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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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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

4.94 from 302 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Amazing homemade Meatloaf Recipe. The meatloaf is so tender and juicy on the inside with a sweet and tangy sauce that glazes the meatloaf and adds so much flavor!

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

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

Ingredients

Meatloaf Ingredients:

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

Meatloaf Sauce Ingredients:

Instructions

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

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

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

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  • hali
    December 2, 2020

    Anyone try with ground venison?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 2, 2020

      Hi Hali, I looked through the comments and didn’t see a comment with that. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe!

      Reply

  • Bonnie Schwab
    December 1, 2020

    Excellent dish! Sauce is a perfect finish, keeps loaf juicy and locks in flavour. Parchment paper a must. I add a lot more herbs and double the crushed garlic with some Worcester added. Made a great cold lunch afterwards with different flavour.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 1, 2020

      Yum! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Bonnie!

      Reply

  • Rick
    November 30, 2020

    What an awesome dish. Easy to prepare and taste’s great.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 30, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Evelyn Haber
    November 30, 2020

    what can u use instead of milk in the meatloaf? Allergies

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 30, 2020

      Hi Evelyn, several of our readers left comments about leaving out the milk altogether, and it worked great. One of our readers said: “This was really fabulous. For those asking about excluding milk, I substituted it for unsweetened almond milk, and it came out perfect!” I hope that helps.

      Reply

  • Pat Watkinson
    November 29, 2020

    The only thing we could taste was ketchup. It needs much more flavour and less ketchup.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 30, 2020

      Thanks for your feedback, Pat. However, we’ve made this recipe a lot of times already and it never tasted just like ketchup. Were the ingredients measured correctly? I hope this article on How to Measure Ingredients can also help.

      Reply

  • Jess Plummer
    November 29, 2020

    So amazing!!!! I hated meatloaf when I was younger, but decided to make this to mix up our meals. Making it for the second time tonight, and had to double it for our family of 6 because everyone wanted leftovers! My dad also uses it, and will be slow roasting for six hours next time he makes it. Thank you!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 29, 2020

      Hi Jess, so good to know that you enjoyed our meatloaf recipe. This is also one of our favorites, I hope that you and your family will also love all the other recipes that you will try!

      Reply

  • Deborah J Jackson
    November 29, 2020

    Hi Natasha – two questions. Can I use Gluten free oats instead of the panko crumbs? I look forward to making it!

    Thank you –

    Deborah

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 29, 2020

      Hi Deborah, I haven’t tried that yet to advise. You might need to do an experiment on that one. If you try that process, please share with us how it goes.

      Reply

  • Mackey
    November 28, 2020

    I just finished making your meatloaf recipe for the second time. The first time I made it, it was a very big hit with my husband. I loved it too. I had tried soo many meatloaf recipes trying to find a moist one. My mother made moist meatloafs but never used a recipe. By the time I wanted to make meatloaf for my family it was too late to ask how to make hers. But I have yours now and I won’t be looking for another meatloaf recipe. The glaze is beyond amazing. Thank you for sharing!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 28, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Ruth Miza
    November 26, 2020

    Hi Natasha is it necessary to use Parchment paper ? Or can I make it without it?

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    • Natasha
      November 26, 2020

      Hi Ruth, if your pan is a good non-stick pan, that would work without parchment, but it does make it easier to serve and remove using parchment paper.

      Reply

  • Angela
    November 25, 2020

    Wow, amazing! I’ve never added a glaze to my meatloaf, and I saw this the other day and had to try it. Big hit with my picky eaters!!!
    Will definitely make this again.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 25, 2020

      That’s just awesome, Angela! Thank you so much for that wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Prem
    November 24, 2020

    Wow! Big hit for dinner tonight! I added chopped celery and I must admit I was hesitant about the glaze but it was delicious!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 25, 2020

      Love it! Thanks for your great feedback, I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe.

      Reply

  • brandi
    November 24, 2020

    I forgot the milk… we’ll see how it turns out LOL

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 24, 2020

      I hope it still turns out good. Please let us know how it goes, Brandi!

