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Classic Meatloaf Recipe

This is the BEST Classic Meatloaf Recipe out there! Moist and delicious, this easy to make meatloaf will leave you wanting more.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword easy meatloaf recipe, how to make meatloaf, Meatloaf, meatloaf recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 440kcal
Author Lauren


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups yellow onion diced
  • 3 pounds ground beef (I used 90/10)
  • 1 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 3 large eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 1/2 cups ketchup divided
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons parsley chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line half sheet pan with heavy-duty foil, spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, saute onions in olive oil until tender and browned, about 10 minutes. Pour into a large bowl.
  • To the onions, add in ground beef, bread crumbs, eggs, milk, salt, pepper, 1 cup ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well until completely combined.
  • Form into a long log on the prepared baking sheet and flatten the top. Spread with remaining ketchup and bake 45 minutes to 1 hour or until cooked thoroughly. Top meatloaf with chopped parsley and serve.



Leftovers. Lucky for you, this meatloaf recipe saves well! Cover leftovers with plastic wrap and store in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Freezing. After baking, let your meatloaf cool to room temperature. Cover in foil, then seal it in a plastic freezer bag.
Reheat. Let thaw for 24 hours in your fridge before baking. Then bake at 350 degrees until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.


Calories: 440kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 649mg | Potassium: 581mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 434IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 3mg