Stuffing Meat Loaf with Marmalade Glaze

Stuffing Meat Loaf with Marmalade Glaze Recipe
Photo: Miha Matei

Recipe from

Real Simple

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Other: 50 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 409
Caloriesfromfat 49 %
Protein 25 g
Carbohydrate 27 g
Sugars 12 g
Fiber 3 g
Fat 23 g
Satfat 6 g
Sodium 816 mg
Cholesterol 105 mg


1 1/2 pounds ground beef (preferably chuck)
2 cups cooked stuffing, roughly chopped
1 large egg, beaten
Kosher salt and black pepper
1/4 cup orange marmalade
1/4 cup whole-grain mustard
10 ounces baby arugula (about 6 cups)
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar


Heat oven to 400° F. In a large bowl, combine the beef, stuffing, egg, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Transfer the mixture to a rimmed baking sheet and form it into a 9-inch loaf (about 2 1/2 inches thick). Bake for 30 minutes.

In a small bowl, combine the marmalade and mustard. Spread on the meat loaf and continue to bake until cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

Divide the arugula among plates. Drizzle with the oil and vinegar. Serve with the meat loaf.

Tip: For a tender, juicy meat loaf, choose ground chuck (20 percent fat is ideal; it’s often labeled "80/20"). Ground sirloin and other lean cuts of beef tend to dry out.