Best Classic Meatloaf Recipe

In my home, when I report that we are having Meatloaf for supper, I am met with a generous round of “YES!” and “YUM!!!”

Natively constructed meatloaf is one of those dishes that regularly gets blended surveys. Individuals appear to either cherish it or detest it. However, might I propose, that in the event that you abhor it in light of the fact that the meatloaf that you have had is dry and flavorless – check out this one.

Not exclusively is this meatloaf loaded up with superb flavor, however underneath you will likewise discover tips for keeping your meatloaf delicate and succulent. At the point when I state my family applauds this dish, I am not misrepresenting.

Classic Meatloaf

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Recipe by cosmopolitancornbread Course: EntréesCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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This classic meatloaf recipe is one of the first recipes we put on Simply Recipes over ten years ago.


  • 1 onion, diced

  • 2 Tb butter

  • 2 lbs ground beef (or half beef/turkey, beef/pork)

  • 1 c fresh (not dry) bread crumbs

  • 3/4 c grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 tsp oregano

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/2 c milk

  • 2 Tb Worcestershire sauce

  • For The Topping
  • 1/3 c ketchup

  • 1/4 c brown sugar

  • 1 Tb Worcestershire sauce


  • Begin pre-heating oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a skillet, sauté the diced onion in the butter until tender and beginning to get golden in color.
  • Put the ground beef, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, oregano, garlic powder, salt & pepper and the sauteed onions in a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk and Worcestershire Sauce.
  • Pour the liquid into the larger bowl, and combine it all together, mixing with your hands (they’re your best kitchen tool.)
  • Scoop the mixture out onto an edged baking sheet, lined with parchment paper or a silpat.
  • Shape the meat into a loaf that is about 5 inches wide, and 2 inches thick.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the topping ingredients.
  • Spread the mixture over the top of the loaf.
  • Bake for about 1 hour, or until the center reads no more than 170 degrees on a meat thermometer. 160 degrees should be your target temperature.
  • Allow it to rest 10 minutes before slicing.
  • Enjoy!


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