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A Deliciously Classic Meatloaf Recipe – The Perfect Comfort Food For Any Occasion!

Classic Meatloaf Recipe The Blond Cook from It’s 2023 and meatloaf is still a fan favorite. Whether you’re looking for a...

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Classic Meatloaf Recipe The Blond Cook from

It’s 2023 and meatloaf is still a fan favorite. Whether you’re looking for a comforting family dinner or an easy weeknight meal, a good meatloaf recipe is a staple in any home cook’s arsenal.

Journalist Lily Morgan is here to share her delicious meatloaf recipe, a classic that she’s been making since she was a child. It’s a classic combination of ground beef and pork, with a flavorful mix of spices and herbs. The secret to its success, however, is the ketchup glaze. It’s the perfect balance of sweet and tangy, and it adds the perfect finishing touch.


For the meatloaf:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

For the ketchup glaze:

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan.

2. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, ground pork, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, onion, garlic, eggs, Worcestershire sauce, oregano, basil, thyme, salt, and pepper. Mix until thoroughly combined.

3. Transfer the mixture to the prepared loaf pan and shape into an even loaf. Bake for 45 minutes.

4. While the meatloaf is baking, prepare the ketchup glaze by combining the ketchup, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce in a small bowl. Mix until combined.

5. After the meatloaf has cooked for 45 minutes, remove it from the oven and brush the top and sides with the ketchup glaze. Return the meatloaf to the oven and bake for an additional 15 minutes.

6. Remove the meatloaf from the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving Calories Fat Cholesterol
1 serving 283 kcal 16.3 g 94 mg

Tips and Tricks

To make the meatloaf extra moist and juicy, add 1/2 cup of chicken broth or beef broth to the meat mixture before baking.

If you don’t have Worcestershire sauce, you can substitute soy sauce or even a splash of red wine vinegar.

For a spicier meatloaf, try adding a teaspoon of curry powder or a tablespoon of chili powder to the meat mixture.

For a heartier meatloaf, try adding 1/2 cup of cooked rice or cooked quinoa to the meat mixture.

If you’re short on time, you can skip the ketchup glaze and just brush the top of the meatloaf with a mixture of 1/4 cup ketchup, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, and 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce. It adds a delicious flavor without the additional baking time.


Meatloaf is a comforting, classic dish that’s been around for generations. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned cook, this recipe is sure to please. So don your apron, and get ready to make a delicious, juicy meatloaf that will have everyone coming back for seconds!

So as the song goes: ‘Two out of three ain’t bad’, it’s two out of three for this meatloaf recipe – it’s easy, it’s delicious, and it’s sure to please!

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