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Savory Buttermilk Meatloaf

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars
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"This meatloaf recipe is very flavorful, and as the proverbial description goes, 'melts in your mouth.' As far as vegetables, I only used onions, but their sweetness, along with the simple brown sugar glaze, were a great counterpoint to the others flavors."
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Ingredients

2 h servings 559
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat.
  2. Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onion in hot butter until soft and translucent, 6 to 7 minutes. Cool to room temperature.
  3. Combine cooled onion, beef chuck, bread crumbs, buttermilk, ketchup, eggs, Worcestershire sauce, salt, black pepper, hot sauce, tarragon, and Italian seasoning in a bowl; mix together with a fork and let sit until breadcrumbs absorb moisture, about 10 minutes.
  4. Turn meatloaf mixture out into the center of the prepared baking sheet and form into a 9x5-inch loaf.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. While meatloaf is baking, whisk brown sugar, mustard, and cider vinegar together in a small bowl. Spread brown sugar glaze over the top of the meatloaf and continue baking until no longer pink in the center, about 30 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 559 calories; 29.7 33.6 38.3 192 1615 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Made this meatloaf last night and it was delicious! Made it exactly according to the recipe and it's a winner in my book. My husband has always been, "ehhhh" with meatloaf, but not anymore. Thx ...

Most helpful critical review

my son really liked this. my hubby through this was just ok.

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Made this meatloaf last night and it was delicious! Made it exactly according to the recipe and it's a winner in my book. My husband has always been, "ehhhh" with meatloaf, but not anymore. Thx ...

We love meatloaf in our family and we love leftovers. When I told my boyfriend I was going to make meatloaf from Chef John's recipe because I wanted to taste the brown sugar, mustard, cider vin...

I tried to follow this recipe exactly, but didn't have tarragon on hand, so I substituted fennel seeds. I love the flavor of the glaze. I love everything about this meatloaf - the texture, the f...

Made it exactly according to recipe and have to admit, my favourite meatloaf to date. Wonderful flavour, moist and the glaze added extra amazing flavour!

This is the best meatloaf I have tasted, will definitely be making it often

I made this meatloaf for the first time 6 weeks ago....I have made it 3 times since then and I'm making it today. It is so moist and has a great texture! I made it for my boyfriend's family. His...

Very delicious, tasty, and moist.

my ENTIRE family will eat no other way

Did not precook the onion, put it directly into the mix. This was awesome.