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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 456 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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  • ShaRelle Middlebrooks
    April 19, 2021

    I’m trying this recipe tonight but I don’t have any breadcrumbs. Can I use quick oats abs a substitution?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 19, 2021

      Hi ShaRelle, I haven’t tried that substitution but it may work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

      Reply

  • Tara
    April 19, 2021

    I’ve made your meatloaf about 4x now. Hands down the best meatloaf I’ve ever had. So flavorful, juicy & that glaze! I struggle with picky eater but this with homemade mashed potatoes. Crowd pleaser every time!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 19, 2021

      That’s just awesome! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

      Reply

  • Carol Malone
    April 18, 2021

    The first meatloaf that did not fall apart. Delicious!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 18, 2021

      Great to hear that, Carol. Thank you for sharing!

      Reply

  • Terry
    April 18, 2021

    thank you, Valentina, your recipe is much enjoyed my whole final. A very moist and delicious meatloaf.

    Reply

  • Nettie
    April 18, 2021

    Love all the food my God. So good

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 18, 2021

      I hope you’ll love all the recipes that you will try, Nettie!

      Reply

  • Brenda Wooley
    April 18, 2021

    Best meatloaf I’ve ever eaten. Super easy to make.

    Reply

  • Rosie
    April 17, 2021

    Pure comfort food. Loved it!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 17, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Mini
    April 15, 2021

    Don’t know why I got the urge to make meatloaf because I didn’t think I even liked it! – Your meatloaf recipe has converted me – so tasty and easy to make. This recipe’s a keeper. Thank you.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 16, 2021

      Wow, I’m so happy to hear that! Glad you found a new favorite recipe.

      Reply

      • Kristin
        April 17, 2021

        So good! It’s the only meatloaf I make now! Thank you!

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          April 17, 2021

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

          Reply

        • Kristin
          April 17, 2021

          Also…. I make it on a sheet pan with a silicone liner for easy clean up. I like it better this way, the grease isn’t trapped in the loaf pan. Still very juicy and our favourite.

          Reply

  • Irene Kielty
    April 15, 2021

    I’ve made this meat loaf recipe a few times now and it has become a family favorite. Reminds me of how my mama made hamburgers. Some of my friends have asked for the recipe and have become big fans of Natashas Kitchen and the yummy recipes.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 15, 2021

      I am very happy to know that you have been sharing my recipes with your friends. Thank you so much too for your great comments and feedback, Irene!

      Reply

  • Mark
    April 15, 2021

    Love the recipe! I add a couple of Tbsp. Yellow mustard to the glaze. I also put the loaf upside down on a baking sheet, glaze it and finish cooking, gets the left over grease out and makes a nice form.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 15, 2021

      Hi Mark, glad you enjoyed this recipe! Thank you for your good comments and feedback.

      Reply

  • Sabrina yacinno
    April 14, 2021

    Best meatloaf I’ve ever made!
    Very moist, but holds together
    well.
    Yes sauce is fabulous! Will double next time.
    Thank you for a easy delicious meal with great leftovers for
    sandwiches 🤗

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 15, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Debbie Berezan
    April 14, 2021

    Making meatloaf for 30 plus years but your recipe is the best!! Absolutely delicious!!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 14, 2021

      Wow! Thank you so much for the amazing feedback!

      Reply

  • Kaye R
    April 13, 2021

    Absolutely delicious! My husband loves this meatloaf.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 13, 2021

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review with me, Kaye!

      Reply

  • Barbara Parker
    April 13, 2021

    Made this last night it was very good husband loved it topping was great saved some to add to the slices

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 13, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Lisa Olson
    April 13, 2021

    I made this for my family tonight and it was probably the best meatloaf I’ve ever made. We also used your recipes for mashed potatoes and asparagus. We put the mashed potatoes on top of the meatloaf and then put a sprinkling of crispy fried onion strings on top. Num! Thanks for the great recipes!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 13, 2021

      That sounds perfect! Love it, thank you for your fantastic comments and review, Lisa!

      Reply

  • Frank
    April 12, 2021

    1 question–Planning to make this fabulous sounding meatloaf. I live in Colorado @ an elevation of 8,000 ft. What time & temp. adjustment would your make for baking this meatloaf? TY!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 12, 2021

      Hi Frank, Increasing cook time does not apply to oven-roasted meat or poultry; oven temperatures remain unaffected in high altitudes, from what I have read, but as always, I recommend checking with a thermometer for doneness.

