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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

4.97 from 1005 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. 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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  • Lois
    November 30, 2021

    I made this tonight and it was the best meatloaf I have ever tasted. The only thing I had to change was that I had bought meatloaf mix of ground beef, veal and pork and it worked just fine.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 30, 2021

      Don’t you just love it when it all works out in the end! I’m glad you loved it, Lois!

      Reply

  • Diane
    November 29, 2021

    I cut the recipe in half as there are only 2 of us…it’s perfect and we love it!
    Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 29, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Laura Martinez
    November 29, 2021

    Hi! Happy Holidays! It looks delicious! Can I substitute Ketchup for Barbecue sauce?

    Reply

    • Natasha
      November 29, 2021

      Hi Laura, several readers have reported great results using 1/3 to 1/2 bbq sauce instead of ketchup but I don’t recall anyone fully replacing it.

      Reply

  • Amy
    November 25, 2021

    This is a wonderfully delicious recipe! My family loved the glaze and flavor of the loaf.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 25, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Michelle
    November 24, 2021

    So I made this last night for my dad’s birthday BUT I made it with impossible meat for a surprise vegetarian meal and it was really good! Only thing I changed was using veggie broth instead of beef and I put a little hot sauce in the glaze.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 24, 2021

      Happy Birthday, Michelle! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Jean
    November 23, 2021

    Love meatloaf changed to this recipe about 1 yr ago. The glaze is terrific! Thanks much!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 23, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Cindy
    November 20, 2021

    Hello Natasha
    Question about the meatloaf recipe…..is the onion a definite, can’t do without it, or can it be omitted? And if I’m low on Panko can I use regular bread crumbs for the recipe to be a success? I’m taking this to my in-laws, tomorrow. I really don’t want to disappoint
    Thank you!
    C

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 21, 2021

      Hi Cindy, I think you can use half onion but I won’t recommend skipping it as it adds so much flavor to the recipe. Others shared in the comment section that they used regular bread crumbs and it worked well too.

      Reply

  • tannygood
    November 19, 2021

    My family really enjoyed this recipe. The fresh parsley is a game changer, and after using it here, I’ll never skimp on it again if I have the choice. The only thing I changed was to add Worcestershire sauce to the glaze. It was good the way it’s written, but we just love the W sauce. We will definitely have this again!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 20, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that feedback with us, Tanny! I’m glad you enjoyed it.

      Reply

  • Priya
    November 18, 2021

    Made meatloaf for the first time, super easy and delicious- thank u for the recipe- if you have a cookbook would love to buy

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 19, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Denise Thorson
    November 18, 2021

    This was amazing! A big hit at our house!!! I’ve always made my meatloaf the same way! This recipe wins as the best ever!♥️

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 19, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Denise! That is the best when the family love what we moms make. That’s so great!

      Reply

  • Chelsea Floden
    November 18, 2021

    So good. Meatloaf is a favorite dish of mine. I have tried so many different recipes and was never completely happy with any of them. My husband and I knew instantly this was the perfect meatloaf from our first bite.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 18, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Niki Hampson
    November 17, 2021

    I’m making your meatloaf recipe for the second time tonight. The first time I made it I couldn’t believe how good it was. I’ve tried other meatloaf recipes that are just plain bland. My husband did request to put three or 4 tablespoons of applesauce in it. That’s how they do it at this little diner in Melbourne Florida. It gives it a nice taste and also keeps it real moist. This will be my go to recipe for meatloaf until the end of time! ❤️

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    • Niki Hampson
      November 17, 2021

      I’m making your meatloaf recipe for the second time tonight. The first time I made it I couldn’t believe how good it was. I’ve tried other meatloaf recipes that are just plain bland. My husband did request to put three or 4 tablespoons of applesauce in it. That’s how they do it at this little diner in Melbourne Florida. It gives it a nice taste and also keeps it real moist. This will be my go to recipe for meatloaf until the end of time! ❤️

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        November 17, 2021

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

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 17, 2021

      Hello Niki, thanks for sharing that with us. I’ll try that one next time too!

      Reply

    • Niki Hampson
      November 17, 2021

      Not sure why it only showed a four star rating when it is definitely a 5 star!
      Bravo girl! It’s an excellent recipe!!!

      Reply

  • Jo
    November 16, 2021

    I would watch your videos on FB when I had it always wanted to try your recipes. Couldn’t figure out dinner tonight. I usually do easy meatloaf ie boxed stuffing. Googled meat loaf recipe this one was at the top of the list, Giving this a try tonight, figured I can’t go wrong. Didn’t have panko tho. So I had to make my own bread crumbs.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 16, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Shanice
    November 16, 2021

    Fantastic review! I did need to adjust the cook time because it wasn’t fully cooked after 40 minutes, but other than that, the recipe was perfect. Meatloaf is simple to make and it’s DELICIOUS when done right.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 16, 2021

      Thank you for sharing your great review, Shanice! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

    • Beth
      November 20, 2021

      The recipe says to put the sauce on top and cook an additional 15-20 minutes. Maybe that is why it wasn’t cooked after 40 minutes.

      Reply

  • PETER
    November 16, 2021

    sounds good I am going to try that sounds great I will let you know how this turns out looks yum

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 16, 2021

      I hope you love it, Peter! I’m looking forward to your feedback!

      Reply

  • Marla
    November 16, 2021

    My family loved the glaze! I broiled it at the end and it carmelized nicely.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 16, 2021

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

      Reply

  • My j
    November 16, 2021

    Great recipe! If my husband liked it then it’s a keeper.. turned out well. I’m a vegetarian and used impossible meat, so I did not need that long of the time to cook it. If anyone was wondering if it works with impossible meat. Again thanks so much for the recipe!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 16, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Tammy
    November 14, 2021

    Really delicious but in Colorado with our higher altitude I needed to cook this an hour & 1/2 for the meat to fully cook through. I also spread some Worchestire sauce on top in the last 30 minutes to give it a savory taste. Yum!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 15, 2021

      Sounds good. If you give this a try, please share with us how it turns out!

