Absolutely THE Best Meatloaf Ever

I cannot begin to put into words just how wonderful this recipe is. Don made it last night and all I can say is WOW! The topping is beyond belief and if you will take a tip from me, you will double it and use it also like a gravy, It is that good.

  • 2 lbs. lean ground beef
  • 1 1/4 cup dried bread crumbs (he made his own)
  • 1 small diced yellow onion
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 4 tbsp. ketchup1 tbsp.
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp. dried parsley leaves
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper

Topping

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 4 tbsp. packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl add the beef, bread crumbs, onion, milk, eggs, 4 tbsp. ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, salt, garlic powder and pepper. Use your hands to mix this together until all are well combined.

Add the meat mixture to a loaf pan and pat down to an even layer.

Note: Don found if you dampen parchment paper a little, it becomes more pliable. Line the loaf pan with it and then add your meat.

In a small bowl, make the topping, stirring to combine. Pour evenly over the top of the meat, spreading to cover the surface.

Bake uncovered for 55 minutes and rest for about 10 minutes before serving or it will fall apart.

This is a moist meatloaf and you will say apologies to your Moms for their recipe and make this one again and again.

*Note: You must mix the meat really well. If not, it will become too soft.

We served ours with the no yolk noodles. Tonight, we are going to slice some more and put into hot dog type buns and do some French Fries,

This recipe will make from 12-20 slices, depending how thick you cut it.

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