There isn’t anything like a homecooked meal. You can go to a fancy five-star restaurant and have a meal that impresses you, but it will never match the heartwarming feeling of digging into a Simple Meatloaf from your own oven. Tender, beefy, and savory, each slice of Simple Meatloaf is topped with a tangy, sweet glaze that fully enhances the flavor of the meat. Whether it’s served with mashed potatoes, roast veggies, or as part of an elaborate sandwich, this is one dish you can’t forget. Who says simple has to be simple in flavor?

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  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup dried breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard


Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2 –Lightly grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan.

Step 3 –Combine the ground beef, the onion, the milk, the breadcrumbs, and the egg in a large bowl.

Step 4 –Season the meat mixture with the salt and the pepper.

Step 5 –Transfer the meat mixture to the prepared loaf pan.

Step 6 –Mix the ketchup, the brown sugar, and the mustard together in a small bowl until well combined.

Step 7 –Pour the sauce mixture over the meatloaf and spread it evenly over the top.

Step 8 –Bake the meatloaf until no longer pink in the center and the meat is cooked to 160 degrees F internally, about 1 hour.

Step 9 –Let the meatloaf rest for 5-10 minutes.

Step 10 –Serve.