      Reply

  • Kenneth Forward
    April 10, 2021

    I made this it was good !! I might be pooping out parchment paper though

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  • Jenn
    April 10, 2021

    I have only 1lb of meat on hand, so I guess I should cut the recipe in half…should I adjust the cooking time as well? Thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 10, 2021

      Hi Jenn, Halving it would work. The bake time may not change by much.

      Reply

  • Amy F.
    April 8, 2021

    Made this recipe tonight and my BF loved it! Yum!!!

    Don’t skip the tips! Read them through and follow accordingly.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 9, 2021

      Thanks for your suggestion and great feedback Amy. We appreciate it!

      Reply

  • Patty Brownfield
    April 8, 2021

    I LOVE the meatloaf with topping that’s on your site. Wonder if I double it so I can freeze half how would u freeze it? Sliced or whole? I already double the topping for 2 lbs. can I 4x’s it for the 4 lbs. can the topping freeze too? If so do I cover meatloaf with it and then freeze the whole thing together or do I separate the topping from meatloaf and freeze separately in a freezer bag?? A lot of questions. Sorry. I’d love to know though

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 8, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Kathy Jones
    April 7, 2021

    This is a favorite at our house. The glaze makes it a winner.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 7, 2021

      I’m glad to hear that, Kathy!

      Reply

  • Ronda
    April 5, 2021

    The meatloaf was absolutely delicious., moist, and tender. Adding milk seemed weird, but I followed directions and wow. I used apple cider vinegar instead of white in the sauce because that’s all I had and the sauce was great.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 5, 2021

      Hi Ronda, thank you for your great review. I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Maria T.
    April 3, 2021

    Really good meatloaf recipe. I grew up HATING meatloaf. I now know it’s because no one i knew made good meatloaf. This is moist and flavorful. It doesn’t taste or look like a gray log. The glaze really is the BEST. Having meatloaf sandwiches for dinner. Never imagined I do that.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 4, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Lois Stevens
    April 3, 2021

    Please advise what to substitute for the cheese. I am making this for a special birthday dinner for daughter-in-law who is lactose intolerant. Thank you! LOVE LOVE LOVE your recipes and videos! I am a huge fan!

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    • Natasha
      April 3, 2021

      HI Lois, there is no cheese in this meatloaf recipe. I hope you love it!

      Reply

      • Elizabeth Field
        April 12, 2021

        Good heavens!

        Reply

  • Linda
    April 3, 2021

    Hi,
    We love, love, love this meatloaf. My husband loves the sauce and he ask me to add sweet Italian sausage to it. It was delicious, I didn’t change anything else. We can not get enough of it. He took it to work for his co workers and they loved it. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with us.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 3, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Dolores Edwards
    March 31, 2021

    Amazing. Just enough for 3 people. We all wanted leftovers.
    WOW. Thank You

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 31, 2021

      Hello Dolores, you’re welcome! Thank you for sharing your great experience with this recipe.

      Reply

  • Ruby Ruiz
    March 31, 2021

    Hi Natasha! I absolutely love your food vlogs and just had to make this meatloaf recipe! It currently is in the oven but smells so wonderful! Will be making the no bake strawberry cheesecake later this afternoon. Will keep you posted – you’re so AWESOME! Thank you!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 31, 2021

      You’re welcome, Ruby!! I’m so happy you’re enjoying our videos! Thank you for that wonderful review.

      Reply

  • Leona O'Brien
    March 30, 2021

    Glaze everything you said it was! Oh So Good!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 30, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Jenny
    March 30, 2021

    Being a vegetarian I found this recipe exilant there was no guess work or wondering if it would come out ok.
    It looked nice, smelt lovely and was told that it tasted great. Thank you for sharing your recipe and cooking tips.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 30, 2021

      You are so welcome, Jenny. Thank you too for your good comments and feedback!

      Reply

  • Bree Bree
    March 29, 2021

    This was so good!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 29, 2021

      Thank you for your good feedback!

      Reply

  • Lisa
    March 29, 2021

    My family LOVED this recipe. I made it according to recipe with nothing substituted or changed in any way. The sauce was to die for. I’m making again tonight but I’m doubling the sauce for a sort of gravy for the mashed potatoes because that was the only complaint from my husband…..”wasn’t enough for my taters”…Gotta lovem’……Thanks for the PERFECT family meal!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 29, 2021

      You are very welcome, Lisa. Thank you for your wonderful feedback and review! I’m happy that your family enjoyed this recipe.

