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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

4.94 from 431 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 kcal
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients

Meatloaf Ingredients:

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

Meatloaf Sauce Ingredients:

Instructions

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

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

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

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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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  • Barb
    February 21, 2021

    Made this for Sunday dinner. My four year old grandson said he wasn’t going to eat meatloaf, didn’t like it. Well…3 kid-sized pieces later! 🙂 🙂 He’s now a meatloaf lover!! This recipe was fantastic!! Loved the glaze! Thank you for this recipe!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 21, 2021

      Wow, that is awesome! I am very happy to hear that, Barb. Thank you so much for sharing that with us.

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  • Gina Bethany
    February 20, 2021

    Question – how many people would you say this feeds? I know it says 8 servings but just making sure. I’ve got 5 adults for dinner and now sure if I should double it 🤔

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 21, 2021

      Hello Gina, approximately 8 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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      • h2so4burn
        February 28, 2021

        Loved it threw in a can of diced tomatoes and chili’s and it was off the hook ! ! !

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          February 28, 2021

          Great to hear that!

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  • Peyton Cusick
    February 20, 2021

    Planning on making this meatloaf soon, but my mom is allergic to dairy, can we substitute the milk for a non-dairy milk? Thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 20, 2021

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

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      • Shawn
        February 21, 2021

        Making this as I type this out. Had to make a few adjustments since i was out of certain ingredients (shallots for onion, white wine vinegar for regular white vinegar) but nothing too drastic. Really looking forward to trying it this evening.

        Get the feeling I should have added cheese, because…y’know…cheese. LOL!

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          February 21, 2021

          Hello Shawn, thanks for sharing some of the adjustments that you have tried. I can’t wait to hear your feedback!

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      • Dalila R
        February 22, 2021

        Hi Natasha I want to make the meatloaf, but I only have i pound of beef! can I mixed it with ground pork?

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          February 22, 2021

          Helli Dalila, I imagine that will work. I saw others shared this “My meatloaf mix: 1 pound chuck, half-pound sirloin, half-pound pork. Looking forward to my leftovers tonight.” I hope that helps.

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    • Robin
      February 22, 2021

      I always use almond milk and it’s great!

      Reply

  • David Neal Cook
    February 20, 2021

    Couldn’t watch, there are so many pop up adds covering the screen and on top of each they were freeze framing the presentation. Wanted to watch but didn’t want to wade through all of the ads.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 20, 2021

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

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  • Tracie Brown
    February 20, 2021

    I made this for my parents without salt and it was still amazing! My mom asked for the recipe. The glaze! YUMMY!
    Excited to make it again.
    Thank you for sharing it.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 20, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Barb
    February 18, 2021

    Made this meatloaf tonight.. incredibly moist and delicious.

    Thanks

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 18, 2021

      Awesome! I’m glad you enjoyed it, Barb. Thanks for your great review.

      Reply

  • PCD
    February 18, 2021

    I made this for my boyfriend and he practically ate the whole loaf in one sitting and said it was the best meatloaf he’s ever had in his LIFE and he is 60 so that’s saying something.
    Followed recipe exactly used garlic from jar.
    Super juicy and easy to make!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 18, 2021

      Oh wow, he sure loved it! Thanks for your awesome review and feedback.

      Reply

  • Cape Cod Kid
    February 18, 2021

    Fantastic Receipt – I added a little Dijon mustard and Thai chili sauce to the mix. It did require a longer cooking time using the 9×5 loaf pan and I turned up to 420 after adding the sauce. Using non stick parchment paper made it simple to remove and cleanup. It was the best. Thank you.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 18, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that! Thank you for your great review!

      Reply

  • CJones
    February 18, 2021

    We’re not meatloaf lovers, but have to admit, we love this recipe. We’ve made it at least 4 times now, each being delicious and totally enjoyable. Thank you so much for this recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 18, 2021

      Wow! I’m so glad you have this recipe a try! Thank you for sharing that with me!

