This meatloaf could not be any easier to make & best of all – Seriously! Everyone LOVES it! Even those picky eaters that think they don’t like meatloaf, well I have proven to them that meatloaf is delish!!! If you already love meatloaf, try this one! It’s is so easy to throw together and with just a few ingredients you will have one of the best meatloaves you’ve ever had.
I love meatloaf, but I think that a meatloaf sandwich the next day may be one of my favorites! Especially with the ketchup glaze on this meatloaf. Throw some cheese on there. Eat it cold or even better, grilled!
So we like this sweet, tangy ketchup glaze on our meatloaf, BUT this meatloaf would be equally delish without any glaze and served with brown gravy.
Ingredients for the meatloaf:
2 lbs 85% fat ground beef
1 box chicken flavored stove top stuffing mix (use reduced sodium)
1 envelope of dried onion soup mix
1 cup water
2 eggs, beaten
In a Large bowl mix the stuffing mix, dried onion mix & water
Let sit for 5-10 minutes, to soften everything up
Add the beaten eggs and mix well
When mixed through, transfer to a 9×13 baking dish or sheet pan and shape into a loaf approx 8″ x 12″ – I flatten it out a little, so there is more surface area for the yummy sauce.
To make the sauce/glaze:
In a small bowl add:
1 cup ketchup
1 Tbsp yellow mustard
3 Tbsp dark brown sugar
1 tsp worcestershire sauce
Mix well until smooth, make sure there are no brown sugar lumps.
It should be a little sweet, a little tangy. Taste and adjust to your liking.
Bake for 30 minutes. Carefully remove from the oven & spread the remaining sauce over the meatloaf.
Return to oven. Bake for another 30-40 minutes.
Time may vary depending on how thick your loaf is. I go ahead and cut it in half and check for doneness. If there is still some pink in there continue baking, checking every 5 minutes until baked through.
Let it set for about 10 minutes before slicing into it. Cover with a foil tent if not serving right away.
Serve with your family’s favorite sides, like mac & cheese, baked or mashed potatoes. Rice pilaf. Broccoli or corn. Side salad. Those are some of our favorites!