Here is a recipe for classic meatloaf:
Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 1 hour Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes Serves: 6-8
- 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
Instructions for Best Meatloaf recipe:
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, breadcrumbs, milk, egg, onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, salt, and pepper. Mix well with your hands.
- Transfer the mixture to the prepared loaf pan, pressing it down firmly.
- In a small mixing bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar, and Dijon mustard. Spread this mixture over the top of the meatloaf.
- Bake the meatloaf for 1 hour, or until the internal temperature reaches 160°F (71°C). Let it cool for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.
To dress up the meatloaf, you can try one of the following options:
- Brush the top with additional ketchup or BBQ sauce before baking
- Top with crispy bacon before baking
- Add sliced cheese on top for the last 5 minutes of baking
- Garnish with chopped parsley or chives before serving
Nutrition per serving (based on 8 servings): Calories: 312 Fat: 15g Carbs: 15g Protein: 26g