      Reply

  • Dykas Carolyn
    February 17, 2021

    Pretty much a perfect recipe. My mom, who’s 90, literally smacks her lips when I bring her a meatloaf. I even need to make extra of the “ special sauce” for dipping.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 17, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Ken Friesen
    February 17, 2021

    Had this two days ago. We used 1/2 ground bison meat with 1/2 ground beef (one pound of each). I had to fight off the monsters (adult sons) who wanted to skip the mashed potatoes and dessert and only eat the meatloaf. It was most excellent.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 17, 2021

      That’s just awesome, Ken! Thank you for sharing that wonderful review with me!

      Reply

  • Marlee
    February 16, 2021

    This meatloaf is better than my mom’s and grandma’s meatloaf! I made two changes due to what I had in my kitchen. Saltine crackers for breadcrumbs and apple cider vinegar for white vinegar. It was delicious and the glaze was amazing!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 17, 2021

      Hello Marlee, thank you for your awesome review. I appreciate sharing your experience with us!

      Reply

  • Lisa
    February 16, 2021

    Best meatloaf!!! My husband who is not a fan of meatloaf went back for seconds. The tips were so helpful and the glaze was the best! Thank you

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 16, 2021

      So awesome to hear that, Lisa. Thank you so much for sharing!

      Reply

  • Angela A Ealey
    February 15, 2021

    Best Meatloaf recipe!! Everybody loved it!! Mahalo!!*:)

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 15, 2021

      Fantastic! Thank you so much for your awesome review, Angela.

      Reply

  • Shan
    February 14, 2021

    OMG!!! I just made this and it was off the CHAIN!! The best meatloaf I have ever made!! So flavorful and delicious! Just like the lemon pepper recipe that I made of yours!! Yummy 🤤

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 14, 2021

      Hello Shan, wow thank you for your fantastic review! That makes me happy and inspired, I appreciate you sharing your comments with us.

      Reply

  • Debra
    February 14, 2021

    I am going to make this today! Can I use regular breadcrumbs instead of Panko breadcrumbs?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 14, 2021

      Hi Debra, that will work too. Please share with us how it goes if you try this recipe!

      Reply

  • Tami
    February 13, 2021

    Very good! Flavorful and juicy

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    • Lori Horton
      February 25, 2021

      Hi! I was wondering if there’s anything I could substitute for the vinegar. I just cannot do vinegar of any kind. A little lemon juice perhaps? Thank you.

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      • Natasha
        February 26, 2021

        Hi Lori, I haven’t tested anything else. It may work with lemon juice, but without testing, I can’t say for sure.

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  • Sarah
    February 12, 2021

    Confused about the timing. Cook for 40 minutes, glaze, cook another 20, rest for 10. Cooking time says 50. The math doesn’t add up. Help 🙂

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    • Natasha
      February 14, 2021

      Hi Sarah, I should have caught that, and thank you for pointing that out. The instructions were correct but we did not input the timing calculator correctly.

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  • Katherine Sanchez
    February 11, 2021

    Just made this for my family. It taste great.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 11, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Rosie
    February 10, 2021

    Do you cover the pan when it’s cooking during the first round without the sauce?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 11, 2021

      Hi Rosie, please see this note in the recipe “Cook the meatloaf uncovered for 40 minutes at 375°F” I hope that helps

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  • Molly Calkins Thompson
    February 9, 2021

    I have 2 pounds of ground turkey on hand. Would I follow the same instructions using turkey vs beef? I love all your recipes!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 9, 2021

      Hi Molly, 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 its great” I hope that helps.

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    • Laurie
      March 23, 2021

      I think he would probably cook it not as long so it wouldn’t dry out. Maybe keep checking with the meet thermometer?

      Reply

  • Lynne
    February 7, 2021

    This might be the best meatloaf I’ve ever made! Very flavourful. A delicious recipe. 😋 This is a keeper recipe.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 8, 2021

      Awesome! Great to know that you enjoyed this recipe, Lynne. Thank you for sharing!

      Reply

  • Jim
    February 7, 2021

    I’m in BIG trouble Natasha…. BIG TROUBLE!!!!!
    I made this absolutely delicious recipe and i ate half of it before it cooled. What am i going to tell my sweetie when she gets home?
    Best meatloaf ever. Thank you.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 7, 2021

      Oh wow, I’m glad you loved it! Thanks for your amazing review of this recipe, Jim.

