This is my all time favorite recipe for meatloaf. You can substitute the ketchup for barbecue sauce.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl, combine the beef, rice, brown sugar, onion and 1 tablespoon ketchup. Mix well and place in a 5x9 inch loaf pan.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Spread remaining 1/2 cup ketchup over the top of the loaf. Bake for 15 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts

441 calories; protein 20.4g 41% DV; carbohydrates 21.5g 7% DV; fat 30.3g 47% DV; cholesterol 96.5mg 32% DV; sodium 456.9mg 18% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/29/2006
Good tasting meatloaf. TO SOLVE THE "FALLING APART" PROBLEM YOU CAN: 1. DECREASE THE RICE BY 1/4 CUP 2. ADD EITHER 1/4 CUP OF BREAD CRUMBS OR TOASTED WHEAT GERM. 3. ADD ONE LARGE BEATEN EGG. This should give you a firmer loaf suitable for slicing. I always double the recipe and have sliced and lightly fried (in olive oil) meatloaf the third day. My family actually prefers it this way and it is a great time-saving suggestion. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/27/2003
way too sweet....it was like eating candied beef. Read More
(30)
211 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 85
  • 4 star values: 75
  • 3 star values: 24
  • 2 star values: 17
  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: 4 stars
04/29/2006
Good tasting meatloaf. TO SOLVE THE "FALLING APART" PROBLEM YOU CAN: 1. DECREASE THE RICE BY 1/4 CUP 2. ADD EITHER 1/4 CUP OF BREAD CRUMBS OR TOASTED WHEAT GERM. 3. ADD ONE LARGE BEATEN EGG. This should give you a firmer loaf suitable for slicing. I always double the recipe and have sliced and lightly fried (in olive oil) meatloaf the third day. My family actually prefers it this way and it is a great time-saving suggestion. Read More
(305)
Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2006
This recipe was so delicious! I made it for dinner tonight and everyone loved it. I used a cup of uncooked Minute Rice instead of cooked rice and it held together perfectly. I'll probably use this recipe more than I use my other meat loaf recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2006
This was very good. I didn't have a loaf pan so I combined the ingredients and shaped this into a loaf and baked it in a pyrex dish. I don't recommend doing this because the loaf spreads and doesn't retain the loaf form very well. I will use the loaf pan (as recommended) the next time I make this. It will be the first dish I think of when I have left over white rice on hand as it is perfect for using leftover rice with. Also this would be a good recipe for people who like to stuff green peppers. We enjoyed the sweet taste this meatloaf offered it was not overwhelming. But like other reviewers have noted it needs salt and pepper for sure! Very easy to prepare especially if rice is already made. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/18/2006
This was great. I added an egg and put it in the crock-pot all day!! My husband and 1 1/2yr old LOVED it!!! Will make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2007
This was a very easy and tasty meatloaf! My son and husband who are both pretty picky liked it a lot and said I can make it again!! I did change it up a bit though after reading through everyone elses reviews...first off I changed the servings to 6. I used almost 2lbs of ground chuck. I added one egg and 1/4 cup bread crumbs to help it stay formed. I used about 2 Tblsp Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce for mixing and only used ketchup to top the loaf with at the end. I only used 2 tsps of brown sugar and I added garlic salt and regular salt as well as coarse ground pepper and minced garlic. I used about one cup of cooked rice instead of a little more like it called for. I definately reccomend this recipe it is very easy and quite tasty!! We really liked it and will be making it again sometime soon I'm sure! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/21/2006
The meatloaf was very tasty but I did add salt and pepper. When I took the meatloaf out of the form it began to fall apart so next time I will use an egg to hold it together. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/26/2005
This was a great tasting recipe. I added 3 tbsp of ketchup to the hamburger instead of the 1. I also added some salt and pepper. Next time I will use an egg as well to help hold it together a bit more. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2006
I went with a full cup or rice and added sale and pepper. The rice adds a wonderful texture and taste first meatloaf I've made that doesn't use an egg. Very tasty. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/27/2003
way too sweet....it was like eating candied beef. Read More
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