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Classic Homemade Meatloaf

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You only need four ingredients to make a great meatloaf, but I highly recommend you make the glaze!
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Did you know you only need four ingredients to make meatloaf? In this Classic Homemade Meatloaf recipe, you only need four. If you wish to add a glaze on top, you need a few more, but I’m sure you have all of them in the fridge and pantry. I do recommend you use the glaze because it is truly mouthwatering!

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What Four Ingredients Do I Need To Make Meatloaf?

For the meatloaf you will need:

  • Lean ground beef
  • Egg
  • Stovetop Stuffing
  • Water

For the glaze you need:

  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Brown sugar
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder

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How Can I Make Meatloaf With Four Ingredients?

This is how easy you can make meatloaf:

  1. Combine the ground beef, egg, stuffing, and water in a large bowl. Using your hands or a spatula, mix all ingredients until fully combined.
  2. Shape the meat mixture into a log and place in a greased baking dish.
  3. Make the glaze: whisk the ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and onion powders in a small bowl until smooth.
  4. Using a silicone brush or a spoon, brush the loaf with the glaze until fully covered on all sides.
  5. Make a foil tent over the meatloaf and bake for 30 mins.
  6. Remove the foil and bake for 30 minutes more.

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How To Make A Glaze For Meatloaf?

I have tried several recipes for meatloaf glaze and this is by far my favorite. Make a mixture of 2 tablespoons each: ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and brown sugar with ¼ teaspoon each of garlic and onion powder. Brush the uncooked meatloaf with this mixture and you will make the tastiest meatloaf ever!

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Simple Ground Beef Casserole-2

Classic Homemade Meatloaf

You only need four ingredients to make a great meatloaf, but I highly recommend you make the glaze!
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 332kcal

Ingredients

For the meatloaf:

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 box Stovetop Stuffing
  • 1 cup water

For the glaze:

  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tbsp mustard
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder

Instructions

  • Combine the ground beef, egg, stuffing, and water in a large bowl. Using your hands or a spatula, mix all ingredients until fully combined.
  • Shape the meat mixture into a log and place in a greased baking dish.
  • Make the glaze: whisk the ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and onion powders in a small bowl until smooth.
  • Using a silicone brush or a spoon, brush the loaf with the glaze until fully covered on all sides.
  • Make a foil tent over the meatloaf and bake for 30 mins.
  • Remove the foil and bake for 30 minutes more.

Notes

  1. Do not overmix the meat mixture or your meatloaf will turn out tough. Use your hands and mix just until combined. 
  2. Let the meatloaf rest for at least 10 minutes before cutting it so it doesn’t fall apart.
  3. If you don’t use all the glaze when brushing the meatloaf, use it to brush the meatloaf 5 minutes before the cook time is over.
 
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Nutrition

Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 15g

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