      Reply

  • evan armstrong
    March 28, 2021

    Husband loved it. Wanted extra top sauce for dipping. To use it like a Ketchup I guess. We’ll be smelling it in our sleep. House smell good he says.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 28, 2021

      Wonderful! Thanks for your great feedback, Evan.

      Reply

  • Yana
    March 27, 2021

    I have made this recipe several times over and even the kids eat it. Hubby requested it this year as his bday dinner so I’m making with with baked macaroni and cheese and, corned bread and green beans. I find myself making adjustments to a lot of recipes due to flavor but the ONLY adjustment I make to this is using ground Turkey instead of beef. Still flavorful and juicy. This recipe is a keeper. Thank you!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 28, 2021

      You’re very welcome, Yana. I’m glad this recipe is a hit with your family, thank you for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • catherine flint
    March 25, 2021

    Gotta love meatloaf! I have had a recipe for years that I never thought I would stray from. although, the meatloaf part of this recipe is the same, your sauce topping is the best I have ever had and I will not use anything except from now on! thank you….and folks, very simple to make(bonus)

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 25, 2021

      Yay, that is fantastic! I’m happy to know that you loved this meatloaf recipe, Catherine. Thank you for sharing your great feedback with us!

      Reply

  • Lily
    March 25, 2021

    I’ve never made meatloaf before in my life and wow this was incredible. I did a few things differently. A major thing for me is that I have celiac’s. I used Ian’s brand gluten free panko breadcrumbs. I did a 1:1 substitution with no issues! I also wanted to marinade my asparagus in the glaze sauce so I doubled the recipe. In doing so, I had no ketchup left for the meatloaf LOL. So, I used the sauce in it and I feel like that was a great way to get more flavor into it. I also did a couple dabs of hot sauce. I didn’t have parchment paper, so I used nonstick aluminum foil. I think this helped crisp up the edges which we really liked. Cooked it an additional 10 minutes before adding the sauce. Alright, anyways. This was amazing. You won’t regret making it. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 25, 2021

      Nice to know that your substitutions worked great too! Thank you for sharing that with us, so helpful!

      Reply

    • catherine flint
      March 26, 2021

      I love that you made extra glaze for the asparagus! I did the exact same thing and added a little cheesy mashed! I’ll never make a different meatloaf glaze again and I think asparagus is a great side for this recipe!

      Reply

  • Lindsey Ouattara
    March 24, 2021

    My kids love this recipe! It even works with dried minced onions and garlic powder when you’re low on ingredients.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 24, 2021

      Nice! Thanks for your comments and tips, Lindsey. Yes, this recipe would definitely work with the substitute ingredients that you mentioned. Glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Laurie
    March 23, 2021

    I sent my son to the store for eggs along time ago. First mistake never send your son LOL! Would this be really bad with only one egg?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 23, 2021

      Oh oops! I haven’t tried changing the recipe yet to advise.

      Reply

  • Mandy Camilleri Spagnol
    March 23, 2021

    This is my 4th time doing it and I would not change a thing from the recipe. Simply delicious!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 23, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Edna Myers
    March 22, 2021

    Delicious! Perfect! I followed everything you suggested.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 22, 2021

      Love it! Thank you for your great review, Edna.

      Reply

  • Valerie
    March 22, 2021

    Could I make this in muffin tins.

    I prefer small individual meat loaves

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 22, 2021

      Hi Valerie, I haven’t experimented with this in a muffin tin to advise, but I bet that could work. If you test it out, I would love to know how you like that.

      Reply

  • Olga
    March 21, 2021

    Delicious!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 21, 2021

      Glad you loved it, Olga!

      Reply

  • Therese
    March 19, 2021

    Hi Natasha. Great recipe thanks. Was looking forward to leftovers but alas there were none….I guess that says it all! Hubby and grandkids devoured every morsel and wanted more. Guess I have to make two next time 😊

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 20, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Catherine Martin
    March 18, 2021

    I make this all the time and it turns out perfect!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 18, 2021

      I’m glad to hear that! Thanks for sharing, Catherine.

      Reply

  • ....
    March 18, 2021

    My goodness! This sure is a great recipe. Easy and delicious. My Go To for meatloaf.

    Thank you so much for sharing!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 18, 2021

      Love it! Thanks for your wonderful feedback and review.

      Reply

  • Patty
    March 16, 2021

    The best Meatloaf I have ever made. Thank you for the recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 16, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Vanessa
    March 16, 2021

    DO NOT use parchment paper. There is way too much juice and it will soak the paper. The “glaze” is nothing special other than glorified ketchup. The meatloaf itself did not slice/serve nice… crumbled to pieces.

