Reviews for Easy Meatloaf
This is the best meatloaf my husband and I have ever had! Neither one of us were big fans of meatloaf growing up, but this one blew them both out of the water! The only problem I had was it was really juicy? I used turkey meat so that might be why, next time I will keep it in a little longer. I used others advice and doubled the sauce, adding more or less of ingredients till I found the perfect taste. I also added Worcestershire sauce as someone suggested..wonderful! I do suggest also sauteing your onions and adding about 2 to 3 cloves of garlic..per taste, and oregano and basil to the meat as well.
Pretty good basic recipe for meatloaf, but it definitely needed a few more ingredients. I added some finely chopped bell pepper, a few shots of worcestershire, a heavy sprinkling of granulated garlic, Italian seasoning and a big dollop of the glaze mix. While mom and I enjoyed it, we did feel it was still rather bland. Texture was perfect, though! Hubby and kids were less impressed, so I don't think I'll be making it again. Thanks for letting us try!
I followed this recipe to a T....and it came out mushy and tasteless.
This was SO YUMMY!!! I wasnt sure how the mix would taste on top because I don't really care for mustard but this was awesome, it had a very slight bbq flavor I will definantly make this again and again and again :)
Simple and easy! Follow the advice of others. Perfect!
My Husband and I are both very picky and never liked our mothers meatloaves or anyone eles for that matter. I tried this & it was excellent!! I will definetly make it again!!!
Generally, I'm not crazy about meatloaf and I dislike ketchup, but I decided to make this recipe for my husband who really likes both. I couldn't believe how much I loved this meatloaf! The ketchup topping is what made it for me. Try this recipe, it's great! Thanks for sharing this recipe Janet!
I found the bread to meat ratio a little too high for our tastes, but overall one of my better meatloaf attempts. I also sauteed the onions with a half of a green pepper finely diced, for a little extra flavor.
When I told my family I made meatloaf for dinner they all snarled up the noses, but after tasting this recipe they ALL HAD SECONDS. I followed some reviewers recommendations. Sauteed onion and garlic in butter. Added more ketchup and reduced the mustard. Cooked longer than 1 hour. Very easy and tasty!
I wasn't sure if I would like this recipe with brown sugar on top but I did! It was a hit with my hubby too. I made a batch of 4 and froze. They only got better after freezing them.
This is the best meatloaf I have ever had hands down! I followed the other reviewers such as the worchestershire sauce and sauteing the onions beforehand. I might cook it for just a bit longer as I use a little more beef than it called for. Excellent!!
I've tried many meatloaf recipes but this one out-does them ALL!!!! (Everyone in my family loves this recipe). I double or triple the sauce, it really pulls everything together.
I accidentally put all ingredients together before I baked this, we thought it was great! Sweet is not overpowering. Went great with roasted potatoes.
Great. Very moist.
Awesome. I've made this twice now, and my boyfriend has gobbled it up both times! The second time I made it, I used 1 pound of ground beef and 1/2 pound ground pork and it was even better. Definitely make double the sauce.
There's not much to say about this meatloaf except that it is delicious. The sauce is pretty sweet, so if you don't like sweet and tangy meatloaf, you probably should leave out some of the brown sugar. I followed the recipe exactly as written and I loved it. I will definitely bookmark this one and make it again!
This is a lot like my meatloaf but I like mine better. I do not like meatloaf with a bunch of stuff in it or any sauce on top. I use 1 lb (no leaner than 80/20 or it's too dry), 2/3 c milk, 1/4c ketchup, 1 egg, 1/2 cup bread crumbs, 1 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper. A few tips: DO NOT overwork the meat or it will end up dry and tough--mix all the ingredients and then put meat in least and mix up by hand until combined. I never use a loaf pan.. always a 9x13. And like i said, don't use lean meat or it will be dry and tough. 80/20 is fine and should be fall apart moist.
I've made this meatloaf for 37 years!! I grew up on it! We put a 1/4 - 1/2 tsp of sage in it - an extra egg - and for the piquant sauce we put 1/4 - 1/2 tsp. nutmeg. ALWAYS make 2 - 3 times the sauce to serve with the loaf. Also we didn't put it on the meatloaf till it was about 15 minutes to being ready - that way when you pour the grease off during the cooking time (which gets rid of a lot of fat)the sauce won't get thrown away also. THERE IS NO OTHER MEATLOAF. P.S. it's great to make sandwiches with!!
This is my go to meatloaf! I just use onion powder, as it is better for the kids. This comes out perfect every time.
This was ok for meatloaf. I think it would have been better with Vegetable flavored Ritz crackers instead of the bread crumbs and I didn't care for the Brown sugar in the sauce. I did saute the onions and garlic in butter and that was great. I doubled the egg second time around also. It was good but not awesome...I will try one more time with a little more seasoning and see how I feel at that time.
Always a crowd pleaser!
I've made meatloaf many ways but this is my favorite. Simple and delicious!