      Reply

  • Lottie
    November 23, 2020

    Made this meatloaf last night – it was excellent!
    Even when reheated today for a meatloaf sandwich, it was still very moist. We like the crispy edges, so I cooked it on a larger pan as you suggested. I’m looking forward to leftovers for dinner.
    Thank you for another wonderful recipe!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 23, 2020

      I’m so glad you loved this recipe, Lottie. Thank you for the 5 stars and awesome review!

      Reply

  • Mike
    November 23, 2020

    I decided to try this recipe. I got tired of my family eating out and was really craving a good ol homemade cooked meal. Not to toot my own horn but wow! It was amazing, I was really impressed for making meatloaf for the first time.The most flavor-able, juicy, and overall best meatloaf recipe. Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 23, 2020

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review, Mike!

      Reply

  • Christine Gibson
    November 21, 2020

    Making this for supper with roasted brussel sprouts, whipped potatoes and lemon pie for dessert. Really enjoy using your recipes Natasha, thank you for posting your recipes.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 21, 2020

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

      Reply

  • kelly
    November 19, 2020

    can I half the recipe? and if so, how long would you cook it? I only have 1/2 the meat and dont want to go to store. thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 19, 2020

      Hi Kelly, I haven’t tried halving the recipe but that should work fine halved. The time shouldn’t change much I hope you love it.

      Reply

  • bob
    November 19, 2020

    I usually don’t make a topping for my meatload but I’m making dinner for a foster family tonight so I will try your topping. My tip for meatloaf is to make it in a round pan (like a souffle dish) and leave a hole in the middle. Then, midway through you can use papertowels to sop up the excess fat. Makes a bit less greasy meatloaf.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 19, 2020

      Sounds good, I hope you like it! Thank you for sharing some tips with us, Bob. We appreciate it.

      Reply

  • Jean Bullard
    November 18, 2020

    I had a craving for meatloaf and came across your recipe. Wow – so juicy and full of flavor. We all loved it and will definitely make it again and again!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 18, 2020

      Awesome! Thanks for your great feedback, Jean. I’m glad you loved this recipe.

      Reply

  • Maria
    November 17, 2020

    I made the your meatloaf and creamy mashed potato recipe and they were delicious. It’s been years since I hadn’t made meatloaf and I loved your recipe. Thanks for sharing your recipes 🙏

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 18, 2020

      I’m so glad you loved both recipes, Maria. I hope you will love all the recipes that you will try!

      Reply

  • Nonnie
    November 16, 2020

    My hubby is a bacon lover so I have to sub the tomato over the top with bacon. I think maybe it made the juices even better. I am not a big fan of meatloaf so haven’t eaten much since my mom died over 25 years ago. I loved hers and don’t have that touch with it but this is good but still not like moms. Family loved this recipe and wolfed it down and hubby was glad of the little leftovers to make sandwiches next day. Happy happy family and happy me too.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 16, 2020

      I’m glad you found this recipe Nonnie and the family enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • EWoods
    November 16, 2020

    Can you substitute beyond beef in this recipe?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 16, 2020

      Hi, I haven’t experimented with Beyond Beef to advise on but here is what one of our readers wrote: ” So delicious-this is my go to recipe with a few tweaks. I make this vegetarian by substituting beyond beef! And I add about a tablespoon of Worcester sauce to the mix. Cook in a large Pyrex dish so The sides are exposed and it gets crusty. It takes about 20-30 min longer but comes out amazing. The crusty glaze is just how I remember the perfect meatloaf. Thanks!!!” I hope this is helpful!

      Reply

  • Janet Gillespie
    November 15, 2020

    Second time using this never fail meatloaf recipe.Awesome
    Last time I had excess meat left over so I made patties..omg..they were delicious..use your meatloaf recipe for patties any day too👍❤️

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 15, 2020

      That’s nice! Thanks for your perfect review and rating, we’re so glad you loved our meatloaf recipe!

