, 2022

      Hi Kayti, just regular paprika is fine. It’s really just a preference thing. One of my other readers makes this recipe with smoked Paprika and said it turned out great.

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  • O Torres
    August 10, 2022

    I’ve only ever had Filipino meatloaf, but thought I’d try American meatloaf. It was a hit with my picky 2 year old. Husband said the glaze is delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 10, 2022

      That’s wonderful to hear! 🙂

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    • Laura Balcita
      August 19, 2022

      how is Filipino meatloaf different? would love to try to make sometime.

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  • Sherry
    August 10, 2022

    My favorite recipe for meatloaf! It reminds me of my mother’s meatloaf recipe. This time I doubled the sauce recipe because we liked it so much it’s great to heat up with the leftovers!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 10, 2022

      Hello Sherry, that is great to know! Thank you for your good comments and feedback, we’re happy to hear that you love this recipe!

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  • May
    August 9, 2022

    This is the only meatloaf recipe I will make. It’s moist and full of flavor!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 10, 2022

      Love it, May! Thank you for the review.

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  • Roshunda
    August 9, 2022

    This recipe was a hit at my house. I only had 1 lb of ground beef so I just use half the ingredients. Instead of breadcrumbs, I use crackers bout 1/4 cup. The sauce came out perfect. It delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 10, 2022

      Good to know that this recipe is a huge hit!

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  • Kiana
    August 8, 2022

    This came out better then I thought! Was my first time making meatloaf and this was an amazing flavorful recipe to follow!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 9, 2022

      Awesome! Thank you for the great feedback, Kiana.

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  • Lori J Jankowski
    August 8, 2022

    I am looking forward to trying this recipe. I am new to this site; is there an option to create my own ‘cookbook’ with Natasha’s Kitchen recipes without having to save to Pinterest?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 8, 2022

      Hi Lori! Welcome to my blog. At this time, we do not have a feature like that but hopefully, we can have something similar in the future where you can save your recipes. You can however click the print icon on the recipe card to print the recipes and create a cookbook.

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  • Andrea
    August 7, 2022

    Oh my goodness!! The recipe will now be my good to. My son is very picky but he loved this recipe You have to drizzle the top with the leftover juices. Wonderful. Thank you!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 7, 2022

      You’re welcome, Andrea. Happy to know that your picky son loved it!

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  • Allison
    August 7, 2022

    Yummy!! It was a tad too salty for me, but other than that it was perfect. Next time I’ll add about half the amount of salt the recipe calls for.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 7, 2022

      Hi Allison, thanks for the feedback and review. Yes, feel free to adjust the seasoning according to your preference next time.

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  • Frank
    August 5, 2022

    I like the idea of tacos out of the leftovers ( if there is any ) but use taco seasoning instead of the Italian seasoning. Going to give it a try tonight

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  • Shannon
    August 4, 2022

    Delicious! I used beyond burger meat instead of regular ground beef and it still tastes amazing!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 4, 2022

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

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  • Farah
    August 3, 2022

    This is the best meatloaf I have ever tried. My family loves it! Would I be able to pre-make it and freeze it for a quick dinner? Would it taste the same?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 3, 2022

      Hi Farah! So glad you enjoy this recipe. I have frozen it before cooking. To freeze, prepare meatloaf per instructions. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and foil and freeze.

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  • Christy
    August 3, 2022

    This recipe stopped my dad from eating the packaged processed meatloaf. I change the beef to half meatloaf mix (pork and beef) and half ground turkey. Everyone loves it.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 3, 2022

      That’s wonderful! I’m so glad to hear that, Christy. Thank you for the review.

