Easy Man-Pleasing Meatloaf

I call this meatloaf man-pleasing meatloaf because my hubby and son loves it. I have several meatloaf recipes that I keep in rotation ( like  this easy turkey meatloaf) but this one definitely gets made the most  when we’re in the mood for beef.

This easy meatloaf recipe is so juicy, yet firm and full of flavor. Even folks who aren’t meatloaf fans tend to devour this one. It can even be garnished up to serve to company if you’re needing something easy and delicious to whip up.

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The BBQ sauce glaze really adds a nice lil tang to the top. I usually serve this meatloaf with roasted veggies, cheesy scalloped potatoes and yeast rolls. It’s one of those hearty, filling meals that makes you just wanna sit back and stare at your plate when your done. Completely satisfied with what just happened.

Watch me make this man pleasing easy meatloaf recipe from start to finish!

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Easy Man-Pleasing Meatloaf
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Serves: 7-10
  • 2 Tablespoon butter
  • ¾ cups onions, diced
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1-2 teaspoons seasoning salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon dry mustard
  • ½ teaspoon marjoram or oregano
  • ½ teaspoon of thyme
  • 3-4 tablespoons fresh parsley ( I used dried, but fresh tastes better in this)
  • ¼ cup BBQ sauce ( I used Sweet Baby Rays)
  • ¼ cup chili sauce
  • 1-2 Tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 3 slices wheat bread, toasted, crumbled
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup chili sauce
  • 1 cup Chargrill BBQ Sauce
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add onions and cook until almost tender.
  4. Add garlic and cook for 1 minutes.
  5. Pour onions, garlic and butter into a large bowl.
  6. Let cool.
  7. Add remaining ingredients to the bowl, (except for the glaze ingredients)
  8. Use your hands to mix together.
  9. Fry up a small portion of the meat as a "test patty" to make sure the seasonings are good.
  10. Place the meat mixture into a loaf pan.
  11. Mix together glaze ingredients.
  12. Spread half of the glaze mixture on the meatloaf.
  13. Bake for 30 minutes.
  14. Remove from oven and spread on the rest of the glaze.
  15. Bake for another 30 minutes or until the meatloaf is ready.
  16. Let cool for 10 minutes before slicing.
  17. Enjoy!
~TIPS~ Feel free to add in bell peppers, celery, herbs and even cheese (Isaac loves when I make cheeseburger meatloaf) Be careful not to overcook. Check it after 45 minutes just to be on the safe side. Use a good quality lean ground beef.



  1. Anjelica J says

    This meatloaf is very tasty. I agree with the name because my son and boyfriend loved it. My first time also.. Great!

  2. Denise says

    I made this meatloaf and my family loved itthis recipe. I was unable to find the Chargrill BBQ sauce so I used the Swt Baby Rays BBQ sauce I had. It still came out good.

  3. says

    I have made your recipe a few times now and my family loves it. It has even been requested to go with our Thanksgiving feast. Also that Baked Ziti was on point…. Thank you

  4. BibiT says

    I have to say, I love meatloaf. I thought my meatloaf was good. That is until I made this one. Such flavors that I would never have considered putting in a meatloaf! For the most part I followed the recipe with the exception of I used carnation canned milk (makes everything more smooth), only 2 tablespoons of parsley, used 3/4 cup of 1 minute quaker oatmeal & added green bell pepper. I cooked for 40 minutes in the end (for a total of 70 minutes cook time) as I know how my oven cooks and the way I like my meatloaf to look.
    Girl, you know you can cook! This is my new meatloaf recipe! I can’t wait to try the turkey meatloaf!
    Please keep posting recipes!
    Thank you :-)

    • meta says

      I looked it up on google and it would pop up heinz chili sauce. So my best choice to grab would be the heinz brand.

  5. Reneé says

    OMG! I just slapped my mama & she slapped me right back this meatloaf is so good! Made the creamy mashed potatoes & your whipping cream pound cake as well. Thanks for your recipes & videos.

    • COLCASON says

      Renee – THAT made me smile. The recipe/method is very good and it transposes well to larger yields (40+), which is often not the case.. Thanks for the laugh.

  6. NICOLE lARKINS says

    Girllllll!!!! this was so good. I love making this along with the cream mashed potatoes you posted. There is none left when I make this.

  7. Sofia says

    I have a question about the homemade crumbled bread that’s added. Can we just substitute it for bread crumbs? If so what’s the exact measurement of bread crumbs?

  8. daniella says

    girllllll! this recipe is amazing!!!! I was never a meatloaf fan therefor I have never made it, but this sounded delicious so I have it a try! my husband and his friend were on a long road trip back home so I made them a home cooked meal for when they arrived and WOW is all they kept saying!!!!! I was so impressed with myself and had to post my first internet comment ever!
    FYI- I tweaked the recipe by only using 1lb of ground turkey so I cute the rest of the recipe on half and I also didn’t have Worcestershire, chili or smoked BBQ sauce so I just left all out and used sweet BBQ sauce. I also didn’t have a meatloaf pan (bc I never make it!) so I sprayed nonstick spray all over muffin pans and used that instead which made them come out so cute and perfectly portioned :)

    thank u!!! I love your spirit and all your recipes! they are always a hot!

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