Gourmet meatloaf recipe should be moist, simple and topped with a delicious glaze crown. This classic meatloaf recipe comes to you with lots of tips and trick to make it extra tasty, yet easy to make.
Some of the tips are also mentioned in my juicy kofta (meatballs).Beef meatloaf recipe that tastes very fresh, juicy, fluffy and delicious. A foolproof recipe with ingredients simple to find and probably there in your pantry.
We have a weakness for incredible moist ground beef, whatever the shape it takes. My kids love ground beef. I find myself many times stuck for what to have for dinner and it comes to the rescue. They love meatballs very much and when these particular Hassan Pasha meatballs show up on the dinner table, it is a feast.
My oldest came home more than 8 years ago demanding a meatloaf like the one he had at school. To tell you the truth, I’ve never had glazed meatloaf in Egypt, we only eat meatloaf plain with no topping… aren’t we missing a lot!!!
I hesitates, ahem for 8 years, to make a glazed meatloaf and was just content on serving my family the traditional plain boring one. Until recently, I decided to venture more and add the glaze… WOW guys it has made a huge different and of course I became the best mom ever and this loaf became the best ever meatloaf… Proud mama here 😎.
My little one gobbled two slices as a starter course hehehe. Although I do not mind eating sweet and salty things, I suspected that I will like the glaze as it has brown sugar which in my food culture does not resonate with beef. But I was wrong, my whole family had an amazing dinner that night.
Now, let’s have some talk about meatloaf.
Why would you put milk in meatloaf?
Milk is usually used to moisten breadcrumbs or bread that is used in the meatloaf. Liquids and starch ( bread/ bread crumbs or Panko) makes what is called a “panade.” When you mix it into the ground beef, the panade coats some of the protein and sets it into a gel when cooked. So you get a better meatloaf.
Usually I do not use milk, it is either plain water or using onion juice to moisten the bread.
How long do you cook meatloaf in the oven?
It really depends on the size and oven temperature, but usually around an hour. I’ve baked mine for almost an hour on 350F then for another 10 minutes to caramelize the glaze.
What goes with meatloaf?
It is usually served with mashed potatoes, but for some color you can serve it with any steamed veggies you want. I actually pan fried some peppers and served it along with mashed potatoes.
How do you make meatloaf?
- First thing I did is mixing the panade. Adding finely chopped onions with Panko bread crumbs did the trick.
- Add the parsley eggs, spices and about a third cup of the glaze, more on that coming up.
- Mix everything well.
- Add the ground beef and mix well then form a log.
- Now about the glaze: add all the glaze ingredients together and whisk well.
- Now another tip I got which was helpful as well, is to put a couple of bread slices at the bottom of your pan. This helps in catching the dripping and makes it easier for cleaning as well.
- Add the meat and bake on 350F for an hour.
- Take it our and pour or brush top of the meatloaf with the glaze.
- Bake for another 10 minutes to caramelize the top.
Let it set and cool down a bit before slicing and serving.
This easy, moist meatloaf is such a treat! It also refrigerates and reheats really well so leftovers are nice!
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- 1 medium onion diced about 1/2 cup.
- 1 cup panco breadcrumbs.
- 3 garlic cloves crushed
- 2 eggs.
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasonings.
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper.
- 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce.
- 1/4 cup chopped parsley.
- 2 cubes beef bouillon crumbled.
- 2 pounds lean ground beef.
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice.
- 2 teaspoon yellow mustard.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a bowl, combine the glaze ingredients until smooth, set aside.
In a large bowl, combine panco bread, diced onion and mix well to moisten all the panco.
Add the rest of the meatloaf ingredients and about 1/3 of the glaze mix.
Mix everything well together and form into a loaf.
Add two slices of bread to the bottom of a 9x5 loaf pan.
Place the meatloaf on top of the bread and bake for 1 hour.
Drain any excess fat, pour the rest of the glaze on top of the loaf and bake for another 10 minutes.
Slice and serve with extra sauce.
Inspired by Delia
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