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How to make the best tender and juicy Meatloaf with a delicious shiny glaze! Cheap, easy and quick to prepare, let the oven do all the work for you! The whole family goes crazy over each slice of this meatloaf recipe. PLUS... take advantage of leftovers and turn them into the best meatloaf sandwiches! | cafedelites.com
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Meatloaf

How to make the best tender and juicy Meatloaf with a delicious shiny glaze! Cheap, easy and quick to prepare, let the oven do all the work for you! The whole family goes crazy over each slice of this meatloaf recipe. PLUS... take advantage of leftovers and turn them into the best meatloaf sandwiches!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Australian
Keyword: Meatloaf
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 329kcal
Author: Karina

Ingredients

Meatloaf:

  • 4 slices bread, ripped up into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 pounds (1 kg) ground beef mince (regular or lean)
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese (please use fresh)
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup parsley, chopped
  • 3 level tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Glaze:

  • 3/4 cup ketchup
 (Australian tomato sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
  • 4 tablespoons cider vinegar or white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon each garlic powder and onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F (or 200°C).  Lightly grease a broiler pan (oven grill pan), or regular baking sheet.
  • In a large bowl, soak bread slices in the milk, pressing them down with your fingers. Allow to soak while sautéing the onion.
  • Heat the oil in a small pan over medium heat and sauté the onion until soft and translucent (about 5 minutes). Add the garlic and sauté for a further 30 seconds until fragrant. Set aside and allow to cool slightly.
  • Mash the soaked bread with a fork to break up large pieces. Add in the onion/garlic, beef, parmesan, eggs, parsley, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, salt and pepper. Mix with your hands until everything is just combined (try not to over-mix).
  • Scoop meat mixture into a loaf pan, pressing down lightly to form into a loaf shape. Turn out onto prepared tray.
  • In a smaller bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the glaze. Spread half of the sauce evenly over the top; reserve the renaming sauce for later.
  • Bake the meatloaf for 50 minutes, then spread half of the remaining sauce over the top. Return to the oven and bake for a further 20 minutes.
  • Allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing. Mix any pan juices with the remaining sauce to serve!
  • Serve with creamy mashed potatoes/cauliflower and/or steamed vegetables.

Notes

ORIGINALLY POSTED MAY 27, 2018.

Nutrition

Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 217mg | Potassium: 106mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 4.3mg | Calcium: 183mg | Iron: 2.9mg