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Traditional Meatloaf Recipe

This classic comfort food is a simple main dish to prepare with a heartwarming taste. Traditional Meatloaf Recipe has a sweet brown sugar glaze coating over tender slices of beef and is simple in preparation.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Resting Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 411kcal
Author: Aimee Mars


  • 2 lbs Ground Beef
  • 1/2 cup Breadcrumbs
  • 2 large Eggs slightly beaten
  • 1 medium Onion grated
  • 3 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon Oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Pepper
  • 3/4 cup Ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Brown Sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 350℉ and line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Spray with cooking spray or lightly coat with oil.
  • In a large bowl combine the ground beef, breadcrumbs, eggs, onion, garlic, oregano, paprika, garlic powder, pepper, 1/4 cup of ketchup, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, and olive oil.
  • Form the mixture into an oval-shaped loaf and place it in the center of the prepared baking sheet. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes
  • In a small bowl whisk the remaining 1/2 cup ketchup, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, and brown sugar together. Brush evenly on top of the loaf. Return to the oven and continue to bake for an additional 25 minutes or until the center reaches an internal temperature of 160℉. Let sit 10 minutes before slicing and serving.


To save time cut the onion into quarters and place in a food processor with the garlic. Pulse a few times until the texture resembled grated onion.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 133mg | Sodium: 393mg | Potassium: 488mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 264IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 3mg