      Reply

  • Johnny
    August 1, 2022

    This is an exceptionally good recipe to create a meatloaf with a combination of ground kangaroo and sautéed camel quarter points.. It adds that gamey savoir faire non-spoken undertone of garden variety flavoring, mashed together in a splendid cacophony of earthiness, but also adds a slightly carom de la Marcene to the flavor… If you have a kangaroo hanging about please give it a shot…you won’t regret it.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 1, 2022

      Hi Johnny! Wow, kangaroo?! Thank you for the wonderful feedback and for sharing your experiment with this recipe. 🙂

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  • Shannon Halley
    July 31, 2022

    Omg. This is amazing. Sooooo good. My husband loves it. Best meatloaf I have ever ate in my life.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 31, 2022

      That’s awesome feedback, Shannon. Thanks a lot for sharing!

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  • Raychel
    July 31, 2022

    Hi I made this recipe and it didn’t cook all the way with the 40 minutes at 375. I had to cook it longer

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    • Angela Capraro Schultz
      August 3, 2022

      She said cook 40 minutes then remove and add topping glaze and put back for another 15-20 minutes so cooks an hour at most.

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      • Lindsey
        August 8, 2022

        I made this with 93-7% fat ground turkey instead of beef, and it was Sooo good. Thanks for the recipe. I’ll be keeping this one.

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        • NatashasKitchen.com
          August 8, 2022

          That’s wonderful! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  • Marian Lowe
    July 31, 2022

    I made this recipe for my family with a few changes and they loved it! I caramelize the onions first then add them to the meatloaf and I divide the milk into half milk half heavy cream! Turned out great!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 31, 2022

      Thank you for your great comments and feedback, Marian. I appreciate you sharing that with us.

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  • Deb Lynn
    July 30, 2022

    I previously made this recipe but cut it in half as I only had one lb of ground beef. I also only had smoked paprika, no Italian seasoning, and only Italian panko crumbs. Using the Italian crumbs instead of plain crumbs took care of my problem of having no Italian seasoning. The substitutions were delicious and my grandkids LOVED the meatloaf. Going to make it again tomorrow trying a bit of finely chopped green pepper added in. Great recipe – so moist and tasty! Thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 30, 2022

      Aww, that’s the best! I’m so happy to hear you and the grandkids loved it, Deb! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

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  • Leslie
    July 30, 2022

    I’ve made this recipe before and it’s turned out great, but here’s one thing I advise that you DON’T do- 80% hamburger was on sale at the store and I thought it wouldn’t make that big of a difference this time around, but just switching that one thing in the recipe made the meatloaf way too greasy and fatty.

    We’ll still eat it out of stubbornness, and it’s not “bad”, but learn from my mistake and don’t try to cut corners on the hamburger fat percentage. Go for the leaner stuff.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 30, 2022

      Thank you so much for sharing that with us, Leslie!

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    • DonaG
      August 1, 2022

      Never go with on sale ground beef unless it’s 95/15. Just remember all the fat you hate your meatloaf swimming in and the unsightly greasy platters etc. all that will be in you! Today more than ever cook for health!

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  • Reva
    July 30, 2022

    I made this meatloaf for my picky family last night and they loved it. This will definitely be a go to recipe from now on. Thanks for sharing it.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 30, 2022

      I’m so glad this was a hit, Reva! That’s the best when the family loves what we parents make!

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  • Kim A
    July 29, 2022

    Just made this meatloaf. It was very good. I may make some changes the next go around. The Italian seasoning was a bit wrong for our taste…will leave it off next go. The glaze was amazing…might add shredded cheddar cheese on top as my family loves a cheese element to meatloaf, but wanted to do recipe as written the first time cooking.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 30, 2022

      Excellent feedback, Kim! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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  • Traci Vallier
    July 29, 2022

    Can you put green and red peppers in this recipe? I want to try this tonight for dinner

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 29, 2022

      I think you could but I have not tested it myself to advise.

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    • Kim A
      July 29, 2022

      I just made this but will also try adding some diced yellow and red peppers and leave off Italian seasoning …maybe a bit more onion as well. Respond back if you make it with the peppers!

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      • DonnaT
        August 4, 2022

        Kim, like a lot of people, I grew up with meatloaf on the table often. It always included green bell peppers, as well as sliced celery. YUM!

