Mom's Meat Loaf


If you're looking for a hearty meal, just follow Michelle Beran's lead. The Claflin, Kansas cook whips up this delicious loaf when she's looking for a downsized main course. You'll love the pleasant sage flavor and scrumptious sauce. Plus, it's easy to double for sandwiches the next day.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
2 servings


  • 1 egg

  • ¼ cup 2% milk

  • cup crushed saltine crackers

  • 3 tablespoons chopped onion

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon rubbed sage

  • 1 dash Dash pepper

  • ½ pound lean ground beef

  • ¼ cup ketchup

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


  1. In a bowl, beat the egg. Add milk, cracker crumbs, onion, salt, sage and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into two loaves; place in a shallow baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Combine the ketchup, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce; spoon over meat loaves. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40-45 minutes or until meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees F; drain.


Nutritional Analysis: 1 meat loaf equals 337 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 162 mg cholesterol, 898 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch.