This traditional meatloaf recipe is just like mom used to make, made with ground beef and a sweet and tangy ketchup glaze topping.
Prep Time10 minutesmins
Cook Time55 minutesmins
Total Time1 hourhr5 minutesmins
Course: Dinner, Entree, Main Course, Main Dish
Keyword: best meatloaf recipe, classic meatloaf, meatloaf with ground beef
Author: Amanda Finks
1lb.90% lean ground beef
1cupdried bread crumbs
1/2cupdiced yellow onion
1tsp.dried parsley leaves
1/4tsp.ground black pepper
For the Topping:
2tbsp.packed light brown sugar
1tbsp.red wine vinegar
Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
In a large bowl, add the beef, bread crumbs, onion, milk, egg, 2 tablespoons ketchup, worcestershire sauce, parsley, salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Use your hands to mush and mix these ingredients together until well combined.*
Add the meat mixture to a loaf pan. Pat the meat down into an even layer.
In a small bowl, add 1/4 cup ketchup, the brown sugar, and vinegar. Stir to combine. Pour the sauce on top of the meatloaf and spread it into an even layer.
Bake uncovered for 55 minutes.
Let the meatloaf rest for 8-10 minutes before serving (or it may fall apart).**
*Be sure to mix the meat really well. This is a very moist meatloaf recipe so under mixing can cause the meatloaf to be too soft/mushy. **I use two thin spatulas to remove the meatloaf from the pan and transfer it to a cutting board. You could also slice and serve the meatloaf directly from the loaf pan, or use parchment paper to line the pan for easy removal.