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Meatloaf Recipe with the Best Glaze

Amazing homemade Meatloaf Recipe. The meatloaf is so tender and juicy on the inside with a sweet and tangy glaze that adds so much flavor to the meatloaf. Serve the easy meatloaf with mashed potatoes and a side of asparagus

Meatloaf recipe sliced and served on a plate with mashed potatoes and vegetables

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Hey, hey! Valentina with Valentina’s Corner sharing our Meatloaf recipe.

Meatloaf Recipe:

Ground beef mixed with onion, Panko breadcrumbs, fresh parsley and seasonings produces an irresistibly tender and juicy meatloaf. The sweet and tangy glaze adds amazing flavor to this classic meatloaf.

meatloaf glazed with meatloaf sauce

Tips on How to Make the BEST Meatloaf:

  • DO NOT OVERMIX which can result in a tough/dense meatloaf
  • Line your loaf pan with parchment paper with edges hanging over the pan for easier removal of meatloaf. 
  • Keep the juices from the pan and pour over the sliced meatloaf before serving.
  • Chop the onion finely, allowing it to cook through (or sautee onion before adding)
  • Gently press meat into the pan so it holds its shape.
  • Rest meatloaf for 10 minutes before slicing

Collage how to make meatloaf and shape into pan.

What is the Best Meat for Meatloaf?

You want to use ground beef that is 85% or 90% lean meat. Do not worry about using lean meat – the rest of the ingredients will keep your meatloaf moist and juicy. Avoid super lean meats. 

Meatloaf Sauce:

This meatloaf sauce is incredible as a glaze for the meatloaf with the perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavors. Ketchup combined with brown sugar, garlic and onion powder, salt, pepper and vinegar creates an irresistible sauce. Once baked, the glaze caramelizes and is SO GOOD! 

Step-by-step collage how to make the best sauce for a Meatloaf recipe.

Can I bake Meatloaf on a baking sheet?

For crispier edges, bake meatloaf on a baking sheet. Out of foil, create a self-made pan with edges to keep the drippings from the meatloaf as it’s baked. Shape meatloaf and place into the foil. Continue with baking instructions. NOTE: Baking time may slightly vary, depending on the shape and thickness of the meatloaf.

baked meatloaf sliced and ready to serve

How long to cook Meatloaf?

Cook the meatloaf uncovered for 40 minutes at 375°F. Add the sauce, and bake an additional 15-20 minutes, or until internal temperature is 160°F. If using a smaller loaf pan than 9″x5″, increase cooking time.

how long to cook meatloaf in loaf pan

Leftover Meatloaf?

If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, here are some leftover meatloaf ideas (and I’d love to hear your ideas in a comment below):

Can you freeze Meatloaf?

Yes, meatloaf may be frozen before cooking. To freeze, prepare meatloaf per instructions. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and foil and freeze.

Defrost the raw meatloaf in the refrigerator covered. Continue with baking instructions.

Meatloaf served on a plate with potatoes and greens and garnished with parsley

More Easy Dinner Recipes to try:

Meatloaf Recipe with the Best Glaze

4.99 from 3439 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Amazing homemade Meatloaf Recipe. The meatloaf is so tender and juicy on the inside with a sweet and tangy sauce that glazes the meatloaf and adds so much flavor!

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

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

Ingredients

Meatloaf Ingredients:

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

Meatloaf Sauce Ingredients:

Instructions

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

  4. In a small bowl, mix all of the ingredients together for the sauce. Spread the sauce over meatloaf then return to oven and bake additional 15-20 minutes or until the internal temperature is 160˚F. Rest meatloaf 10 minutes before slicing. Drizzle with baking juices from the pan.  

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

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Valentina Ablaev

I am Valentina, the creator behind the food blog Valentina’s Corner where I share our family’s favorite recipes. When I am not in the kitchen, I enjoy spending quality time with my husband and 5 children. We invite you to join us on our blogging journey!