      Reply

  • Kathryn
    February 4, 2021

    This is my “go to” meatloaf recipe. Always a pleaser. Thank you for sharing.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 4, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Hop
    February 4, 2021

    What kind of loaf pan do you recommend?

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  • Alma Afan
    February 2, 2021

    Thanks for sharing Natasha ! I made this for the first time and we love it . So juicy as well! God bless you and your family!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 3, 2021

      I’m glad you loved this recipe, Alma. Thanks for your wonderful feedback and review!

      Reply

  • Elizabeth
    February 2, 2021

    Hi again. I forgot to ask, can you freeze this meatloaf with sauce on or should you sauce it when you reheat.
    Thanks again Elizabeth

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 2, 2021

      Hi Elizabeth, we have freezer instructions in the post. You can freeze it with the glaze.

      Reply

      • Elizabeth
        February 3, 2021

        Thank you

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  • Elizabeth
    February 2, 2021

    Hi Natasha,
    I must say you did it again your meatloaf is so delicious. The sauce on top was amazing. My husband had 3 slices and said I better make this again.😊 and I will.
    Thank you Elizabeth

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 2, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Nancy
    February 2, 2021

    Probably not the healthiest but the best thing ever (even better than the original meatloaf) is to fry slices of cooked meatloaf in a hot pan with a bit of oil. The crust is incredible and makes perfect sandwiches!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 2, 2021

      The glaze is my favorite! I’m happy you enjoyed this recipe, Nancy!

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  • Willie Mac
    February 1, 2021

    This is great !

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  • Louise
    February 1, 2021

    I added half a cup of barbecue sauce into the meat mixture in addition to the other ingredients. I also made a gravy from the juices before I added the Barbecue sauce on top of the loaf. Once I cooked the loaf with barbecue sauce the juices left over from that I added to the gravy and salt. Was delicious 😋

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 1, 2021

      Great to hear that and thanks for sharing, Louise!

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  • Wendy
    January 30, 2021

    Omg!! I just finished cooking this and it was AMAZING!! 😋
    Best Meatloaf Ever!!
    My Family Left Nothing, Its All Gone lol…
    Blessings To You For This Recipe

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 30, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Lena Y
    January 29, 2021

    For a person who usually doesn’t like beef, I absolutely loved this!!! The only question I have is on the nutrition label is that the calories per slice?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 30, 2021

      Hi Lena, I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe! This recipe makes 8 servings. I didn’t measure it by the cup, but it will be 1/8 of the meatloaf. I hope that helps.

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  • Lyn
    January 28, 2021

    Hi, this was really good! I’ve made it twice since I first saw it 3 weeks ago!

    It says 8 servings, how many ounces are in each serving?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 28, 2021

      Hi Lyn, this recipe makes 8 servings. I didn’t measure it by cup but it will be 1/8 of the meatloaf. I hope that helps.

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  • PJ
    January 28, 2021

    The Glaze/Sauce is THEE TASTIEST!! A tangy treat that I am now going to use on my meatloaf every time!! Thank you!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 28, 2021

      You are very welcome, PJ. Looks like you found your new favorite glaze recipe!

      Reply

  • Sirena waugh
    January 27, 2021

    My husband loves meatloaf and this recipe did not disappoint. It was tasty and the glaze on top was amazing.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 27, 2021

      I’m so glad you both enjoyed that!

      Reply

  • Patricia
    January 26, 2021

    Hi Natasha, I don’t have Italian Seasoning in the house and I am making today, what can I use to substitue for that?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 26, 2021

      Hi Patricia, I haven’t tried any other substitute but you can always mix equal parts of different seasonings like basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme, and marjoram.

      Reply

  • Andrea Cribbs
    January 25, 2021

    This is absolutely the best meatloaf I have ever tried! Super moist with a sweet glaze. There were no leftovers, everyone went back for seconds!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 25, 2021

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

      Reply

      • Carol
        February 5, 2021

        Quick question. Trying to eat healthy. Have you ever made with ground turkey?

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          February 5, 2021

          Hi Carol, I haven’t really tried using ground turkey yet to advise. If you do an experiment, please share with us how it goes.

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  • Robin
    January 25, 2021

    I add approx 1/2+ pound Jimmy Dean sausage with the hamburger and am a little generous with the seasonings except for salt And after the 1st time, I double the glaze 😁.