      Reply

  • Dee
    November 14, 2021

    This is the 2nd time I’ve made meatloaf using your recipe and it is such a hit! I grew up in the south but never was a fan of meatloaf. I think because it had tomato sauce thickly slathered on the top. Your recipe is awesome and doesn’t have tomato sauce. Thanks for sharing!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 14, 2021

      Hello Dee, thanks for the awesome review! I’m really happy to hear that the recipe is a huge hit, we appreciate your comments and feedback.

      Reply

  • Barbara
    November 13, 2021

    Recipes for high protein diet for one due to illness love your program see you on Facebook use your recipe Thanks

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 13, 2021

      I’m so glad you’re enjoying my recipes, Barbara!

      Reply

  • BETH
    November 12, 2021

    LOOKS DELICIOUS I AM GOING TO SERVE TO MY DINNER GUESTS SUNDAY!! THANK YOU FOR SHARING!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 12, 2021

      You’re welcome! I hope you all love it, Beth!

      Reply

  • S
    November 11, 2021

    I have been very pleased with this meatloaf recipe. It has become a go to recipe one a week for my husband and I. It turns out perfectly each time. I do only use 1 pound of grass fed beef and then adjust the ingredients accordingly. I use a glass loaf pan which I lightly spray with avocado oil. I use the lightly dried herbs along with almond/coconut milk, and organic coconut sugar. It is a very moist meatloaf. Thanks for a great recipe!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 11, 2021

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

      Reply

  • nancy
    November 10, 2021

    Love your recipes, Natasha,
    but this meatloaf seemed a little tough and my husband thought dry. Following your directions to a “T”.
    Help!

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    • Natasha
      November 11, 2021

      Hi Nancy, this is normally very moist and tender. You might consider if any of the ingredients were substituted or if possibly you baked on convection settings? If you did that without making convection baking adjustments, it would be overbaked and dry. Also, I highly recommend checking the internal temperature with a thermometer to ensure doneness without overbaking.

      Reply

  • Deborah Diane Overton
    November 10, 2021

    I made this for my weekly luncheon with my adult granddaughters. It was delicious, nice texture and they loved the glaze. Thanks.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 10, 2021

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Deboarh! I’m glad to hear your granddaughters loved it also!

      Reply

  • Erica
    November 9, 2021

    This is the ONLY meatloaf recipe I make now. My husband LOVES it and my kids don’t leave a crumb. Thank you so much! I follow it to a T! 🙂

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 9, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Pamela
    November 8, 2021

    I Made The Cheeseburger Sliders November3rd. I’m Going To Make The Dinner Rolls And Meat Loaf Dinner For Sunday’s Dinner Next Week. My Husband And I Loved The Sliders.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 8, 2021

      I’m glad you loved the sliders. They’re our favorite dinner/ party meal! I look forward to your feedback once you try the meatloaf!

      Reply

  • Pamela
    November 8, 2021

    I Love Natash’s Recipes Because They Are Made Of Deliciously Clean And Simple But Satisfying Ingredients.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 8, 2021

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment, Pamela! I’m so happy you enjoyed that!

      Reply

  • Adriana
    November 8, 2021

    I wish you had a video for this recipe. I follow along better when I can see you making it step by step.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 8, 2021

      Thank you for that suggestion, Adriana! We are slowly adding to our video archives. You can find all of my recipes with videos HERE.

      Reply

      • Adriana
        November 12, 2021

        I tried the recipe without a video and it was super easy and Super yummy!! I’m not a good cook, so if I was able to make this anymore can. Great recipe! Now I want to cook more.

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          November 12, 2021

          I’m so glad you gave this a try, Adriana! I hope you try more and more of my recipes!

          Reply

  • Randee
    November 6, 2021

    Perfect as written. Since we repackage our hamburger from family size to smaller not sure of amount used but 1 egg was fine. Few extra minutes and I checked with a thermometer. My husband had 2 servings . Will definitely make again

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 7, 2021

      Thanks for sharing that with us, Randee. Glad you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Katie Wells
    November 5, 2021

    I’ve been making meatloaf for years but decided to try a new recipe. This will be my go to meatloaf from now on, excellent!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 5, 2021

      I’m so glad you found a new favorite on my blog, Katie! Thank you so much for sharing that wonderful review with me!

      Reply

  • Grace
    November 5, 2021

    I love good meatloaf and look forward to a meatloaf sandwich! But this outcome was nothing but mush – too loose to even slice and the sauce was enough for multiple pans of meatloaves. I measured all ingredients and followed directions exactly. So disappointed!

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    • Natasha
      November 9, 2021

      Hi Grace, I haven’t had that experience but I’m always happy to help troubleshoot. Did you change anything in the proportions or make any substitutions?

      Reply

  • Lorie
    November 3, 2021

    I found your website today. I was so excited because your recipes made sense. It was like going thru my late mother’s recipes. I have checked out other sites but their recipes do not compare to yours at all.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 3, 2021

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment!

      Reply

  • Heather
    November 2, 2021

    Hi Natasha! I apologize if you’ve already answered this question, but I can I prepare the meatloaf in my instant pot? If so, what change(s) would I need to makes i.e. cooking time, etc.? Thanks again for all of your amazing inspirations!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 2, 2021

      Hi Heather, I honestly haven’t tested that to advise of the timing and instructions. If you do an experiment, please share with us how it goes.

      Reply

  • Erin
    November 1, 2021

    I made this for dinner tonight, and needless to say, it is now my go to meatloaf recipe! I did add a few things for our liking, but I have zero doubts that this wouldn’t have been great without my additions. Just for anyone who may be curious…I added half of a finely diced bell pepper and a few splashes of Worcestershire in the meatloaf mix. That’s it! For the glaze, I added a squirt of barbecue sauce and only did 1 Tbs of the brown sugar. Might do less sugar next time. Thank you so much for a great recipe to go off of!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 2, 2021

      Thanks for your great comments and feedback, Erin. I’m glad you loved the recipe!

