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A sliced meatloaf with tomato glaze on a white serving plate.

Easy Meatloaf Recipe

Katerina | Diethood
Stuffed with feta cheese and topped with a delicious sweet and tangy glaze, this is the absolutely best meatloaf recipe that comes together in just a few quick and easy steps.
Servings : 10 Slices
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Resting Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins

Ingredients
  

FOR THE MEATLOAF
  • 2 pounds ground beef chuck
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1 large sweet onion (like Vidalia), shredded (use the large holes on a cheese grater to shred the onions)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons tamari soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • fresh ground pepper, to taste
FOR THE GLAZE
  • 4 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions
 

FOR THE MEATLOAF
  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet or a baking dish with aluminum foil. Set aside.
  • Lightly grease a 9x5 loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Place ground meat in a large bowl.
  • Add in almond meal, shredded onions, minced garlic, feta cheese, eggs, heavy cream, tomato paste, tamari (if using), parsley, thyme, oregano, salt, and pepper; mix it all together with your hands until everything is thoroughly combined.
  • Transfer the ground meat mixture into previously prepared loaf pan; pressing the meat down to form into a loaf shape.
  • Invert it onto previously prepared baking sheet and set aside.
MAKE THE GLAZE
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine tomato paste, water, vinegar, onion powder, garlic powder, mustard powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper; whisk to combine.
  • If you want a thicker consistency, add more tomato paste. To thin it out, add more water, 1/2 tablespoon at a time.
  • Spread half of the prepared ketchup over the top of the meatloaf; reserve remaining ketchup for later.
  • Bake the meatloaf for 55 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and spread remaining ketchup over the meatloaf.
  • Bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes, or until the middle of the meatloaf reaches 155F on a meat thermometer.
  • Remove meatloaf from oven and let stand for 15 minutes.
  • Cut and serve.

Notes

HOW TO MAKE AHEAD MEATLOAF
  • Prepare the meatloaf (do not bake), invert it onto a baking sheet or baking dish, cover, and set in the fridge up to 1 day ahead.
  • Let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes before baking.
HOW TO STORE AND FREEZE MEATLOAF
  • Stored in airtight containers, cooked meatloaf will last for 4 days in the refrigerator.
  • To further extend the shelf life of cooked meatloaf, cut into slices and freeze it in covered airtight containers OR heavy-duty freezer bags.
  • You can also wrap it tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil.
WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 12
To reduce the WW points down to only 2 points, use 99% lean ground turkey meat, fat-free half & half in place of heavy cream, and fat-free crumbled feta cheese.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 Slice | Calories: 373 kcal | Carbohydrates: 6 g | Protein: 21 g | Fat: 29 g | Saturated Fat: 12 g | Cholesterol: 126 mg | Sodium: 622 mg | Potassium: 401 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 2 g | Vitamin A: 570 IU | Vitamin C: 5.3 mg | Calcium: 128 mg | Iron: 2.8 mg | Net Carbs: 5 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best meatloaf, easy meatloaf