Feb 112018
 

Moist, juicy, delicious meatloaf with some surprising sauce ingredients that might just make you reconsider your opinion of meatloaf in general!

Begin by pouring your glaze mixture of ketchup, yellow mustard, brown sugar, and apple cider vinegar into a sauce pan. Stir frequently until it starts to simmer. Let simmer while you are mixing up the meat, keeping a close eye on it and stirring it frequently.

Moist, juicy, delicious meatloaf with some surprising sauce ingredients that might just make you reconsider your opinion of meatloaf in general!

Finely chop one small to medium sized onion. I use my mini food processor so I can get the pieces as small as humanly possible. I don’t know, but if your kids are anything like my kids, the mere sight of a piece of onion can send them into dinner hysterics. I firmly believe this is my punishment for torturing my mother for so many years over the CHUNKS!!! Oh My GOSH there are CHUNKS IN THIS FOOD! Sometimes they just have to deal with it and pick them out, because as you guys well know, there are onions of some sort in about 80% of the food I cook. I don’t have time to be a short order cook. Over here, you eat what is served or you get to be hungry. Bummer!

After your onion is finely chopped, dump it into a large bowl and mix in the eggs, milk, ketchup, A-1, salt, pepper, dry mustard, onion powder, garlic powder, parsley, garlic, panko bread crumbs, and crushed up saltines. Mix this all together well, and then dump in 2.5 pounds of 80/20 ground beef. Stir this until the mixture is fully incorporated with the ground beef. You can get in there with your hands if you want, but I usually use a heavy wooden spoon.

Moist, juicy, delicious meatloaf with some surprising sauce ingredients that might just make you reconsider your opinion of meatloaf in general!

Place into a large oven proof dish that will fit all the meat, and have some room for the glaze mixture left over as well. I press it down into the pan as much as I can, then I take my hands and form a gap between the loaf and the sides of the dish to make room for the glaze and juices from the meat.

Moist, juicy, delicious meatloaf with some surprising sauce ingredients that might just make you reconsider your opinion of meatloaf in general!

Pour about as much of the glaze mixture over the meat as you can, making sure to leave enough room for the extra fat/meat juices that will be coming from the loaf when it bakes. You should have some excess. Keep it warm in the saucepan on the stove while the loaf cooks.

Bake the meatloaf at 375 for about an hour, or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees. Test in several different spots and depths of the loaf to make sure it is fully cooked.

Remove from the oven, and pour out the glaze/juices from the loaf pan into the saucepan. Stir well to combine. (The fat from the loaf really makes the sauce taste a lot better!) Serve with mashed potatoes and a vegetable of your choice. Ladle some of the glaze/sauce mixture over the individual pieces and potatoes. Enjoy!

Moist, juicy, delicious meatloaf with some surprising sauce ingredients that might just make you reconsider your opinion of meatloaf in general!

The Best Meatloaf Recipe

Moist, juicy, delicious meatloaf with some surprising sauce ingredients that might just make you reconsider your opinion of meatloaf in general!

Ingredients

Glaze:

  • 5 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 5 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 TBSP yellow mustard
  • ¼ cup ketchup

Meatloaf:

  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 2 whole large eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 2 TBSP A-1 steak sauce
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp dry mustard
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 TBSP minced garlic
  • ¼ cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 sleeve crushed saltine crackers
  • 5 lbs 80/20 ground beef

Instructions:

  1. Place glaze ingredients in a saucepan and mix well. Heat to simmering, and stir frequently while you mix up the loaf ingredients.
  2. Finely chop the onion and mix in all of the other loaf ingredients except the ground beef. Stir until well combined, and then add ground beef and mix until fully incorporated.
  3. Press down into large oven-safe pan, and make space between the edge of the loaf and the pan.
  4. Pour glaze over the loaf, leaving room for the glaze to mix with the fat and juices from the beef. Keep the remaining glaze warm on the stove until the loaf is done cooking.
  5. Bake the meatloaf at 375 for approximately 1 hour, or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees. Remove from oven, and carefully pour the glaze/sauce mixture from the baking dish into the saucepan. Whisk together well.
  6. Slice the loaf and serve with mashed potatoes and a vegetable, spooning some of the sauce/glaze mixture over the individual slices of meatloaf and on the potatoes as well.