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    • Cindy
      September 6, 2022

      Yes, I do either one, just making sure it’s finely chopped. So delicious!

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  • Juztess
    July 28, 2022

    Best meatloaf I have ever made! I added a little bit of smoked paprika to the finishing sauce that gave it a nice smokey flavor that my family loves. It formed nicely, which is my biggest challenge. Instead of a pile of wet meat, we actually had sliced loaf! TY so much!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 28, 2022

      That’s a nice addition to the recipe, thanks for sharing the results with us. Glad you liked it!

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  • Karen Torres
    July 28, 2022

    It’s an amazing and delicious recipe! I used almost all the ingredients except parsley and everyone loved it!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 28, 2022

      Sounds great, Karen. Good to now that the recipe was a huge hit!

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  • Martha
    July 27, 2022

    This has been my favorite meatloaf recipe for the last year!! Outstanding

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 27, 2022

      Happy to know that, Martha!

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  • Amy hutchings
    July 27, 2022

    I sub gluten free oats for the panko and put two slices of bacon on top. Rave reviews

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 27, 2022

      Awesome! Thank you so much for sharing that, Amy! I know our readers will find this helpful!

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  • Elizabeth
    July 26, 2022

    I made this for my family Sunday night and u must say it was an HUGE hit. “This is the best meatloaf I’ve ever eaten” from the son in law, and “I don’t think I’ve eaten a juicier tastier meatloaf ever” from my Mother. So thank you thank you for this share. Tonight it’s the White sauce lasagna but substituting Italian and spicy sausage for the chicken. Can’t wait to see what a hit this one is.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 26, 2022

      You’re so welcome, Elizabeth! I’m glad to hear this was hit with your family! Thank you for your fantastic review!

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  • Kortni Austin
    July 26, 2022

    Could I substitute the panko bread crumbs for Italian? Trying to work with ingredients I already have in the kitchen.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 26, 2022

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

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    • Reva
      July 30, 2022

      I used Italian instead of panko and it worked great. Good luck.

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  • Bettylou
    July 26, 2022

    The best I have ever had. My family wants me to make it again

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 26, 2022

      Awesome! Glad you and your family enjoyed this recipe.

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  • Cindy
    July 25, 2022

    Made 2 loaves today. Put one in the freezer and the other in the fridge for tomorrow’s dinner. I’m here in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are expected to have normal weather the next couple of days…80’s. I’m okay with turning the oven on. 😊

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 26, 2022

      Sounds good! Enjoy and I hope you’ll enjoy all the recipes that you will try.

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  • Cari
    July 24, 2022

    Made this for the first time tonight and my family devoured it! So delicious! Not dry and packed full of flavor! Saved the recipe and will definitely make again! Thank you!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 25, 2022

      Wonderful! I’m happy you enjoy this recipe. 🙂

      Reply

  • Thomas James Brock
    July 24, 2022

    Parsley sage rosemary and Tyme from the song Scarborough fair was from a meatloaf recipe. 🙂

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  • Angel D.
    July 23, 2022

    Just made this tonight along with the mashed potatoes and it’s delicious! Thank you!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 23, 2022

      Wonderful! Thank you for the review.

      Reply

  • S Soto
    July 21, 2022

    Hey Natasha, I’m looking forward to trying this recipe! Do you think any other substitutions could work for the eggs, while keeping it moist? My son has egg allergies.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 21, 2022

      I haven’t tried any substitutions to advise. If you do an experiment, please share with us how it goes!

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    • L Noel
      July 24, 2022

      I recently read to use ground flax seed sitting in water for a few minutes to get the gel-like consistency would do the trick. I’m sorry i forget where i read that.