      Reply

  • Janet Gillespie
    November 15, 2020

    Best recipe..I too,was tired of making terrible meatloaves..loved this recipe..spiced it up a bit..great sauce..this is my second time using this recipe..never fails.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 15, 2020

      Thank you, Janet!

      Reply

  • Jessica
    November 14, 2020

    This recipe is delicious and really easy to make! I made it in a hurry but it still turned out great, the sauce is what really brings it together.

    Some tips: take the time to finely chop your onions, don’t over mix your meatloaf (mine came out a little dense but that’s on me), and add a little Worcestershire sauce if you have it on hand. I also added a dollop of honey BBQ sauce and sriracha (trust me, it works) for a tangier sauce and it was really tasty. Great recipe, would recommend trying!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 15, 2020

      Love it! Thank you so much for your great feedback and tips! That is so helpful, we appreciate it, Jessica.

      Reply

  • Kathy
    November 14, 2020

    Wow, this is the best tasting meatloaf I’ve ever had. I had given up on meatloaf until I tried this recipe. I did add one tablespoon Worcestershire sauce and increased the Italian seasoning to 2 teaspoons. My husband and daughter loved it, and it makes great leftovers and meatloaf sandwiches. Thanks so much!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 14, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Holly
    November 13, 2020

    I halved the recipe since there are only two of us, and it was delicious. I’m saving the site and will never again buy a meatloaf packet or sauce. None of them can compare and it was simple to put together.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 13, 2020

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

      Reply

    • Carol H
      November 18, 2020

      Hi Holly, I halved the meatloaf as well and was wondering how long you cooked it for?

      Reply

  • MB
    November 10, 2020

    Made this a couple weeks ago, doubled the recipe minus the parsley and sugars. My roomie was SOOO upset after he tasted it that we gave the second loaf to a neighbor lol! Making it again tonight but def not giving any away…he want’s meatloaf sandwiches! And this is the guy that doesn’t like leftovers so…GREAT recipe!!!

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    • MB
      November 10, 2020

      Also, made mashed potatoes and used *gasp* jarred gravy from the store. Poured some of the drippings from the meatloaf into the gravy and it was liquid heaven on the mashed potatoes. Please give it a try

      Reply

      • Natasha's Kitchen
        November 11, 2020

        Sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing that with us and for this suggestion.

        Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 11, 2020

      LOL make sure to make more next time! Thank you for sharing that with us, we appreciate it!

      Reply

  • Joy Graham
    November 10, 2020

    I have made several recipes and they have all been great. Especially spaghetti and meatballs and chicken potpies. Look forward to your recipes. Also my husband thanks you.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 11, 2020

      I’m glad to hear that, Joy. Thanks for sharing and I hope you love every recipe that you will try!

      Reply

  • Vicki
    November 9, 2020

    This is best meatloaf recipe that I have ever tried!! When I made it, I doubled the recipe and replaced a pound of ground beef with ground pork sausage. The house smelled amazing, my dinner guests took home leftovers and my brand new oven is now broken in. lol.. THANK YOU!!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 9, 2020

      That is awesome! I love it, thank you so much for sharing that with us. I’m happy that everyone loved this recipe!

      Reply

  • ilion56
    November 6, 2020

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

    Reply

  • Randy Wade
    November 6, 2020

    I am making this right now. All of your other recipes have been great! I am sure this one is too! I am back is was really good!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 7, 2020

      I hope you love this recipe Randy!

      Reply

  • Todd
    November 6, 2020

    Made this twice now and wife and daughter absolutely love it!!! Great recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 6, 2020

      That’s just awesome Todd! Thank you so much for sharing that wonderful review with us!

      Reply

  • Tessa Jac
    November 4, 2020

    Made this meatloaf with ground turkey and it came out delicious. I did add a red bell pepper and substituted the ketchup with tomato sauce. One of the best meatloafs I’ve ever made. I will definitely make it again. Thank you

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 4, 2020

      Yum! That sounds amazing! Thank you for that wonderful review Tessa!

