Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

The Best Meatloaf Recipe

8 servings


1 hour 10 minutes

total time


½ medium onion (diced)

1 teaspoon butter

2 eggs

¾ cup milk

¾ cup Italian breadcrumbs (or seasoned breadcrumbs)

2 pounds lean ground beef (80/20)

1 tablespoon ketchup (or chili sauce)

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

2 tablespoons fresh parsley (chopped, or 2 teaspoons dried parsley)

1 teaspoon Kosher salt & ½ teaspoon black pepper (more to taste)

½ cup chili sauce (*see note)

½ cup ketchup

2 tablespoons brown sugar (optional)


Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a rimmed baking pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.

In a small pan, cook onions in butter over medium low heat until tender. Let them cool completely.

In a medium bowl, combine eggs, milk, and breadcrumbs. Let the mixture sit for 5-10 minutes.

Add the ground beef, cooked onions, ketchup or chili sauce, Italian seasoning, parsley, and salt & pepper to the bowl. Mix until just combined.

Form a 8"x4" loaf on the prepared baking pan and bake for 40 minutes.

While the meatloaf is cooking, combine the chili sauce and ketchup (and brown sugar if using). Spread mixture over the meatloaf and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until cooked through and the meatloaf reaches an internal temperature of 160°F. Broil for 1-2 minutes if desired.

Let the meatloaf rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.


Serving Size



262 kcal

Total Fat

7 g

Saturated Fat

3 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat



112 mg


640 mg

Total Carbohydrate

17 g

Dietary Fiber

1 g

Total Sugars

7 g


28 g

8 servings


1 hour 10 minutes

total time
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