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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 1007 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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  • Dani
    July 16, 2021

    What if you don’t have white vinegar can you use something else

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 17, 2021

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

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    • Mrs. S. Scott
      July 18, 2021

      I used apple cider vinegar.

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    • Sheila
      July 24, 2021

      I’ve used balsamic because that’s what I had. Came out great. Also added mustard and Worcestershire.

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        July 24, 2021

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

        Reply

    • Melrose Macedon
      September 13, 2021

      Mustard

      Reply

  • Kristen B
    July 16, 2021

    Question: Would I be able to substitute a pound of ground turkey for one of the pounds of ground beef?? I’m on the fence of whether or not that would work and need help deciding, thanks in advance.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 16, 2021

      Hi Kristen, 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.

      Reply

  • Monica
    July 15, 2021

    Very similar to a meatloaf my mother in law made. She had a sweet red sauce on top as well, with brown sugar and ketchup. This was just as good and I have measurements now. She was not one to measure; (dash, dollop, sprinkle, scoop, ect…)

    This recipe does make quite a bit, but I only cook half and freeze the other half to cook another day. We do not eat a lot of leftovers, although one could get creative with the leftovers.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 15, 2021

      Hello Monica, thanks for dropping by and sharing your review with us. I’m glad that this is close to your mother in laws’ recipe which you enjoyed!

      Reply

  • Charlene
    July 14, 2021

    This is the best meatloaf I have ever made. My “kids” (35 years old, lol) request it often.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 14, 2021

      Hello Charlene, that’s nice to know. I’m happy to know that this is one of their favorites!

      Reply

  • Hope
    July 12, 2021

    Love love love and will totally make again! I used Heinz ketchup which is already sweet so next time I’m going to cut back on brown sugar!! This meatloaf was a hit and will be my forever recipe.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 12, 2021

      So great to hear that worked well! That would be a good idea, I think it will be perfect for your taste on your next try. Thanks for your review, Hope!

      Reply

  • John
    July 10, 2021

    my comment is a question,when I check the temp of my meatloaf why are the end temps 30 f higher than the center?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 10, 2021

      Hi John, the outside of meat/recipes, in general, bake quicker and first compared to the center.

      Reply

    • Bubba d'Rosa
      July 11, 2021

      the heat comes in from the outside and works its way in…. think about that for a minute.. if you jump into a bonfire, your outsides burns first and works it’s way in

      Reply

    • Melissa
      July 15, 2021

      Because your meat is touching 3 sides of the pan that are conducting heat.

      Reply

  • Gee
    July 10, 2021

    Its my go to!! Thanks Natasha 🙂

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 10, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Ken
    July 8, 2021

    Great recipe! One problem, though: The juice soaked through the parchment paper and it was useless. Kleenex would have worked as well.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 8, 2021

      Hi Ken, it sounds like the liquid got under the parchment paper. 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

  • Gabby
    July 4, 2021

    Absolutely delicious!! I can’t wait to make it again this week! My family LOVED it! and the glaze was delicious! I substituted the brown sugar with stevia since my family and I try our best to avoid real sugar. With the stevia, the glaze was delicious! I’m wondering if I can substitute the ground beef for ground turkey or a mix of ground beef and turkey? Thank you Natasha!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 4, 2021

      Hello Gabby, that is perfect! I’m glad stevia worked, thanks for sharing that with us. I’m sure a lot would like to try this alternative too.

      Reply

  • Wayne Ventresca
    July 4, 2021

    Great suggestion to cook the onion first. My mother was a great cook but one thing she made that I didn’t like was meatloaf because she didn’t cook the onion first. This was my introduction to heartburn.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 4, 2021

      Glad you liked that, Wayne!

      Reply

  • Tanee
    June 30, 2021

    The best tasting glaze ever. And it’s super simple. Thanks ♥

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 1, 2021

      Thanks for your wonderful comments and feedback!

      Reply

  • Donna
    June 29, 2021

    The Meatloaf Recipe with the Best Glaze was absolutely delicious! I’m adding the recipe to my recipe file. The only change I made was I added 3 or 4 more garlic cloves to the meatloaf. I would highly recommend this recipe!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 30, 2021

      Awesome and thank you for your fantastic feedback! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe.