      Reply

  • Adrienne
    November 3, 2020

    Delicious! Made exactly as written. There are only 2 of us so we had a lot of leftovers but they are just a delicious as the first day! The glaze was great too! Thank you for this recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 3, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Michelle Santana
    November 2, 2020

    Good morning, I made this meatloaf yesterday and my husband liked it but he mentioned it was too dense and that 2 lbs of meat is a lot especially for a family of 3. Do you think it was dense because I over mixed it. He had stated to maybe use 1.5 lbs of meat and maybe 1 cup of breadcrumbs. What do you think and help. Thank you

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    • Natasha
      November 3, 2020

      Hi Michelle, meatloaf can get tough if over mixed or overbaked. Also, using beef that is super lean will make the meatloaf less juicy.

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      • Michelle Santana
        November 5, 2020

        Thank you for responding back!! The meat that I use is 80/20, IDK if that means anything to you lol. I will try to not over mix the next time I make this recipe, thank you.

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    • Alan Thompson
      November 9, 2020

      Recipe says 3/4 cup Panko bread crumbs

      Reply

  • Manana
    October 29, 2020

    Hello Natasha, please tell me, in the sauce, can I replace white vinegar with apple vinegar 5% (such white vinegar is not sold here)? or not add anything?

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    • Natasha
      October 29, 2020

      Hi Manana, I haven’t tested that, but I think it would be worth testing that.

      Reply

  • Jazmin
    October 29, 2020

    This is so delicious. I substituted the ketchup for tomato passata/purée and added a little sweet paprika to the glaze. It was so good. We will definitely make again.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 29, 2020

      Hello Jazmin, nice to know that you were able to find a great substitute and I’m glad you loved it!

      Reply

  • Brenda Coleman
    October 28, 2020

    For the first time in 62 years I made an amazing meatloaf with this recipe!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 28, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that Brenda!

      Reply

  • Debbie Cater
    October 28, 2020

    I just made this meatloaf and it is AMAZING !!!! It is so soft and tasty. The recipe worked perfect and the sauce on top is delicious!! I have made several of your recipes so far and they are all outstanding !

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 28, 2020

      That’s so great Debbie! Thank you so much for sharing this awesome review with me!

      Reply

  • Lyss
    October 27, 2020

    Would I be able to substitute regular breadcrumbs for panko? I don’t have any on hand.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 27, 2020

      Hello Lyss, I imagine that will work fine too.

      Reply

  • Larry
    October 27, 2020

    Great recipe. I made only slight changes (used beef, pork, and veal) but used the basic structure. The glaze is what really made the dish. Really reminded me of eating meatloaf as a kid, but definitely elevated.

    Thanks a lot, I will be adding this one to my recipe collection.

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    • Larry
      October 27, 2020

      Oh, and one more tip:

      I stuck a digital thermometer probe into the meatloaf, takes the guesswork out of cooking to temp. I think USDA recommends 160. But I cooked to 155 as I had ground my own meat and was less concerned about pathogens.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 27, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Stephanie R
    October 25, 2020

    Your recipe got shared in a cooking group I’m in on Facebook and I am so grateful! This is the best meatloaf recipe I’ve used.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 25, 2020

      Love it! Thanks for your great comments and feedback, Stephanie.

      Reply

  • Laura Flannigan
    October 25, 2020

    Can I use dried parsley? I don’t have fresh.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 25, 2020

      Hi Laura, dried parsley should work too

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  • Sue H.
    October 24, 2020

    I made this tonight, but left the vinegar out of the sauce. It was delicious!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 24, 2020

      I’m happy you enjoyed that Sue! Thank you for that great review!

      Reply

  • Makala Goode
    October 23, 2020

    Everyone I made the meatloaf for loves it, especially the sauce!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 24, 2020

      That’s so great Makala! I’m so happy to hear that!

      Reply

  • Shannon
    October 22, 2020

    Omg! Such a good meatloaf recipe. This went into my favorites pin board! I followed the recipe exactly how it was wrote. My husband went back for seconds he enjoyed it so much!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 23, 2020

      That is so awesome! I’m glad to hear that, Shannon. Thank you for sharing that with us.

