This delicious frosted meatloaf recipe eliminates the need to scoop up mashed potatoes with each bite of meatloaf. Think hamburger loaf frosted with mashed potatoes. This meatloaf recipe is both fun to make and a hearty meal the whole family will love. This frosted meatloaf takes such a unique approach to the traditional meatloaf and it is jam-packed with flavor!
Frosted Meatloaf Recipe
This particular meatloaf recipe became popular in the 40’s and I want to bring it back! I mean, what is not to love? Seriously delicious ground beef covered in the perfect mashed potato and everything combined into one amazing bite. It’s win-win! I am not sure why this frosted meatloaf recipe ever took a back seat. It is simply amazing!
Frosted Meatloaf is easy to prepare and fun to eat. Get your little ones involved with this one! One tip to save time is to prepare the Country Mashed Potatoes ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to assemble the meatloaf recipe.
Tips Tricks and Variations
Try adding a full tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce for more depth of flavor.
Add in Italian bread crumbs for a more classic meatloaf consistency.
Can I make Frosted Meatloaf with ground turkey?
Yes, just swap out the ground beef for ground turkey for a lighter meal. That’s all there is to it. I have tried it both ways and it is just as delicious. Your family won’t even know you made the swap!
Is Frosted Meatloaf good the next day?
If you have leftovers, make a meatloaf sandwich the next day! (My hubby even likes these served cold!) This is one meal that you can stretch out a few days!
his delicious frosted meatloaf recipe eliminates the need to scoop up mashed potatoes with each bite of meatloaf. Think hamburger loaf frosted with mashed potatoes.
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 onion diced
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 pound ground pork
- 1 pound 70% lean ground beef
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup fresh chopped parsley leaves plus 2 tablespoons for garnishing
- 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 4 cups prepared mashed potatoes link to our favorite below
Turn oven on to the broil setting and line a baking sheet with foil. Cover a rack with foil and place on the baking sheet.
In a small bowl, mix together the ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, and hot sauce. Set aside.
In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat and cook the onions until lightly golden and soft. Add the garlic and continue cooking until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Off the heat and set aside.
In a large bowl, stir together the pork, beef, eggs, 1/3 cup parsley, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and thyme.
Add the onion mixture and stir until combined.
Transfer the meat mixture to the prepared rack and shape into a 9x6 loaf. Place under the broiler until browned, about 5 minutes.
Brush the top of the loaf with the ketchup mixture and return to under the broiler until bubbly, about 5 minutes.
Change the oven to the bake setting and heat to 350°F. Cook the loaf on the middle rack until the internal temperature reaches 160°F, about 1 hour
Remove the loaf and switch the oven back to the broil setting. Frost on the mashed potatoes with an offset spatula. Broil until golden. Garnish with the remaining parsley