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  • Patty
    July 6, 2022

    This was so easy to make, and I had all the ingredients on hand except the ground beef. So after coming home with ground beef, I made it. Unfortunately I didn’t have enough ketchup, so I used a little BBQ sauce. It was awesome! Last time I made meatloaf, it was dry and not much flavor. This was perfect.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 6, 2022

      I’m so happy to hear it was perfect Patty! That’s the best!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 6, 2022

      Hi Patty, great to hear that you loved this Meatloaf and glaze. Thank you for your good comments and review!

      Reply

  • Ellen Phillips
    July 5, 2022

    The BEST meatloaf ever!!!! I have used many of Natasha recipes and every one was great!! Thank you Natasha.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 5, 2022

      Thanks for the awesome feedback, Ellen!

      Reply

  • Lea
    July 4, 2022

    This is pretty much the way I have made meatloaf for decades! When my husband was alive, I always made two meat loaves at a time just so he could be assured of having meatloaf sandwiches.

    Thanks for the reminder. Haven’t made meatloaf since he died.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 5, 2022

      I’m so glad you discovered my blog and meatloaf recipe, Lea! I hope you make this one soon, I’m so glad recipes like this can bring back so many great memories!

      Reply

  • Lloyd
    July 4, 2022

    Made this today for sandwiches this week.
    love the sauce. Good flavor and holds together nice. I will use this recipe again.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 4, 2022

      That’s great! I’m happy you enjoyed this recipe.

      Reply

  • Tanya Zarutsky
    July 2, 2022

    Dear Natasha,
    Every time when I’m making this AMAZING meatloaf, I’m thinking about you and your unparalleled and unmatched cooking talent!!!

    When I want to make something new, all what I do is search for a dish from your recipes, it’s like one stop shop, everything is there, no need to spend more time beyond your site.

    Thanks so much for our tonight’s joyful dinner!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 3, 2022

      Hi Tanya, thank you for your trust and good comments. It makes me feel inspired to do more recipes so I appreciate it!

      Reply

  • Leigh Barrington
    July 2, 2022

    Thank you Natasha! I love to make cold meatloaf sandwiches with mayo for my leftovers.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 2, 2022

      You’re very welcome! Enjoy. 🙂

      Reply

  • teresa
    July 1, 2022

    Great recipe. Made it for the fourth of july weekend in the mountains with corn on cob and fresh broccoli. It was moist and the glaze was fantastic. We loved it. My grands (4 and 2) also gave it two thumbs up each…and they are picky eaters.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 1, 2022

      That sounds like an amazing dinner in the mountains, Teresa! Thank you so much for sharing that with me!

      Reply

  • Jackie
    June 29, 2022

    This meatloaf was so yummy. It was moist and juicy. My family absolutely loved it. This is a keeper!!!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 29, 2022

      So glad to hear that, Jackie!

      Reply

  • Lisa
    June 29, 2022

    Made this meatloaf tonight, my husband and I LOVED it! Just the right mix of things and the topping was great! Look forward to trying more of your recipes.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 29, 2022

      That’s awesome feedback, Lisa. Thanks a lot for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Cailey
    June 29, 2022

    I used this recipe to make from scratch meatloaf for the first time several months ago. Now this is my go to Meatloaf recipe. It has my family and I drooling everytime! Its quick, easy, and most of the ingredients are already in the pantry. The best recipe for meatloaf we have tried so far!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 29, 2022

      I’m so happy this was a hit with the family, Cailey! That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review with me!

      Reply

  • Tom
    June 29, 2022

    2cd time making this and love it. No such thing as left overs in this house

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 29, 2022

      I’m so glad you loved it, Tom!

      Reply

  • Jo-Ann Genoe
    June 29, 2022

    I did a couple of changes. Used apple cider vinegar instead of plain. Added 1 tbs. worcestershire to the meatloaf itself and used heinz chili instead of plain ketchup. Making it for the 3rd time for dinner tonight. BEST EVER MEATLOAF!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 29, 2022

      So glad to hear that, Jo-Ann! Thanks for sharing.