      Reply

  • Liz
    June 29, 2021

    This was fantastic. I haven’t had meatloaf in such a long time and will be sure to make this again. The flavor was so good and really loved the sauce on top. Hubby approved of it as well!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 29, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Melody
    June 28, 2021

    Going to make this right now! Making mashed potatoes as a side and also having green beans and corn with it. This will be my first time making meatloaf. My mom used to make it when we were younger and I miss it so much.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 28, 2021

      I hope you love this recipe, Melody! I look forward to your feedback!

      Reply

  • Sarah Hayes
    June 27, 2021

    Delicious!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 27, 2021

      Thanks, Sarah for your good feedback!

      Reply

  • Jenelle
    June 26, 2021

    Can you half this recipe. I have a family of 3 and I’m the only one who eats leftovers

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 26, 2021

      Hi Jenelle, I haven’t tried halving the recipe, but that should work fine halved. I hope you love it.

      Reply

  • Gabi
    June 25, 2021

    This will be my only meatloaf recipe from here on out! So tasty and moist, just perfect!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 26, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Whitney Berg
    June 25, 2021

    I only have 2 lbs of 93% lean ground beef is that going to be ok for this recipe or will it be dry?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 26, 2021

      Hi Whitney, you want to use ground beef that is 85% or 90% lean meat. 93% may work here, but it will be dry.

      Reply

  • Jan
    June 22, 2021

    This meatloaf was awesome! The glaze was so good on it. We had it tonight! Yummy!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 22, 2021

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Jan! The glaze is our favorite!

      Reply

      • Antoinette Pringle
        June 24, 2021

        Hi, I’m Antoinette, I made this recipe for my family and it was great. Just saying Thank You Tip I substituted the eggs for molasses

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  • Pauline Presley
    June 22, 2021

    I made this meat loaf last night and it was so good. The topping was perfect for this meat loaf. I will keep this one and make it again. Thank you for all of your recipes.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 22, 2021

      You’re very welcome, Pauline! Happy to hear that you loved this meatloaf recipe.

      Reply

  • Duncan Edwards
    June 21, 2021

    I find the the meat texture was very soft and in general it was very tasty

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 21, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Kelly
    June 19, 2021

    This meatloaf was the best meatloaf I have ever tasted, I usually make a pretty good meatloaf but this beat mine hands down! I did use Italian breadcrumbs because I didn’t have panko. It was just perfect, moist and fabulous

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 19, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Kelly!

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      • Taj Coleman
        July 20, 2021

        I made this meatloaf last night and it was a hit! My boyfriend loved it as well although he wasn’t too much a fan of the sweet sauce (yet his plate was clean). I did add garlic & onion powder. Also, is there a way to make the sauce less sweet? Overall, this recipe is great and will continue to use. 😁

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          July 20, 2021

          Hi Taj, great to hear that you both loved this meatloaf. You may cut back on sugar to make it less sweet!

          Reply

  • Mary M.
    June 19, 2021

    This is just how I have made meatloaf for years and everyone loves it. I do believe that you have to mix it pretty well for it to bind. Add a little mustard to the glaze and it’s extra good!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 19, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Carol
    June 16, 2021

    Just moved back to the states. This is the first meatloaf that I have made in 24 years. It was easy and delicious. A real keeper and I can’t wait to eat the leftovers.
    Thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 16, 2021

      I’m so happy you found a keeper, Carol! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Lynette
    June 16, 2021

    I didn’t like this recipe, the meatloaf didn’t have enough flavour for my liking & the Tom sauce was a waste of time. Tom chutney would have been better & maybe some powdered beef stock in the mince.

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    • Lynette
      July 3, 2021

      I have to take back my review as the next day when I microwaved a couple of slices it was delicious, I will make it again as it’s nice as a burger filling.

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  • Kayte
    June 14, 2021

    Hi, I just make this recipe , but, a vegetarian version of it. It came out wonderful, even my friends who are not vegetarian, loved it. This recipe is delicious. I followed your recipe exactly, save, for I used one chup of vegetarian sausage ( can get at Trader Joes or any large supermarket) and one 12 oz pkg of Sweet Earth Awesome Grounds ( I am sure beyond beef etc would work as well). Other than those two substitutions, I followed your recipe exactly. For any vegetarians who happen to stumble upon my review, take heed, this is a delicious recipe and will be a wonderful addition to your meals. And, your non vegetarian friends will enjoy it too.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 15, 2021

      Hello Kayte, that’s great info. Thank you for sharing that with us, I’m sure this is going to be beneficial for others too!

      Reply

  • Brian Roper
    June 12, 2021

    My favorite meal as a kid growing up in the 50’s was meatloaf and scalloped potatoes. Mom made it every year for my birthday. I have tried for years to duplicate it and never could so I just started trying recipes to find one I really liked, with little success.
    I finally tried your recipe. It doesn’t taste at all like Mom’s but boy, that sweet and tangy glaze really made it pop!! I’m so glad to have found it. Thank you!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 12, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Leela
    June 11, 2021

    In the UK, we don’t eat meatloaf or know anything about it other than it’s an American thing. Today however, I decided to do something different with my minced lamb and used this recipe, mostly because I had all the ingredients to hand and it seemed simple enough to do with great reviews. I added finely chopped half a red pepper and ground my own breadcrumbs but otherwise followed the recipe and pow wow, what a pleasing result! It was far more flavoursome and delicious than I could have contemplated, I didn’t know meatloaf was so yummy until today! Why is meatloaf not a thing in the UK?! It should be as it’s so quick, tasty and packed with flavour and not at all dry. I served it with homemade creamy mash and a little side salad, my hubby and I loved it! Thank you for the wonderful recipe which I shall be making again and again!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 11, 2021

      Well, I sure hope it becomes a thing!! I’m so glad you have this a try, Leela! Thank you so much for sharing that wonderful feedback with me!

      Reply

  • Mike Yates
    June 11, 2021

    Used your meatloaf recipe to make hamburgers best hamburger I ever made

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 11, 2021

      Oh that’s genius! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • Tom McGowan
    June 11, 2021

    My favorite meal is meat loaf ,potatoes au gratin and succotash wit lots of clarfied butter, and fresh cracked pepper

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 11, 2021

      Everything sounds delicious!

      Reply

  • Nalie
    June 8, 2021

    Lemme tell yall something! If you using a different meatloaf recipe, you are playing yourself!! This is hands down the best meatloaf and glaze recipe on the internet and I’ve made it a million times. It’s literally perfectly juicy and tender and flipping flavorfulllll! I’m writing this review FINALLY as I’m awaiting my oven to ding. 🙂

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 8, 2021

      Wow! Thank you for that thoughtful and amazing review Nalie! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Amanda
    June 3, 2021

    The glaze is phenomenal I can’t believe how good it is!! All-around awesome dish when you add some mashed potatoes and fresh corn! So fantastic

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 3, 2021

      That’s fantastic feedback, Amanda. Thank you for sharing that with us!

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      • Desiree sinclair
        June 9, 2021

        Glaze meatloaf was wonderful! I made it for dinner tonight, he loved it. U can send me that recipe for sure

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  • Damien B
    May 31, 2021

    Was amazing! I added half of a green pepper inside as well. Came out perfect and juicy!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 31, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Katie
    May 31, 2021

    Natasha, I have tried different meatloaf recipes and yours is the one that hit a home run. I printed it off and this will become my go to recipe. Thanks for sharing. It was delicious.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 31, 2021

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

      Reply

  • mickey
    May 23, 2021

    best meat for meatloaf is blend of ground beef , ground pork – not sausage , and ground veal

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    • Johnny
      May 29, 2021

      This Recipe Says Nothing About Ground Veal or Sausage !.
      The Recipe Calls For: (2 lbs ground beef 85% or 90% lean)
      Perhaps Your Reading The Wrong Recipe !.

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      • Sherry
        June 12, 2021

        I believe it was just their opinion, not what the recipe said. Smh

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    • Brian
      June 1, 2021

      Mickey I agree completely. I made mine with 1 lb ground pork and 1 lb lean ground beef. I always do this for meat loaf and it turned out fantastic! Great recipe!

      Reply

  • Jacquie Green
    May 23, 2021

    I love this meatloaf. We enjoyed it so much that I used the same ingredients (minus the sauce) to make meatballs. They have a real nice flavor to them. Thanks

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 23, 2021

      Yay, that is fantastic! Thank you for sharing that with us, Jacquie.

      Reply

  • Katie
    May 20, 2021

    Natasha, I made your meatloaf recipe with he Best Glaze and followed the recipe exactly – HOWEVER – when I had set it aside to rest and I had used parchment paper to line the pan – lifting it out it came out in clumps!!! What did I do wrong?

    Katie

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    • Natasha
      May 20, 2021

      Hi Katie, it sounds like liquid got under the parchment which can cause it to stick. I always like to run a thin spatula around the edges to make sure it will easilly lift.

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      • Katie
        May 21, 2021

        The parchment paper completely covered the pan with excess overlapping pan so I don’t believe that was the issue.

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  • Roselle
    May 17, 2021

    I was wondering if there is anything I substitute for the milk?

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    • Natasha
      May 17, 2021

      Hi Roselle, water would be the next thing, but maybe start with slightly less.

      Reply

  • Melissa
    May 17, 2021

    Hi Natasha!

    I have made this meatloaf recipe and it was delicious! I was wondering how to adjust the cooking time for a mini loaf pan? I have an 8-loaf pan and would like to fill my freezer with mini meat loaves.

    I hope you can help me adjust the cooking time.

    Cheers!

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    • Natasha
      May 17, 2021

      Hi Melissa, I haven’t tested that so you’ll have to experiment with baking times or maybe do a google search for meatloaf in your pan size to gauge timings.

      Reply

  • Susan
    May 15, 2021

    Let me start out by saying that I don’t like meatloaf because I don’t really don’t like ground beef. I make it for my husband and friend because they do. I wanted to make it today for lunch and found your recipe.I’m alway trying different recipes hoping I’ll find one that I like. Well today was the day . Your recipe is so good. It is moist and has a wonderful flavor. It won me over. This is the one that I’ll make again and again. Thanks!!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 15, 2021

      I’m so glad this won you over, Susan! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • Alex Q
    May 14, 2021

    Hi Natasha,
    You think I can sub dried parsley instead of fresh?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 14, 2021

      Hi Alex, I think that would work fine although we love using fresh parsley.

      Reply

  • Karen Bushman
    May 12, 2021

    Made this and my family raved over it. Thanks for the recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 12, 2021

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review! That is the best when the family loves what we moms make. That’s so great!

      Reply

  • Vickie
    May 11, 2021

    This meatloaf recipe is delicious ~ and the glaze ~ need I say more. I typically have only made meatloaf a few times in my 42 years of marriage because my husband doesn’t care for it that much. But, since I have found your recipe, both my husband and son request it. I’ve doubled and tripled the batch and frozen it~ it always turns out perfect. By the way, I’m making a triple batch right now! Love it!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 11, 2021

      Sounds perfect! I’m happy to be reading your good comments and feedback, thank you for sharing that with us.

      Reply

  • Angie
    May 10, 2021

    Love this. This recipe made my husband like meatloaf,lol. Thx!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 10, 2021

      That’s so great! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Angie!

      Reply

  • Greg
    May 9, 2021

    I have just tried this recipe, very impressed, thank you. In the past my meatloaf was dense and often heartburn followed. It deterred us from making meatloaf, but this recipe was amazing, everyone enjoyed it and the glaze was incredible, I used wine vinegar instead of white. This tops my best meatloaf yet, and one I will be making many more times.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 9, 2021

      Hello Greg, wow that is so great to hear! Thank you so much for sharing that with us, I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe. Good to now that the substitution that you used worked well too.

