Best Meatloaf


Best Meatloaf


For the Meatloaf:

2 pounds ground beef (80% lean)

1/2 pound ground pork

1 cup breadcrumbs

1/2 cup whole milk

2 large eggs

1/2 cup finely diced onion

1/2 cup finely diced bell pepper (red or green)

1/2 cup finely diced celery

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

1/4 cup ketchup

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 1/2 teaspoons salt (adjust to taste)

1/2 teaspoon black pepper (adjust to taste)

For the Glaze:

1/2 cup ketchup

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard


For the Meatloaf:

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan or line it with parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef and ground pork. Mix them together, but avoid overmixing to keep the meatloaf tender.

In a separate bowl, combine the breadcrumbs and whole milk. Let them sit for a few minutes until the breadcrumbs absorb the milk.

Add the soaked breadcrumbs, eggs, finely diced onion, bell pepper, celery, minced garlic, chopped fresh parsley, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and black pepper to the meat mixture.

Gently mix all the ingredients until they are well combined. Again, avoid overmixing to prevent a dense meatloaf.

Transfer the meat mixture to the prepared loaf pan and shape it into a loaf.

For the Glaze:

In a small bowl, whisk together the ketchup, brown sugar, and Dijon mustard until well combined.

Spread half of the glaze over the top of the meatloaf, reserving the other half for later.

Bake the meatloaf in the preheated oven for about 45 minutes.

After 45 minutes, remove the meatloaf from the oven and spread the remaining glaze evenly over the top.

Continue baking for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until the meatloaf is cooked through, and the internal temperature reaches 160°F (71°C).

Remove the meatloaf from the oven and let it rest for about 10 minutes before slicing.

Slice, serve, and enjoy your Best Meatloaf!

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Baking Time: 60-65 minutes | Total Time: 75-80 minutes

Servings: Approximately 8 servings

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