Howdy folks! 😊

Meatloaf has got to be among my most favorite meat dishes to eat. I can’t remember who made the first one I ate…but I think it was my mom. 😊

I adopted and often prepare this American staple for many reasons. Its easy to make, very delicious and it is…unique 😊. Imagine slicing through a loaf of meat at the dinner table. 🤩

I recommend you try it! Here’s what you’ll need :


Recipe by LubayaCourse: Main DishesCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium


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  • 800g Ground beef

  • 1 Cup Breadcrumbs

  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt

  • 3/4 Teaspoon black Pepper

  • 1 Large red Onion

  • 2 Cloves of Garlic

  • 1 Teaspoon smoked Paprika

  • 2 Teaspoons Italian Seasoning

  • Fresh Coriander leaves

  • 2 Eggs

  • 1/2 cup Tomato ketchup

  • 1/4 Teaspoon Garlic powder

  • 1 Teaspoon brown Sugar

  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce


  • Start by heating the oil and sauteing the red onions and Garlic, for about 5 minutes, or until the onions start to become translucent. 😊
  • Once done, transfer the onions to a bowl with the ground beef, and combine. 😊
  • To that, add the remaining ingredients, starting with the cup of breadcrumbs, the black pepper, smoked paprika and Italian seasoning. 😊
  • Chop up some fresh Coriander leaves to add to the mix. It will bring such a freshness that you can’t exactly get from dried herbs. 😊
  • Once you add the Coriander to the bowl, break in the two eggs. This is your binding agent that will make sure everything holds together. 😊
  • Combine well with a wooden spoon. Don’t over-mix! 😉
  • Transfer the mixture to a slightly greased loaf pan and press the mixture down with a spoon to make sure it’s compact and molds together.😊
  • Bake uncovered in the oven at 200 degrees Celsius for about 40 minutes. ⏰
  • While that’s baking, you want to prepare the glaze for the top. 😊 Whisk together in a saucepan the ketchup, sugar, Soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt & pepper. Add a couple of tablespoons of water if the sauce is too thick. It needs to be a pouring consistency. 😊 Let that boil together for a couple of minutes before pouring.
  • Once the loaf is ready, transfer it to a serving dish, or another deep container. Pour the glaze over the meatloaf, and return it to the oven for about 15 minutes, before its completely done cooking. 😊
  • Allow the meatloaf to rest for about 10 minutes, then proceed to slice the meatloaf to your desired thickness, and serve! 😊
  • This one went with some gravy, butternut mash and sauted broccoli! Totally delicious! 😋 I’m still recovering…😂

After reading to the end...what do you think? :-)