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Classic Southern Meatloaf Recipe

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This classic Southern Meatloaf recipe is a must and for keeps! Perfectly seasoned, delicious meatloaf topped with a sweet and savoury glaze – who can ever say no to this? Serve this meatloaf with your favourite side dish for a simple meal that your family will look forward to constantly!



1 cup Diced Yellow Onion

1/2 cup Diced Bell Pepper

2 pounds Ground Chuck

3 tablespoons Milk

1 tablespoon Lea & Perrins Bold Steak Sauce

A couple of Dashes of Worcestershire Sauce

2 tablespoons Ketchup

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1/4 cup Plain Bread Crumbs

1 teaspoon Onion Powder

1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder

1 teaspoon Kosher Salt, or to taste

1/2 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper, or to taste

Glaze Topping:

2 tablespoons Brown Sugar

1/3 cup Ketchup

1 tablespoon Lea and Perrins Bold Steak Sauce

1/2 teaspoon Dry Mustard Powder

How to make Classic Southern Meatloaf

Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 375 degrees F or 190.5 degrees C.

Step 2: Using aluminum foil, line a baking sheet, then set aside.

Step 3: Place the meatloaf ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix using a spatula and finish mixing using your hands to make sure everything is well combined.

Step 4: To the prepared baking sheet, transfer the meat mixture and shape it into a loaf using your hands.

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Step 5: To make the glaze, whisk the glaze ingredients in a small mixing bowl using a whisk until the colour resembles a barbecue sauce with a nit of orange hue.

Step 6: Onto the meatloaf, spoon half of the glaze, and spread it on top using a bush. Keep the other half of the glaze aside for now.

Step 7: Into the preheated oven, place the meatloaf and bake for an hour. Once the timer beeps, remove the meatloaf from the oven and brush the rest of the glaze on top. Return the meatloaf into the oven and resume baking for another 15 minutes or until done.

Step 8: Take the meatloaf from the oven and let it rest for about 10 minutes before transferring it to a serving platter. Carve the meatloaf into 1-inch pieces, then serve alongside your favorite side dish. Enjoy!


For a moist and flavorful meatloaf, use higher fat ground beef like ground chuck.

For the best result, cook the meatloaf on a sheet pan.

You can omit the onion or bell pepper if desired.

Nutrition Facts:

Amount Per Serving: CALORIES: 389 | TOTAL FAT: 21g | SATURATED FAT: 8g | TRANS FAT: 1g | UNSATURATED FAT: 10g | CHOLESTEROL: 148mg | SODIUM: 645mg | CARBOHYDRATES: 14g | FIBER: 1g | SUGAR: 8g | PROTEIN: 34g

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