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favorite meatloaf topped with savory tomato sauce glaze on a white platter
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My Favorite Meatloaf

My Favorite Meatloaf is an easy classic meatloaf recipe that's fork tender, juicy and topped with a tangy tomato sauce for extra flavor. An easy ground beef recipe perfect any night of the week.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword favorite meatloaf recipe, traditional glazed meatloaf
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 156kcal
Author Dee
Cost $5


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs roughly chopped from 3 slices of fresh bread
  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • 1 15-ounce can tomato sauce divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 small yellow or white onion chopped, about 1/2 cup

For the glaze

  • 1/2 can tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, firmly packed


For the Meatloaf

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Place the ground beef into a large mixing bowl
  • Add the breadcrumbs, egg, half the can of tomato sauce, sea salt, pepper and chopped onion, and mix well using your hands
  • Form the meat into a loaf about 2 inches high, and place in baking pan or casserole dish
  • Place loaf into oven, make the glaze, and pour glaze over meatloaf
  • Bake for 1 hour or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees, according to meat thermometer

For the Glaze

  • Pour the remaining half of the tomato sauce into a small mixing bowl, and add the water
  • Add the mustard, vinegar and brown sugar, and mix until well combined


Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 405mg | Potassium: 452mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 147IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 3mg