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Old Fashioned Meatloaf

Old Fashioned Meatloaf. This recipe is the ultimate comfort food, bringing back memories of family dinners and cozy evenings. It’s a hearty, flavorful dish that’s simple to make and always a hit with everyone at the table.

Picture this: a tender, juicy meatloaf topped with a sweet and tangy glaze, baked to perfection. The aroma fills your kitchen, bringing everyone together in eager anticipation. This meatloaf is not just a meal; it’s a tradition, a piece of culinary history that never goes out of style. Whether you’re making it for a family dinner or meal prepping for the week, this recipe is sure to become a staple in your home.

I remember the first time I made this meatloaf for my family. The kids were skeptical at first, but one bite was all it took to win them over. Now, it’s one of their most requested dishes, and my husband always goes back for seconds. It’s these kinds of meals that create lasting memories, making our time together even more special. So, let’s get cooking and bring a touch of nostalgia to your dinner table with this classic Old Fashioned Meatloaf!

Recipe Summary

This Old Fashioned Meatloaf is a classic, easy-to-make dish that’s perfect for family dinners. It’s made with ground beef, breadcrumbs, and a sweet tangy glaze, delivering a comforting and delicious meal every time.

Exciting Story

Every Sunday, my family gathers around the table for a hearty meal, and more often than not, this Old Fashioned Meatloaf is the star. My husband, who usually prefers lighter meals, always has a huge smile when he sees it coming out of the oven. The kids love helping to mix the ingredients, turning cooking into a fun family activity. It’s not just about the delicious taste, but the tradition and togetherness it brings to our home. This meatloaf is more than just food; it’s a piece of our family’s story, shared and enjoyed together.

Why This Old Fashioned Meatloaf?

Selling Points:

  • Classic Comfort Food: A timeless recipe that brings back the taste of home.
  • Easy and Affordable: Simple ingredients and easy preparation make it perfect for any night.
  • Versatile: Can be customized with your favorite seasonings and additions.

Ingredients

Meatloaf

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme (optional)

Glaze

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

How to Make Old Fashioned Meatloaf

1. Preheat the Oven:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

2. Prepare the Meatloaf Mixture:

  • In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, breadcrumbs, milk, eggs, onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and thyme. Mix until well combined.

3. Shape the Meatloaf:

  • Transfer the mixture to a baking dish and shape it into a loaf.

4. Make the Glaze:

  • In a small bowl, mix together the ketchup, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, and apple cider vinegar.

5. Apply the Glaze:

  • Spread half of the glaze over the top of the meatloaf.

6. Bake:

  • Bake the meatloaf in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Remove from the oven, spread the remaining glaze over the top, and bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until the meatloaf is cooked through.

7. Let it Rest:

  • Allow the meatloaf to rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
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Old Fashioned Meatloaf

Old Fashioned Meatloaf

Recipe by Alexandra
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Course: All Word Recipes
Servings

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Prep time

30

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Cooking time

40

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Calories

300

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Total time

1

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Ingredients

  • Meatloaf
  • 2 lbs 2 ground beef

  • 1 cup 1 breadcrumbs

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 milk

  • 2 large 2 eggs

  • 1 small 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 2 cloves 2 garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon 1 Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon 1 salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon 1 dried thyme (optional)

  • Glaze
  • 1/2 cup 1/2 ketchup

  • 2 tablespoons 2 brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon 1 Dijon mustard

  • 1 tablespoon 1 apple cider vinegar

Directions

  • Preheat the Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Prepare the Meatloaf Mixture:
  • In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, breadcrumbs, milk, eggs, onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and thyme. Mix until well combined.
  • Shape the Meatloaf:
  • Transfer the mixture to a baking dish and shape it into a loaf.
  • Make the Glaze:
  • In a small bowl, mix together the ketchup, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, and apple cider vinegar.
  • Apply the Glaze:
  • Spread half of the glaze over the top of the meatloaf.
  • Bake:
  • Bake the meatloaf in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Remove from the oven, spread the remaining glaze over the top, and bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until the meatloaf is cooked through.
  • Let it Rest:
  • Allow the meatloaf to rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

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