German Meatloaf

What’s comfort food for you? For me Meatloaf is definitely one of the best comfort foods ever. It’s easy, it’s fast and it satisfies the whole family. You can eat it with any side or cold the next day on a slice of toast.

I’ve got my Meatloaf recipe from my grandpa (like probably many of you use a family recipe). He just made the best Meatloaf of all time. I’ve never had one that juicy and full of flavors anywhere else.

Like I said, it can be served with anything. I usually do it the original Bavarian way tho, with some pan baked potatoes and brown gravy. Mmmh yummy, just writing about it, makes me wanna have it again right now!

German Meatloaf


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • 1 tbsp basil
  • 1 tbsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tbsp mustard


  • Cut your onion very small
  • In a large bowl combine ALL ingredients
  • Knead for about 5 minutes (the more you knead the better the flavor will be later
  • Form the meat to a meatloaf shape
  • Place in the fridge for 30 minutes
  • Preheat your oven to 395°F
  • Take meat out of the fridge and transfer to the baking dish of your choice (brownie pan, meatloaf pan)
  • Bake for 40 minutes
  • Let rest 5 minutes before cutting it
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