Yield: serves 8

The Best Classic Meatloaf Recipe with BBQ Glaze

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Tender, flavorful Classic Meatloaf recipe with a sweet and tangy bbq glaze. This Perfect Meatloaf is better than you remember, give it a try tonight!


  • 2 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 Tbsp Minced Onion
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 cup Quick Cook Oatmeal
  • 1 ½ cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • ½ cup Milk (any kind)
  • 2 large Eggs
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)
  • ½ cup Ketchup
  • ½ cup Light Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp Yellow Mustard


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine your ground beef in a bowl with minced onion, garlic powder, quick cook oats, cheddar cheese, milk, eggs, salt and pepper. Mix by hand or with a wooden spoon until combined.
  3. Line a large baking sheet or shallow baking pan (make sure it has at least a 1" side to collect any moisture or glaze) with aluminum foil. Shape your meat mixture into a loaf.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together ½ cup ketchup, light brown sugar, and yellow mustard. Spoon glaze over the top of your meatloaf. 
  5. Bake in a preheated oven for about 55 minutes. Serve hot and enjoy!


  • Can I bake my meatloaf in a loaf pan? YES! absolutely! You may want to line the pan with foil or parchment paper for easy release. I would use a 9-inch loaf pan, and use a meat thermometer to check doneness.
  • How long do I cook meatloaf? My classic meatloaf recipe will cook in a 350 degree oven for about 55 minutes. The key is to check the internal temperature, and remove from oven when it reaches 160 degrees F.
  • Can you freeze Meatloaf? Yes. Wrap uncooked meatloaf in plastic wrap then wrap in foil. Freeze for up to two months. When ready to cook, thaw in refrigerator overnight. Bake according to recipe directions.
  • Why does my meatloaf fall apart? Don't skip adding the egg and milk to this recipe. It helps bind the beef together and keep it from crumbling.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 454Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 170mgSodium: 447mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 40g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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