Best Meatloaf Recipe

Best Meatloaf Recipe

When I was growing up, my mom never ever made meatloaf and I always wanted to try it – I finally tried it at a restaurant and loved it. When I moved out on my own I started experimenting with different recipes and creating my own version. I finally came up with the best meatloaf I have ever made, and I wanted to share it.

Adapted from :


  • 1 cup  cheddar cheese  (shredded)
  • 2  eggs  (beaten)
  • 1 cup  milk 
  • 1 cup  bread crumbs  (plain)
  •  1 tablespoon  garlic  (minced)
  • 1  small onion  (finely diced)
  • 1/4 teaspoon  Kosher salt 
  • 1/8 teaspoon  ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon  Worcestershire sauce 
  • 1/4 teaspoon  red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon  ground paprika 
  • 1 teaspoon  Italian seasoning 
  • 1 teaspoon  dried parsley 
  • 2 lbs  ground beef  (90% lean)

Meatloaf Glaze:

  • 2 tablespoons  sweet chili sauce 
  • 1 teaspoon  apple cider vinegar 
  • 3 tablespoons  brown sugar 
  • 1 tablespoon  tomato paste 
  • 1/3 cup  ketchup 

Number one : Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Number two : Cover a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Lightly spray with oil. Set aside.

Make Meatloaf:

  • Number one : Combine all the “Meatloaf” ingredients, in the order listed up to the bread crumbs. Stir well to combine, and after that add the milk and beaten egg. Stir just until combined.
  • Number two : Add the cheddar cheese and again mix well, but do not over-beat.
  • Number three : Shape the beef mix into a loaf shape and place it on the prepared baking sheet.

Meatloaf Glaze:
Combine all the Glaze ingredients in a small bowl until well combined and set aside. Brush about half of the glaze all over the meatloaf.


  • Number one : Transfer meatloaf to the oven and bake for about 45 minutes, or until the inside temperature is 160F degrees. Brush the remaining glaze all over the surface of the meatloaf and bake for another 15 minutes.
  • Number two : Once the meatloaf is done, let it cool for 10-15 minutes before slicing and serving.