      Reply

    • Mandy
      October 26, 2020

      Can I make this into meatballs instead?

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  • Patrick William
    October 22, 2020

    I don’t have brown sugar on hand, will white sugar work instead?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 22, 2020

      Hi Patrick, we prefer brown sugar for the color and flavor, but you could substitute if you don’t have brown sugar on hand.

      Reply

  • Sue
    October 22, 2020

    This is our new favourite comfort food! I added the drippings to regular brown gravy and it made the best gravy to go over your creamy mashed potatoes as well. I’m working my way through all your recipes and so far they are all fabulous- keep ‘em coming!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 22, 2020

      I’m so glad you found a favorite!! Thank you for sharing this with me, Sue!

      Reply

  • Todd
    October 21, 2020

    Made this tonight. It was my first meatloaf and man was it a hit! Thank you.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 21, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Janice
    October 19, 2020

    This meatloaf is amazing! Other than making half the recipe, I made it pretty much as written.

    For the glaze, I added an extra tablespoon of brown sugar since I used ACV instead of white vinegar.

    My husband LOVED it! Thanks so much!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 19, 2020

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

      Reply

    • Carol H
      November 18, 2020

      Hi Janice, I halved the meatloaf as well and was wondering how long you cooked it for?

      Reply

  • Alice
    October 15, 2020

    Hi Natasha! I would love to have the meatloaf frozen in single serving size portions for grab and go during the week. Does the meatloaf freeze well after it’s cooked?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 15, 2020

      Hi Alice, I haven’t tried freezing it yet after cooking. But 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.

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    • Fawn
      October 19, 2020

      Alice, I make a very similar recipe to this one and it freezes very well in slices! It makes great sandwiches, too.

      Reply

  • Tina Clawson
    October 14, 2020

    Hey girl…i love watching your video tutorials on your site…although lately they have to many pop up adds and i cant seem to get to the video portion as easy as it once was…

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 14, 2020

      Hi Tina, thank you for sharing your concerns and feedback. The only way we can continue providing free recipes is by having ads on our site so we are not able to remove those at this time. We find that most people would rather see the ads than pay to see the recipes. I appreciate your feedback and I hope you love every recipe you try.

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  • LaShanda Smith
    October 13, 2020

    I used your recipe last night. It was soooooo good!!! My family loved it. Instead of using 2lbs of ground beef, I used 1lb of ground beef and 1 lb. of turkey ground. I will not be going back to my old way of making meatloaf😊

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 13, 2020

      I am so happy to hear that! Thank you so much for sharing your experience making this recipe.

      Reply

  • Mary
    October 11, 2020

    Can we make the meatloaf with ground turkey?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 12, 2020

      Hello Mary, I imagine that will work.

      Reply

  • Chris McCallen
    October 11, 2020

    Made exactly as written…huge hit!! We will be making this again and again!!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 11, 2020

      Wonderful to hear that! Thank you so much, Chris.

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  • Janna
    October 10, 2020

    Per Paula Deen’s recipe finely chop a Granny Smith Apple and add it to your meatloaf. Adds a different texture. Your glaze is amazing!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 10, 2020

      Thank you for sharing that tip with me Janna!

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  • Laurie McL
    October 4, 2020

    Just made this, but with half ground turkey and half ground veal. Added minced celery, used up a bit of leftover homemade spag sauce for the ketchup, and ‘regular’ breadcrumbs. Fabulous! Used honey instead of brown sugar in the glaze, and added worcestshire sauce. Big hit!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 5, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that!

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  • Debbie S
    October 4, 2020

    Great recipe I used chili sauce and added a little brown sugar it was easy and delicious

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 5, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Beeg
    October 3, 2020

    2nd time making this and absolutely perfect once again! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 3, 2020

      You’re welcome Beeg! I’m happy you enjoyed that!

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  • CC
    September 30, 2020

    Just made this for dinner it was fantastic! I didn’t have Panko so I used crushed saltines delicious 😋 Thanks for another great recipe🥰

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 30, 2020

      So good to know that the substitute that you used worked well! Thank you for your good comments and feedback, we appreciate it!

