Happy Birthday To Me lol! I am writing this post on Thursday so that I can take today off! I actually made this meatloaf on Wednesday and just a note, this recipe makes 2 meatloaves so if you don’t want to make the two rather large meatloaves cut the recipe in half. My freezer meals for the month of December are done… I technically do not have to cook for the whole month of December now but I decided to do a few more so that I won’t have to worry about it for the beginning of January as well lol… the after Christmas hangover season. Today (Thursday) I am going to make a couple of pans of everyone’s favourite “Baked Macaroni,” and that is it… no more cooking until sometime in January… thaw and reheat and that’s it…. woo hoo!
As with most meatloaf recipes, this is quick and easy to mix together and get in the pan and the glaze is just as easy to make and brush on the meatloaf part way through cooking and is absolutely delicious. It also freezes wonderfully so you too can have a freezer meal on hand for those days where you just don’t want to!
Here are my ingredients…. and yes, as usual, I forgot something for the picture. I forgot the Worcestershire sauce. It was on the counter, just not in the picture!
The first thing to do is to put the milk, panko, first amount of ketchup, first amount of brown sugar, eggs, minced garlic, Dijon mustard, parsley, thyme and onion in a medium sized bowl and mix it together. It will look kind of nasty but the taste will more than make up for it once the meatloaf is cooked lol!
Add this mixture and the grated cheese to the ground beef in a large bowl.
Mix by fork and then by hand until it is combined. Once combined, divide mixture in half and shape into two loaves and place in prepared baking pan. If necessary, wet hands slightly with water to smooth out surface of meatloaves.
In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the second amount of ketchup, second amount of brown sugar and the 1 tbsp. of Worcestershire sauce.
Bake at 375 for about 40 minutes. Remove from oven, drain any grease. Brush the glaze over the meatloaves, dividing the glaze evenly between them.
Return the pan to the oven for another 20 – 30 minutes until fully cooked.
Let stand for about 5 – 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
- 3 lbs. lean ground beef
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 cup panko
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 3 tbsp. parsley
- 2 tbsp. thyme
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 4 tbsp. brown sugar
- 3 tbsp. Dijon mustard
- 4 tbsp. minced garlic
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup grated cheese
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking pan with aluminum foil and then parchment paper.
- In medium sized bowl, whisk together milk, panko, parsley, minced garlic, thyme, eggs, onion, Dijon mustard, ketchup and brown sugar.
- Add mixture, and grated cheese, to ground beef in large bowl.
- Mix until fully combined.
- Shape into 2 loaves and place in prepared baking pan.
- Bake at 375 degrees for about 40 minutes.
- Remove from oven and drain any grease.
- In small bowl, whisk together second amount of ketchup, second amount of brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce to make glaze.
- Brush glaze over meatloaves, dividing evenly between them.
- Return to oven for another 20 to 30 minutes until fully cooked.
- Let stand for 5- 10 minutes before slicing.