    Huge hit with several friends who are excellent cooks.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 25, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Kathy
    January 25, 2021

    Followed directions exactly but with one exception. Instead of the sauce at the end I omitted that. I placed slices of bacon on top for the entire baking time. Omg! Delicious. This is a definite keeper.👍 will definitely pass it along to family and friends.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 26, 2021

      Hello Kathy, that is so fantastic! Thank you for sharing that with us, I appreciate it!

      Reply

  • Caroline
    January 25, 2021

    This was a big hit! 8 servings?!! Leftovers?! Haha – the 4 of us devoured the entire meatloaf! I had a question though…After cooking the meatloaf and letting it stand probably about 20 minutes before cutting, the meatloaf pretty much fell apart when I cut it. Any ideas what happened?

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    • Natasha
      January 27, 2021

      Hi Caroline, slicing thicker slices helps with that. I’m so glad you loved the meatloaf.

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    • Karin
      January 31, 2021

      Hi Caroline – I’ve found that the safest way is to basically pre-cook it earlier in the day, and then let it cool and firm up and then reheat it at dinnertime. It gets much less fall-apart-y, AND you’re not busy cooking right up until dinnertime! Stick it in the oven to reheat put your feet up, and have a nice relaxing glass of wine… 😉

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      • Diane
        February 12, 2021

        Had the same problem with it falling apart even though the taste was delicious! If I make earlier in the day do I cover it before I reheat? Also do I pour out grease before reheating. Thanks

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          February 13, 2021

          We reheat this in the oven covered with foil.

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    • Kevin
      February 1, 2021

      Did you put the egg and bread crumbs because that’s what binds it together.

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  • Jill
    January 25, 2021

    If I make the meatloaf for “4” instead of “8”, is the cooking time the same?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 26, 2021

      Hi Jill, if you click on the serving size in the recipe card, you can slide it up or down to scale the recipe ingredient lists. The cooking time should also be the same. I hope that helps!

      Reply

  • Christina
    January 25, 2021

    I tried this recipe last week and loved it I used regular breadcrumbs since that is what I had on hand, I was super flavorful. This is definitely being added to my meal rotation

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 25, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Michael
    January 25, 2021

    Hello Natasha, this is Michael and we just purchased a big Air Frye ! ! I hope you can give me similar cooking times & temp’s to try this is my Air Fryer ? ? Thanks in advance for your help, be safe & God Bless.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 25, 2021

      Hello Michael, sorry but I haven’t tested this using an air fryer yet so I cannot advise of the proper cooking time and temps. Maybe someone else here has already tried can share with us?

      Reply

  • Judy
    January 25, 2021

    I made this meatloaf & love it. Can it be cooked in an Instant Pot? If so, directions please

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    • Natasha
      January 25, 2021

      HI Judy, I haven’t tried cooking meatloaf in the instant pot. If you have tried it, I’d love to know more about your process.

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    • Randi Jo
      January 26, 2021

      Hey Judy, if you make a foil basket, and use the insert tray that came with the instant pot you can definitely make it in the instant pot. Put a cup of water in the bottom and put in pressure cook/manual mode on high for 20 minutes and it comes out so moist!!! I love my instant pot. So to clarify: just make the foil basket the same size around as the instant pot and press the meatloaf into there… place the “foil pan” and on top of your insert tray. Pour 1c of water in the instant pot and then put the insert with meatloaf on it into the instant pot. (Glaze after and rest 10 mins)

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  • Kristina
    January 24, 2021

    Was great! Didn’t change anything 🙂

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 25, 2021

      Thank you, Kristina!

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  • Michelle
    January 24, 2021

    I just made this and used apple cider vinegar. I hope it doesn’t mess up the flavor too much. I am looking forward to tasting it!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 24, 2021

      Hi Michelle, we would love to know how you liked it. I hope you can also share with us how it goes.

      Reply

  • Melanie
    January 24, 2021

    This meatloaf was amazing. My little picky eater loved it.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 24, 2021

      That is wonderful, Melanie. Thank you for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Michelle
    January 23, 2021

    I made this followed recipe to a T and my family loves it!! Best meatloaf ever!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 23, 2021

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

      Reply

  • G
    January 22, 2021

    All of these recipes are great. As far as the glaze, ketchup, siratcha and honey. The best!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 23, 2021

      Thank you for that great review!

