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Homemade Meatloaf Recipe - Best Ever!

With this easy Homemade Meatloaf Recipe, you’ll make the Best Meatloaf Ever—tasty, juicy, and doesn't crumble when you slice it.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: Americana
Keyword: Homemade Meatloaf, Meatloaf
Author: Mary's Nest


For the Meatloaf

  • 2 pounds Ground meat mixture chuck, sirloin, pork, chicken, or turkey
  • 1 cup Breadcrumbs, fresh
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup Milk, full-fat or bone broth—beef, chicken, or turkey
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced, optional
  • 1 Onion, any variety, minced You can substitute any mixture of veggies, including carrots, sweet bell peppers, celery, etc. Just make sure that you have 1 cup total.
  • 1 teaspoon Fine ground sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup Ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh parsley, minced, optional
  • 1 teaspoon Dried thyme substitute with 1 tablespoon fresh, chopped
  • 1 Large Egg

For the Glaze

  • 1/4 cup Ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce


  • Place the breadcrumbs in the bowl and gently mix with milk or bone broth to saturate. Add up to 1/2 cup of milk or bone broth.
  • Once the breadcrumbs are saturated, add egg, garlic, onion, salt and pepper, 1/4 cup of ketchup, parsley, and thyme to the bowl and mix well.
  • Add meat to the breadcrumb mixture and mix gently with an open hand until all ingredients are incorporated. Do not over mix and do not squeeze the meat through your fingers.
  • Free-form meat mixture into a loaf on a foil-lined baking sheet or use a loaf pan to shape the meat mixture. (See the recipe video.)
  • Mix the remaining 1/4 cup of ketchup and the Worcestershire sauce together, and brush over the top and sides of the meatloaf.
  • Place meatloaf into a preheated 350°F oven and bake until the internal temperature reaches 160°F. Approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours.



Find this recipe and video at https://marysnest.com/homemade-meatloaf-recipe/
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