Weeknight Meatloaf

Meatloaf was a dish I didn’t enjoy very much growing up. On a whim, I decided to try it my own way one night. Turns out, it’s delicious! Especially when served with a side of fluffy mashed potatoes and some crispy sautéed green beans. Weeknight meatloaf has now been added to the Goldstein dinner rotation. I hope you enjoy this easy meal, as much as we do!

Ingredients for weeknight meatloaf

What you need for the meatloaf:

  • Ground beef
  • Eggs
  • Plain bread crumbs
  • Salt and pepper
  • Parsley flakes
  • Garlic powder
  • Ketchup
  • Non-dairy milk- I like to use unsweetened almond milk


a good meatloaf has a sweet and tangy ketchup based topping that helps retain all the moisture.

  • Ketchup
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Brown sugar
Brushing meatloaf with a ketchup mixture

How to make the meatloaf:

Gather all the ingredients for the meatloaf and combine them in a bowl. Shape the meat into a freestyle loaf and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Alternatively, you can place the meat mixture into a loaf pan. Combine the topping ingredients and brush over the meatloaf. Bake and enjoy!


Refrigerate leftover cooked meatloaf in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Plate of meatloaf with green beans and mashed potatoes

What to serve with weeknight meatloaf?

The classic sides are mashed potatoes and green beans. Other great ideas include roasted sweet potatoes, roasted brussel sprouts, grilled corn, or roasted cauliflower to name a few. It’s pretty versatile!


Weeknight Meatloaf

The perfect delicious weeknight meatloaf to add to the dinner rotation.
Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 4 servings



  • 1- 1.3 lbs ground beef
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp parsley flakes
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp ketchup
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk or another non-dairy milk


  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1-2 Tbsp brown sugar (depending on how sweet you like it)


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside,
  • Combine the meatloaf ingredients together in a large bowl.
  • Shape the mixture into a loaf on the baking sheet.
  • Combine the topping ingredients in a bowl and spread over the meatloaf
  • Bake for 45 minutes. Raise the oven temperature to 375F and bake for an additional 15 minutes.

Looking for more weeknight recipes?

Weeknight Sausage Frittata

Thin Crust Margherita Pesto Pizza

One Pot Penne alla Vodka

I love when you let me know that you’ve made a recipe of mine! Feel free to comment below or message me over on Instagram!

Until next time,


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