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Hey there! Today, I want to share with you my go-to recipe for the most delicious, classic meatloaf. And let me tell you, it’s all about the seasoning. That’s why I’m sharing with you my recipe for homemade meatloaf seasoning that’ll take your meatloaf to the next level.

A Classic Meatloaf Recipe

But before we get into that, let’s start with the basics. Here’s my recipe for a classic meatloaf that’ll feed about six people:

  • 2 lbs ground beef (I like using a mixture of lean and regular)
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Preheat your oven to 350°F.

In a large bowl, mix together all the ingredients until well combined. Grease a loaf pan and transfer the meat mixture into the pan. Bake for 60-70 minutes, or until the meatloaf is fully cooked (an internal temperature of 160°F).

Homemade Meatloaf Seasoning

Now, onto the good stuff. This homemade meatloaf seasoning is what gives your meatloaf that extra oomph. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tbsp dried basil
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl until well combined.

Putting It All Together

So, how do you incorporate this homemade meatloaf seasoning into your meat mixture? Well, it’s simple:

  • Mix all the ingredients for the meatloaf together in a large bowl, except the breadcrumbs and milk.
  • Add 1 tbsp of the seasoning mixture to the meat mixture and combine.
  • Add the breadcrumbs and milk to the meat mixture and mix until well combined.

Now that you’ve got your perfectly seasoned meatloaf ready to go, let’s talk about how to take it to the next level. Here are a couple of ideas:

Adding Bacon

  • 6-8 slices of bacon

Place the bacon slices on top of the meatloaf mixture before placing it in the oven. The bacon will cook along with the meatloaf, adding a delicious smoky flavor.

Add Cheese

  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Sprinkle the cheese on top of the meatloaf about 10 minutes before it’s fully cooked. This will give the cheese enough time to melt and become gooey and delicious.


And there you have it! With this recipe for a classic meatloaf and homemade meatloaf seasoning, you’ll have a mouth-watering dinner that’ll feed the whole family. Whether you add bacon, cheese, or simply enjoy it as it comes, this dish is sure to be a hit. So go ahead, give it a try and let me know how it turned out!

Homemade Meatloaf Seasoning

Meatloaf Inspiration

If you’re looking for more meatloaf inspiration, here’s another recipe that caught my eye:

Meatloaf with Brown Gravy

This recipe comes from one of my favorite food blogs, and it’s definitely worth checking out. Not only is the meatloaf itself flavorful and tender, but the brown gravy is the icing on the cake. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Meatloaf with Brown Gravy

Thanks for stopping by, and happy cooking!

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