      Reply

  • Sarah
    June 28, 2022

    My family loved it. I didn’t have milk but had light cream. Soaked the breadcrumbs in it before mixing it in. Kept the moisture level perfect. And it came put perfect. 5 stars!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 28, 2022

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

      Reply

  • Bob
    June 28, 2022

    Who in their right mind makes meatloaf without Garlic. This is NOT the best meatloaf. Furthermore, you use a 50-50 mix of ground beef and pork. Also, use real bread crumbs soaked in milk. Panko breadcrumbs are too fine and add no texture to the dish. The sauce needs tomato paste.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 28, 2022

      Hi Bob, thanks for your personal comments. This is the recipe that we love but I’m sure there are also some great recipes out there.

      Reply

    • Renee
      July 7, 2022

      This recipe has 3 cloves of garlic in it, maybe you missed some key ingredients? I’m am Aussie and have never tasted meatloaf before, I was wondering why it’s so popular in the US. I tried this last night and it was very tasty! My family loved it so I’ll be making double batches next time…

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      • NatashasKitchen.com
        July 7, 2022

        So glad you loved this recipe, Renee!

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    • Ray Keefer
      July 21, 2022

      Wow BOB! Lol preeeety sure this is Natasha’s recipe, that’s all. Obviously it got great ratings and is very delicious! Your way is great also! I ALSO make mine and give it my special twist with things my family enjoy! However, I don’t get on others recipes and put theirs down because theirs may not be like mine! Who made u the meatloaf king?? Oh FYI the recipe has 3 cloves garlic! This is what’s wrong with humanity! People like u! Very RUDE n unnecessary! Don’t bother responding lol. Not gonna read ANYTHING else you have to say! Unbelievably rude!

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    • Sherri Rochester
      August 9, 2022

      Bob,
      Did you miss seeing the minced garlic in the ingredient list? Time for the readers!😁

      Best recipe EVER!!

      Reply

  • Greg
    June 28, 2022

    Generally not a meatloaf guy but this came out very good and was very easy with only a little clean up. Will add it to the rotation of meals. Next time I might mix in a packet of dry onion soup mix.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 28, 2022

      Thank you for the wonderful review, Greg. I’m so glad you enjoyed this meatloaf.

      Reply

  • J.J. Jamieson
    June 27, 2022

    Worst meatloaf recipe ever! Dry & tasteless- like eating squshed mushrooms. Tasted like tough bread

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 27, 2022

      I’m sorry to hear that. This recipe has great reviews. Did you make any substitutions or use lean meat? You want to use ground beef that is 85% or 90% lean meat. Also, overmixing the batter can result in a tough/dense meatloaf.

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    • hoaf
      June 29, 2022

      I’ve used this recipe and had great results. If you’re a fan of mushrooms (I am), try adding a cup of diced mushrooms to your meatloaf. They provide great taste and quite a bit of moisture.

      Reply

  • Cindy
    June 27, 2022

    Tried the meatloaf recipe.
    Easy to follow instructions and quick to prepare.
    Delicious
    My husband loved the meatloaf and so did I.
    Thank you
    Cindy

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 27, 2022

      So glad to hear that, Cindy! That’s wonderful.

      Reply

  • Dorann
    June 27, 2022

    I have been cooking for over 50 years. This is probably the best meatloaf I’ve ever made. Another home run Natasha.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 27, 2022

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

      Reply

  • Patrice
    June 26, 2022

    I am trying to eat clean this month so only tasted a small pinch of the meatloaf and it was wonderful! My husband absolutely loved it…he ate three pieces. I served it with mash potatoes, sweet early peas, and garlic toast.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 26, 2022

      That sounds perfect, I’m glad you also tasted it! Thanks for the good review and feedback, Patrice.