      Reply

  • Maribeth Topalanchik
    November 1, 2021

    I have made this meatloaf probably half a dozen times now. I change it up a bit depending on what I have laying around. Spice it up with taco seasoning mix, guacamole spice mix, Mrs Dash, add some cheese. Recipes are only a guideline. I love it, my grandkids will even eat it! Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 1, 2021

      That is the best when kids love what we parents (and grandparents) make. That’s so great!

      Reply

  • Libba Gray
    November 1, 2021

    This is easily one of best meatloaves I have ever eaten! The sauce is a perfect combination of savoy & tangy that compliments this quick and easy comfort food dinner perfectly! No need to change a thing and the leftovers just get better & better!! Thank you for this deliciousness!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 1, 2021

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

      Reply

  • TheRealMagicCookie
    October 30, 2021

    This recipe was delicious! I played around with it a little bit and did half of one onion instead of a full onion. Then, I took about an eighth of a head of green cabbage, chopped it up and sauteed in butter and worchestershire sauce until nicely cooked. I did not do your glaze, just ketchup on top with some bacon on top of that. I look forward to trying your glaze in the near future. Mine took an extra approximately 30 minutes to cook at 375 to get to the proper internal temp, but came out wonderful! Meat was nice and moist, but held together perfectly. Thanks for the recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 1, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • Mary Jane
    October 30, 2021

    Hi Natasha,
    Made this to night, perfect dinner for a rainy fall night. It was delicious, my husband had two helpings. All your recipes that I have tried really hit the mark.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 1, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Kathy Hogard
    October 28, 2021

    Hi Natasha! This meatloaf recipe is the best I’ve ever tried. Thank you. 🙂
    My questIon is do you bake using a convection oven or standard? My gas oven uses both. I’m wondering which is best for your timeline. Thanks!

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    • Natasha
      October 28, 2021

      Hi Kathy, I use a regular conventional oven (not convection). I’m so glad you love the meatloaf recipe.

      Reply

  • Mega
    October 28, 2021

    Nice, and the only thing I customized was the sauce, sub’n red wine vinegar for the white vinegar/brown sugar, plus adding a tablespoon of Inglehoffer horseradish.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 28, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Michelle
    October 28, 2021

    If I cannot use milk would you substitute that with anything else?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 28, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Zach
    October 27, 2021

    Hands down the best meatloaf I’ve ever tasted! I used half organic ground beef and half organic ground bison. I just really like the richer flavor of bison. And I have a confession to make. I mixed up the proportions of ketchup for the meatloaf and the glaze. I was able to recover some of the ketchup from the meat before I’d mixed it in but I probably ended up with almost half a cup in the meatloaf itself. I didn’t cheat. I wasn’t trying to “improve” the recipe. I goofed🙂. But, as I said, best ever. That’s going to be my single variation to the recipe from now on. More ketchup in the meat mixture. Well, and the half bison part. I love you Valentina for this remarkable recipe❤️.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 28, 2021

      That is just awesome feedback, thank you so much for sharing your experience trying out this recipe. I’m happy that you loved it!

      Reply

  • Andy
    October 27, 2021

    I use parchment paper on a cookie sheet, form the meatloaf on it and cook. All sides get crisp. Learned the trick from Chef Michael Smith. Natasha has great recipes!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 27, 2021

      Thanks for sharing that with us, Andy. I hope you’ll love all the recipes that you will try.

      Reply

  • Donna
    October 26, 2021

    Recipe is a keeper. The whole family loved it. I followed recipe exactly. However the meat mix seemed a little mushy so I added an extra half cup of panko bread crumbs. This went into my saved recipes for future. This is my new go to meatloaf recipe.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 27, 2021

      Great to hear that it turned out great, Donna. Thank you for sharing that with us.

      Reply

  • The Babbling Mother
    October 26, 2021

    I am going to make this tonight for my husband as he loves meat loaf. I am going to make a separate one as well with ground turkey. My questions are do you think it would cook the same?
    and Can I freeze the left overs?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 26, 2021

      I haven’t really tried using ground turkey yet to advise. I saw someone commented this “I sub it for ground turkey, and I also add bell peppers to It all the time; it’s great” I hope that helps. You may also cover it tightly with plastic wrap and foil and freeze it. You can check the comments section at the bottom of the recipe and my freezing instructions for more tips.

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  • Doris
    October 26, 2021

    Can’t post Photo- All Gone!
    My family loved it! I soaked the panko crumbs in the milk while I prepped the rest of the ingredient. I only used 1 egg and used smoked fresh garlic. I came back on the web site to copy the recipe. It’s a keeper for sure.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 26, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Shelby
    October 24, 2021

    This was so good! I’ll always make this one. My personal tweaks: I didn’t use parchment paper (the pan was non stick). I drained the juice before adding the glaze and used it to make an awesome gravy (a little flour, stir til brown and add water). I also broiled it at the end for just a couple of minutes. I used a little extra meat, but kept the ingredients the same. My goal was to make 2 meals out of it, which we did, barely, lol.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 24, 2021

      That’s nice, Shelby. Thank you for sharing some tips with us and for the review. We appreciate it!

      Reply

  • John
    October 24, 2021

    Followed directions perfectly. Even cooked longer. Had raw centre.

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    • Natasha
      October 24, 2021

      Hi John, I haven’t had that experience and it’s unusual that it would be raw after that long of a bake time. Make sure your oven is fully preheated and that it is heating correctly. You can check this with an in-oven thermometer.

      Reply

  • Karla K Schulze
    October 23, 2021

    I used 1.5 lb.hamburger 80% lean 20% fat I used 1/2 oatmeal added 1/2 green pepper and 1/2 red pepper I used Italian seasoning garlic powder like it called for.I used barbecue sauce for topping It is in oven Hope it’s good!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 23, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • Don
    October 23, 2021

    If I want to divide this into 4 parts and freeze them, should I cut the cooking time for each portion I cook by 3/4ths?

