Home / Recipes / Main Dish / Easy Man-Pleasing Meatloaf
Easy Man-Pleasing Meatloaf

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.

easy meatloaf recipe best meatloaf recipe

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!

4.6 from 32 reviews
Easy Man-Pleasing Meatloaf
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Serves: 7-10
Ingredients
  • 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
  • GLAZE
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup chili sauce
  • 1 cup Chargrill BBQ Sauce
Instructions
  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!
Notes
~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.
 

60 comments

  1. i Love meatloaf I will try this one next

  2. this was the best meat loaf I have ever made!!!

  3. what kind of chili sauce do you use?

  4. 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.

    • 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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?

  7. what should you do if it didnt come out firm enough?

  8. 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!

  9. This is the best meatloaf recipe i ever tried! thank you soooo much!

  10. what kind of chili sauce do you use?

  11. So Good!!!!!!!! Made this tonight. Love it! Thank you!! can’t wait to try your other recipes!!

  12. He loves it about to make it four the 3rd time… great!!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*


9 − = seven

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Rate this recipe:  

Scroll To Top