      Reply

  • Kathy
    June 24, 2022

    If you bake it the next day do you have to bake longer since it’s still cold when you take it out If the frig?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 24, 2022

      Hi Kathy, I would bake it until the internal temperature is 160°F.

      Reply

  • Jennifer
    June 21, 2022

    Help! I accidentally put the glaze on before baking it first. Will it be okay?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 21, 2022

      Hi Jennifer. I have not tested this to see what the outcome is. The glaze may burn a bit but it may be ok. I hope it turns out.

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    • Homeguycook
      June 26, 2022

      I have baked my meatloafs pre-glazed. Due to the moisture of the meat and ingredients as well as the non-direct heat of the oven (from above specifically), the sugars will not burn. However, you will lose some of the crisping on the top when fully smothered from the start. If you are ever in doubt you can always wipe off most of the glaze so no harm, no foul. In fact that gives me an idea: an initial very thin glaze later application and see how it reacts to crisping the top…hmm…

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  • Penny H
    June 20, 2022

    Greetings Natasha!
    This is the best meatloaf recipe ever. As I prepare this recipe for the 4th time, I realize that I am out of brown sugar. Can I use syrup in place of brown sugar?
    Thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 20, 2022

      I’m so happy you loved this recipe, Penny! We prefer brown sugar for the color and flavor, but I bet you could substitute it with white sugar if you don’t have brown sugar on hand. I haven’t tested that but I think it could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe!

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    • Angela C
      June 25, 2022

      I used a mixture of tomatoe sauce and treacle along with the other ingrediabts for the glaze. its in the oven now so we will ned to wait and see

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      • NatashasKitchen.com
        June 25, 2022

        Let us know how it turns out! 🙂

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  • Dori
    June 18, 2022

    Excellent! Couldn’t even ruin it by using ground turkey! (beef is so expensive!) Meatloaf is super but the sauce over it makes it a grand slam! Thank you.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 18, 2022

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

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      • eleanor
        June 19, 2022

        sauce looks like a basic bar-b-que sauce. Can I glaze with bar-b-q- sauce?
        eleanor

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          June 19, 2022

          Hi Eleanor, I have not tested that to advise but feel free to do an experiment.

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  • Rebecca Tate
    June 17, 2022

    We have made this meatloaf recipe our family recipe. The sauce on top makes it! We are a family of 2 so it makes plenty for leftovers. My husband loves meatloaf sandwiches.
    The next item we are going to make is your Shrimp Alfredo.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 17, 2022

      That’s wonderful! So glad you both enjoy this recipe. Let us know what you think of the Shrimp Alfredo! 🙂

      Reply

  • Angie
    June 16, 2022

    Absolutely delicious. The best meatloaf I have ever made. The glaze was amazing.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 16, 2022

      Hello Angie, thanks for the awesome feedback and review! Great to hear that you love this recipe a lot.

      Reply

  • Blanche
    June 16, 2022

    This is the tastiest recipe I have ever used for meatloaf. I just made a slight adaptation by sauteing the onions before a mix them in. The sauce is delightful. Thank you.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 16, 2022

      So wonderful to hear! Thank you for the review.

      Reply

  • Mel
    June 15, 2022

    Excellent as is! Definitely follow the cooking tips. The sweetness of the sauce depends on the sweetness of the ketchup you use.
    Easy to modify.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 15, 2022

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

      Reply

  • Megan
    June 15, 2022

    Do you have to use fresh parsley or can you use dried parsley flakes?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 15, 2022

      Hi Megan, we prefer it with fresh parsley!

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  • Tee Steven
    June 13, 2022

    This is the most amazing meat load recipe with a splendid tangy savory sweet salty tomato sauce.
    I add three boil eggs in the meat load and my husband loved it. The meatloaf was juicy moist and flavorful.
    This is a winner !

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 13, 2022

      So glad to hear that. Thank you for the review.

      Reply

  • Gayle
    June 13, 2022

    I made this tonight, it turned out absolutely fantastic!! We had garlic mashed potatoes and whole green beans. Thank you for sharing, I will make it again!!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 13, 2022

      So glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the review.

      Reply

  • David
    June 13, 2022

    Awesome meatloaf I use bbq sauce instead of ketchup in the sauce

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 13, 2022

      Sounds good, I’m glad that worked out well too!

      Reply

  • Chi Town Tiki Boy
    June 13, 2022

    Five PLUS Stars! Without a doubt, the best Meatloaf I have ever had. Served it for company yesterday instead of the usual cookout, everyone loved it. Cooked it on our Traeger which added a touch of outdoor flavor. Mildly sauteed the onions with green peppers and fresh garlic and added some small chucks of extra sharp cheddar. Added a generous sprinkle of Cavender’s All Purpose Greek Seasoning in place of Italian. The Glaze just takes this fantastic recipe over the top! Thanks for sharing!!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 13, 2022

      That’s wonderful! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing.

      Reply

  • Alina
    June 12, 2022

    We made this tonight and loved it. I can never make things without doing small altercation. I added mushrooms and Worcestershire sauce. I sautéed the onions and mushrooms. Then added extra panko to absorb any extra liquid from the sautéed veggies. For the sauce mixture, I added a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce (love this stuff) and used sugar free ketchup. It was too hot inside so we cooked on the Traeger. We will be making this again.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 12, 2022

      Hello Alina, that’s totally fine. Feel free to make some minor according to your preference, I’m just glad you love it!

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  • Jai
    June 12, 2022

    The absolute best meatloaf!! I am so glad I tried a new way of making one of my favorite dishes.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 12, 2022

      Hi Jai, good to know that you just found your new go-to recipe! Thank you for sharing that with us.

      Reply

  • BeeVee
    June 12, 2022

    Panko crumbs are heavier/more dense bread crumbs with a little more body to them. You can get a large can for $1 at the Dollar store.

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  • Bridget
    June 12, 2022

    Thank you so much for sharing this very delicious and juicy meatloaf recipe. I have cooked this meatloaf twice so far, and my family loves it.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 12, 2022

      You’re very welcome! Great to hear that, Bridget, thank you for sharing.

      Reply

  • Jade J
    June 11, 2022

    I got very excited when I saw that this blog had a meatloaf recipe. I’ve tried a few recipes from here and they’ve all turned out amazing! It turned out so good and it was so easy to make.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 11, 2022

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

      Reply

  • BIGMOE
    June 10, 2022

    I substituted A-1 steak sauce instead of white vinegar. Really good glaze.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 10, 2022

      Thank you for sharing. So glad you enjoyed this recipe.

      Reply

  • Nisha
    June 10, 2022

    I love this recipie! It’s super easy to follow. I made a few changes by adding green bell peppers and substituting panko for a slice of real bread. Pairing this with mixed vegetables and homemade mashed potatoes is a super easy weeknight meal for hubby and I.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 10, 2022

      Thank you for sharing, Nisha! So glad you enjoyed this recipe.

      Reply

  • Roxanne
    June 9, 2022

    I just made this and it’s the best! I will be making this again!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 9, 2022

      Thank you for sharing, Roxanne! So glad you enjoyed this recipe.

      Reply

  • Carol Angel St. Claire
    June 8, 2022

    OMG this is the MOST yummy meatloaf recipe I’ve tried! We just finished dinner and everyone LOVED it! I didn’t change a thing & glad I didn’t! Thank you for sharing – this will become my go-to recipe for meatloaf. The others are going bye-bye!!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 9, 2022

      So glad to hear that, Carol. Thank you for a wonderful review.

