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baked meatloaf

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Old Monroe, MO

This delicious classic Baked Meatloaf Recipe is made with ground beef, onions, garlic, Italian spices, and coated with a sweet tomato glaze. Then this moist loaf is baked to juicy perfection. The end result is the ultimate family comfort food meal. For over the top accolades serve with mashed potatoes and Southern Green Beans. My family absolutely loves this meatloaf and I always get rave reviews from friends. There are just so many great sides that go with it that you really just can not go wrong. Although it is always a challenge to save part of it for grilled meatloaf sandwiches.

yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For baked meatloaf

  • 2 lb
    ground beef
  • 1
    onion finely chopped
  • 2 clove
    garlic minced
  • 2
  • 3 Tbsp
    barbecue sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh chopped parsley
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    marjoram (or oregano)
  • 1/2 tsp
    fresh ground black pepper
  • 3/4 c
    panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 c
  • 3/4 c
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp
    brown sugar

How To Make baked meatloaf

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • 2
    In a large bowl gently mix together ground beef, onion, garlic, eggs, barbecue sauce, parsley, marjoram, black pepper, breadcrumbs, and milk.
  • 3
    In a large casserole dish gently shape the mixture into a loaf.
  • 4
    Whisk together the ketchup, apple cider vinegar, and brown sugar.
  • 5
    Bake the meatloaf for 1 hour 20 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees. Baste with the glaze after 20 minutes and every 15 minutes thereafter. Allow the meatloaf to rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing.