meatloaf recipe with the best glaze

Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 1 hour Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes Yields: 6 servings

Ingredients:

For the Meatloaf:

  • 1 lb ground beef (or a mix of beef and pork)
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika (optional)
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

Instructions:

  1. Preheat Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Prepare Meatloaf Mixture:
    • In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, breadcrumbs, milk, chopped onion, minced garlic, beaten egg, Worcestershire sauce, dried thyme, dried parsley, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.
  3. Shape Meatloaf:
    • Shape the meat mixture into a loaf shape and place it in a baking dish or on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Make the Glaze:
    • In a small bowl, whisk together the ketchup, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, smoked paprika (if using), salt, and pepper until smooth.
  5. Glaze the Meatloaf:
    • Brush or spoon about half of the glaze evenly over the meatloaf, reserving the other half for later.
  6. Bake:
    • Bake the meatloaf in the preheated oven for 45-55 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 160°F (71°C) and the meatloaf is cooked through.
  7. Apply Remaining Glaze:
    • Remove the meatloaf from the oven and carefully brush or spoon the remaining glaze over the top.
  8. Rest and Serve:
    • Let the meatloaf rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
    • Serve slices of meatloaf with any remaining glaze on the side.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 300
  • Protein: 20g
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Fat: 15g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 10g

Note: Nutritional values are approximate and may vary based on specific ingredients used. Adjust the recipe as needed to meet dietary preferences and restrictions.

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