Classic Meatloaf Recipe

Are you in the mood for a filling, hearty lunch that reminds you of the good old days? Then there’s only one dish to try: the traditional meatloaf! This classic recipe is quite flexible and simple to make, so feel free to add your favorite tastes to it.

We’ll walk you through every stage of making the ideal meatloaf in this blog article, from selecting the best ingredients to getting that delicious glaze. We’ll also provide some inventive tweaks and advice to help you elevate your meatloaf cooking.

This traditional favorite is an American staple. The finely diced vegetables give this dish a great moist flavor. Try serving it with mashed potatoes and a simple gravy.

Table of Content


  • 1 medium carrot
  • chopped 1 rib of celery
  • chopped 1/2 of an onion
  • chopped 1/2 of a red bell pepper
  • chopped 4 white mushrooms
  • chopped 3 cloves of garlic
  • chopped 2 1/2 pounds of ground chuck 1 egg
  • lightly beaten 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of Italian herbs
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup of plain bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil

For the Glaze –

  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard Hot pepper sauce, to taste

Steps To Bake

Step 1 – Preheat the oven to 325° F.

Step 2 – Combine the chopped vegetables in a food processor. Pulse until fine, but not quite pureed.

Step 3 – Place the vegetables in a large mixing bowl. Add the meat, egg, and Worcestershire sauce.

Step 4 – Add the salt and pepper, herbs, and cayenne pepper. Mix gently using a wooden spoon.

Step 5 – Add the bread crumbs and continue to mix using your hands until the ingredients are just combined.

Step 6 – Form the meatloaf into a ball. Pour the olive oil into a baking dish. Place the meat into the dish. Shape the ball into a loaf.

Step 7 – Bake for about 15 minutes, just long enough for the meatloaf to get hot.

Step 8 – Mix the glaze ingredients in a small bowl. Continue to mix until the brown sugar has dissolved.

Step 9 – Smooth the glaze over the meatloaf and down the sides after it has warmed.

Step 10 – Bake for an additional 30 to 35 minutes.

We hope that this traditional meatloaf dish will make your dinner table seem cozy and welcoming. Remember, this is only a starting point; feel free to build your unique dish by experimenting with different herbs, spices, and glazes.

Now light up your oven, grab your loved ones, and savor a mouthwatering piece of handmade perfection! Please leave your comments below if you have any favorite meatloaf recipes or advice; we always love to hear from our readers!

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