      Reply

  • Bob G
    June 8, 2022

    Best and moistest I’ve ever had and meatloaf has been a staple with me for 50+ years. Thanks for the recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 8, 2022

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

      Reply

  • Sabrina
    June 8, 2022

    It was delicious and I doubled the recipe since I had hungry grandchildren coming and my husband was also wanting plenty of leftovers. It was such a hit that the leftovers was very little. I have pictures prepping but not the end results as it was devoured before I could get any.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 8, 2022

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

      Reply

  • CaryAnn
    June 8, 2022

    Does it truly matter what type of bread crumbs are used? I rarely have panko crumbs in my cupboard.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 8, 2022

      Hi CaryAnn, Others shared in the comment section that they used regular bread crumbs and it worked well too.

      Reply

  • Polly
    June 7, 2022

    Sorry, I didn’t take a pic but I have to say. This was so good and moist but not falling apart.

    My only change was that I added 5 straps of cut up bacon into it. My kiddo loved it..

    Thanks so much, I will definitely make again.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 8, 2022

      No worries but feel free to share some photos of your creations on our Facebook page or group so others can see and will get inspired too!

      Reply

  • Kim White
    June 7, 2022

    Delicious recipe – I made some small tweaks based on my family’s taste. They raved about this meatloaf – thank you!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 8, 2022

      You are so welcome! Happy to hear that the recipe was a hit, thank you for sharing!

      Reply

  • David
    June 6, 2022

    Great meatloaf sometimes the simplest recipes are the best, and the glaze is spot on thanks for sharing !!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 6, 2022

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

      Reply

  • Walter
    June 6, 2022

    Followed the directions exactly. Great recipe. I will use it over and over again. The one thing I would change is, use the glaze in the meatloaf instead of the ketchup. I will also make extra glaze to serve with the meal. As a matter of fact I am making this glaze and replacing the plain old ketchup with it. Finally, my wife likes meatloaf !

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 6, 2022

      That’s wonderful feedback, Walter! Thank you for sharing.

      Reply

  • Dex
    June 5, 2022

    This is absolutely the BEST meatloaf recipe! The only alteration I made was using 3 lbs of ground meat–1 lb each of veal, turkey and pork. That combo is sheer perfection.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 5, 2022

      Love it! Thanks for the awesome review and feedback, Dex.

      Reply

  • Charlene
    June 5, 2022

    Am making this now but I never put my meatloaf in a 9×5 pan. So hard to get out and any grease is just laying there. I use one of my corning ware pots and always comes out great. So I’m onto the meatloaf and can’t wait to eat.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 5, 2022

      Please update us on how you liked the recipe, we’d love to know your feedback. Thanks!

      Reply

  • Deb Rogers
    June 5, 2022

    Getting ready to make this now! I’ll let you know how it is. My granddaughter says she “loves” my meatloaf. She’s 7. But I really don’t have a recipe I go by. I know the general ingredients and just throw them together.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 5, 2022

      I hope this recipe will become your family’s new favorite!

      Reply

  • Deb Rogers
    June 5, 2022

    Regarding leftover meatloaf…my husband’s favorite thing is to cut it real thin and fry it on the griddle until each side is golden and slightly crunchy. Sometimes he puts cheese on top. I love left over meatloaf by itself or on bread with mayo!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 5, 2022

      Sounds good! Thanks for sharing that with us.

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  • sheri
    June 2, 2022

    In the process of making this – it smells wonderful – just wondering if anyone else had a problem cramming 2lbs of ground beef in a 9×5 pan? I ended up using a bigger pan

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 2, 2022

      Hi Sheri, I have not had that problem with this recipe but let’s see if others can share their experience here.

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  • Kasaundra
    June 2, 2022

    I have made this recipe several times and it’s hands down THE BEST recipe I’ve found. We love it.
    Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 2, 2022

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

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  • David
    June 1, 2022

    I used ground turkey burger. Came out just fine. Also, just mixed bbq sauce and ketchup for the glaze.