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    • Leisa Wilson
      July 24, 2022

      Here’s a quick list of egg substitutes that can be used in meatloaf: olive oil, mayonnaise, unflavored gelatin, breadcrumbs, avocado, Egg substitutes, Flax egg, Flour and oatmeal, Breadcrumbs, Gelatin, Chia seeds, Chickpea flour, Yogurt, Applesauce, Cheese, Aquafaba, Mashed potatoes, Cornstarch,

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  • Pat
    July 20, 2022

    Hello curious if I wanted to cut this recipe in half for a small loaf how long would I bake for?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 20, 2022

      Hi Pat, I have not tried making this in half batch but I imagine it will be the same cooking time just check it every now and then.

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      • Thomas James Brock
        July 24, 2022

        Traditional meatloaf mixes use 2 parts beef, 1 part pork, and one part veal. Eggs help bind the loaf but so does the veal with collagen. Substitute a couple packets of gelatin for the eggs, and the veal.

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    • Thomas James Brock
      July 24, 2022

      Digital meat thermometer 160 degrees. I make 12 oz individual meatloaves. My kids like having their own.

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  • Mark
    July 18, 2022

    Just made this exactly as written with no changes, and it is very good!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 18, 2022

      Hi Mark, thank you for following the recipe exactly as written. Happy to hear that you loved it!

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  • Jackie P
    July 17, 2022

    Have made this a couple of times – though I had to modify the sauce to reduce some of the sugars. I used crushed tomatoes instead of the ketchup, reduced the brown sugar and included many of the same herbs already in the recipe. It’s been a hit each time and will continue to be our go-to meatloaf.

    Thanks for continuing to share you recipes with us. I’m a big fan and have made many of them.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 17, 2022

      Hello Jackie, great to hear that the modifications that you made worked out so well! Thank you for your good comments and feedback.

      Reply

  • Virgil
    July 16, 2022

    Thank you, tried this recipe and it was wonderful. made a slight addition and that was I added 1/4 lb of Jimmy Dean hot sausage, and a small amount of smoke paprika. It was great.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 16, 2022

      Hi Virgil! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe. Thank you for sharing your experience.

      Reply

  • Pam
    July 16, 2022

    I made this recipe for dinner last night. My family loved it, not a single crumb left!!!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 16, 2022

      That’s wonderful, Pam! So glad they enjoyed it.

      Reply

  • Kathy
    July 16, 2022

    Omg this is the best meatloaf I’ve ever had. I usually only eat meatloaf on a sandwich. It’s so tender. I’ve always had tough meatloaf.
    Thank you

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 16, 2022

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

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  • James
    July 14, 2022

    Good recipe. My loaf that I make is awesome. And I never need to put ketchup on meatloaf I think it’s horrible. But had to make some for a friend and she wanted that darn ketchup. I used my loaf recipe So I tried your sauce to see how it would step ketchup up a notch. It is by far the best add on to meatloaf I’ve ever had and can’t believe I didn’t come up with that myself. I add green peppers diced tomatoes and more Worcestershire to my loaf. gratz on a good loaf recipe

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 14, 2022

      So glad you enjoyed the glaze, James! Thank you.

      Reply

  • Dorothy Johnson
    July 13, 2022

    I made it and it was great my family loved it and I will be making it again soon

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 13, 2022

      Great to hear that they loved this recipe!

      Reply

  • Colleen
    July 10, 2022

    Hello Natasha!
    This meatloaf came out Amazing! I did add some red, yellow and jalapeno peppers because they were just laying around doing nothing. It’s so tasty and moist.
    Thankyou for posting this!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 11, 2022

      Sounds delicious! You’re very welcome, Colleen! I’m happy it was enjoyed. 🙂

      Reply

  • Joanna Mayfield
    July 9, 2022

    I’ve tried to make meatloaf so many different ways I tried your recipe and oh wow it’s the fast thank you so much for sharing

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 9, 2022

      You’re welcome, Joanna! I’m glad you enjoyed this meatloaf.

      Reply

  • Alex
    July 9, 2022

    Really love this simple and straightforward recipe, I’m lucky if the family leaves any leftovers for the next day! Rock on, Natascha.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 9, 2022

      Hi Alex. So glad your family enjoys this recipe. Thank you for the review.

      Reply

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