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Easy Air Fryer Meatloaf

Easy Air Fryer Meatloaf

One of my favorite dinners has always been meatloaf - I couldn't have it for years because my ex was allergic to eggs. But now - meatloaf and I are friends again and this air fryer meatloaf will be on your menu too!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Servings 8 slices
Calories 221 kcal


  • 1/4 yellow onion finely chopped (1/3 cup)
  • 1/2 medium carrot finely chopped (1/3 cup)
  • 1/2 rib celery finely chopped (1/4 cup)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh thyme (or 1 tbsp dry)
  • 1/2 tsp coarse sea salt
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 pound 85% lean ground chuck
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp light brown sugar


  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add onion, carrot, celery, thyme and salt to skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally until vegetables are softened, about 8 minutes.
  • Stir in Worcestshire sauce, water and 1/4 cup ketchup. Remove from heat, let cool.
  • In a small bowl, stir together 1/4 cup ketchup and brown sugar for glaze and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine vegetable mixture with ground chuck, egg, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper. Mix with your hands until it's well-combined.
  • Line air fryer with foil and spray with nonstick spray
  • Place ground beef mixture onto foil and form into a loaf that's approx 8x4x2, packing firmly.
  • Curl up sides of foil to form a "pan" around the meatloaf.
  • ** If you're adding potatoes - toss baby red potatoes in olive oil and salt and place around the meatloaf
  • Coat top and sides of meatloaf with ketchup/brown sugar glaze
  • Air fry for 30 min at 375 degrees. Test with a meat thermometer in the center and temp to 165.


Serving: 1sliceeCalories: 221kcalCarbohydrates: 9.4gProtein: 16.2gFat: 12.9gSaturated Fat: 4.3gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 698mgPotassium: 105mgFiber: 0.7gSugar: 5.9gCalcium: 40mgIron: 3mg
Keyword air fryer, meatloaf
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