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    • Natasha
      October 24, 2021

      Hi Don, I haven’t tested that so I’m not sure about specific baking times for that size. I highly recommend checking for doneness with a meat thermometer to make sure you’ve reached a safe internal temperature.

      Reply

  • Kristi B.
    October 23, 2021

    This was a HUGE hit in our home! This is a keeper and will be our go-to recipe from now on!!! The only things I had to change were increasing the oven temp to 390 and cooking the meatloaf for 50 minutes. I then pulled the meatloaf out and drizzled the glaze, and put it back in for an additional 20 minutes. The meatloaf was at a perfect 165 degrees when it was said and done. Great recipe all around!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 23, 2021

      That’s so great! I’m so happy this was a hit, Kristi!!

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  • Emelene Craddock
    October 23, 2021

    I am baking a meatloaf right now. The recipe sounded so good. I will let you know how it turns out. I have tried several recipes of yours and they have been delicious….

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 23, 2021

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

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  • Malcolm
    October 20, 2021

    It is “slap your Mama” good! I used ground pork and substituted a can of Rotel diced tomatoes and peppers every time it called for ketchup. The tomatoes on top perfectly compliments the loaf, and the first to go.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 20, 2021

      Love it! I’m glad you loved this recipe, Malcolm. Thanks for your review!

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  • Sunni
    October 20, 2021

    How big is a serving size? It should say that when giving nutritional info but doesn’t. Please include.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 20, 2021

      Hi Sunni, approximately eight full servings for adults. It really depends, but you can adjust the serving size by clicking on the serving size in the recipe card, you can slide it up or down to scale the recipe ingredient lists. I hope that helps!

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  • Toni
    October 19, 2021

    Made this recipe four times it is absolutely delicious I will never make meatloaf the way I used to it will always be the recipe I use from here on out and makes the best meatloaf sandwiches the next day

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 20, 2021

      Aaw, that is such nice feedback. Thank you so much for sharing that with us, Toni.

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  • Erin
    October 19, 2021

    I didn’t care for the Italian seasoning in the meatloaf, it made it taste like Italian meatballs instead. It held together well, just wasn’t the flavor profile I prefer.

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  • Laura Shahan
    October 19, 2021

    I have tried this recipe several times, followed it to a “T” and each time I have to cook it for longer and it is total mush. No structure to it at all. Only sub I have to make is using gluten free Panko and even this time I doubled the Panko to help with the mush-iness of it and it was still a disaster. HELP!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 20, 2021

      Hi Laura, it’s hard to say what the culprit is, especially with substitutions. It may likely be the panko 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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      • Sunni
        October 20, 2021

        Gluten is a binding agent so it makes sense that it would turn out mushy when using gluten free crumbs. Adding a gluten free binding agent should help.

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    • Ashley
      October 22, 2021

      What about chia seeds? I have used a couple tsp of ground chia seeds to replace the egg in a vegan muffin recipe before. It holds it together beautifully!

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  • TARA ANN TALLEY
    October 19, 2021

    I’m making this for the first time but I always use a 13 x 9 and still shape it like a regular meatloaf. It seemed awfully “wet” but I added shredded cheese (as I usually do) and it seemed great I hope this comes out good cuz I’ve had NO LUCK with meatloaf lately!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 19, 2021

      I hope you it becomes your new favorite!

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  • Felicia S Williams
    October 17, 2021

    Hello
    Can I replace the ground beef with ground turkey instead.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 17, 2021

      Hi Felicia, I haven’t really tried using ground turkey yet to advise. I saw someone commented this “I sub it for ground turkey, and I also add bell peppers to It all the time; it’s great” I hope that helps.

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  • Moni
    October 16, 2021

    My husband liked it, but the Italian seasoning ruined it for me. We both liked the topping.

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    • Natasha
      October 17, 2021

      Hi Moni, did you possibly use more than what is called for in the recipe?

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  • michelle Booth
    October 13, 2021

    I made this at 375 on convection bake. I really think when you add the sauce on top it cools everything down. I think you should adjust the temperature and/or time on this. Or maybe add the sauce in the beginning, so it doesn’t cool off the meatloaf. Still waiting for it to come out, while the potatoes and carrots get cold 🙁

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  • T. Mange
    October 12, 2021

    The best meatloaf we’ve had in a long time. Added extra garlic lol, and some sautéed onion and bell pepper to the sauce. Perfect. Thanks, so good..! 😎

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  • Johanna
    October 9, 2021

    I want to give it 5 stars so bad but when I just cooked it at 375 for 40 minutes, it was still pink. So I bumped the heat up a little and broiled the topping after I put it on. I’m going to try and split it into two smaller portions and see how it cooks then. Will be back!!

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    • Natasha
      October 10, 2021

      Hi Johanna, yes, please let me know how it goes.

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    • Lonnie
      October 11, 2021

      Hi there. You take it out at 40min, put sauce on, then return it to oven to cook an additional 15-20 min. So the total cooking time is 55-60 min.

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    • Vicky
      October 17, 2021

      Joanna,
      40 mins isn’t the total time, it’s when you are supposed to add the sauce on top. Then you cook an extra 20 mins.

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    • Patricia
      October 20, 2021

      Johanna – You’re supposed to cook it for 40 mins, then take it out to put the sauce on top. Then put it back in the oven for additional 15-20 mins.

      This was delicious!

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  • Lynn
    October 7, 2021

    Can I make this meatloaf in a glass pyrex loaf pan? Will I need to adjust my cooking time?

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    • Natasha
      October 7, 2021

      Hi Lynn, When using a glass pan, I would suggest adding an extra 10 minutes at least (and it was smart of you to check with a meat thermometer). The reason being that glass doesn’t heat up as quickly as metal.

