This classic meatloaf recipe is just like the traditional meatloaf grandma used to make. Tender and juicy with the perfect tomato glaze!

Side view of sliced meatloaf on a platter, side dishes in the background
This homemade meatloaf recipe is super simple, yet incredibly good. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

Ground Beef: Ground beef is the base for this recipe and we suggest using 85/15 (15% fat) ground beef. The fat gives flavor and keeps the meatloaf moist.
Onion: Onions add a wonderfully subtle savory flavor to the meatloaf.
Breadcrumbs: Breadcrumbs soak up moisture from the ground beef, milk, and eggs as the meatloaf bakes, keeping the loaf super tender and moist.
Milk: Milk adds moisture and flavor to the meatloaf.
Egg: Egg acts as a binder for the meatloaf so it doesn’t fall apart when sliced, plus it adds flavor, moisture, and richness.
Seasoning: This meatloaf is seasoned simply with Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. It’s just enough seasoning to add flavor without overpowering the natural beef flavor.
Worcestershire Sauce: Worcestershire sauce is used in both the meatloaf and the glaze. It offers a deliciously savory umami flavor with just a hint of sweetness.
Ketchup: Ketchup is the base for the sweet and tangy glaze that goes on top of the meatloaf.
Brown Sugar: Brown sugar helps balance the ketchup’s acidity and gives the glaze its beautifully glossy finish.
Yellow Mustard: Mustard adds depth and savory flavor to the glaze.
1 large egg
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
1/2 cup minced onion
1.5 lbs. ground beef
1/2 cup ketchup
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp yellow mustard
Preheat the oven to 350ºF. In a small bowl whisk together the egg, milk, and Worcestershire sauce. In a separate small bowl, stir together the breadcrumbs, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mince the onion.
Add the ground beef, egg mixture, breadcrumb mixture, and minced onion to a large bowl. Use your hands to mix the ingredients together until evenly combined. Avoid over mixing.
Place the meatloaf mixture on a rimmed baking dish and shape it into a loaf that is approximately 4-inches wide, 8-inches long, and 2-inches tall.
In a separate small bowl, stir together the glaze ingredients (ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard). Spread the glaze evenly over the top and sides of the meatloaf.
Bake the meatloaf for 50-55 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165ºF. Allow the meatloaf to rest for 5-10 minutes after baking, then slice and serve.
Serving: 1slice
Calories: 204kcal
Carbohydrates: 10g
Protein: 15g
Fat: 11g
Sodium: 465mg
Fiber: 1g

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