Meatloaf with Ketchup Glaze Recipe

This moist and delicious meatloaf is made even more flavorful with a homemade ketchup glaze baked onto the top of it.

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1 Hour 10 Minutes DURATION
10 Minutes PREP TIME
about 8 servings SERVINGS


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/4 cup Homemade Ketchup, divided
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper or a pinch of white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar


  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray, and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, breadcrumbs, onion, milk, egg, 2 tablespoons ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Mix well, using your hands, until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  • Transfer the mixture to the prepared loaf pan, pressing it into the corners, and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine the remaining ketchup with the brown sugar and red wine vinegar, and stir to blend. Pour on top of the meatloaf, and use the back of a spoon to spread it to the edges.
  • Bake, uncovered, for about 1 hour. If the top starts to get too dark during the cooking time, cover it loosely with foil.
  • Let the meatloaf stand at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes to firm up before slicing and serving.

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When she’s not at the Capper’s Farmer offices, editor Traci Smith spends her time cooking, working in the yard and garden, crafting, and relaxing with her dogs, family, and friends.