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    • Natasha
      March 16, 2021

      Hi Vanessa, be sure to avoid using wax paper if that is what you used. Also, the glaze has been popular with our readers. Make sure to make it as directed without substitutions.

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      • Ann
        March 20, 2021

        Love “Glorified Ketchup” Making it as we speak

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    • cathy
      March 25, 2021

      that’s too bad your meatloaf didn’t turn out well. I’ve made it several times and had none of the problems you had. It’s one thing to b unhappy with a recipe but your comments are simply, rude. And I totally, disagree with your opinion about the glaze. Mine was perfection.

      Reply

  • Lydia
    March 15, 2021

    I’m not sure what I did wrong. This meatloaf has been in the oven for 2 hours. I’ve never had an issue with my oven. I was looking forward to it. It’s too mushy – I can’t slice it.

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    • Natasha
      March 15, 2021

      Hi Lydia, it sounds like maybe your oven needs re-calibrating. After 2 hours at that temperature, I imagine it would be like a brick.

      Reply

  • Jenn
    March 15, 2021

    I ALWAYS make meatloaf with the seasoning packets but I’m soooo glad our local go-to grocery store was out of those packets because it made me search and find this recipe. Wow! This is the best meatloaf ever. It honestly was so juicy and flavorful. And the sauce just put it over the top! I will NEVER buy those meatloaf seasoning packets ever again – not after making this recipe. And it was so easy to make! Natasha – I’m so glad I discovered you and your recipes. Every single one I’ve tried has been fabulous. Thank you!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 15, 2021

      Yay, that is fantastic! Homemade is always so much better, that is a great decision that you made. Thank you for dropping by and leaving a great review for this recipe, Jenn.

      Reply

  • Ginger Culver
    March 15, 2021

    This recipe is so much like my mother used to make when I was growing up! My husband and I love to make meatloaf sandwiches from the leftovers.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 15, 2021

      Great to hear that your mother uses a similar recipe. It’s a fantastic one and definitely a keeper!

      Reply

  • Merle Felger
    March 15, 2021

    Hi Natasha,

    I made your meatloaf recipe a few days ago. I followed your recipe exactly and it was wonderful. It was moist and full of flavor. Thanks for the tip of using parchment paper too. That was awesome just taking it right out of the pan. It came out so easily I almost lost my juices from the meatloaf. I’ll definitely make this again soon.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 15, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Merle! Thank you for that great review!

      Reply

  • Mo
    March 12, 2021

    Really delicious meatloaf. Really enjoyed the glaze. Never been disappointed from a recipe from this site. Thanks Natasha

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 12, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Diane Cook
    March 12, 2021

    I made this meatloaf for my minister, who is undergoing chemo, and his family. They loved it, as did I. Actually, I had enough of the meat mixture to make a small loaf for myself, yummy. And, you are correct. It is best glaze ever.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 12, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Karen Lindley
    March 11, 2021

    Great taste, nice and moist. Only comment would be mine took about 15 minutes more to reach 160 degrees.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 11, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m so happy you enjoyed that.

      Reply

  • Wendy
    March 11, 2021

    My husband said this was his favorite meatloaf I have ever made! We have been married 17 years! Lol!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 11, 2021

      I’m so happy you found a new favorite! Thank you for sharing that wonderful review with me.

      Reply

  • Marisa LaPorte
    March 11, 2021

    Hello Natasha,

    I am excited to try this recipe but can I put it in the crockpot instead? I like to have it ready when I come home from work.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 11, 2021

      Hi Marisa, I haven’t tried that in a slow cooker to advise.

      Reply

  • Bob C.
    March 10, 2021

    Natasha, I just had this meatloaf it was simply divine, to die for! Thanks…

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 10, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Steph
    March 10, 2021

    Best meatloaf i ever had. I never cooked it before and came across your recipe and it was my 1st time ever making meatloaf. I make it about once every week. Thank you!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 10, 2021

      Yay, that’s great feedback. Thank you so much, Steph!

      Reply

  • D Johnson
    March 10, 2021

    Наташа. We made this meat loaf, and as usual it was fantastic. We used butter milk instead of sweet milk. It was great. Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Ты лучший

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 10, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Granny Bunny
    March 9, 2021

    Good recipe. Mincing the onion to moisten the bread crumbs is a great tip. I chopped small pieces of onion and sprinkled on top before baking. I like a small bit of the crunch from the onion.
    Just a personal preference.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 9, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me! I’m glad you enjoeyd it!