I was nervous to make this for the first time but it turned out so delicious that I made it twice in one week and shared with others. Saute the onions with garlic, add some Worcestershire sauce, and double the sauce recipe and it will be awesome!
I can't name any redeeming qualities about this recipe. It's fast food meatloaf. I'm a sucker for a new recipe like the next person but this one has done me wrong. If you have a taste for a nice juicy meatloaf, skip this one, you'll thank me.
I made this twice and loved it each time. I need to remember to bake it in a loaf pan so it will look like a loaf. Very delicious!! I followed the comments to double the sauce since I like it with more sauce.
Been making this meatloaf for about 22 years now; got it from my former mother in law. The only difference is we use oats instead of bread crumbs. I have actually converted a handful of confirmed meat-loaf haters into lovers of it, with this recipe.
I followed it exactly and the bread crumbs make the meat loaf taste like mush .
I love this meatloaf took me just a few minutes to put together and it was fantastic. I grated a whole onion just because the kids complain when they find a onion in their food. I would also double the topping next time. Sometimes simple recipes are truly the best
This was REALLY moist!! The only reason I'm giving it 4 stars is because it was almost too moist! I baked it for an hour and 15 minutes and the meat was cooked through but it was so moist the pieces fell apart as I cut them! Don't know what to do different, maybe bake it another 15-30 min? Anyway, highly recommended anyway! I did as the others said and sauteed the onion with 1t of garlic and added 1T of worchestershire. yum!
This is my "Base" meatloaf recipe. I actually substitue 1lb Ground Chicken and then use 1/2lb beef or sausage..whatever I have on hand.. it looks really weird, but tastes great and is probably saving me from a clogged artery. I also add some crushed garlic and a good handful of celery..Okay okay I know I changed things..but like I said, this is a good base..
Very good. I did add green pepper. I diced it and sauteed it with onion and fresh minced garlic. Then added it to the meat.
Best meatloaf ever! I always had trouble baking in a loaf pan, then I tried using a 9x12 glass baking dish and formed the loaf in the middle of the dish. It cooked perfectly! Even my Mother-in-Law loves this recipe.. Thanks for sharing!
Sorry... this was not a hit in our house. While it was moist, the flavor was not that of meatloaf as we know it.
GREAT recipe! I left it in the over for 10 more minutes and it was perfect. This was my first time making meatloaf, and all I can say is YUM! I paired it with scalloped potatoes and it was awesome!
Easy to make, went over well. Coarsely chopped the onion so kids picked it out, adults had no problem with it! Held firm too. Used 80% lean ground beef.
I made this up for our family of 3. And everybody liked it! I thought it was real good. Easy and quick...I liked that the best.
we mae this for Halloween - family tradition. Shape it like a dead guy. We call it dead-guy meatloaf. eyes are x's made with olive slivers & the obligatory carrot stake in the heart. It's drop-dead good..
Just a little tweaking. About 2 1/2 lbs. ground beef, 1/2 onion shredded, 2 cloves garlic, 1 c. ritz crackers smashed with rolling pin, 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce, 1 egg, 1 c. milk, salt and pepper. Formed in 9X13. 3/4 c ketchup, 4 tbsp mustard, 6 tbsp bwn sugar. Baked for 1 hr 10 min. YUM!
Best Meatloaf I have ever tasted. Followed recipe exactly.
Made this last night and came out pretty tasty! The only thing I would change next time is to take out the brown sugar...I think it made the topping too sweet, I would just use ketchup with a dab of mustard! Overall, it was a good recipe for meatloaf though!
This was very good. It has a dense, even texture that slices easily, essential for sandwiches. I used about 1-1/2 lbs of ground beef, with about 1/2 lb ground pork, and it took a full 2 hours to cook, and that was even turning the oven up first to 420 and finally to 450°! So by the time we ate, we were all good and hungry! -:) I only had plain breadcrumbs, so I added generous amounts of oregano, basil, marjoram and garlic powder. I used a couple Tbl of dry minced onion instead of fresh, and just under 1 C of milk. I also added about 2 tsp Worstershire, and used bottled BBQ sauce for the top glaze. My husband said I should use this recipe for all future meatloafs, so thiat's high praise! UPDATE: Not long after I wrote this, I discovered that my oven has serious problems maintaining temperature! So you all should probably ignore that bit about taking so long to bake!
My first meatloaf - I don't think it stole the hearts of anyone in the fam, but it was really a decent change to the dinner line up that I'll probably cook again. Made similar changes other mentioned - lined pan with foil, added some W Sauce to the mix, sauteed onion in butter with some bell pepper before mixing, doubled the sauce mixture for the top, used turkey instead of beef.
We really loved this meatloaf, it was so moist and flavorful. Leftovers the next day warmed up very nicely in the microwave, still moist. It really is a no fail meatloaf!
