Easy Family Pleasing Meatloaf

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Ground Beef.   It’s boring all by itself and I have a ton of it in my freezer because we stocked up by purchasing a huge part of a cow from my Father-in-law’s farm.  Smart on my part because I’m a penny pincher, remember (Simple and Frugal Granola).  And not-so-smart, because now I have to become a magician, wave my magic wooden spoon, and make hundreds of dishes out of ground beef that my whole family will eat…and actually ENJOY eating.

My hubs is a man’s man.  He’s a meat and potoates kinda guy.  Hmmmmm, what to  make him???  Then it came to me.  Meatloaf!  Every time I make meatloaf I do something different.  I also tend to find something lacking that needs to be fixed each time.  But not this time!!!  I am happy to report I’ve found a keeper!  And it couldn’t be a more simple recipe.  The key to great meatloaf is to not overmix your ingredients.  Keep it light and fluffy.  Try it and you’ll see the difference!  You’ll have a moist and tender loaf of meat your whole family will scarf down, and will be asking for seconds before you know it!

Easy Family Pleasing Meatloaf

A super simple meatloaf recipe your whole family will enjoy!


2 Lbs. Ground Beef
1 Egg (lightly beaten)
1 Med. Onion (chopped)
1 Cup Milk
1 Cup Dried Bread Crumbs
¼ Cup Parmesan Cheese (grated)
1 tsp. Seasoned Salt
1 tsp. Parsley
1 Garlic Clove (minced)
1 Tbs. Worcestershire Sauce
¼ Cup Brown Sugar
1/3 Cup Ketchup
1/3 Cup Favorite BBQ Sauce
¼ tsp. Ground Mustard


1. Preheatoven to 350° F.  Line a 9×13” baking pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.  Set aside.

2. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, egg, onion, milk, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, seasoned salt, parsley, garlic, and Worcestershire sauce.  Mix thoroughly but with a light, gentle hand.

3. Turn out onto baking pan and form into loaf.

4. In a separate small bowl, combine brown sugar, ketchup, bbq sauce, and ground mustard together.  Mix well.  Pour over the top of the meatloaf.

5. Bake meatloaf for approximately 60-70 minutes or until your meat thermometer, when inserted in the center of the meatloaf, reads 160-165° F.

Tip: After you’ve taken the meatloaf out of the oven, allow it to rest for 5-10 minutes with a foil tent placed over the top of pan before cutting it.  This allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meatloaf. 

Makes:  Approx. 8 servings

Serve this Meatloaf up with your favorite potato recipe, like baked, mashed, or even our Cheesy Potato Casserole. Oh and another veggie would round out this meal!

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  1. I found you via UBP 12 and I liked your FB page! I love your concept…good old family cooking! You have a great collection of recipes!! Come say hello sometime at


    • Hi, and welcome! Good old family cooking is what we do best :) We truly love it. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. We love meatloaf! I think it’s a true comfort food. Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Love seeing new faces. Have a blessed week and please come back soon.

    • Krista, meatloaf really is a comfort food, isn’t it? So good! Thanks for looking :)

  3. Visit from the Church supper this looks wonderful.. I love meatloaf in almost any variation

    • Mike, thanks for swinging through! The meatloaf was so good! Please do try it and come on back and let me know how you liked it :)

  4. I have been loving meatloaf since I was a kid. I agree with you about the over mixing because it will make the meat tough. I like to put mine in a cooking bag. Makes it really juicy

    • That’s a great tip, The Cooking Lady! Thanks!

  5. Look very good, most everyone loves meatloaf andi

    • Thanks, Andi! It’s true, meatloaf is pretty crowd-pleasing, isn’t it? Thanks for looking!

  6. Meatloaf is one of my favorites!! Definitely a great way to use ground beef. We love taco soup at our house too. THis recipe looks very good.

    • Shiloh, it sure is! Taco soup sounds so good. I need to make that soon!

    • We’re going to be adding some more ways to use your ground beef, like Cheese Burger Mac and Cheese and more. We also did a chili recipe a while back! Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Another yummy recipe!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

    • Thanks! It really is a yummy recipe :)

  8. Thanks for sharing at the Sunday Round UP. You look are a great cook.
    Rose @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/

    • Thank you! I certainly try!

  9. This meatloaf looks mighty good!! We’re so glad that you linked up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We hope you’ll be back soon. -The Sisters

    • Thanks for stopping by, isn’t meatloaf tasty?… We’ll definitely be back, thanks for hosting!

    • Thanks, Sisters! The meatloaf was sooo good. And thanks for stopping by and hosting a fun party! We will be back! :)

  10. My boys are huge meatloaf fans. Thanks so much for sharing at Scrumptious Sunday!

    • That’s great that your boys love meatloaf! Try this one out on them, they’re sure to love it :)

  11. Gotta love any easy recipe. Thanks for sharing.
    Visiting from Home Decor and Organizing Party # 48, hope you’ll stop by my blog too. :)
    Love the blog,

    • Hi Laura, I’ll swing over there right now… Thanks for stopping by!

  12. Looks good!!! may try this soon! thanks for sharing.

    • Please do and let us know how you like it :)

  13. Hi I have printed off your recipe and will try it…looks great I do not have a favorite meatloaf. I hate to admit but when I make it I use a small box mix. I also cook my meatloaf in my big muffin pans they don’t take as long to bake. I also have a taco soup on my blog. Its very good have made it 3 times recently. Thank you andi

    • I do need to try the muffin tins next time. I had seen that somewhere before. Thanks for the tip and for swinging by :)

  14. This is a great meatloaf, we would really enjoy this recipe. I don’t think I would ever get tired of meatloaf, it looks delicious! Hope you have a fabulous week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    • Yes, Miz Helen! Please try this meatloaf recipe and let me know how you like it. It really is a yummy one :)

  15. I love meatloaf!! I’m going to have to try your recipe. The glaze looks amazing!!! Thanks for sharing at SweetTalkin’ Sunday!

    • The glaze is so good on this meatloaf. The bbq sauce adds some good flavor to it. Thanks for dropping by :)

  16. This does look like such a crowd pleaser! Thanks so much for sharing this yummy recipe with us this week!

    Take care,


    • It really is! Thanks for hosting a great party :) Check back often for other crowd pleasers!

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