Nothing says "home" like a classic meat loaf, the ultimate comfort food. The glaze adds a salty-sweet finish.



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees, with rack in center position. Gently mix together meat and mustard. Form meat mixture into a 4-by-8-inch oval (1 1/2 inches thick) on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

  • Combine ketchup and Worcestershire sauce in a small bowl; brush over surface of meatloaf to coat. Bake, rotating halfway through, until just cooked through and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center reaches 160 degrees, 40 to 45 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

Cook's Notes

Uncooked meat loaf can be frozen, wrapped in plastic, for up to 1 month. Thaw in refrigerator overnight, then proceed with step 2. Baked meatloaf can be refrigerated for up to 2 days.

Reviews (2)

108 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 44
  • 2 star values: 21
  • 1 star values: 8
Rating: 1.0 stars
If one likes unflavored, no spice, ground beef, pork, and/or veal, then this is the recipe for you! There are three (3) ingredients in this meatloaf. The ingredients make the glaze. No extra added attractions of any kind are added to the ground meat mixture. No salt. No pepper. Nothing. Make sure your meat is well balanced with some fat or this DEF will be dry. Instead of making "patries" and freezing them for future hamburgers this is one big hamburger to cook and freeze in slices. I've never tried this but I can tell, MARTHA STEWART Bath towels, suck big time. They fray and loose their color. However, towels were needed and hers were on sale for store close-out. Otherwise there would be nothing around of MARTHA STEWART . So there's no reason to begin with her food - of all things. JENNY CAN COOK has an excellent meatloaf recipe, so goes the "pass around" good stuff on YouTube. Yup👍, JENNY CAN COOK is the meatloaf ticket.
Rating: Unrated
I make 2 glazes, 1st one is the original glaze in the recipe and the 2nd is for me and my kids because the kids hate spicy and I just can't eat it anymore. In the second recipe I use A1 sauce instead of Worcestershire.
Rating: 5 stars
Love the ground meat mixture that can be pre-made and frozen. So easy and the most flavorful meatloaf I have ever tasted with no dicing. Onion, garlic and egg are pureed as are home-made breadcrumbs (SO much better than store-bought and you get to use up your stale bread).