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  • Cindy
    October 4, 2021

    Thank you for this recipe, Natasha! I have made many different meatloaf recipes over the years and I am so happy to have found you and this one. I just made it for dinner tonight and my husband and I both agree it is at the top of our list! I did cook it a few minutes longer as I put the baking dish on a cookie sheet. I won’t do that again. I also liked the recipe for the ketchup sauce for the top although I added just a few drops of Worcestershire sauce to give it more tang than sweet. Loved all of it and have adopted it as my new favorite meatloaf recipe.

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  • Janice Allen
    October 4, 2021

    This recipe has become my go-to meatloaf recipe. The glaze is amazing and adds so much to the dish. Family loves it, too.

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  • Jacqueline
    October 4, 2021

    I have made meatloaf twice lol and it was jus ok, this is the third time trying and this is it for me!!! My family enjoyed it, my go to meatloaf recipe thanks.

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    • Natasha
      October 4, 2021

      Hooray! I’m so happy to hear that. Thank you for your awesome review.

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  • C
    October 3, 2021

    I followed the recipe exactly but the meatloaf turned out mushy so I tried to cook it for 30 more minutes and it was still mushy, I don’t get how this happened maybe it was something on my end like not enough onion or bread crumb or I’m not sure but I wasted a lot of time on this recipe unfortunately and it turned out really bad.

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    • Natasha
      October 4, 2021

      Hi, I’m sorry to hear that. This is one of our most popular recipes and I am always happy to help troubleshoot. I always suggest following the same measurements for all of the ingredients for the first time if making a new recipe before making any modifications. Also, make sure to preheat the oven fully before baking and if you are using a different type of pan, you may need to adjust for bake time. I highly recommend using a thermometer to test for doneness.

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  • Patricia Hammons
    October 3, 2021

    I made the meatloaf last night but added an envelope of Lipton beefy onion soup mix and a chopped green bell pepper to the recipe. I made the glaze as written. Ever so good! We are having meatloaf sandwiches and Caesar salad tonight. Thanks so much for the recipe!!

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    • Natasha
      October 4, 2021

      I love the idea of adding the onion soup mix to the meatloaf. That sounds so tasty! Thank you for sharing your awesome review!

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  • Priscila
    October 3, 2021

    I made this recipe and it was delicious. A few notes: it took a bit longer cooking time because I did 50/50 ground beef and ground pork. Remember, pork takes longer to cook. Total cook time was closer to 90 minutes at a slightly higher temp of 380. The sauce was fantastic! The parchment paper made it very easy to remove. I would recommend chopping the ingredients earlier in the day since prep was closer to 20 minutes due to chopping the onion and parsley.

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    • October 3, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe, thanks for all the great tips!

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  • Suzanne
    October 3, 2021

    Ever since I found this recipe I have absolutely loved it. Hands down, the best meatloaf recipe I have ever made. I made it following the recipe exactly and I have also changed it up a bit to suit my personal taste and that of my family. Here are some of my changes that I found to be wonderful, added flavor, and reduced sweetness.
    1) used 3 kinds of ground meat. (X-Lean ground Beef, X-Lean ground Turkey, Ground Pork); 2) I added finely diced red and green bell peppers; 3) substituted no-sodium tomato sauce for the ketchup in the recipe and the glaze; 4) omitted added salt (just to cut down on sodium); 5) substituted seasoned bread crumbs instead of using Panko breadcrumbs; and 6) place several strips of bacon on top of the glaze before baking (be sure to secure with toothpick or the bacon will fall off during baking).

    I have a large family and when they are all coming over for dinner, I make this recipe and tweak the ingredients for three pounds of meat. I usually make two meatloaves out of it and cook them side by side on a large baking pan. Sometimes if I don’t have as many eating dinner, I will freeze one for baking later or place the mixture into small mini-loaf pans and bake those to take to elderly family members who we help with providing occasional home cooked meals.

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    • October 3, 2021

      I’m so glad you and your family are enjoying the recipes, the meatloaf is a favorite over here as well. All those additions sound yummy and I’m glad you can make it your own.

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  • Sandy
    October 3, 2021

    I can’t find your notes

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  • Natasha
    October 1, 2021

    I have made this recipe like 6 times already. I made it yesterday and my husband and his brother requested I make double portion today. I added the smallest amount of vinegar and less sugar. The first time I made the glaze, it was WAY too sweet and the vinegar was too strong. I only changed the glaze a little bit. The meat is so juicy and amazing. The whole pan of meatloaf is already gone, good thing I made two! 🙂 My husband says it’s better than his mom’s lol. Thank you so much for this recipe. Much love, Natasha 🙂

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    • Natasha
      October 2, 2021

      Hi Natasha! (Great name by the way – wink, wink)! I’m so glad you and your husband loved the meatloaf.

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  • Tracy
    October 1, 2021

    Has anyone halved this recipe? Would love to know how that turned out.

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    • Natasha
      October 1, 2021

      Hi Tracy, several readers have reported success making half the recipe. Bake time would depend on the size of pan you are using and the thickness of your meatloaf. I suggest double-checking with a thermometer to test doneness.

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      • Tracy
        October 1, 2021

        Thanks! I’m only cooking for 2 so don’t need a 2lb loaf. Lol.

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  • Hannah
    September 30, 2021

    I made this last night and everyone loved it!! Definitely will be making it again!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 30, 2021

      Glad to hear that, Hannah. Thank you for sharing!

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  • ncplotthound
    September 26, 2021

    Delicious meatloaf recipe. I was out of parchment paper and only had half an onion on hand but it turned out fine. Will definitely be making again!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 26, 2021

      Great to hear that it worked well! Thanks for sharing that with us.

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  • Christopher
    September 25, 2021

    Followed the recipe, except I added 1 lb of my butchers sausage and added a bit more of everything else involved.
    Hope momma isn’t paying attention but it was the best meatloaf I have made or eaten!
    Thanks great recipe.

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    • Christopher
      September 25, 2021

      Forgot to add in my comment, I baked it in a 13X9 aluminum pan, glaze in every bite… can’t go wrong

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 25, 2021

      Wow! That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your excellent review, Christopher!

