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Simple Apricot-Glazed Meatloaf

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"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!"
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1 h 20 m servings 483
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. 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.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, mix ketchup, apricot preserves, brown sugar, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and apple cider vinegar for the glaze together in a medium bowl.
  5. 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

Per Serving: 483 calories; 19.7 54.9 23.4 101 1782 Full nutrition

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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 he...