      Reply

  • Jeffra Page
    May 8, 2021

    This meatloaf deserves 10 Stars my kids will not eat any other meatloaf I make but this they two helpings of it they loved it that much

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 9, 2021

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

      Reply

  • William Savidge
    May 8, 2021

    Hello
    I made this last night and it was EXCELENT. I ground chuck with my KitchenAid grinding attachment and added 3 strips of bacon as I ground the beef. I even had some for breakfast before anyone else woke up this morning! Thank you for another great recipe!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 8, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Jan
    May 6, 2021

    I’ve made a lot of different types of meatloaf and I have to say, this is the best I have ever tasted. It was so juicy and the flavor was off the chart. I used lean chuck, and saute the onions till they were caramelized in butter, I used a 3# loaf which made two bread pan loafs. I lined each pan with foil.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 7, 2021

      Wow! That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Jan! I’m so happy you found a new favorite on my blog.

      Reply

  • Pam Kirby
    May 5, 2021

    Probably a stupid question but I am going to ask anyway. I don’t usually do freezer meals so when I freeze the meatloaf can I place in one of the disposable loaf pans and then freeze it?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 5, 2021

      Hi Pam, you may 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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  • Christi D
    May 5, 2021

    I’m not a good cook at all. But I tried this and was pleasantly surprised on how well it turned out and my family loved it also. The 1st loaf I’ve ever had that wasn’t all dried out. Even the next day leftovers was deliciously moist. Thanks for the recipe I will keep this one always.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 5, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Jordan
    May 3, 2021

    I never post reviews on recipes I make but this is by far the best meatloaf I’ve ever made. Halved the recipe and turned out fantastic. Bravo!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 4, 2021

      That is so perfect! I’m really happy to see your great comments and review, Jordan. Thank you!

      Reply

  • Meagan Banks
    May 3, 2021

    I am making this for dinner tonight but I don’t have a 9×5 loaf pan. I have a 8×6×2in glass pan and a 6×9 glass pan. Should I use one of those or just do it in my muffin tin? 🤔

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    • Natasha
      May 4, 2021

      Hi Meagan, I think either of those could work but check for doneness with a thermometer. I haven’t tested this in a muffin tin, but that could be fun to make mini meatloaf

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  • Anita H
    May 3, 2021

    Wow! This meatloaf is the BEST I’ve tried by far. I followed the recipe to the letter. It was soooo juicy, easy to make and bottom line amazing! I went as far as cutting the meatloaf in chunks and mixing it with my mashed potatoes. Could eat it again tonight….thanks for the recipe!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 3, 2021

      Don’t you love it when recipes are easier to make than they look? I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Bao
    May 3, 2021

    It is the most delicious meatloaf I’ve ever made. It is now our favorite. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 3, 2021

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Bao! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Catherine
    May 2, 2021

    Awesome recipe Natasha! Super easy and super yummy. This was the first time I’ve ever cooked meatloaf and it was a hit with my sons. Thanks again!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 3, 2021

      That’s so great, Catherine! I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

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  • Pat Kuster
    May 2, 2021

    The BEST MEATLOAF I HAVE EVER MADE!! EVER!! Cannot wait for the meatloaf sandwiches tomorrow!! Thank you from Mr. Lincoln’s hometown, Springfield, Illinois!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 3, 2021

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

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  • Duncan Matheson
    May 2, 2021

    Just discovered your reciepe and will try it today, but I have a question. Is it OK or a bad idea to mix in some frozen vegetables, like peas or corn? Thanks.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 3, 2021

      Hi Duncan, I haven’t tried mixing in vegetables to advise. One of our readers wrote that they added diced celery to add vegetables into it but noticed with too many vegetables, and the meatloaf fell apart.

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  • Wade
    May 1, 2021

    I didn’t use this recipe, but I make a smoked meatloaf roll with a very similar orange bbq glaze. I don’t think you can go wrong with this one.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 3, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Mrs K
    April 30, 2021

    If I half the recipes, does the cooking time and temp change?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 30, 2021

      Hi Mrs K. 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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  • Zahireen K
    April 30, 2021

    If i want to half the recipe; do i cook it the same amount of time?

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    • Natasha
      May 3, 2021

      Hi, it depends on the size of your baking pan. If you are using half the size of pan, it will be close to the same amount of time since the thickness of the meatloaf will be similar. If you’re using the same size pan and your meatloaf is half the thickness it normally would be, you would want to cut down your baking time.

