Best Easy Meatloaf
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The Best Meatloaf

This meatloaf sounded so boring to me that I thought to myself, “no way is this going to be any good”. But just when you think you have it all figured out, life gives you a swift kick in the butt. I was so wrong. You need this meatloaf in your life. It is juicy, delicious, and really only requires you to be able to assemble items.

If you have notoriously not loved meatloaf, this one is a game changer.

There is only one step in this that is the least bit labor intensive and that’s the part where you cut up an onion. I throw mine into a food processor so it becomes super quick and easy.

Then, you just put all the stuff together, throw it into a pan, sauce it up, and bake. 

That’s it.

This was so easy to make I actually cooked mashed potatoes to go with it AND made a full dessert at the same time. 

And when we sat down to eat it, my husband and I started to chat, got caught up, and my husband paused and said to me, “wow, this is REALLY good”. 

It is really good.

Try it, you will be happy you did. 

Serve it up with mashed potatoes, green beans, or whatever other sides float your boat.



Best Easy Meatloaf

Best Easy Meatloaf

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

This meatloaf is crazy juicy and moist, packs in TONS of flavor but is so, SO simple to make.

Adapted from: TheWholesomeDish - Changes: Used Weber's BBQ sauce instead of making my own topping & added spices.


  • 1 lb. 90% lean ground beef
  • 1 cup panko
  • 1 small diced yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 tbsp. ketchup
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. dried parsley leaves
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix the beef, bread crumbs, onion, milk, egg, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, salt, cumin, garlic powder, and pepper. Use your hands to mush and mix these ingredients together until well combined.
  3. Add mixture to a 9"x4" loaf pan and arrange it into a bit of a mound (in order to get sauce around the sides).
  4. Slather about 1/4 cup (or as much as you prefer) of your favorite BBQ sauce or Ketchup on top and around the sides of the meatloaf.
  5. Bake uncovered for 55 minutes.
  6. Let the meatloaf rest for 10 minutes - since this is very moist, it needs the additional time to set up correctly.


Spicier Version: For a little more kick, if you like this, add 1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes and/or chili powder.

I used Weber's Original BBQ sauce and it came out great but you can use whichever kind you prefer or you can just use Ketchup.

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 423Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 150mgSodium 886mgCarbohydrates 26gFiber 2gSugar 5gProtein 39g

This nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

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