Making this glazed meatloaf is almost embarrassingly easy. There’s no chopping required. It features a two-ingredient glaze. It takes just a few minutes to mix everything together and throw in the oven. And it’s so good! This is not a fancy recipe at all, but I think it’s one you’ll want to have for a simple dinner.
Most of the ingredients are pretty straightforward, but you may notice one that is a bit unusual. I use oats instead of the more common addition of breadcrumbs. No one that I’ve served it to has been able to tell a difference. Feel free to use either, depending on your personal preference. Or based on what you already have in the pantry.
Just in case you’re considering leaving it out, I have to tell you. The glaze is absolutely necessary here. The meatloaf itself is so simple but the glaze adds a ton of flavor and acts as a sort of built in sauce. You don’t want to skip it!
Another tip: I would highly recommend making mashed potatoes while your meatloaf is in the oven. They are so perfect together! You should have plenty of time to make a side or two while this cooks.
And, of course, don’t forget to save enough leftovers for meatloaf sandwiches the next day! 😉
Quickest meatloaf with big flavor and a secret ingredient. The sweet and tangy glaze takes it to the next level!
- 1 ½ lbs. Ground beef
- ½ cup Quick oats
- ¼ cup Parmesan grated
- 2 Eggs
- ¼ cup Milk
- 1 T. Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp. Salt or to taste
- ¼ tsp. Pepper
- 1 T. Chopped onion dried
- ½ cup Ketchup
- ¼ cup Brown sugar
Preheat the oven to 375*F.
Grease a 9x5” loaf pan.
Mix all meatloaf ingredients in a large bowl. Use your hands if you’d like!
Dump into prepared pan and smooth the top with the back of a spoon.
Whisk glaze ingredients together, pour on top of meat mixture, and spread evenly.
Bake in preheated oven for about 45 minutes or until a thermometer in the center reaches 160*F.
Remove from oven and let cool for about five minutes before cutting and serving.
Best served with mashed potatoes!