Rating: 4.64 stars
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

I know everyone says their mum's meatloaf is the best and I am one of those who agree--my mum's recipe is the best! This has been one of my favorites since my childhood. While I love it served fresh and hot, a good next-day meatloaf sandwich is also a comfort food. I serve it with a nice arugula salad with cherry tomatoes, raisins, chopped walnuts, and vinaigrette dressing, or for a southern flare--garlic-smashed potatoes and freshly steamed snap green beans. Just yummy deliciousness and mum is always right!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
additional:
5 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Loaf:
Glaze:

Directions

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

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  • Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, onion, egg, garlic, apricot preserves, salt, and pepper for the loaf in a large mixing bowl; mix well until thoroughly combined. Transfer to a 9x5-inch loaf pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, mix ketchup, apricot preserves, brown sugar, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and apple cider vinegar for the glaze together in a medium bowl.

  • Remove meatloaf from the oven and pour glaze over top. Continue cooking until no longer pink in the center, about 15 minutes longer. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Let rest 5 minutes before serving.

Cook's Note:

If you are using lean ground beef, increase the amount to 2 pounds.

Nutrition Facts

483 calories; protein 23.4g; carbohydrates 54.9g; fat 19.7g; cholesterol 100.6mg; sodium 1781.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2020
5 stars! Did I say it too quick? The meatloaf was good and I used the 2lbs suggested when using lean ground beef. I used the optional hot sauce for the glaze, which made for a wonderful sweet heat flavor. I poured off the fat before pouring on the glaze and at first I thought too much glaze. Nope! It's perfect!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2020
Very tasty! I omitted the hot sauce and used a pinch if cayenne in the glaze due to preferences. Will definitely use the recipe again. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/04/2020
Made this as written. The glaze was extremely sweet, even with the inclusion of the hot sauce, and the recipe made far too much of it. I wound up discarding quite a bit, but it still overwhelmed the meat instead of accenting it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2020
This is the BOMB! I’ve made it twice just as the recipe is written and everyone Loves it! This last time I have a native Londoner that has lived in the states for 20 years and never ate meatloaf, raving about this recipe. He even wanted to take home a doggy bag so he could make a meatloaf sandwich the next day! Super easy, very quit preparing , and the glaze is nice and thick so it stays when you pour it over the meat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2021
This is a amazing!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2021
This recipe is a real treat and I loved being able to surprise my family with the unexpected flavors. I’ve made this about five times so far. It’s an absolute hit every single time! If we have any leftovers they get eaten for lunch the next day. It’s great with green beans or roasted Brussels sprouts as a side. Thank you for sharing your mother’s recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2020
A big hit! Meatloaf was good but not that unusual. BUT The glaze was superb! I can see lots of uses for this sweet/hot/tangy sauce! Going to run out and get some more apricot preserves and try it on poultry next time. (One of the few recipes that I didn't have to adapt to suit our taste.) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2020
This recipe is fantastic, it it easy to make and full of flavor. I used 90\10 ground sirloin and a little more onion. Will definitely make it again!!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/31/2021
Great! Read More