Sunday Dinner Meatloaf


It’s a rainy Sunday and I decided to want to stay home with my younger daughter and watch TV.

For dinner, I am making meatloaf, rice and beans, and broiled asparagus.  I have found a simple meatloaf recipe online and it’s really moist and delicious.

For dessert, I will make a gingered fruit crisp.  I will share the recipe this week.

Homemade Meatloaf


2 lb ground beef

4 slices of bread

½ cup of milk

1 tbs olive oil

1 onion finely diced

3 cloves of garlic

¼ cup of finely chopped parsley

1 cup of parmesan cheese

2 eggs

1tbs of Worcestershire sauce

Pepper flakes (optional)

Salt, pepper


For the glaze:

¼ cup of brown sugar

¾ cup of ketchup

2 tbs tomato paste

1 tsp dried mustard

1 tsp paprika

1tsp granulated garlic

1 tsp granulated onion


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Put a small pan over medium heat, cook the onion and garlic in the olive oil for about 5 to 7 minutes.  Allow cooling completely.

Put the slices of bread in a bowl and pour the milk over them, let them sit for a few minutes or until the bread soaks up all the milk.

Milk-Soaked Bread

In a large bowl, combine the milk-soaked bread, cooked onion and garlic, parsley, parmesan cheese, Worcestershire sauce, eggs, pepper flakes, salt, pepper, and the beef. Mix until everything is well combined but don’t over mix to avoid that the meatloaf to be tough.

Place a cooling rack over a baking sheet or a broiler pan and place the meat mixture onto it and form it into a loaf, set aside.

Mix together all the ingredients for the glaze in a bowl. Smear evenly over the top of the meatloaf.  Bake the meatloaf for one hour.

Meatloaf, rice, and beans, broiled asparagus, Mango Bellini

Mango Bellini

750ml Prosecco, chilled   –  12ounces mango nectar   –  Lime Wedges

Pour 2 oz of mango nectar into the bottom of each flute.  Squeeze a lime wedge into each flute.  Top off with the chilled prosecco, to within 1/2 inch of the top of the flutes.



  1. Oh I love meat loaf and it’s always fun to try a new recipe! I never thought to put Worcester sauce in it! Will have to give that a try.

  2. Your take on meatloaf sounds delicious. I think I have the makings of a new comfort food right here. I especially like the mango nectar, Prosecco idea. I need a nap just thinking about the yummy dinner (I’m going to start making my shopping list now).

  3. Such a great recipe, and I loved your plating and presentation with the cute rice! Also, asparagus is very healthy to add to each meal!
    Thank you for the recipe 🙂

  4. My husband and I were just talking about meatloaf last week. We were exchanging stories about all the times our Moms made it.

  5. I was looking for inspiration on what to have for dinner tomorrow. You solved my problem! I love meatloaf and your recipe sounds great and easy to follow. Thank you!

  6. Looks so yumm.. I should try this. Adding spinach seems to be a good option. Since we do not consume much beef in India I shall try this recipe with mutton. Hope it would turn out as good as yours

  7. A home made dinner is always the best. But I need to say, when I was reading the title, I thought it said a Sunday roast. When i started to read the article, I was sure that there was a mistake somewhere, because it was a meatlove, not a roast. And than it downed on me that I misread the title

  8. I have never made meatloaf in my life! But your recipe is so good that it looks like I won’t have to spend the entire day in the kitchen in order to prepare a great meal!

    • I tried to be vegetarian but it did not last. Although now one of my vegetarian friends is sharing her recipes with me and they are truly delicious.


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