I call this meatloaf man-pleasing meatloaf because my hubby and son love it. I have several meatloaf recipes that I keep in rotation ( like this easy turkey meatloaf) but this one definitely gets made the most when we’re in the mood for beef.

This easy meatloaf recipe is so juicy, yet firm and full of flavor. Even folks who aren’t meatloaf fans tend to devour this one. It can even be garnished up to serve to company if you’re needing something easy and delicious to whip up.

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The BBQ sauce glaze really adds a nice lil tang to the top. I usually serve this meatloaf with roasted veggies, cheesy scalloped potatoes, and yeast rolls. It’s one of those hearty, filling meals that makes you just wanna sit back and stare at your plate when you’re done. Completely satisfied with what just happened.

Watch me make this man-pleasing easy meatloaf recipe from start to finish!

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Get the Recipe: Easy Man-Pleasing Meatloaf

4.77 from 60 ratings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 7 -10


  • 2 Tablespoon butter
  • 3/4 cups onions, diced
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1-2 teaspoons seasoning salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon marjoram or oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon of thyme
  • 3-4 tablespoons fresh parsley, I used dried, but fresh tastes better in this
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce, I used Sweet Baby Rays
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce
  • 1-2 Tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 3 slices wheat bread, toasted, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce
  • 1 cup Chargrill BBQ Sauce


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add onions and cook until almost tender.
  • Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  • Pour onions, garlic, and butter into a large bowl.
  • Let cool.
  • Add remaining ingredients to the bowl, (except for the glaze ingredients)
  • Use your hands to mix together.
  • Fry up a small portion of the meat as a "test patty" to make sure the seasonings are good.
  • Place the meat mixture into a loaf pan.
  • Mix together glaze ingredients.
  • Spread half of the glaze mixture on the meatloaf.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and spread on the rest of the glaze.
  • Bake for another 30 minutes or until the meatloaf is ready.
  • Let cool for 10 minutes before slicing.
  • Enjoy!


Feel free to add in bell peppers, celery, herbs and even cheese (Isaac loves when I make cheeseburger meatloaf)
Be careful not to overcook. Check it after 45 minutes just to be on the safe side.
Use a good quality lean ground beef.
Author: divas can cook
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