Classic meatloaf was always a fixture in our house growing up. My mom made it often as something easy and hearty to put on the table. I absolutely lived for it. She would even mold it into a big heart for Valentine’s Day. The best part was always the glaze on top. I’ve been making it for years and I am so excited to finally share it! It is so simple and flavorful.
I let the classic meatloaf cool and set for just a few minutes. Then it was time to dig in. It was just like my mom’s and took me right back to my childhood. There was so much flavor. I love the leftovers even better in a sandwich the next day. Hope you all enjoy this simple, hearty, family classic! xoxo
I grew up having my mom's classic meatloaf so often as a simple, amazing dinner. I still make it to carry it on and am so excited to share the recipe!
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 2/3 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
- 1 packet Lipton onion soup and dip mix
- 2 whole eggs
- 1 pinch garlic powder
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch freshly cracked black pepper
- 1/4 cup HP sauce or ketchup
- 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- Pre-heat the oven to 350 and line a sheet tray with aluminum foil. Get out a loaf pan. Combine the beef, breadcrumbs, onion soup mix, eggs, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a bowl and use your clean hands to thoroughly mix it together. Press the mixture firmly into the loaf pan and put the full loaf pan on the sheet tray. In another bowl, mix the HP sauce or ketchup, brown sugar, ground mustard and nutmeg together into a thick glaze. Spread the glaze evenly over the meatloaf and bake it for an hour and a half. An hour gets it to just slightly pink in the center. If you would prefer well done, let it go for an extra 15-20 minutes. Let it cool slightly, then serve immediately!