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  • Shaun
    May 31, 2022

    This recipe is absolutely the best meatloaf I have ever tasted in my life! I’m 56 years old and I’ve tried many of meatloaf, but this one is absolutely my favorite and my family loves it! Thank you so much for providing this and I hope many others will enjoy it as much as we do! 🥰

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 31, 2022

      So glad to hear that, Shaun. Thank you for the wonderful review!

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  • Patti
    May 29, 2022

    Amazing recipe!!!! I love the sauce!!!
    I used meatloaf mix from the grocery store 2/3 ground beef 1/3 ground pork and added raw green and red peppers finely chopped. Otherwise followed recipe to the letter and it was fantastic!!!! Thank you for such a great recipe!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 29, 2022

      You’re most welcome and thanks so much for sharing your experience trying out this recipe. Glad you loved it!

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  • christocc
    May 29, 2022

    Great recipe, but “avoid super lean meats”? Like 85% to 90% lean isn’t “super lean”?

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  • Jacon
    May 28, 2022

    Great recipe!! Stick a block of mozzarella in the middle before baking and you got something.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 28, 2022

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me!

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  • Karl and Kathy
    May 27, 2022

    Great recipe, cooking time off. We bake for 60 minutes, then add glaze and bake for 30 minutes. Rest for 20 minutes and serve. This is a super yummy glaze, We make this meatloaf often for older relatives. When we visit them they often ask for their next delivery of meatloaf before we get close enough for a hug!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 27, 2022

      Hello Karl and Kathy, thanks for the review and good comments. I’m glad that your family loves this recipe!

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  • Jon
    May 26, 2022

    I followed the recipe exactly, sauteing the onions adding the garlic the last 2 minutes. I baked it on a sheet, just my preference. It was perfect in all respects. I can’t wait for the leftovers tomorrow. This is worthy of a double header!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 27, 2022

      Thank you so much, Jon! I appreciate the review.

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  • Nidia Johnson
    May 26, 2022

    Moist and flavorful. I used half ground pork with half ground beef.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 26, 2022

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Nidia!

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  • Nidia Johnson
    May 26, 2022

    Moist and flavorful. I used half ground pork with half ground beef. For the side dish I sautéed a mix of bit size zucchini, orange pepper and corn. Very colorful and delicious dinner combination.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 26, 2022

      Thank you for your great review, Nidia! I’m so glad you enjoyed this meatloaf!

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  • Mike Levitsky
    May 25, 2022

    Natasha, I noticed you havn’t made a meatloaf video on your youtube channel yet! you should do this one. It would be amazing. Thanks!
    Slava Ukraini 🙂

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 25, 2022

      Thank you so much for that suggestion, Mike!

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  • Karl and Kathy
    May 25, 2022

    Definitely takes longer than 40 minutes, we do this great recipe for 65 minutes and then another 30 minutes after the glaze. We rest for 20 minutes, it is fantastic, thanks 5 stars for recipe, it is great, 2 stars for cooking time, not appropriate, thanks!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 25, 2022

      Thank you for your comments and feedback. I have always followed the recipe and had been getting the same cooking time but I’m really happy to know that you loved the result!

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    • kay
      May 28, 2022

      Cooking time is different depending on your location/elevation. Something to consider when writing a review.

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    • David
      May 29, 2022

      Karl and Kathy
      Oven temps. do vary. You might want to put an oven thermometer in your oven to make sure your oven temps are accurate.

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  • AK
    May 22, 2022

    We cooked this exactly how the recipe stated, step by step. “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.”

    I pulled the meatloaf out of the oven and it did not cook the entirety of 2 lbs of beef. The unfortunate part was that it was marbled with undercooked and cooked pieces so it was really difficult to try and pick out the beef that didn’t cook. I put it back in the oven for another 15 mins at 375 and the entire bottom portion of the meatloaf was still pink.

    I’m wondering if 2 lbs of ground beef compacted in a 9×5 in. pan at 375 for 40 mins then another 20 mins is too much ground beef to cook in one hour in the oven.

