Honey Garlic Meatloaf
Honey Garlic seasoning, plenty of aromatics, and a mix of meats (beef and pork) create an incredible flavorful meatloaf that calls for mashed potatoes and your favorite vegetable. Adding a ketchup glaze towards the end of cooking adds tomatoey sweetness–and eye appeal. Sure, this All-American meal makes the perfect family dinner, but we make this recipe just for sandwiches the following day (enter white bread, ketchup).
Honey Garlic Meatloaf
Sauteeing the aromatics before adding them to the meat mixture brings out the flavor of the vegetables and results in a nicer texture. This recipe calls for ground pork and beef, but feel free to swap in ground turkey thighs (pork + turkey = another great loaf). If you like things on the spicy side, add a dash of your favorite hot sauce or a pinch of red chile flakes.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 carrots, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 loaf of soft white bread
½ cup whole milk
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons Honey Garlic seasoning
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
½ chop chopped parsley
1 pound ground beef chuck
1 pound ground pork
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions, carrots, and garlic and a pinch of salt and cook, stirring, until the vegetables have softened. Transfer the veggies to a bowl to cool (put them in the fridge to speed this process).
Tear the slice of bread into pieces and place it in a bowl with the milk, using your fingers to combine and soak all of the bread.
Transfer the cooled onion mixture to a large mixing bowl. Add the bread mixture, eggs, Honey Garlic seasoning, Dijon, and parsley and stir the ingredients together until combined. Use your hands to work in the ground beef and pork.
Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Pat the meat mixture in a loaf that’s about 10- x 4-inches long. Roast in the oven for about 1 hour, until the center of the loaf registers 150 F. During the last 10 minutes of cooking, whisk together the ketchup and Worcestershire sauce, and brush the mixture over the top of the loaf. Serve warm, wish mashed potatoes and your favorite vegetable, or refrigerate the meatloaf for up to 4 days for sandwiches.