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  • Shirley A Head
    September 23, 2021

    I’m cooking your recipe for Easy Meatloaf with glaze. I’m excited, because my meatloaf is not fit to eat. LOL!!! Thank you! I will post picture !!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 23, 2021

      I hope it becomes a success, please update us on how it goes!

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  • Steve
    September 23, 2021

    I made this last night for dinner, but used half pork, half beef. I’m on a keto diet, so I used a brown sugar substitute. It turned out as the best meatloaf I’ve ever had. We’ll done👍

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 23, 2021

      Great idea on the substitution for Keto! I’m glad you enjoeyd it, Steve!

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  • Teresa Carr
    September 22, 2021

    I’ve been making meatloaf for 60 years. I to try something a little different. This was the best meatloaf I’ve ever ate. Thank you for sharing!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 22, 2021

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it. Teresa!

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    • Bessica
      September 25, 2021

      60 years of meatloaf? I want your life.

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  • Anna
    September 19, 2021

    Made this for dinner tonight. I had to substitute oats since I didn’t have any panko bread crumbs so I’m not sure how much that changed the texture. It was delicious though and will be my new go to recipe for meatloaf. Thanks.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 19, 2021

      Hello Anna, good to know that your substitution worked well too. Thank you for sharing that with us!

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    • Dmarie
      September 29, 2021

      My youngest daughter and myself have celiacs so seeing that you were able to use oatmeal makes me definitely want to make this. Did you use the same amount of oatmeal as it says for panko? Did you blend oatmeal first or use it whole? I love blending up oatmeal to replace flour or breadcrumbs when I can.
      Thank you

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  • Vicki Jo
    September 17, 2021

    This is, hands down, the best meatloaf recipe. And, I have tried many others. My only problem is getting them out of the loaf pans in one lovely loaf with the luscious glaze intact. So, to solve that I ordered loaf pans with those lift out inserts. Thank you!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 17, 2021

      I’m so happy this was your favorite, Vicki! I recommend making sure you’re using a good non-stick pan along with parchment paper, but it does make it easier to serve and remove using parchment paper.

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  • Michelle
    September 15, 2021

    Amazing recipe
    Worked out perfectly
    Thank you

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 16, 2021

      Thanks for your great feedback, Michelle.

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  • Ashley
    September 14, 2021

    The recipe is super easy and it’s absolutely delicious! Everyone loved it! But after 40 mins @ 375 in the oven, it was still very raw in the center and sides. I ended up having to increase the heat and transfer to the foil method, which allowed it to cook on the sides a bit. In order to cook the center I had to broil the load for about 15 minutes. All in all it took me an hour 40 minutes to get it cooked through. It was still very juicy but I think for me a higher heat would work better or maybe skipping the loaf pan altogether.

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    • Natasha
      September 16, 2021

      Hi Ashley, that is a very long baking time. Did you have your oven fully preheated? Also, if you prechill your meatloaf before baking, it can take longer to bake.

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  • Reenie
    September 12, 2021

    Can’t wait to try this but I’ve always made meatloaf in the crockpot. Do you think the glaze will still caramelize?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 13, 2021

      Hi Reenie, I haven’t tried that in a crockpot to advise on the glaze. You can try preparing it in the crockpot and then move it to the oven to caramelize!

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  • laura
    September 11, 2021

    Delicious! Slightly more involved than my usual, but well worth it. I made it for my father for Father’s Day, and he’s requested it again for his birthday! He doesnt usually request anything, so you KNOW this one is a keeper!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 11, 2021

      Aww, that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m so glad your Dad loved this recipe! I’m all smiles

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  • Michelle
    September 11, 2021

    Made this today and it was easy and delicious. I used by kitchen aid mixer, dumped everything in for the meat loaf mixed put in a 9 X 13 pan baked it/ washed out the mixing bowl added my topping and poured the topping on at the end and baked.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 11, 2021

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

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    • Katy Cosser
      September 26, 2021

      Hello, Michelle. I am using a 9×13 pan as well. Is the baking time the same?

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  • Carol Busche
    September 10, 2021

    Loved it!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 10, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Raven
    September 10, 2021

    So I fell in love with this recipe because of the glaze. I made some of the glaze so I could use it as BBQ dipping sauce. But oddly it thickened and gelled and stirring or heating did not get it back to its previous consistency. Just wanted to share that for anyone who might want to try it as well. Not sure why it happened though.

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    • Natasha
      September 11, 2021

      Hi Raven, did you possibly have it on the heat too long or on too high of heat? Also, did you change any ingredients?

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    • Kyrie Rivera
      September 14, 2021

      Hey! I just tried cooking the meatloaf and I did everything by the T. And the sauce didn’t carmalize? Is there anything I can do the fix this?

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      • Marina
        September 20, 2021

        Hi, i made this the other day and everyone loved it. i also had the same problem where the sauce didnt carmelize. I don’t see a response on this-did i miss it?

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        • Natasha
          September 20, 2021

          Hi Marina, it doesn’t fully dry but sets similar to a bbq sauce would on ribs. Make sure to bake uncovered without reducing the temperature once the meatloaf is back in the oven. Also, using a thinner ketchup brand or using less sugar could cause it to be too runny to set properly. I hope that helps.

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  • Kat
    September 10, 2021

    Hi, silly question. The total time to bake meatloaf is 40 min? or 40 min, add the sauce and extra 20 min? so the total time is 1 hour? Thank You

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 10, 2021

      Hi Kat, the place to find the total time is on the recipe card. The total bake time is one hour. 40 minutes to start and then you will spread the sauce over meatloaf then return to oven and bake additional 15-20 minutes. Rest meatloaf 10 minutes before slicing. I hope that helps!

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  • Wally
    September 8, 2021

    The italian seasoning added nothing to this recipe, except complaints from those eating it

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    • Natasha
      September 9, 2021

      HI Wally, it normally is not overwhelming and I dont recall any other feedback of too much Italian seasoning. Did you possibly use too much (ie. mistakenly add 1 1/2 TBSP instead of teaspoons?)