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  • Myri
    March 9, 2021

    Hi, I was wondering if I can use ground turkey instead?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 9, 2021

      Hi Myri, 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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  • Caryle
    March 6, 2021

    One of my favorite ways to use leftover meatloaf is to make hash for breakfast with eggs. So good!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 7, 2021

      Thanks for sharing that with us, Caryle! Sounds so good.

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  • Farah
    March 5, 2021

    I love your videos. I have made your meatloaf recipe, your cranberry orange bundt cake, then the roasted juicy chicken as well as the lemon salmon. I have learned a lot of new techniques. Thank you for making cooking so much fun. I love to cook but your videos are definitely an added bonus. I am yet to master making the roasts.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 5, 2021

      Aww, these are my favorite comments! I’m so glad you’re enjoying our recipes Farah!

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  • Becky
    March 4, 2021

    Love this recipe
    Leftovers were great…we sliced the meatloaf… fried both sides in butter (yum) and made a sandwich with Mayo and ketchup. So good!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 4, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Denise
    March 3, 2021

    I made this meatloaf for family recently and it’s the best meatloaf I have ever made in my 70 years. Although the ingredients were similar to what I’ve used in the past, the combination of the flavors – and especially that incredible sauce – puts this meatloaf over the top. I didn’t even line my glass loaf pan with parchment paper and it came out perfectly. I let it rest 10 minutes – Incredibly flavorful and juicy. I used ground chuck, Progresso Italian bread crumbs because I always have those on hand, and fresh parsley. Served it with homemade mashed potatoes and fresh roasted green beans. Amazing comfort dish. Thank you Natasha!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 3, 2021

      I’m glad you loved the result, Denise. Thank you for your wonderful review and feedback!

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  • Jacqueline
    March 3, 2021

    Made this a few times now, it’s great. I use bullseye sauce instead of ketchup.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 3, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe!

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  • Kaylie
    March 3, 2021

    First timing making meatloaf and wowza YUM. Why does meatloaf have such a bad rap?! It was delicious.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 3, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Kaylie!

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    • Debbie
      March 4, 2021

      Probably because we ate so much of it when we were kids because it was a pretty inexpensive meal if you had a big family.
      And…I can never get it to taste like my mom’s!😢. But I’m going to try this recipe tonight, I will be using green pepper instead of parsley because I’ve never used parsley in anything so I’m crossing my fingers on this one🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼😂😂😂

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  • Krysta
    March 2, 2021

    Can you make this with gluten free bread crumbs?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 2, 2021

      Hi Krysta, I have not tested this with a gluten-free option but here is what one of our readers wrote: “Since finding this recipe I’ve made it several times and it really is the best meatloaf recipe I’ve found. It’s very moist and flavorsome. I think the sugar in the glaze can be reduced but either way, very delicious. I’ve just become gluten-free so this is the first time I’ve tried adapting it by using 2 slices of gluten-free bread which I mixed with the egg and milk, instead of the bread crumbs. I also added some quinoa just to use it up. It turned out just as well as before when making it with bread crumbs.” I hope that helps.

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    • Lauren
      March 2, 2021

      We make this all the time with Schar Gluten Free Breadcrumbs and it’s delicious!! I’m the only one gluten free in the family and no one else can tell a difference.

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      • Natasha's Kitchen
        March 3, 2021

        Hi Lauren, I’m happy to know that this recipe works using that gluten-free crumbs! Thank you for sharing, that’s so helpful especially for others who would also like to try that.

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  • Cmarie
    March 1, 2021

    Love this recipe. My mom doesn’t eat much but she always asks me to her this for dinner.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 2, 2021

      Hi Marie, I’m happy to hear that your mom loves this recipe. Thank you for your great feedback!

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  • Bri
    March 1, 2021

    This was delicious! Tomorrow is grocery day and all we had in the deep freeze was ground beef. I had no idea what to make and I’m happy I found this recipe! We are a dairy free household so I skipped the milk and oops 20 minutes into baking I realized I forgot to add the eggs!!! It was no problem as it still turned out very good! Will remake in the future (hopefully correctly!)

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 1, 2021

      Hi Bri, thanks for sharing your experience making this recipe. Great to hear that it was still a success even if you forgot to add the eggs. I think it will be perfect the next time you try this recipe!