Moist, juicy, delicious meatloaf with some surprising sauce ingredients that might just make you reconsider your opinion of meatloaf in general!

I hope you like this meatloaf recipe as much as we do!

  34 Responses to “The Best Meatloaf Recipe”

  1. My husband loves meatloaf and that glaze really sets this one apart from all the others I’ve tried. Looks so tender and flavorful! I need to serve this when I have the entire family over for Sunday lunch.

  2. We love meatloaf here and I have a few different varieties. I’ve never tried adding mustard, it sounds like it would give it a bit of zip.

  3. Yummo! That sounds so good! I’m a huge meatloaf fan. It feeds the whole family for a couple of days, and it’s super easy to make.

  4. This sounds so incredible. I haven’t had meat loaf in ages. I’ll have to try this recipe out soon. The last time I made a meat loaf it came out weird, but this recipe sounds fantastic.

  5. It’s been a while since i had Meatloaf a friend of mine made it. Your recipe is almost similar as her. I want to try this recipe and share it with my family. Yummy!

  6. That meatloaf looks fabulous. I wish I could cook something that looks that appetizing. I will have to share this recipe with everyone I know, so perfectly cooked.

  7. Your meatloaf looks really delicious and I like that it is meatier. I’m sure I would enjoy eating this one.

  8. I love this meatloaf recipe! I’ve never had a meatloaf with a glaze, and that to me is very interesting!

  9. That is a lot of apple cider vinegar. Interesting and wondering how the taste of the apple cider affect the meatloaf. Funny we are eating meatloaf tonight.

  10. I’ll have to give your recipe a try! Pinning it to try soon!

  11. Meatloaf is, hands down, the best comfort food. I like that you use brown sugar rather than molasses!

  12. I will have to try your recipe. It looks delicious in the photos and I can’t wait to have a taste! My husband did mention that he would love to have meatloaf for dinner some night. Well, okay, wish granted!

  13. Love the idea of making a glaze. It must make it so moist and delicious. Have to give your recipe a try.

  14. We love meatloaf in our house. I was drooling when I read about the sauce. I have to give that glaze a try. Yum.

  15. Sounds like an awesome meatloaf recipe. I love the glaze. That would make this more scrumptious. I think I would be needing more apple cider vinegar. I will have to add that to my grocery list and make this meatloaf soon as I have all the ingredients together.

  16. Yum! I have been MAJORLY craving meatloaf the last few days! I will have to give this s try. It looks delicious!

  17. This meatloaf sounds and looks delicious. I think my whole family would enjoy this recipe!

  18. Yummy! I’ve not made a meatloaf in a really long time. I used to make the mini size in a muffin pan. They are most delicious with mashed potatoes.

  19. I’ve never used milk. I’m totally going to try it. And I use a wooden spoon to mix too. Way better than my hands. 😉 This looks like it came out really nice!

  20. It looks sooo good! My family loves meatloaf! I can’t wait to make it!

  21. I love making meatloaf for my family. This recipes looks super tasty! I will have to try it!

  22. I love meatloaf, especially with mashed potatoes! This looks like a great recipe. I might surprise my husband with it tomorrow!

  23. I have got to try this one. I have not made meatloaf in ages!

  24. That does sound like a fantastic meatloaf. It’s one of those meals that just brings you back to home to your mama’s house.

  25. I agree that this is the best meatloaf since it has so many flavorful ingredients! This could be a comfort food all the member’s of the family will enjoy.

  26. I need to try this! It looks really good!

  27. I have two growing boys who are crazy about anything hearty. I think this meatloaf recipe will make them super happy. Thanks for the tips as well. I can’t wait to make this for dinner one of these days.

  28. This looks and sounds so lovely! I love a good meatloaf recipe, it’s a classic favorite and something that my husband enjoys!

  29. This looks like a nice recipe. The promise of a complete meal. A good start for the day.

  30. I don’t eat meatloaf but this looks like an easy recipe. Look like an easy dinner recipe.

  31. I make mine a different way but this looks great. I’ll be sure to try your way!1

  32. This one is a home run for sure. No doubt about that!

  33. Wow this looks so good! I’m usually not a meatloaf kind of person but I’m so going to try this out for myself!

  34. It’s been a while since I had Meatloaf a friend of mine made it. Your recipe sounds amazing! I can’t wait to try it!