Making air fryer meatloaf is an easy way to make your favorite comfort food, cooked to perfection. This meatloaf is full of flavor, done in less than thirty minutes!
I love making different meatloaf recipes, like Copycat Cracker Barrel Meatloaf. I've also used ground turkey and ground pork to make meatloaf. But this delicious classic meatloaf recipe is made with lean ground beef, and is the perfect weeknight dinner, that will be a family favorite.
Air Fryer Meatloaf Ingredients
I make this air fryer meatloaf recipe in a Cosori Air Fryer. Besides an air fryer, to make this air fryer meatloaf recipe you need just a few ingredients.
- ground beef- for less grease, use leaner ground beef
- bread crumbs
- onion-chopped, I use yellow onion
- garlic clove-minced, or garlic powder
- black pepper
- brown sugar
- Worcestershire sauce
In a large bowl, combine the lean ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, milk, onion, and seasonings. Stir together until the ingredients are well mixed and onion and seasonings are evenly distributed throughout the ground beef.
Shape the meatloaf mixture into a loaf shape and place on top of a piece of air fryer parchment paper or small pan or tray in the air fryer basket. Air fry at 380 degrees F for 16-18 minutes cook time, until internal temperature of meatloaf is 160 degrees F.
While the meatloaf is cooking, in a small bowl, combine the glaze ingredients of ketchup, brown sugar, mustard and Worcestershire Sauce. Stir together until well combined.
Once the meatloaf is done cooking, remove basket from air fryer and brush sauce on top of the entire loaf. Return meatloaf to air fryer oven and cook again at 380 degrees F for an additional 2-3 minutes cooking time.
Use a digital meat thermometer to check it's internal temperature. It should reach 160 degrees F when done. If using less than a pound of ground beef or more than 2 pounds of ground beef, cooking times may need to be adjusted, so using a thermometer helps ensure doneness.
Yes. You can put aluminum foil in the air fryer. Just be sure to fold the sides of the piece of foil up while air frying so the air can flow. If using a piece of parchment paper, poke holes in the bottom for air flow.
Wrap leftovers and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 3-5 days. A slice of leftover meatloaf in between bread makes a delicious sandwich!
Place slices of meatloaf in the air fryer basket, lined with parchment paper. Air fry at 350 degrees F for 3-5 minutes until the meat is heated.
For easy side dishes, make air fryer veggies like green beans, asparagus, carrots, or potatoes.
If top of meatloaf is darkening before it is done cooking, place a sheet of foil over meatloaf to prevent the top burning.
Add additional ¼ cup ketchup to the glaze for extra sauce.
For an extra burst of flavor, add ½ teaspoon of garlic powder to the meat mixture, or substitute breadcrumbs with Progresso Italian seasoning breadcrumbs. Add more or less salt and pepper to your taste.
You can top meatloaf with shredded cheddar or parmesan cheese for a different taste.
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Air Fryer Meatloaf
- Air Fryer
- 1 ½ pounds ground beef
- 1 cup bread crumbs
- 1 large egg
- ⅔ cup milk
- ½ medium onion chopped
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ½ cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon mustard
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, milk, onion, and seasonings. Stir together until the ingredients are well mixed and onion and seasonings are evenly distributed throughout the ground beef.
- Shape the meatloaf into a loaf and place on top of a piece of air fryer parchment paper or small pan or tray. Air fry at 380 degrees F for 16-18 minutes.
- While the meatloaf is cooking, in a small bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar, mustard and Worcestershire Sauce. Stir together until well combined.
- Once the meatloaf is done cooking, open basket, and brush sauce on top. Return basket to air fryer and air fry at 380 degrees F for an additional 2-3 minutes.
*Nutritional information is a calculated guesstimate. Please note that this can change with different brands and modifications you may make to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements you're using with each recipe.