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Home-Style Glazed Meat Loaf

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + standing


12 servings

Updated: Apr. 04, 2023
Grated carrots and cheese add a hint of color to this down-home classic. If there are leftovers, we use them in meat loaf sandwiches the next day! —Sandy Etelamaki, Ishpeming, Michigan
Home-Style Glazed Meat Loaf Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup crushed saltines (about 30 crackers)
  • 1 cup finely shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, milk, cheese, saltines, carrots, onion, salt, garlic powder and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into a loaf. Place in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, for 50 minutes.
  2. For glaze, in a small saucepan, bring the brown sugar, ketchup and mustard to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3-5 minutes or until heated through. Spoon over meat loaf.
  3. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until meat is no longer pink and a thermometer reads 160°. Drain; let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. If desired, top with minced fresh parsley.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 266 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 100mg cholesterol, 494mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 20g protein.

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