Amazing meatloaf recipe, so tender and juicy. This classic recipe is easy to make by combining ingredients together and baking it in the oven. The glaze on top is a wonderful compliment to the meat and has only three simple ingredients.
The most comforting dinner is homemade meatloaf with soft and fluffy mashed potatoes.
Nothing gathers a family around the dinner table better than a plate full of juicy meatloaf with soft, fluffy mashed potatoes and green beans. When it comes to comforting, easy, and cheap dinners, meatloaf is perfect recipe. It comes out tender and juicy every time and the glaze on top is such a perfect addition of sweet and tangy flavors.
I’ve been tweaking this recipe for a few years and it’s time to update it for everyone else. To make sure that my meatloaf has the best texture, I use a combination of ground beef and ground pork, add finely diced onions, and use two eggs. For the best flavors, make sure to add Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and fresh herbs. The family will be begging for this every week!
HOW DO I MAKE MEATLOAF?
This is the best part about cooking meatloaf, it’s so easy! All you have to do is quickly combine the ingredients and pop it in the oven.
Preheat the oven to 350° and lightly grease a 9×5 loaf baking pan.
Combine all the ingredients for the meatloaf in a mixing bowl and mix it until ingredients are evenly incorporated throughout. Transfer the meat mixture into the prepared baking pan and use a wooden spoon to spread evenly in the pan.
How long to cook meatloaf?
Cook meatloaf for 45-50 minutes until it reaches the internal temperature of about 155°. Mix the ingredients for the glaze and spread it over the top. Bake for another 10-15 minutes.
Safe internal temperature for meatloaf is 160°.
How to make meatloaf gluten free?
It’s very simple to make this recipe gluten free by just swapping out bread crumbs for gluten free bread crumbs. For this recipe, I prefer to use Italian bread crumbs.
Italian style gluten free bread crumbs are not widely available so you may need to get plain gluten free crumbs and add dry parsley, dry oregano, dry basil, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper to get the flavors into it.
HOW TO FREEZE MEATLOAF
If planning to freeze meatloaf, you can use aluminum loaf baking pans to bake it and freeze right in it. It can also be baked in a regular loaf baking pan and then transferred into aluminum ones after.
Prepare the meat mixture according to the recipe and transfer into the baking pan. Bake for 50-55 minutes, until just cooked. Cool completely before freezing.
Transfer the loaf into aluminum pan, wrap it tightly in aluminum foil and the plastic wrap. Label and freeze for up to 2-3 months.
Thaw overnight, in the refrigerator. Spread topping all over the top and reheat at 350° for 15-20 minutes.
WHAT SIDES TO SERVE WITH MEATLOAF
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- 1 lb ground beef 90/10 lean to fat ratio
- 1 lb ground pork
- 1/2 cup finely diced yellow onion
- 3 garlic cloves pressed
- 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
- 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 eggs
- 1 Tbsp minced fresh dill weed
- 1 Tbsp minded fresh parsley
- fresh cracked black pepper
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- Preheat the oven to 350° and lightly grease a 9×5 loaf baking pan.
- Combine all the ingredients for the meatloaf in a mixing bowl and mix it until ingredients are evenly incorporated throughout.
- Transfer the meat mixture into the prepared baking pan and use a wooden spoon to spread evenly in the pan.
- Cook meatloaf for 45-50 minutes until it reaches the internal temperature of about 155°.
- Mix the ingredients for the glaze and spread it over the top. Bake for another 10-15 minutes.
- Let it rest for about 10 minutes before cutting.
Originally published on Will Cook For Smiles on July 2, 2011. Updated August 10, 2019.