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  • Rod
    September 30, 2020

    Hello!
    What can be used in place of the egg in this recipe? Thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 30, 2020

      Hi Rod, I have not tested a substitute to advise. Others have mentioned substitutions with either 1/4 cup tomato sauce, beef broth, or even applesauce for the egg in your recipe. I hope this helps.

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  • Stacey H
    September 29, 2020

    I have made this several times, it is absolutely the best meatloaf I have ever had (and I have tried quite a bit as it is one of my favorite entrees). In a family of 7, everyone loves it and I have 2 members that do not like meatloaf ever! It is one of our go-to recipes that we make at least once every 2 weeks now. Thank you so much for sharing, I have referred others to this recipe as well and they love it too. Can’t wait to try other recipes from Natasha’s Kitchen!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 29, 2020

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

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  • Stacey Cavanagh
    September 28, 2020

    Would using dried parsley change the flavour any?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 28, 2020

      Hi Stacey, dried parsley should work!

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  • LMN
    September 26, 2020

    Best meatloaf I’ve ever had and I’ve tried them all!

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    • Natasha
      September 26, 2020

      Hi, I am so happy you loved the meatloaf. Thank you for the wonderful review!

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  • Josie C.
    September 22, 2020

    So good…my picky family loved it! Made 2 last night, one was with the IMPOSSIBLE BURGER and the other with ground beef. The family could not tell the difference. Both were so full of flavor. definitely a keeper. Thanks, again for another great reciepe!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 22, 2020

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

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  • Josie C.
    September 22, 2020

    Such a hit!!! I actually made 2 one with the Impossible Burger, other with ground beef. My picky family couldn’t tell the difference. Thank you for the easy and amazing good recipes you have shared. Forgot to take a picture.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 22, 2020

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

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      • Mary
        October 5, 2020

        Do you use yellow or white onion?

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          October 5, 2020

          Hi Mary, we used yellow onion for this recipe.

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  • Candy Ramirez
    September 20, 2020

    I made this tonight and it was so good!! The glaze makes all the difference!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 21, 2020

      Super! Thanks for your awesome review, Candy.

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  • Crystal
    September 20, 2020

    Easy and delicious. One of my kiddos wasn’t sure of the sweetness but the rest of us loved it. A keeper for sure.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 20, 2020

      Thanks for sharing that with us, Crystal. We appreciate your feedback!

      Reply

  • Mike
    September 19, 2020

    Thank you for this recipe. I made it and it was a hit. More points for daddy’s dinners.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 19, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Susan Andrews
    September 16, 2020

    Hi can i subsitute almond or coconut milk for the dairy milk ?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 16, 2020

      Hi Susan, several of our readers left comments about leaving out the milk altogether and it worked great. One of our readers said: “This was really fabulous. For those asking about excluding milk, I substituted it for unsweetened almond milk and it came out perfect!” I hope that helps.

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      • Nadja
        October 12, 2020

        Hi!
        Can i use half and half instead of milk?

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    • Carla
      September 22, 2020

      FYI, I made this tonight and substitute the milk with chicken broth and it was delicious!

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        September 22, 2020

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

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  • A Black
    September 16, 2020

    i just have to leave my experience about this recipe! I am a 37 year old who has NEVER made homemade meatloaf so i searched the internet and came across yours. My boyfriend called from work yesterday evening and asked what was i cooking and i told him meatloaf. With a long silence he said “can you do that”? Of course I was like uggghhh YEAHHH!!! lol NO PROBLEM! About an hour after that he called again to ask if it would be enough for his co worker and wife to come over…me being me, I told him absolutely. I was so scared I was going to mess this meal up. Well, everything turned out PERFECT!!! The best part was receiving compliments on my meatloaf..thank you so much!!!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 16, 2020

      HAHA – oh that’s awesome! Way to prove you can do it! I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe!!

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  • Jake
    September 15, 2020

    Good meatloaf recipe. The only thing I added was a little Worcestershire sauce. The glaze is also good. Two thumbs up.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 15, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that! Thank you for sharing that great review with us Jake!