      Reply

    • Gina Poto
      January 25, 2021

      How did you do the glaze because I think the brown sugar is going to be too sweet for my family

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  • Artie Gunston
    January 22, 2021

    This was by far the best meatloaf recipe I have ever made! And the sauce for the top was incredible. Everyone that ate this had the immediate response that “this is better than a restaurant!”

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 22, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Cherie
    January 20, 2021

    I highly recommend this dish. Made this last night for dinner. The meatloaf was delicious and moist. I waited 10 minutes before serving. It didn’t fall apart. I did add some chili flakes & cumin to the delicious sauce. We had, for sides: mashed potatoes and creamed peas. Husband asked for meatloaf sandwiches for lunch this morning! Now that’s a winner for sure!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 20, 2021

      So wonderful! Thank you for your great comments and review, Cheri. I appreciate it!

      Reply

  • Sally
    January 19, 2021

    Easy and both my boys loved it—and they never agree in anything!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 20, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Betsy
    January 19, 2021

    Such a great weeknight dinner! And the leftovers make perfect sandwiches!

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  • Jen
    January 19, 2021

    This totally takes me back to my childhood. Meatloaf with a side of mashed potatoes is just the perfect comfort food. Loved it!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 19, 2021

      Totally agree with you, Jen!

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  • katerina @ diethood.com
    January 19, 2021

    Such a fantastic meatloaf recipe! I can’t wait to try it!

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  • G S
    January 18, 2021

    While this tasted very good. After the alotted cooking time my meatloaf wasn’t cooked in the middle. In fairness I did have a little more than two pounds of ground beef. I’m bringing this up for those who may run into the same issue. I had to cook for an additional 30 mins. I ended up using my meat thermometer to ensure the proper temp. My oven was working properly as well.
    Was very tasty and my family enjoyed it.

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    • Shelley
      January 22, 2021

      Temp it to make sure it done. Because everybody’s oven is different

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  • J. Wittman
    January 16, 2021

    Sous chef here…fantastic recipe. Decided I wanted to try something different from mine. Excellent. Added two strips bacon to top. Glaze is wonderful! Brava!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 16, 2021

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment! I’m so glad you enjoeyd this recipe! I love the idea of adding bacon!

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  • Mary Coszak
    January 14, 2021

    Who knew that meatloaf could be so delicious?! This was this best meatloaf I have ever eaten. This will be the recipe I use from now on.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 14, 2021

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

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  • Cheryl
    January 14, 2021

    I’ve been cooking over 46 years and have never made a good meatloaf until I tried this recipe. Tonight was the second time to try it and once again it turned out great….great tasting and well formed….not falling apart. I only did half the recipe since it’s just my husband and me; I’m so glad to add meatloaf back to the dinner menu!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 14, 2021

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

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  • Zoie Penick
    January 14, 2021

    Hi Natasha! My sister and I made your meatloaf today for dinner. It was good! We loved the glaze on top. Our family tore it up. It was gone. We added turkey bacon on top for extra flavor. Thanks for the recipe!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 14, 2021

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

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  • Sylvia Savala
    January 14, 2021

    The meatloaf was great, and. my guests loved it. the next time I make it, I plan to glaze the onions first, and cut the brown sugar in half. It was a bit too sweet for me.

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  • Jeanie Fox
    January 14, 2021

    What can I use in place of milk in this recipe? Anything?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 14, 2021

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

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  • Lara
    January 13, 2021

    I hate the taste of ketchup, so I was very happy to find this recipe. The topping was so good, I covered each bite with it, which is unheard of for me!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 13, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Tanya
    January 11, 2021

    I did make this meatloaf so many times and always turned delicious, sometimes making with 1 pound ground beef and 1 pound Turkey and it also taste great!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 12, 2021

      I’m glad to hear that you loved it. Thank you, Tanya!