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    • Natasha
      May 23, 2022

      Hi AK, we haven’t had that experience with the meatloaf being undercooked, but make sure the oven is fully preheated and I would recommend an internal oven thermometer to see if your oven temperature is right. You may need to adjust the temperature or baking time. Also, since not all ovens are created equal, make sure to bake the meatloaf until the internal temp reaches 160˚F. I hope this helps.

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      • Joan
        May 24, 2022

        Our family favorite. Don’t use other recipes anymore. My neighbor asks for it as it’s his favorite meatloaf now too. When meat was frozen and not fully thawed there can be pockets of discolored meat with uneven cooking. That happened to me once when not fully thawed. I follow the recipe exactly and it turns out every single time I make it. Thank you

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          May 24, 2022

          Thank you for following the recipe exactly as writte, Joan. I’m happy to know that you love it!

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  • Alyssa Swafford
    May 22, 2022

    Best meatloaf EVER! I didn’t change a thing to this recipe, followed your recipe to a T and it was amazing! The entire family loved it and have already asked me when I’ll make it again.

    Question: can I use this same recipe for meatballs? What are your thoughts?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 23, 2022

      So glad you loved it! I have some meatball recipes here that you can use as I have not tried this same recipe for meatballs.

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  • Paul
    May 22, 2022

    Thank you for the r the recipe. We didn’t eat a lot of meatloaf growing up so it is not big in my repitoir of meals, but your recipe has changed that. Glaze makes it! I use Pork/Beef mix, Put half into brad pan on parchment and then put 2 hard boiled eggs in and cover them. When serviced the slices are a special treat and make it look festive! Kids like the “sun” in the middle, too!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 22, 2022

      That is so inspiring for us, thank you so much for sharing!

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  • Michelle
    May 22, 2022

    Made this using Whataburger spicy ketchup with ground sirloin and it came out Yummy

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 22, 2022

      So good to hear that you enjoyed it!

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  • Laura
    May 22, 2022

    This is the only recipe EVER that my dad actually asks me to make! I make it with half ground turkey and half ground beef, to keep him a little healthier.
    It’s also the only meatloaf recipe that my 15 year old likes, and he’s even asked me to make it before, which is a really big deal for him!
    We have loved it for at least a year. I wont make meatloaf any other way now!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 22, 2022

      Hello Laura, that’s really awesome feedback. Love it, thank you so much for sharing that with us!

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  • Cheryl
    May 20, 2022

    I’ve always used liquid smoke mixed into ketchup and brown sugar. It’s really delicious and a must try. 1 cup ketchup, 1/4 cup packed brown sugar and 2-3 tsp of liquid smoke. Mix all together and add a little to meat mixture and spread rest atop the meat loaf before baking.

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  • Laura Ballingall
    May 20, 2022

    This recipe is delish!! Thank you for the recipe and I will be following along to try more of your recipes.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 20, 2022

      That’s so great, Laura! Thank you for your awesome review! I can’t wait for you to try more recipes!

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  • Jana Zetterman
    May 16, 2022

    Beyond delicious!! We cooked it with bacon on top, removed (and ate) the bacon and then glazed it. Sooooo good! Better than my Nana’s!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 16, 2022

      Hello Jana, thank you for the wonderful feedback! Happy to hear that you loved this recipe.

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  • Linda
    May 15, 2022

    I made this recipe in the oven and we loved it. I’m wondering in you have directions to cook it in an air fryer?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 15, 2022

      Hi Linda, great to hear that you loved it. I haven’t tested cooking this in the air fryer yet to advise. If you try that, please share with us how it goes!

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  • Candace
    May 13, 2022

    Love this recipe! It was such a hit in my house and everyone loved it. Will definitely be saving this recipe into my recipe book!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 13, 2022

      Wonderful news, Candace! Thank you for the review. So glad you enjoyed this recipe.

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