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    • Travis Cartier
      April 11, 2021

      This is always delicious. Had to cook a little longer than the recipe calls for but only because I can’t buy 2 lbs of ground beef it is always 2.5 lb+. The only variance I have to this is adding a little worchesershire sauce to the glaze. It adds another depth that I really enjoy.

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      • Natasha's Kitchen
        April 11, 2021

        Great to hear that you love this recipe, Travis. Thanks for your great review and comments!

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  • Elizabeth Marrington
    February 28, 2021

    I made this several weeks ago and my husband said it was very best meatloaf ever. Was playing around with the glaze though, and thought it was made with balsamic. Also, covered the meatloaf with the glaze after preparing, and cooked it the full time. Is this okay to do again!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 28, 2021

      Perfect! I’m happy to read your great comments and feedback, Elizabeth. Thank you for sharing that with us!

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  • Francine
    February 28, 2021

    Am I doing something wrong? I have made this recipe several times (as well as many others on your site) and while the taste is awesome, I have noticed that the loaf has some spots of meat that does not cook. Has any one else had this issue? Help!

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    • Natasha
      March 1, 2021

      Hi Francine, I haven’t had that happen, but you might check if your oven has hot spots and double-check for doneness with an instant-read thermometer.

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    • Rhonda
      March 1, 2021

      Francine! I feel your pain!! This has happened several times with me and my oven works great. I believe it is the quality of the meat today. There is something that is changed and the color of bits of the meat do not change color when cooked. I have also noticed it in after browning meat for other dishes like tacos. It stays pink but cooks to temp. So very strange!! Makes my day that I’m not the only one that has noticed this 🙂

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    • Ashley
      March 1, 2021

      This happened to me too. Never happened with anything except this recipe.

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    • Marie
      March 2, 2021

      Halfway through cooking I reach in and start pre-slicing my meatloaf on each side, parallel to one another (not all the way through or the meatloaf will fall apart). This allows the heat to get in the middle. In addition, I cook for minimum of 1 hour and I use the meatloaf mix, which is only 1.4lbs. When I originally tried this recipe with 2 lbs of meat, it took nearly two hours. Although I use less meat, I keep all other listed ingredients in the same measures (the only other change I make is to add half a pack of Lipton Onion Soup mix as a personal preference, which increases flavor.) This is my go-to recipe and between the three of us, not a slice makes it into the fridge! I am a huge fan of this recipe.

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  • Marguerite
    February 28, 2021

    This was the best meatloaf I have ever had!! It was so moist and flavorful. I followed the instructions and took your advice to saute the onions slightly first. The sauce was delicious. I made extra and dipped the meatloaf in it. Can’t wait to eat the leftovers!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 28, 2021

      Hello Marguerite, that’s perfect! Thank you for your wonderful comments and review, I’m glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Joyce
    February 23, 2021

    Glaze was delicious! Which loaf pan BRAND was used as loaf pan in recipe picture does not look like loaf pan recipe on Amazon affiliate website? There is also another picture in a blue loaf pan? Thank you!

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    • Natasha
      February 24, 2021

      Hi Joyce, this pan was purchased locally and it isn’t available online, but underneath the color, it is a metal bread pan.

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      • Joyce
        March 1, 2021

        Thanks so much for your reply Natasha! So I guess the loaf pan on Amazon affiliate website would be good for a 2 lb meatloaf? Also, just wondering if “meatloaf mix” (beef/pork/veal) is another good option for meatloaf?

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        • Natasha
          March 2, 2021

          Hi Joyce, we use 2 lbs of ground beef with the one we have linked. A smaller meatloaf would also work but would bake up a little faster.

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          • Sue Goeken
            April 20, 2021

            The best meatloaf! We were out shopping yesterday and instead of eating out I wanted to get home and eat my leftover meatloaf!
            Love so many of your recipes and you are so fun to watch.

          • Natashas Kitchen
            April 20, 2021

            I’m so happy you’re enjoying my videos, Sue!

  • Angela Rooks
    February 22, 2021

    I made this recipe tonight and I have to say that this is the only way I’ll make meatloaf for now on!! AMAZING!! I Sautéed the onions and I also added a little bit of Sautéed peppers (tri-color), pre-chopped from the store. I also added some paprika to the glaze as well…can you say STUFFED!!??

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 22, 2021

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

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  • Lanna Palumbo
    February 21, 2021

    We love this recipe. I do add ham and provolone cheese make it stuffed meatloaf. The sauce is amazing.

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