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  • Rosana Armendariz
    April 29, 2021

    Made this meatloaf last night n it was delicious! I also reheated leftover mashed potatoes in oven n they tasted like I had just made them fresh!
    Love ur recipes!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 29, 2021

      That is fantastic! Thank you for sharing your good review and feedback with us, Rosana.

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  • Kevin
    April 28, 2021

    Made this last night. Awesome! Didn’t need to substitute anything. Great flavor, leftover meatloaf is always good…. can’t wait to dig in

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 28, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Edelisa
    April 27, 2021

    ALWAYS my go to recipe.. delicious 🤤

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 27, 2021

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

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  • Bill
    April 27, 2021

    Followed to the letter, outstanding!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 27, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Leigh
    April 27, 2021

    My mother in law passed away a few years ago, she made the best meatloaf but I never knew her recipe. My daughter really loved her meatloaf (as did the rest of us!) and I tried SO many times to recreate her recipe and failed miserably. It got to the point of mentioning making this meatloaf for dinner and my daughter would cry saying she didn’t want it! I made this recipe and it smelled exactly like hers. It has been a go to recipe for us as this is absolutely delicious and we often speak of her when we share this meal as a family. Thank you for sharing this recipe and giving us a taste of her famous meatloaf!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 27, 2021

      Hello Leigh, wow that makes me so happy knowing that this recipe helped you recreated your mother-in-law’s awesome recipe. I’m so glad you found this!

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  • Kim
    April 27, 2021

    This is the best meatloaf recipe, hands down! We’ve been trying to eat a little healthier and would like to make it with ground turkey. What are your cooking instruction recommendations?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 27, 2021

      Hi Kim, 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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  • Mel
    April 24, 2021

    Made this for my family & there were NO leftovers!! A delicious family fav.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 24, 2021

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

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  • logan brandes
    April 22, 2021

    It took way to long to cook

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  • Ellen Askren
    April 22, 2021

    I decided to try a different meatloaf recipe, and found yours. My husband likes the one I usually make, but I wanted a change. I followed your recipe exactly.I put the meatloaf under the broiler to finish glazing, and it was perfect. My husband said, “This is really good!”

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 22, 2021

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

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  • Shelley Wright
    April 20, 2021

    We have our grandson every Tuesday night and now Tuesday’s have become meatloaf Tuesday. This is the best meatloaf we’ve ever had. We make it with half turkey/half beef. It is easier on the tummy when you eat way too much, which we always do! 😂

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 20, 2021

      That’s just awesome, Shelley! That is the best when kids love what we make. That’s so great!

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  • Caroline Dacosta
    April 20, 2021

    Amazing!! Boyfriend said it was better than his Italian moms meatloaf and asked me to send her the recipe! It was juicy and delicious. Best meatloaf I ever made thank you so much!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 20, 2021

      Wow! High compliments! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

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  • Denise
    April 20, 2021

    This is the best meatloaf recipe I have ever tasted. I made it again tonight for family and serving it with creamy homemade mashed potatoes and asparagus. The tangy-sweet glaze puts it over the top! This time I am using a 2 to 1 ground beef and pork mixture.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 20, 2021

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

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  • Eliane de Andrade Souza
    April 19, 2021

    Pure comfort food. Loved it! You are the best sweet. Muito obrigada, gosto das receitas gosto de você gosto do seu sorriso.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 19, 2021

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment, Eliane!

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  • Adriana
    April 19, 2021

    I made this tonight for my family! And they LOVED IT, it’s so delicious! Thank you!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 19, 2021

      You’re welcome, Adriana! I’m so happy you enjoyed that.

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  • lani argulla
    April 19, 2021

    Hi Natasha your recipes are very helpful and delicious. I already tried the meatloaf and it’s the best meatloaf i’ve ever tasted. My husband is very picky when it comes to meat but this meatloaf is a success . Thank you.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 19, 2021

      You’re welcome, lani! I’m so happy you enjoyed that.

      Reply

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