Meatloaf Revisited: Balsamic Glazed Meatloaf

Balsamic Glazed Meatloaf, delicious pork or turkey meatloaf, flavored with parsley, cumin and balsamic glaze,  just may change your mind about meatloaf!  

Balsamic Glazed Meatloaf, delicious pork or turkey meatloaf, flavored with parsley and cumin and a balsamic glaze,  just may change your mind about meatloaf!

Balsamic Glazed Meatloaf, served

I was never a meatloaf fan. A slab of ground beef, bathed in fat and topped with catsup.  What’s to love?  I think it came from a childhood where my mother couldn’t do a thing with ground beef.  Hockey puck burgers and leather meatloaf.  Nope…  

So when a friend suggested I try her favorite meatloaf… this was met with some skepticism.  How good could meatloaf really be?  

Balsamic Glazed Meatloaf, delicious pork or turkey meatloaf, flavored with parsley and cumin and a balsamic glaze,  just may change your mind about meatloaf!

Pull from oven

But she had never steered me wrong — and I was desperate for some new recipes, so in the end, I broke down.  As soon as I pulled it from the oven and dove in, I was ecstatic.  Yes, meatloaf, flavored with parsley & cumin, topped with balsamic glaze is … a winner!

Her recipe was made with ground turkey.  But I wanted to do it local so I drove out to a nearby farm and came back with pork.  The other white meat.  And makes a darn good meatloaf. 

Balsamic Glazed Meatloaf, delicious pork or turkey meatloaf, flavored with parsley and cumin and a balsamic glaze,  just may change your mind about meatloaf!

Roast potatoes vegetables at the same time for an easy meal

I roasted potatoes and vegetables at the same time making it a super easy dinner.  And my husband is enjoying the leftovers now that he is brown-bagging it to work. 

Here’s to getting rid of old prejudices!  

Balsamic Glazed Meatloaf
Yields 10
Balsamic Glazed Meatloaf, delicious pork or turkey meatloaf, flavored with parsley, cumin and balsamic glaze,  just may change your mind about meatloaf!  
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Total Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr
248 calories
6 g
101 g
15 g
20 g
6 g
95 g
418 g
2 g
0 g
9 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
95g
Yields
10
Amount Per Serving
Calories 248
Calories from Fat 139
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g
24%
Saturated Fat 6g
28%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 101mg
34%
Sodium 418mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates 6g
2%
Dietary Fiber 0g
1%
Sugars 2g
Protein 20g
Vitamin A
3%
Vitamin C
3%
Calcium
3%
Iron
8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Meatloaf
  1. 2 eggs
  2. 2 T ketchup
  3. 2 T balsamic vinegar
  4. 4 cloves garlic, minced
  5. 1 t salt
  6. ½ cup dried bread crumbs
  7. 1 bunch flat leaf parsley, chopped
  8. 1 t cumin
  9. 1 ½ lb ground pork (or turkey)
Glaze
  1. ¼ cup ketchup
  2. 2 T balsamic vinegar
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, 2 T ketchup and 2 T balsamic vinegar. Mix in remaining meatloaf ingredients except meat.
  2. Add meat, mix well, then pour into loaf pan. Level top with a small offset spatula
  3. Bake 30-40 minutes until meatloaf registers at least 155F with an instant read thermometer.
  4. Mix glaze ingredients and top the meatloaf with the glaze. Bake for another 10-15 minutes until temperature reaches 165F.
  5. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing
Notes
  1. Pictures show a "freeform" meatloaf, baked on parchment on a rimmed baking sheet. After trying it this way and in a loaf pan, I preferred the loaf pan. I was able to pull it from the pan and serve the same way. But give freeform a try if you are up for an experiment...
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calories
248
fat
15g
protein
20g
carbs
6g
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5 thoughts on “Meatloaf Revisited: Balsamic Glazed Meatloaf

  1. David

    Unlike you, I grew up loving meatloaf because my mother made several varieties. I think she would have loved this one, too, especially made with pork! Definitely will be trying this in the winter. (Still getting to 100° here every day!)

  2. cheri

    Hi Inger, oh this definitely looks like a winner, my husband loves meatloaf and I always make Ina’s turkey one which he loves, I will make this for him next time with all of these amazing flavors. Great friend you have!

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