Classic Meat Loaf with Tomato Glaze

This traditional meat loaf recipe is oozing with flavour and is moist and tender–just like mom used to make. The tangy tomato glaze is what makes it a classic!

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Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time55 minsTotal Time1 hr 5 mins
 1 cup (250 g) dry bread crumbs
 ½ cup (125 mL) milk
 1 large egg, beaten
 2 tbsp (30 mL) ketchup
 1 tbsp (15 mL) Worcestershire sauce
 1 tsp (5 mL) dried parsley
 ½ tsp (2 mL) EACH salt and garlic powder
 ¼ tsp (1 mL) pepper
 1 lb (500 g) Lean Ground Beef
Tomato Glaze
 ¼ cup (60 mL) ketchup
 2 tbsp (30 mL) packed brown sugar
 1 tbsp (15 mL) red wine vinegar
1

1. Combine bread crumbs, milk, egg, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, salt, garlic powder and pepper in a large bowl. Gently mix in ground beef with a fork (careful not to over-mix).

2. Gently pack meat mixture into a parchment paper-lined, 8 x 4-inch (20 x 10 cm), pat down lightly and smooth the top.

3. Tomato Glaze: Whisk together ketchup, brown sugar and vinegar in a small bowl. Pour glaze over top of the meat loaf and spread evenly.

4. Bake in preheated 350ºF oven for 50 to 55 minutes or until a digital instant-read thermometer inserted into centre of meat loaf reads 160ºF (71ºF).

5. Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes. Using parchment paper, lift meatloaf out of pan, transfer to a cutting board and cut into thick slices.

Tip
2

For a totally classic meal – serve with mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables.

Ingredients

 1 cup (250 g) dry bread crumbs
 ½ cup (125 mL) milk
 1 large egg, beaten
 2 tbsp (30 mL) ketchup
 1 tbsp (15 mL) Worcestershire sauce
 1 tsp (5 mL) dried parsley
 ½ tsp (2 mL) EACH salt and garlic powder
 ¼ tsp (1 mL) pepper
 1 lb (500 g) Lean Ground Beef
Tomato Glaze
 ¼ cup (60 mL) ketchup
 2 tbsp (30 mL) packed brown sugar
 1 tbsp (15 mL) red wine vinegar

Directions

1

1. Combine bread crumbs, milk, egg, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, salt, garlic powder and pepper in a large bowl. Gently mix in ground beef with a fork (careful not to over-mix).

2. Gently pack meat mixture into a parchment paper-lined, 8 x 4-inch (20 x 10 cm), pat down lightly and smooth the top.

3. Tomato Glaze: Whisk together ketchup, brown sugar and vinegar in a small bowl. Pour glaze over top of the meat loaf and spread evenly.

4. Bake in preheated 350ºF oven for 50 to 55 minutes or until a digital instant-read thermometer inserted into centre of meat loaf reads 160ºF (71ºF).

5. Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes. Using parchment paper, lift meatloaf out of pan, transfer to a cutting board and cut into thick slices.

Tip
2

For a totally classic meal – serve with mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables.

Classic Meat Loaf with Tomato Glaze