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  • Pear C
    September 14, 2020

    Made this yesterday just as in recipe. It was easy and sooo delicious. It was a lot of gravy that made me worried that my meatload was not cooked but it did have internal temp of 169 so I think it was great! Thank you for this outstanding recipe!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 14, 2020

      You’re welcome Pear! I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe!

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  • Carole Gaudreault
    September 14, 2020

    Bonjour,
    Je suis du Québec, ce pain de viande est mon préféré. Vos recettes sont toutes délicieuses.
    Merci

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 14, 2020

      I’m so happy you found a favorite on our blog, Carole! That’s so great!

      Reply

  • Rhoda
    September 13, 2020

    My only meatloaf recipe now…a few modifications as I don’t have parsley and added a 1/2 tsp of dry mustard in the meatloaf mix and used red wine vinegar in the sauce. Added the sauce at the beginning and my loaf pan and ant really large so cooked mine for 1 hour 15 minutes.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 14, 2020

      So good to know that worked well, Rhoda! Thank you for sharing some tips with us.

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  • Barbara
    September 13, 2020

    Your Meatloaf was a great success. Wanted to send a pic, but there is no way. Topped mine with a sprinkle of cheese and Parsley. Looked as great as it tasted. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 13, 2020

      So awesome to hear that, Barbara! You may share photos of your creation on our Facebook page or group, that way other members can see it too!

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  • ÑãtãlÎê Mãç
    September 10, 2020

    My meatloaf is very similar except mine has more ketchup and green peppers but yours tastes so much better!! I do exactly you’re receipt now and add some green peppers

    Delicious

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 10, 2020

      Love the idea of adding peppers! Thank you for that wonderful feedback!

      Reply

  • Angela
    September 10, 2020

    Turned out delicious the first time i made this and am making it for a second time for dinner tonight!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 10, 2020

      That’s just awesome Angela! Thank you for that wonderful feedback!

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    • Sasha
      September 17, 2020

      Can you sub tomato paste for the ketchup, either in the actual meatloaf, the glaze, or both?

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  • Pavia
    September 9, 2020

    Back in my younger days I seen beef and pork in 50/50 in market for meatloaf. I never made without ground pork with your recipe will it be taste same?? Your only say 2lb ground beef. I’m willing to try it new recipe of your.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 9, 2020

      Hi Pavia, we love this recipe with ground beef but I imagine this recipe will work with pork. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

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  • Stacy
    September 7, 2020

    I wanted to let you know that this meat loaf is the best meat loaf I’ve made. My family just loves it. I follow the ingredients but I do like to add a green pepper. Thank you for making yummy recipes. We have tried many.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 7, 2020

      That makes me so happy, Stacy! Thank you for sharing your awesome feedback with us. Love it!

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  • Dawn Wolfington
    September 7, 2020

    Can Apple cider vinegar be used instead of the white vinegar? Also I have parsley flakes instead of fresh, would they work? Trying to avoid going to the store. Otherwise I have all the ingredients.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 7, 2020

      Hi Dawn, I haven’t tested that but one of our readers mentioned great results using apple cider vinegar.

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  • Bob Cousens
    September 3, 2020

    This was absolutely the BEST meatloaf I have ever made!!!! You could really taste the garlic and onions! And it was very tender. Meatloaf sandwiches were awesome!!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 3, 2020

      Wow! I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for the great review, Bob!

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  • LAURIE BURNETTE
    September 3, 2020

    Made this meatloaf and it was very good. Hubby loved it. The only reason for the 4 stars instead of 5 is because it was a little too “garlicky” for me. All-in-all, a very good recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 3, 2020

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me & for that feedback!

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      • Deb Willms
        September 8, 2020

        You can never have too much garlic.

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  • Helena Dias
    September 2, 2020

    I love all your recipes and I try most of them and I want to start my business at home because I love and enjoying cooking

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 2, 2020

      Hello Helena, so wonderful to hear that and I think that’s a good plan. I hope my recipes will help you with your soon-to-be business!

