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Down-Home Meat Loaf

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"Many people cringe when they hear the term 'meat loaf', but it's one of my favorite foods that Mom made while I was growing up. I love the ketchup topping, and the loaf freezes well. -Daria Burcar Rochester, Michigan"
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1 h 30 m servings
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. In a bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Press into a greased 9-in. x 5-in. x 3-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour. Spread with ketchup; bake 15-20 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees F and meat is no longer pink. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Meat loaf may be frozen for up to 3 months.


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This is THE meatloaf recipe that I always use. I love it. Simple and delicious!

I used egg whites instead of whole eggs, sour cream instead of milk, and hot sauce instead of horseradish. I also halved the bread crumbs and replaced them with extra onion (I don't like too ma...

Pretty good meatloaf. Everyone liked it but I found it a little runny. Next time, I'll up the bread crumbs a little and let them dry out a bit before using. I used BBQ sauce instead of Ketchup a...

I was pleasantly surprised by this one! Used half beef and half ground pork. Added a little more onion, some chopped red pepper, and omitted the salt while substituting spicy mustard for powdere...