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Old Fashioned Meatloaf Recipe with Glaze

This is an Old fashioned Meatloaf recipe like the one grandma used to make. This simple meatloaf recipe with a glaze for any weeknight dinner. This recipe could also be made into a ground chicken or round turkey meatloaf.

 

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 This Simple Meatloaf recipe has a few changes from our original with the addition of Worcestershire sauce.  and makes it the meatloaf recipe to save.    And it can also be made using ground turkey or chicken
Do you ever wonder why grandma’s meatloaf tasted extra special?   Maybe she had a few little tricks up her sleeve like using a bit of brown sugar in the glaze recipe?     Or maybe she sautéed the onion until it was sweet and caramelized?   We all know that grandma poured love in all her recipes and especially in her old fashioned meatloaf recipe.
 
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Even though we can’t make a meatloaf with grandmas’ love stirred into it, we can do a few other things.   We added a little brown sugar to the glaze and it does make a big taste difference.    Also, it helps adhere the glaze to this simple meatloaf recipe.   And she was right, caramelized onions really rock this dish.
 

Also, we used a loaf pan to shape the meatloaf and then removed it from the pan to cook on a cooking sheet.  It will cook more evenly but will still have those browned corners that grandma loved.

 

Old Fashioned Meat Loaf Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 1 pound of ground pork
  • olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3/4  teaspoon salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups of bread crumbs
  • 8 ounce can tomato sauce

Glaze Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup tomato ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar 

NOTE: This can also make a delicious low-calorie ground turkey meatloaf by substituting ground turkey for the beef and pork. 

 

How to make this Simple Meatloaf:

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Sauté  the onion in just a dab of olive oil until caramelized, add minced garlic, sauté for 1 additional minute. Remove from heat, add Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper and a let cool to room temperature
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey (or ground beef and pork) eggs, bread crumbs, tomato sauce and cooled onion mixture. Mix well
  • Place parchment paper on a cooking sheet.  We will be using a bread loaf pan to act as a mold.    Place meatloaf mixture into a 9×5 loaf pan, press down well to shape.  Carefully turn loaf pan onto the parchment lined cooking sheet to remove meatloaf.   Finish shaping the meat loaf by hand.  
  • Mix glaze ingredients,( ketchup, vinegar and brown sugar) in a small bowl.  Brush glaze mixture on the entire meatloaf and leave about half of it on top of the meatloaf, saving the rest for later. 
  • Place in preheated oven and bake for about 60 minutes until juices run clear and the center temperature is 160 degrees F.    During the last 10 minutes of baking, brush the remaining glaze mixture on the meatloaf leaving most of it on top.  
  • Remove from oven and slice to serve. 
 

Old Fashioned Meatloaf Recipe for a simple meat loaf

 

 This meatloaf recipe is our go-to weeknight dinner and is served with our garlic mashed potato casserole.

 

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Old Fashioned Meatloaf Recipe
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5 from 8 votes

Turkey Meatloaf

An Old fashioned Meatloaf recipe that is made using a simple meatloaf recipe which makes it a good meatloaf recipe to save.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Old fashioned Meatloaf, Old fashioned meatloaf recipe, Simple Meatloaf Recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 502kcal
Author: Evelyn

Ingredients

Glaze

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Saute the onion in just a dab of olive oil until caramelized, add minced garlic, saute for 1 additional minute. Remove from heat, add Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper and a let cool to room temperature
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey (or ground beef and pork) eggs, bread crumbs, tomato sauce and cooled onion mixture. Mix well
  • Place parchment paper on a cooking sheet.  We will be using a bread loaf pan to act as a mold.    Place meatloaf mixture into a 9x5 loaf pan, press down well to shape.  Carefully turn loaf pan onto the parchment lined cooking sheet to remove meatloaf.   Finish shaping the meatloaf by hand.  
  • Mix glaze ingredients,( ketchup, vinegar and brown sugar) in a small bowl.  Brush glaze mixture on the entire meatloaf and leave about half of it on top of the meatloaf, saving the rest for later. 
  • Place in preheated oven and bake for about 60 minutes until juices run clear and the center temperature is 160 degrees F.    During the last 10 minutes of baking, brush the remaining glaze mixture on the meatloaf leaving most of it on top.  

Nutrition

Calories: 502kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 1053mg | Potassium: 681mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 136IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 167mg | Iron: 7mg

Recipe Rating




Marsha Spegal

Wednesday 4th of March 2020

How many REGULAR calories is a serving if made with turkey? Not kcal, just plain old calories.

Evelyn

Wednesday 4th of March 2020

Since we used lean ground beef replacing it with ground white turkey would reduce the per serving calories by about 30. Thanks for asking

Stephanie

Thursday 18th of July 2019

I'm not seeing in your revipe where to add the Worcestershire sauce or how many eggs to use.

Evelyn

Thursday 18th of July 2019

Let me see if I can help you. Check in the ingredient list and you will see the #8 item shows 2 eggs. Also, step #2 mentions where you add the Worcestershire sauce. Hope you enjoy our recipe for meatloaf we believe it's pretty awesome!

Michelle

Sunday 11th of January 2015

Meatloaf is one of my most favorite things to eat. I have never used ground turkey before until now. This was so good.

Jo

Friday 9th of January 2015

My family enjoys meatloaf and they had no idea I used turkey. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Kelly

Friday 9th of January 2015

I think I prefer turkey in meat loaf. This looks so appetizing