This Easy Meatloaf recipe is a classic comfort food that is simple to prepare, hearty, and delicious. It’s perfect for a family dinner and great as leftovers too.


For the Meatloaf:

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef (85% lean)
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder or prepared mustard


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly grease a loaf pan or line it with parchment paper for easy removal.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, breadcrumbs, and finely chopped onion.
  3. Add the beaten egg, milk, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, dried parsley, salt, and pepper to the bowl. Mix everything together until well combined. Avoid overmixing, which can make the meatloaf tough.
  4. Press the meat mixture into the prepared loaf pan, shaping it evenly.
  5. To make the glaze, combine 1/2 cup ketchup, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, and mustard powder in a small bowl. Stir until smooth.
  6. Spread the glaze over the top of the meatloaf.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour or until the meatloaf is cooked through and the internal temperature reaches 160°F (71°C).
  8. Once done, remove the meatloaf from the oven and let it rest for 10 minutes before slicing. This rest time allows the juices to redistribute.
  9. Slice and serve the meatloaf warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 300-350
  • Fat: 15g
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Protein: 25g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 1 hour


  • Serves: 6

Easy Meatloaf is a beloved dish for its flavorful, juicy, and comforting qualities. It pairs wonderfully with sides like mashed potatoes, green beans, or a simple salad. Enjoy this classic meatloaf recipe that’s sure to become a family favorite!

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