This meatloaf is great! It's my husband's favorite. The glaze makes it delicious and moist.

Delia

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr 10 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 - 9x5 inch loaf
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a small bowl, combine ketchup, brown sugar, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and dry mustard until smooth.

  • In a large bowl, combine ground beef, shredded bread, onion, egg, bouillon, 3 tablespoons lemon juice, and 1/3 cup of the ketchup mixture until well mixed. Form into a loaf and place in a 9x5 inch loaf pan.

  • Bake 1 hour. Pour off fat. Pour reserved ketchup mixture over loaf. Bake 10 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

318 calories; protein 22.4g 45% DV; carbohydrates 18.9g 6% DV; fat 16.8g 26% DV; cholesterol 89.7mg 30% DV; sodium 398.2mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/11/2010
HELPFUL TIPS AFTER READING ALL THE REVIEWS: The idea of putting 2 pieces of bread on the bottom of the pan before cooking to soak up the grease is GOD SEND! Works like a charm, and you can remove it when you slice everyone their piece. BUT I also take it out at the 1hr mark and drain the excess liquid. I double the sauce, but only to drizzle on top of everyone's slice since my kids&husband like to slather their meatloaf w/ketchup. When I do double the topping, I add 1T lemon juice OR 1T balsamic vinegar for yummiest topping! Substitute bread for 3/4C oats & use green onions instead of onions if you've got picky eaters. Sometimes I dice green peppers too for more flavor. If you haven't tried "Honey Roasted Red Potatoes" I'd recommend trying them along side, and you're sure to be everyone's best friend. All my picky eaters tell me I'm the greatest cook ever due to everyone's great reviews! This meatloaf was liked by everyone over the two other top rated ones on this site! I also make them in muffin cups and just baked at 375 for 30 min. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/30/2010
I think this meatloaf was pretty good. It did seem to be a little dry when cooked according to these directions. I think if I attempted to make it again I would double the amount of glaze. Not the best meatloaf that I have ever had, but it is worth a try. Read More
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963 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 170
  • 3 star values: 60
  • 2 star values: 20
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: 4 stars
06/11/2010
HELPFUL TIPS AFTER READING ALL THE REVIEWS: The idea of putting 2 pieces of bread on the bottom of the pan before cooking to soak up the grease is GOD SEND! Works like a charm, and you can remove it when you slice everyone their piece. BUT I also take it out at the 1hr mark and drain the excess liquid. I double the sauce, but only to drizzle on top of everyone's slice since my kids&husband like to slather their meatloaf w/ketchup. When I do double the topping, I add 1T lemon juice OR 1T balsamic vinegar for yummiest topping! Substitute bread for 3/4C oats & use green onions instead of onions if you've got picky eaters. Sometimes I dice green peppers too for more flavor. If you haven't tried "Honey Roasted Red Potatoes" I'd recommend trying them along side, and you're sure to be everyone's best friend. All my picky eaters tell me I'm the greatest cook ever due to everyone's great reviews! This meatloaf was liked by everyone over the two other top rated ones on this site! I also make them in muffin cups and just baked at 375 for 30 min. Read More
(579)
Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2007
Yum!! This recipe makes an excellent meatloaf. My son and husband love meatloaf, so I've been trying various recipes to see which one they like the best. After tasting this for dinner last night, they both said don't try any more, this one is the best! As for substitutions, I added 3/4 c. of oats in place of the bread, and used balsamic vinegar in place of the lemon juice. Next time I will try the lemon juice, but the vinegar worked fine and I happened to be out of lemons. Oh, one great tip that I got from another reviewer is to line the bottom of your 9x5 pan with bread slices when making a meatloaf. The bread soaks up all the fat and then you just throw the bread away. Works great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2006
My family was craving meat so I desided to make them meatloaf. I didnt have any beef bouillon so I added a pinch of garlic powder to add flavor. I also didnt have bread so I substituted that for a cup of oats. Dry mustard was traded in for yellow mustard. I've hated meatloaf for as long as I can remember but what I made last night was excellent. The glaze made all the difference, it was amazing. After reading the reviews I made a double batch of glaze and it covered the loaf beautifully. Definatly a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2008
This is a great meatloaf and my family loves it as much as I do. What I changed is I don't wait until the end to put the glaze on top. What I do is preheat the oven to 325 and put the meatloaf in w/o the glaze for 10 minutes then i glaze it and insert a oven safe thermometer and cook the meatloaf to 155. Comes out perfect everytime. I also use just plain unseasoned breadcrumbs instead of whole slices of bread shredded. Also I forgot to add that I do not cook it in a loaf pan. I form the loaf in the pan then take it out and put it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Keeps the meatloaf from collecting all the fat runoff. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2003
Delicious! I just made this after trying without great satisfaction 3 other meatloaf recipes. This is moist but not greasy at all! The lemon added a wonderful touch without being overpowering at all. I love the topping and have made other glazes like it but never thought to add lemon juice. My husband normally will grin and bear meatloaf night. Not this time. He loved it so much that there aren't any leftovers for a meatloaf sandwich in my lunch tomorrow! I highly recommend this great recipe!!! The only thing I did differently is add 1/4 cup French's Fried Onions crumbled up into it because I don't like chopping onions. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2007
Amazing! I have made this so many times. I use 7 grain bread (which my hubby hates) and he doesn't even notice. To save time I also make them in muffin cups and cook them at 375 for 30 minutes. I always serve them with mashed potatoes... isn't that how meatloaf is always served?? Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2005
Let me just say, this meatloaf is DELICIOUS! Before making this recip I had never been a fan of ANY meatloaf except my fiance's mothers which is very similiar, but after making this, both myself and my fiance agreed it is the best meatloaf we've ever had. I always substitute the bread slices for 1 cup of breadcrumbs,and it turns out great! It's moist, hearty, and delicious! I serve it with mashed potatoes, and I always make more sauce for this one because we love it saucy! Makes great leftovers for the next days lunch too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2006
This was very good! I soaked the bread in milk first before adding to the meat! I also added garlic. If you are using a convection oven you can cook for 50 mins and then put the topping on for 10 mins! Very moist and very good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2006
I adjusted this recipe following sd's directions. Next time I will follow exactly as is as last reviewer did. Mine came out with wonderful flavor and very moist. Only thing off was that I like a crispy crust on my meat loaf...we fight over the ends. This was just a bit too moist. I think what happened is that I increased the sauce per everyone's suggestion, and then still included 1/3 of it in with the meat. In retrospect, I probably should have not put that much of the sauce in with meat. Still, this was very very good and smelled wonderfully. My kids loved as well. Served with fried potatoes with onion, and a tossed salad, and a glass of chianti. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/30/2010
I think this meatloaf was pretty good. It did seem to be a little dry when cooked according to these directions. I think if I attempted to make it again I would double the amount of glaze. Not the best meatloaf that I have ever had, but it is worth a try. Read More
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