Parmesan Meatloaf



For the Meatloaf:

1 1/2 pounds ground beef (85% lean)

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup breadcrumbs

1/4 cup milk

1/4 cup finely chopped onion

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon dried basil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)

2 large eggs

For the Glaze:

1/2 cup ketchup

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard


Preheat and Prepare: Set your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.

Bread and Milk Mixture: Mix breadcrumbs and milk in a small bowl. Let soak until soft.

Combine Ingredients: In a large bowl, blend ground beef, Parmesan cheese, breadcrumb mixture, onion, garlic, parsley, oregano, basil, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes.

Add Eggs: Incorporate the eggs into the mixture thoroughly.

Shape the Loaf: Place the meat mixture in the prepared pan, shaping it into a loaf.

Prepare Glaze: Mix ketchup, brown sugar, and Dijon mustard in a small bowl for the glaze.

Apply Glaze: Spread the glaze evenly over the meatloaf.

Bake: Cook in the preheated oven for about 1 hour, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 160°F (71°C).

Rest and Serve: Let the meatloaf rest before slicing. Serve hot with your preferred sides.

Enjoy the savory elegance of this Parmesan Meatloaf, a dish that elevates the classic meatloaf with its blend of rich Parmesan, herbs, spices, and a sweet-tangy glaze. Perfect for any occasion, it's sure to be a hit with family and guests alike.