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Momma’s Meatloaf is a classic meatloaf that tastes the best! This meatloaf recipe is easy to make, sticks together and has the best glaze ever!

Meatloaf is one of those classic, quintessential American dinners. Everyone has a meatloaf recipe, but we firmly believe this is already the best. It puts all the best additions into one patty and tops it with the most delicious glaze. We’re sticking to tradition with this recipe, but making sure we come up with the best recipe possible.

Why are my patties falling apart?

Meatloaf falls apart for a number of reasons. The most common cause is that your patties don’t have enough binder. To help your patties hold together, add things like eggs and bread crumbs, as these are the key ingredients that hold the meat together. Another reason a patty might fall apart is if it’s overcooked.

Do you have to add milk to make meatloaf?

Milk is the liquid of choice for meatloaf, but there are some good substitutes if you don’t want to use milk. The reason for adding milk to the meatloaf is that it soaks the crumbs, which adds much-needed moisture to the meatloaf. If you personally don’t want to use milk, try low-sodium beef stock, chicken stock, water, or nondairy milk substitutes.

Is it ok if my patties are a little pink?

The color of a patty won’t tell you if it’s done or if it’s safe to eat. To tell if your patty is fully cooked and safe to eat, you’ll need to measure its internal temperature. For ground beef to be safe and fully cooked, a minimum internal temperature of 160°F is required. If your patty is just a little pink, but it’s 160 degrees Fahrenheit, you’re good to go.

Meatloaf sliced ​​and on a white plate.

Storage and Reheating Instructions:

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat single servings in the microwave in 30-second increments until heated through.

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Meatloaf cut into slices and served on a white plate.

Momma’s Meatloaf is a classic meatloaf that tastes the best! This meatloaf recipe is easy to make, sticks together and has the best glaze ever!

Preparation time 15 minute

cooking time 1 Hour

total time 1 Hour 15 minute

raw material

  • 2 pound lean beef
  • 1/2 white onion diced
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 big egg
  • 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

For varnish:

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


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9×13 pan.

  • In a large mixing bowl, rub together ground beef, onion, breadcrumbs, milk, eggs, Worcestershire sauce, salt, basil, oregano, pepper, and red pepper flakes.

  • Bread meat and place in prepared pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.

  • Combine the glaze in a small bowl by whisking together the tomato paste, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce. Brush it over warm patties.

  • Increase the oven temperature to 400 degrees and bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the patties reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit.

Calories: 324kcal | carbohydrate: twenty twoG | protein: 36G | fat: 9G | Saturated fat: 4G | cholesterol: 96mg | sodium: 896mg | Potassium: 730mg | fiber: 1G | sugar: 8G | Vitamin A: 185unit | Vitamin C: 3mg | calcium: 84mg | iron: 5mg