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  • Dianna
    September 8, 2021

    Best Meatloaf I’ve ever had. I am making it again for the third time in less than 3 weeks. So Good

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 8, 2021

      I’m so glad you found a favorite, Dianna! That’s so great!

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  • Shawna Smith
    September 5, 2021

    I just made your meatloaf. It is soo good. Even my picky 6 year old loves it and requested seconds.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 5, 2021

      That’s nice to know, Shawna. Thanks for your review, glad your kid enjoyed this recipe too!

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  • Sue
    September 4, 2021

    I made this recipe using 1 lb hamburger and 1 lb mild italian sausage, plus i added 1/2 cup small cubed medium cheddar cheese. Wowza! Winner!

    Sauce is excellent!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 4, 2021

      Yum! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Sue! That sounds amazing!

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  • Leah
    September 2, 2021

    I tried this recipe tonight for the 1st time even though I printed it a year ago. Girl this recipe works. It has great flavor and combine it with that awesome glaze “FIREWORKS” Delicious. Your recipe is now my recipe

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 3, 2021

      Hi Leah, good to know that you finally tried and really enjoyed it! Thanks for your review too, we appreciate you sharing your experience with us.

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  • Tammy Hunking
    September 2, 2021

    This is so good. We added pepper flakes to the Meatloaf with extra garlic. For the sauce we added extra brown sugar and this rub we use to it. So tasty. Please email me and l’ll send you the image I have of this rub. My son sent it to me. We use it on beef, chicken, pork, steak, roasts, spaghetti sauce and now this sauce. Thank you.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 3, 2021

      Hi Tammy, that’s fantastic feedback. Thank you for sharing that with us!

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    • Gigi
      September 20, 2021

      Can you share your rub recipe? It sounds delicious!

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    • Patti
      October 4, 2021

      Can you share the rub recipe?

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  • Maureen Herrington
    September 2, 2021

    This is the best meatloaf recipe i have found my husband loved it even wanted a meatloaf sandwich the next day they were delish….

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 2, 2021

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite, Maureen! I’m glad you and your husband loved this meatloaf!

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  • Donna McCartney
    August 29, 2021

    This recipe is so Onolicious. Only difference I changed was the ketchup. I used the jalapeno Heinz ketchup.

    Thank you Natasha. Love all your recipes.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 30, 2021

      You are so welcome, Donna! I appreciate your review and great comments too.

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  • Sam
    August 27, 2021

    Absolutely perfect! Since I found it, it’s all I use for venison meatloaf. Great flavor, caramelizes just enough. 10/10!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 27, 2021

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

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  • Crystal
    August 27, 2021

    By far the best meatloaf we have ever had. I will only make this recipe from now on.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 27, 2021

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

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  • Lee
    August 26, 2021

    There are lots of types of paprika (i.e. Hungarian, sweet, smoked, hot, etc). Please can you specify which paprika is used in the recipe?

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  • Dezzie B
    August 25, 2021

    I decided to use this recipe for my first time cooking meatloaf. It was delicious, and easy to make. The only thing that I’d suggest is to cook the meatloaf for about five to ten minutes more before adding the sauce on top.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 26, 2021

      Hi Dezzie, thank you for your good comments and feedback! We appreciate it.

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  • greenbaygal
    August 22, 2021

    Fantastic! I couldn’t quite give up two of my traditional ingredients (Bloody Mary mix and whole oatmeal) but once we tasted the sumptuous glaze and moist result, I regretted I hadn’t just trusted 100% in your expertise. Spectacular! Next time it will be totally your recipe and next time will be soon!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 22, 2021

      No worries, I’m just glad you have tried and loved it! Thanks for your review.

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  • Patricia
    August 22, 2021

    As a newlywed your recipes are so easy and delicious to make. We definitely have some favorites that I keep in rotation.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 22, 2021

      I’m happy to hear that, Patricia! Hope you and your family will love every recipe that you will try.

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  • linda hawkins
    August 22, 2021

    The first time I made this meatloaf my son loved it and later told me he told his friends “My mom makes the best meatloaf and I’m gonna have her make you some.”
    Tonight my son texted me from a restaurant and said, “Mom, I just ordered meatloaf and it’s nothing like yours. It’s not good at all.”
    My family ( even my 89 year old mom who’s an extremely fussy eater ) loves this meatloaf and asks for it frequently. I plan on always using this recipe from now on.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 22, 2021

      That is so heartwarming, Linda, and very inspiring for me. This just made my day, thank you for sharing!

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  • Hanna
    August 18, 2021

    Wow! Best meatloaf I’ve ever had, for sure. It was so good that I couldn’t believe I made it, AND it was super easy!! 10/10 my new go-to recipe

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 18, 2021

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

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  • Tonyah242
    August 17, 2021

    This was delicious. Best meatloaf I’ve ever had. Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 17, 2021

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

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  • Marta
    August 17, 2021

    Best meatloaf my husband and I ever had. I served with mashed potatoes and roasted okra, so delicious. Thanks for an amazing recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 17, 2021

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

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  • Wes
    August 16, 2021

    Came out great! Omitted the vinegar. Didn’t change anything else. Definitely saving this recipe!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 16, 2021

      Great to hear that you enjoyed this recipe, Wes!

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  • Carol Gornto
    August 16, 2021

    this is the BEST meatloaf recipe anywhere! I made the loaf exactly as the recipe calls for, but for the glaze, I added some cinnamon and sweet paprika to the mix for a Mediterranean/Greek feel…..WOWZA!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 16, 2021

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

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  • Emily
    August 14, 2021

    Super delish loved it a perfect family dinner. Served with mash and asparagus

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 14, 2021

      Yum! That’s so great, Emily! This truly is the perfect recipe for a family dinner!

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  • Ken Vadnais
    August 11, 2021

    Hi Natasha,
    This looks amazing.
    We’ll be serving it up tonight!

    As it’s just my wife and I, we’re hoping to adjusting for 3x1lb loaves.
    What time would you recommend for a 1lb loaf?