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  • Sarah
    January 11, 2021

    Great recipe! I didn’t use a loaf pan, instead I made it freeform on a sheet tray with parchment paper. My meatloaf mix: 1 pound chuck, half pound sirloin, half pound pork. Looking forward to my leftovers tonight.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 12, 2021

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

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      • Becky
        February 24, 2021

        I must have done something wrong as the meatloaf was very bland. I followed the recipe to a tee but it turned out very bland. I wander what I did wrong. The sauce however was fantastic.

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        • Natasha
          February 25, 2021

          Hi Becky, Normally this is very flavorful and I am happy to help troubleshoot. Did you possibly forget the salt or seasoning? Also, I avoid overly lean meat which can seem a little dry. A slightly higher fat can make all the difference in how juicy and tasty it comes out.

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  • Danielle
    January 11, 2021

    It’s my second time making this meatloaf and i got to say “it’s the best meatloaf ever”. It’s so juicy, loaded with flavour that with every bite we take, we go “mmmmm”. Thank you Natasha for this recipe, as well as all the other recipes. You rock 🙂!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 11, 2021

      That is such a nice comment, Danielle. Thank you for your excellent feedback!

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  • Helen
    January 10, 2021

    I do not eat beef but I’m making it for my kids and future son in-law tonight. I’ll let you know tomorrow.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 10, 2021

      Sounds good, Helen. Please share with us how it goes!

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  • Sharon Balmforth
    January 9, 2021

    I will make the Meat Loaf tonight. I love Natasha’s recipes. I am so far away but feel Im in her kitchen when I watch her cook. I have so many favourites.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 10, 2021

      Hi Sharon, sounds like a good plan. Please share with us how it goes, would love to hear your feedback!

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  • KERWIN RIVERA
    January 9, 2021

    Tried this recipe for the first time with a minor tweak (added worchister sauce and mustard) and it was absolutely delicious!

    Thank you Natasha – this will be my go to meatloaf recipe from now on!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 9, 2021

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

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    • Angela McDonald
      January 12, 2021

      Haha – mine is the oven right now – I also added “W” sauce, but didn’t even think about mustard 🙄
      Next time lol!

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    • Tarryn
      January 17, 2021

      How much Worcestershire Sauce and Mustard did you add? I’m interested in trying this variation next time.

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  • Cindy
    January 9, 2021

    This was delicious! I’ve never made a meatloaf before and I was so amazed at the flavours! Yours is my favourite site for recipes!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 9, 2021

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment! I’m so happy you’re enjoying our blog and recipes!

      Reply

      • Cindy Guerrieri
        February 12, 2021

        Natasha’s Kitchen has become my go to for recipes!

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          February 12, 2021

          Aww! Thank you! I’m so happy you’re enjoying my recipes!

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  • lorraine brown
    January 9, 2021

    l just found this sight. Am looking forward to exploring more. l can’t wait to try this meatloaf recipe. i’ve not really been satisfied with my recipe

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 9, 2021

      I’m so happy you discovered our blog. Welcome! 🙂

      Reply

  • Virginia
    January 6, 2021

    Hello since I don’t eat beef, can I sub it with ground turkey?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 7, 2021

      Hello Virginia, I haven’t really tried using ground turkey yet to advise. If you do an experiment, please share with us how it goes.

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    • lay
      January 8, 2021

      I sub it for ground turkey and I also add bell peppers to It all the time its great

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        January 9, 2021

        Thank you so much for sharing that with us.

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    • Cindy
      January 11, 2021

      I love using ground turkey for meatloaf. We have done it for years.

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  • Joanne
    January 6, 2021

    Absolutely the best I’ve tasted and I’ve made it multiple times !! One question – could i substitute ground turkey and leave everything else the same and it won’t be bland ?? ( trying to eat a little healthier these days )

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 7, 2021

      Hi Joanne, I honestly haven’t tried that yet to advise. If you do an experiment, please share with us too how it goes.

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    • Jacqui
      January 8, 2021

      I make chicken , turkey, and ground pork meatloaf all the time. It is far from bland although I do add onion soup mix to this recipe.

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  • Debbie Dietz
    January 6, 2021

    This is very close to my recipe. I add 1/2 cup each, shredded carrots, zucchini and cheese. A good way to sneak veggies in and the cheese keeps it moist. Keep your videos coming, love them!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 6, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed you’re enjoying our recipes! That’s so great!

      Reply

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