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The Best Meatloaf
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 20 mins
Total Time
1 hr 40 mins
The best meatloaf I have ever made!
Course: Meatloaf
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Rex
The Best Meatloaf
  • 2 Pounds Ground Beef
  • 1 Cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 onion finely diced
  • 3/4 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Seasoned Salt
  • 2 tbs Dried Parsley
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp granulated garlic
The Best Meatloaf Topping
  • 1 cup Ketchup
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbs Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Prepared Mustard
Prepare the loaf
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Cover a jelly roll pan/cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the Parmesan Cheese, milk, egg, salt, pepper, black pepper, dried parsley, thyme, granulated garlic, onion and bread crumbs.
  3. Add the ground beef and mix lightly with your hands. Mix just until the pre-mixed ingredients are fully dispersed into the ground beef.
  4. Using your hands form the meatloaf into a nice oval loaf. Make sure to lightly form the loaf and not to press it too hard. Place the loaf on the parchment lined pan.
Prepare the Topping
  1. In a small bowl, mix together the ketchup, brown sugar, mustard and cider vinegar.
  2. Pour the topping over the formed loaf.
Cooking the Meatloaf
  1. Place the loaf in the preheated 350 degree oven for 1 hour 20 minutes or until the center of the loaf reads 155 degrees.
  2. Remove the loaf and let it sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Slice and serve.