    Thank you!
    –Ken

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 11, 2021

      Hi Ken, it should work well with a 1 lb loaf, I haven’t tried it myself, but you’ll likely need to adjust your cook tie and pan size.

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  • Stephen T Lynch
    August 10, 2021

    Delicious through and through. I can even get my fiancé to cancel plans by telling them “I’m gonna make meatloaf that night” and they don’t want to miss it. I do have to raise the cooking temperature though, not sure if anyone else has that issue but 1 hour at 375 doesn’t get the center to 165 degrees with my setup.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 10, 2021

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

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  • Alex Voronov
    August 7, 2021

    Worked out perfect for a first time! I have used regular bread crumbs (Italian) and some pasta sauce as well as ketchup, it all does not matter much and can create different interesting variations, easy to experiment.

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  • Stephanie Agnew
    August 6, 2021

    I had leftover hamburger 85% meat from last night so I made meatloaf cups (meatloaf in a cupcake shape) for my hubby with the remaining meat. He wanted a simple reciple so I found Natasha’s recipe, tweaked it by adding a small green pepper diced, omitted the cloves and white vinegar (we don’t have them). He raved about how good it tasted more than once. This recipe is definitely a keeper, for sure! Thank you, Natasha!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 7, 2021

      Yum! I’m so glad this was a hit, Stephanie! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

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    • Lynn
      August 15, 2021

      Stephanie, the recipes doesn’t call for cloves, it is “cloves of garlic”.

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  • Ildi Kis
    August 6, 2021

    I haven’t tried your meatloaf recipe yet, but my family uses a recipe from a friend who had a catering business. The recipe asks for oatmeal instead of bread crumbs and shredded cheddar cheese. It gives the meatloaf a good moisture and extra little flavor with the cheese and does not dry out even couple days after. My family did not like meatloaf prior to that recipe.
    Worth the try.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 6, 2021

      Oh, that’s an interesting idea! I’ll have to try that! Thank you for sharing, Ildi!

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  • Vicki
    August 5, 2021

    Hello. I was wondering if I could replace panko breadcrumbs for regular ones since they are quite expensive in my country. Also, could I bake it in a glass pan? Looking forward to making this recipe!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 5, 2021

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

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  • Marina Williams
    August 4, 2021

    This was an excellent recipe and my family enjoyed it so much!
    Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 4, 2021

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

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  • OhioGal
    August 4, 2021

    Question…what do you think about doubling the glaze and putting a layer in the middle of the meatloaf and on the top? Has anyone tried it like that?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 4, 2021

      I read through the comments, and I’m not seeing anyone mentioning that. It does so interesting and delicious, though! If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe

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  • Shelley
    August 3, 2021

    I made this again tonight and it was the BOMB! It is hard living up to my Mother’s cooking from when I was a kid. I care for her now and she said this turned out really yummy! Thanks! Sorry I did not take a pic and tag it!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 4, 2021

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

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  • Renee
    August 3, 2021

    Well now you did it! My meatloaf hating daughter at 22 has now been converted thank to this recipe. Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 3, 2021

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

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  • Debbie
    August 1, 2021

    I just made the best meatloaf ever according to my family. Followed the recipe exactly with the addition of celery, green and red bell pepper, and a dash of worcestershire. Also added a teaspoon of mustard to the sauce. It was delicious. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 2, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Clara
    July 31, 2021

    Making this recipe tonight. Can it be doubled for a large family ???

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 31, 2021

      Hi Clara, I bet doubling it will work great! YOu will need to increase the bake time for a larger meatloaf.

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  • Anais
    July 29, 2021

    Best meatloaf ever!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 29, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Anais!

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  • Sharon Rudkin
    July 27, 2021

    Im cooking for only two. Can you suggest how to divide portions in advance and how to adjust cooking time/temp?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 27, 2021

      Hi Sharon, I’ve always made the full recipe, but you can definitely halve it. I imagine the time will decrease but not by much.

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  • Liz
    July 24, 2021

    This meatloaf was amazing, I made it as written and it didn’t disappoint, even my picky husband loved it (and he is a real critic of meatloaf). I’ve never left a comment before (on any site) but I felt this was the time. I love to cook and search for inspiration on the internet daily, this site has given me so many great recipes that I thought I should thank you now. Thank you for your always amazing inspiration and truly great recipes!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 24, 2021

      Aww, that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that thoughtful comment with me. I’m all smiles.

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  • Litishia Bilocca
    July 22, 2021

    I tried this meatloaf recipe for the first time and it will not be the last! Everyone in my family enjoyed it.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 23, 2021

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

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  • LeeAnne
    July 21, 2021

    Followed exactly which I rarely do- but Natasha is tried and true so I trust her! I’ve made this twice now, and sautéing the onions prior to mixing is crucial. The first time I didn’t and even though they were diced finely, they still had crunch. I prefer softened onions.
    I also doubled to sauce because we’re a saucy family.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 21, 2021

      Yum! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, LeeAnne! I’m happy you enjoyed this recipe!

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  • Jacque
    July 21, 2021

    This is the second time I make this recipe and it came out delicious as always! I used a leaner meat and just adjusted the breadcrumbs and milk portions. Family favorite!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 21, 2021

      Hello Jacque, great to hear that this recipe was a hit! I’m happy with your feedback, thanks for sharing!

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  • Brittany Roberts
    July 20, 2021

    This was delicious! I had 1 pound beef and 1 pound pork and it turned out great!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 20, 2021

      Hello Brittany, great to hear that you loved this meatloaf recipe. Thank you for your review!

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  • KC Cotton
    July 19, 2021

    Just made this meatloaf tonight. It was so delicious. I didn’t use your glaze though. I used some sweet chili sauce on top. Thanks for the recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 19, 2021

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

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  • TJ
    July 17, 2021

    Nothing but absolutely fabulous, best meatloaf recipe ever. Printed and in the recipe box 🙂

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 17, 2021

      That’s so great, TJ! This meatloaf is popular for a good reason, and I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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