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Sliced Classic Meatloaf on an oval white platter with parsley and a denim napkin.

Classic Meatloaf Recipe


  • Author: Amy @ The Blond Cook
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

For the meatloaf:  

  • 2 pounds ground beef (I use 90% lean)
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup minced yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed chopped fresh parsley
  • 1-1/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt (more or less, to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper (more or less, to taste)

For the sauce:

  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon prepared yellow mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.  Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper (or aluminum foil sprayed with cooking spray).
  2. Combine meatloaf ingredients in a large bowl just until combined (do not over-mix).  Shape into a loaf (approximately 9 inches in length and 2-1/2 inches height) on prepared baking sheet.
  3. Combine sauce ingredients in a small bowl.  Pour 1/2 of sauce into a separate bowl (for brushing meatloaf when it comes out of the oven).
  4. Brush meatloaf with 1/2 of sauce.  Bake for 1 hour, or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F.
  5. Remove from oven and brush (using a clean brush) with remaining 1/2 of sauce.  Allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.