How Meatloaf Is Made

Meatloaf is a delicious dish that’s surprisingly simple to make. In essence, it boils down to a few simple steps:

  • Combine ground meat, eggs, breadcrumbs, and other flavorful ingredients of your choice.
  • Put this mixture in a lightly greased loaf pan and bake it until it’s cooked through.
  • If you want, you can add a glaze by brushing on ketchup or a ketchup/brown sugar mixture partway through cooking.

That’s really all there is to how meatloaf is made! But if you’d prefer a more detailed recipe, we have you covered.

  • 2 pounds ground beef, at least 85% lean
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 cloves of garlic, minced or put through a garlic press
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. basil
  • 1 tsp. parsley
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper

For the ketchup topping:

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 tsp. vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper

Bake at 375° for a total of 40 minutes, then rest for 5 minutes before cutting.

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Hey I'm Matt Morgan. Meatloaf was something I grew up on as a kid and was always my favorite dish. Its something that developed into a passion of mine so after years of perfecting my stable of meatloaf recipes I decided to share my passion for you to enjoy with your family!

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