Balsamic Glazed Meatloaf

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5 from 3 votes
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes
Balsamic Glazed Meatloaf - This easy meatloaf recipe is my all time favorite

This recipe for Balsamic Glazed Meatloaf is one of my son’s favorite super easy recipes.  He asks for it at least once a week!

Balsamic Glazed Meatloaf - This easy meatloaf recipe is my all time favorite

Every time we have meatloaf, I can’t help but think of the scene in the movie “A Christmas Story” where the family is eating dinner and Randy says, “Meatloaf. Beetloaf.  I hate meatloaf.”

I laugh to myself every single time!

My son is the exact opposite of Randy.  He LOVES meatloaf.  Meatloaf and macaroni and cheese is one of his favorite dinners.

I usually make my classic meatloaf – it’s the best meatloaf recipe I’ve ever tried.  It’s pure comfort food and my family loves it.   But I was looking for a change.  I needed to mix things up a bit.

Balsamic Glazed Meatloaf - This easy meatloaf recipe is my all time favorite

That’s where this Balsamic Glazed Meatloaf came from.  I love the tangy sweetness of balsamic vinegar and I thought it would compliment my traditional meatloaf recipe perfectly.

I was right.  This recipe is killer!  Especially the glaze.  That’s what takes it over the top.

Balsamic Glazed Meatloaf - This easy meatloaf recipe is my all time favorite

To save time, I prepare the meatloaf mixture and glaze the night before.  And, instead of baking a large meatloaf in a bread pan, I make mini-meatloaves in my muffin pan (like I do with my Chicken Parmesan Meatloaves).  They bake so much faster that way.

These two time-saving tips allow me to have dinner on the table in under 30 minutes!

I highly recommend you give this recipe a try the next time you’re craving comfort food.  It’s definitely a keeper!

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Balsamic Glazed Meatloaf

Balsamic Glazed Meatloaf - This easy meatloaf recipe is my all time favorite

Balsamic Glazed Meatloaf

5 from 3 votes
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Servings: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

Meatloaf

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 3 slices of white bread
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 1/4 cup onion finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic finely minced
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 3 Tbsp fresh parsley minced
  • 1/2 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

Balsamic Glaze

  • 2 Tbsp ketchup
  • 1/2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Pour milk over bread and let sit for a few minutes so it absorbs the milk.
  • In a large bowl combine the beef, milk-soaked bread, onion, garlic, cheese, eggs, parsley, salts and pepper.
  • Mix with your hands until well combined.
  • Line a baking sheet with non-stick foil.
  • Form the mixture into a loaf shape on the baking sheet.
  • Combine all of the glaze ingredients in a bowl.
  • Stir until combined.
  • Spread evenly on top of the meatloaf.
  • Bake for 45-60 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees.
  • Remove from oven, cover loosely with foil and let rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing.

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