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Best Ever Meat Loaf

Rated as 4.72 out of 5 Stars
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"The best meat loaf I have ever found. Try it and you will see."
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Ingredients

1 h 20 m servings 409
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Whisk eggs, milk, salt, and ground black pepper in a large bowl. Add crumbled bread and stir until dissolved. Mix ground beef, onion, Cheddar cheese, and carrot into bread mixture; transfer mixture to a 9x5-inch loaf pan. Combine brown sugar, ketchup, and mustard in a small bowl; spread over meat mixture.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, 1 to 1 1/4 hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 409 calories; 22.7 22.3 28.4 155 1227 Full nutrition

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This was absolutely the best meatloaf I have ever made, or had for that matter, in my life. I highly recommend it. The savory sweet glaze is fantastic! My whole crew normally puts ketchup on ...

Most helpful critical review

this meatloaf was ok. have never tried cheese in meatloaf before. thought it might be a good idea. not a good idea.

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This was absolutely the best meatloaf I have ever made, or had for that matter, in my life. I highly recommend it. The savory sweet glaze is fantastic! My whole crew normally puts ketchup on ...

I've always found meat loaf bland and a hard sell at my dinner table, until I found this recipe. It's been my stand-by for a couple of years now. Thanks Matt!

I used a pound of meat instead of the 1 1/2 pounds called kept everything the same other than the bread it still turned out great! Glaze on top was perfect texture!

I just had to log back into AR to review this meatloaf after we finished dinner..... I made it exactly as written except used bread crumbs and this meatloaf was FABULOUS. super simple and SO t...

My husband said it's better than his mother's.

Made no changes. Never do if I'm going to rate a recipe. Family and friends raved about the end product. Skeptical at first with no tomato sauce included in recipe. Perfect texture and taste. T...

I've tried different meatloaf recipes on my 12 year old son over the years with no success...until this one! He loved it and very nearly ate the whole thing in one sitting. I didn't have any c...

This meat loaf was the really the best meat loaf ever. I didn't have the usual ingredients for my own meat loaf, so I got on here to look for a different recipe. I followed this recipe exactly. ...

I added oregano, basil and fennel seed. Very tasty.