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Meatloaf Recipe

Hearty, filling, and delicious, this simple homemade meatloaf is a classic recipe I stole from grandma. This old-fashioned favorite combines ground beef, breadcrumbs, and spices baked and topped with a from-scratch glaze that everyone will love.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Meatloaf, meatloaf recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 369kcal


For the meatloaf:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 lbs lean hamburger
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

For the sauce:

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce


  • Place all of the meatloaf ingredients in a large bowl and mix them together using a spoon or your hands.
  • Shape the meat mixture into a loaf and place it in a well-greased bread pan.
  • Make the sauce by combining the ketchup, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce in a small saucepan and bringing it to a boil for 2 - 3 minutes. Pour half of the sauce over the meatloaf.
  • Bake your meatloaf in the oven at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove it from the oven to add the second half of the sauce and then bake it for 45 more minutes. The internal temperature of the loaf should be 160 degrees when it’s fully cooked. Let your meatloaf rest for a few minutes before slicing & serving.



Making mini loaves or muffin tin portions is also a great freezer option. You can use this same meatloaf recipe to make about 18 muffins. To make this mini meatloaf, set your oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake them for 25 minutes or until their temperature reaches 160 degrees. When done, top the muffins with 2 teaspoons of sauce. 


Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 150mg | Sodium: 937mg | Potassium: 774mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 5mg