Easy Nostalgic Meatloaf


High Altitude Lunch & Dinner No Seed Oils | Published March 12, 2024 by Mimi Council

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This Easy Nostalgic Meatloaf recipe is a simple homemade dinner that the whole family will love! Try this comforting meatloaf recipe this week.

If you’re looking for more easy dinner recipes, be sure to check out some of my other favorites like Pepperoni Flatbread Pizza, 6 Ingredient Fajitas, or Beef & Veggie Stir Fry.

easy nostalgic meatloaf

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Homemade Meatloaf Dinner: This comforting meatloaf recipe is an easy dinner that you can serve with simple veggies or salad. But if you want to enjoy a more filling meal, add my Bone Broth Mashed Potatoes as a side!

Quick & Easy: This homemade meatloaf dinner is really quick and easy. The meatloaf comes together in one bowl and the tangy sauce only has 3 ingredients! This comforting meatloaf recipe bakes in the oven while you’re free to do other things.

Comforting Meatloaf Recipe: This Easy Nostalgic Meatloaf is comforting savory meal that will remind you of being at your grandmas for dinner! This meatloaf is made of 100% organic ground beef, along with classic add ins like breadcrumbs, onions, and ketchup! And it’s topped with a sweet and tangy glaze.

easy nostalgic meatloaf

Ingredients

Organic Prairie Grassfed Beef

Organic Breadcrumbs

Kettle & Fire Bone Broth (Use code MIMIBAKESCOOKIES for 20% off your Kettle & Fire order!)

Organic Valley Large Eggs

Organic Yellow Onion

Montana Mex Organic Ketchup

Frontier Co-Op Organic Parsley

Montana Mex Organic BBQ Sauce

Frontier Co-Op Fine Sea Salt

Frontier Co-Op Organic Black Pepper

Homemade Organic Light Brown Sugar

easy nostalgic meatloaf

Tools Needed

Mixing Bowl

Baking Sheet Half Sheet Pan (use code MIMIBAKES for 10% off my favorite stainless steel sustainable bakeware!)

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easy nostalgic meatloaf

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and add a roasting rack on top.

Step 2

To make the meatloaf: In a medium bowl, add the ground beef, breadcrumbs, onion, bone broth, egg, ketchup, BBQ sauce, dried parsley, salt, and pepper and mix together until uniform.

Using your hands, form the meat into a loaf that is about 9 x 4-inches and place on the roasting rack.

Step 3

To make the sauce: In a small bowl, add the BBQ sauce, ketchup, and brown sugar and whisk together. Set aside.

Step 4

Bake for 40 minutes, then remove from the oven and brush the sauce on top using a pastry brush. Bake for an additional 15 minutes or until the internal temperature is 160°F. Allow to cool completely on the rack.

Step 5

Add fresh parsley for garnish (optional).

easy nostalgic meatloaf

Tips for Homemade Meatloaf Dinner

  • Use high quality ground beef for the best meatloaf. This comforting meatloaf recipe is made with my favorite Organic Prairie Ground Beef!
  • I use Montana Mex Organic Ketchup and BBQ Sauce in this recipe. Their condiments are quite a bit different than traditional ketchup and BBQ sauce, as in they have way more flavor and spice! That makes this meatloaf incredibly easy with less ingredients, so I recommend trying these out!
  • Using a roasting rack for meatloaf instead of a loaf pan, is much better as it allows for the meatloaf to obtain a nice and crispy exterior crust.
  • If you don’t have a loaf pan, then put a cookie cooling rack on top of a rimmed baking sheet and wa-la! You have a roasting pan now.
  • You can serve this meatloaf on its own, or also with sides like Bone Broth Mashed Potatoes, Simple Green Salad, or Sweet Potato Fries.
easy nostalgic meatloaf

FAQ's

Can I use mixed meat?

Yes, if you prefer your meatloaf with pork, feel free to use half ground beef and half ground pork. If you want to make it more lean, use half ground beef and half ground turkey.

What can I serve this with?

I love serving this with simple veggies or a salad. But for a more traditional meal, try my Bone Broth Mashed Potatoes or Bacon Mashed Potatoes!

How do I store leftovers?

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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easy nostalgic meatloaf

Easy Nostalgic Meatloaf

Mimi Council
Try this Easy Nostalgic Meatloaf for a comfortingmeatloaf recipe that the whole family will love. Serve with mashed potatoes, veggies,or salad!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Makes 4 servings
Calories 427 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Meatloaf

Sauce

  • ½ cup Montana Mex BBQ Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Montana Mex Ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar

Garnish

  • Fresh parsley

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and add a roasting rack on top.
  • To make the meatloaf: In a medium bowl, add the ground beef, breadcrumbs, onion, bone broth, egg, ketchup, BBQ sauce, dried parsley, salt, and pepper and mix together until uniform.
  • Using your hands, form the meat into a loaf that is about 9 x 4-inches and place on the roasting rack.
  • To make the sauce: In a small bowl, add the BBQ sauce, ketchup, and brown sugar and whisk together. Set aside.
  • Bake for 40 minutes, then remove from the oven and brush the sauce on top using a pastry brush. Bake for an additional 15 minutes or until the internal temperature is 160°F. Allow to cool completely on the rack.
  • Add fresh parsley for garnish (optional).

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Notes

High Altitude — Follow the recipe as noted.

Nutrition

Calories: 427kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 26gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 118mgSodium: 1004mgPotassium: 542mgFiber: 1gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 209IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 74mgIron: 4mg
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