This post may contain affiliate links.
Every family has a go-to favorite recipe, and in my house this is it! With just a few common ingredients and 15 minutes of preparation, you can enjoy this simple, tender, incredibly flavorful Homestyle Glazed Meatloaf. This recipe is easy enough to make on a busy weeknight, but special enough to serve to company, and you’ll have everyone begging for second servings.
For my twist on the classic meatloaf recipe, I decided to start by going back to basics. My biggest tip for making Homemade Meatloaf or Meatballs, is to use very good ground beef, quality ingredients will get you quality results!
This baked meatloaf recipe has all the classic flavors of garlic, onions, and parmesan, but it’s taken to a whole new level when you drizzle on the brown sugar glaze. I stuck to my southern roots using an apple cider vinegar and brown sugar recipe for the base of the meatloaf glaze. I also included ketchup, red pepper jelly, and Texas Pete for a mouthwateringly delicious sweet and savory glaze.
As this easy to make Glazed Meatloaf bakes, your kitchen fills with a delicious aroma that will have your family racing to the dinner table. No matter the time of year, whether you’re cooking for family or friends, this really is the best homemade Meatloaf recipe ever!
Ingredients Needed To Make Homestyle Glazed Meatloaf
With just a few simple ingredients and 15 minutes of preparation and you can enjoy this delicious recipe!
- Bread Crumbs
- Ground Beef
- Parmesan Cheese
- Salt and Pepper
- Hot Red Pepper Jelly – you can find it at most grocery stores
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Brown Sugar- can use light brown sugar or dark brown sugar
- Texas Pete – you can substitute your favorite hot sauce
People Often Ask…
Personally, I like to use fresh, high-quality ground beef for my meatloaf. That being said, you can absolutely use ground turkey, lamb, or pork if you prefer. This glaze will be delicious on any meat you choose, so it’s more about your personal preference.
The best way to know how your meatloaf is done cooking, is to test it with a meat thermometer. Anytime you’re cooking ground beef, the internal temperature needs to be at least 160 degrees before you can remove it from the oven.
More Recipes You’ll Love…
- Sheet Pan Hamburger Steak With Mushrooms and Onions
- BBQ Chicken Legs
- Crock Pot Chicken Thighs
- Grilled Pork Tenderloin
- Crock Pot Bourbon Meatballs
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Soak bread crumbs in milk until the absorbed – about 8 to 10 minutes. Once bread crumbs are soaked, add them to a large mixing bowl. Add the remaining meatloaf ingredients into the mixing bowl and stir until well incorporated.
- Shape the mixture into a loaf on a parchment lined baking pan. Bake the meatloaf for 30 minutes.
- While the meatloaf is baking, combine brown sugar and apple cider vinegar in a small sauce pan for the glaze. Stir mixture over a medium low heat for 5 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients for the glaze to the saucepot and stir to combine.
- Once the meatloaf has baked for 30 minutes, remove from oven and spread ⅔ of the glaze over the meatloaf. Bake for an additional 10 minutes.
- After 10 minutes, remove from oven and add remaining glaze. Bake for another 8-10 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer shows 160 degrees.~Note: for the last 5 to 8 minutes, I turn my oven to broil so that the glaze gets nicely browned on top.
- Let rest for 10 minutes then serve.