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  • Haley
    September 2, 2020

    Hi Natasha, can make this meatloaf couple of hours earlier or mix everything couple of hours earlier and put in the fridge? Please let me know. Thanks!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 2, 2020

      Hi Haley, 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.

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      • Judy
        September 8, 2020

        Can I mix this and put in the pan and put in the fridge and bake tomorrow?

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        • Natasha
          September 8, 2020

          Hi Judy, that should work, but it will need a little more time in the oven if going from the refrigerator to the oven.

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  • Faith
    September 2, 2020

    I have made many different versions of meat loaf but was never satisfied BUT this recipe is the BOMB!!! Love it so does my husband. The sauce for the top is so much better then the others too.
    I’m glad I signed up for your recipes.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 2, 2020

      That’s just awesome Faith! I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Kathryn Jarvis
    September 1, 2020

    After my success with your pot roast recipe I returned for a good, basic meatloaf recipe. Made this last night and my husband said it was the best meatloaf he’s ever eaten (and he’s a Nebraskan who grew up on meat and potatoes). No changes other than cutting it in half (I only had 1.2 lbs ground beef). Super moist and very, very tasty.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 1, 2020

      Wow!! Sounds like you found a new favorite Kathryn! I’m so happy you both enjoyed this recipe!

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    • Carol H
      November 18, 2020

      Just curious, how long did you cook it?

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  • Charlotte
    September 1, 2020

    Excited to try this tomorrow night! My local store has 85% ground round or 80% lean and 93% lean ground beef. As someone who hasn’t made meatloaf before, I’m not sure if ground round will work as well. Of my three options, what might you recommend? Thanks!

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    • Natasha
      September 1, 2020

      Hi Charlotte, in general, the higher the fat content, the juicier your meatloaf will be. I would go with the 80% or 85%.

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  • Claudia
    August 31, 2020

    Now that fall is upon us I will be looking for warm cosy meals like meatloaf. Most of the recipes I have used always leave something to be desired if you know what I mean. I am going to make yours and do a test with ‘Jessica Gavin culinary scientist’ recipe. It was very good. After reading the comments on your recipe I am going to give your’s a try. I have never been disappointed with any of your recipes. I will let you know the results. thanks

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 31, 2020

      I hope you love this recipe, Claudia! It is one of our more popular recipes!

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  • lisa
    August 30, 2020

    made this tonight for dinner , looks delicious with the glaze, i have tried a few of your recipes and everyone has been on point, so i know that the meatloaf will be just as good, thanks again

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 30, 2020

      You’re most welcome, Lisa. I hope you love it too!

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  • Nancy
    August 28, 2020

    LOVE THIS MEATLOAF. BEST MEATLOAF EVER. I SUBSTITUTE CRUSHED CRACKERS INSTEAD OF PANKO. TURNED OUT PERFECT.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 29, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Misty White
    August 25, 2020

    I’m not a meatloaf person, but my husband really is! This recipe has turned me around on meatloaf!!! It is truly fabulous!!! I serve it with mashed potatoes and fried onion strings on top!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 25, 2020

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

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  • veronica
    August 24, 2020

    OMG!! A little hesitant making this as there are various different types of meatloaf recipes on the internet. i just made this one and it is amazing!!! thank you so much for sharing!! will definetly try your other recipes!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 24, 2020

      Yay, that is amazing! I am so happy to know that it was a success, I hope you love every recipe that you will try, Veronica.

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  • Diane Lieberman
    August 23, 2020

    Making this tonight! But I’m cooking for one. Does it freeze well after it’s cooked?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 23, 2020

      Sounds good, Diane. 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.

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  • Sarah
    August 22, 2020

    Best meatloaf ever!!!!

    Thank you for sharing

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 22, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Kay
    August 22, 2020

    I like the simpleness of this recipe. I also like the fact that you didn’t need to add other meats to make it more flavorful. The glaze makes it sound delicious. I will be making this recipe this week with mashed potatoes!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 22, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that Kay! Thank you for this great review!

      Reply

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