Great recipe. I would pass this on to friends. Thank You, Carol
Absolutely fantastic! Our family (esp. the kids) seldom eat beef and this loaf has got everyone wanting a second serving, I ran out as I only made half the recipe. Like other reviewers, I sautee the onion with a bit of garlic first. I used red onion but don't think it would make a difference. I used double the amount of egg (simply because half a recipe is 1/2 egg, which would leave the other half useless). I also added a sprinkle of fresh chopped spring onion and 1 stick celery (chopped) in the loaf mixture. For breadcrumbs I just chopped up 2 slices of wholewheat toasted toast in a food processor. The sauce is the highlight. Like other reviewers, I doubled the amount of sauce, and it came out very juicy.
So yummy! My first time making meat loaf, but with this recipe it will not be my last! I didn't have brown sugar so I used a few pinches of white sugar. I also added the topping in the meat by mistake, so I just squirted some ketchup on top to make it look pretty. I liked this recipe because it didn't call for the onion dip/or soup like the other ones I saw... I didn't have it! Oh yeah we ate meatloaf sandwiches the next day but I didn't know how to make them. (special sauce or something?) I just buttered some wheat bread and sliced up the meat about 1/2 an inch. They were very delicious but I wasn't sure if something else usually goes on them... any suggestions?
This is a pretty good basic meatloaf recipe. I thought it called for too much bread crumbs. If you arent really a fan of sweet sauce skip the sugar. I made it twice. I did not use sugar the second time. The ketchup was still a little sweet for me.
never solidified - too much liquid
Very Good, very easy.
Very good and very easy. A bit sweeter than I like normally so will probaby cut back on the brown sugar a bit. Used 2 lbs of meat but doubled the sauce since I heard a lot of people saying it needed more but I ended up only using half of it so stick to the recipe; it doesn't need any additional sauce IMO.
Very good! I did some additions/alterations as others suggested and it was excellent. Sauted onions and add minced garlic in a pan with olive oil. Added 2-3 tsp of Worcestershire sauce. And added 2-3 tsp of Italian seasonings.
I find it difficult to believe how some find this an awful recipe then others (majority) find it delicious. Just wondering ...... I thought it was delicious!
Used a broiler pan and created a 2# meat log. Sauteed frozen diced onions until opaque in color. Added minced garlic. Added 1 TBSP of Worcestershire Sauce. The Sauce: Doubled the ketchup/brown sugar but not the mustard. Cooked for about 75 minutes for 175 degrees. Great results!
This was a hit. I've had a hard time finding a good meatloaf recipe - but this will be my go to for meatloaf. Family raved over it. I listened to the other reviews and added Worcestershire sauce, Italian bread crumbs (flavored) and extra ketchup. I also had chopped celery and carrots and onions left over so I sautéed them in butter and added those.
I thought I would like the sweet glaze on the top but I didn't. The meat part was OK, but i just did not like the taste of the brown sugar with it.
Very good and very moist meatloaf recipe. My husband loved the topping, but since we were out of ketshup and I didn't know, I had to use BBQ sauce instead and it was really good. Even my kids, who remain not big meatloaf lovers, ate half of the piece given to them...which is a half more than they've eaten with other recipes! LOL
This is one of the easiest meatloafs to make and it is a hit with everyone.
Very good meatloaf. My wife use this recipe a few times with a few of her own little tweaks. The results have always been very good.
It was easy but too bland for us.
Very easy and yummy. I used this recipe and added some changes. I used Saltines instead of breadcrumbs and sauteed the onions. I also added a little of A1, Worcestershire sauce, parsley. Very moist and the topping was tasty.
As an "easy meatloaf" this does deserve 5 stars. Everyone loved it. Be sure to check with a meat thermometer though. Mine was only at 140 degrees after an hour. Needs to be 160-170. I cooked it to 160 and it was totally moist. Thanks for posting it!
We really loved this meatloaf! From now on this will be the recipe I will use. Maybe it was just my oven, but I had to cook it an extra 10-15 minutes. Also, I did saute the onions in butter as others had suggested, and it worked perfectly. Finally, I used a glass 9x13 dish instead of a loaf pan, which made glazing the meatloaf, cutting it, and cleaning up easier, in my opinion. Thank you!
Fantastic recipe, very easy to make, very delicious to eat ;)
This was the best!!!! I think the milk was the secret to keeping it moist. The mustard was a great twist. I used dijon mustard. You must try it!
This makes a delicious moist meatloaf! I have tried a variety of recipes and haven't been thrilled. Pretty much had given up but my better half loves meatloaf so after conferring with him, tried this one and its a hit!
Delicious! I am fairly new to cooking so this was my first time making meatloaf for my husband, and it was amazing! I love recipes like this one that are simple, easy to follow, and turn out great. I also read the many reviews and suggestions and sautéed the onion with butter and minced garlic before adding it. I also used 1/2 tablespoon less brown sugar than the recipe called for in my glaze and it came out perfectly cooked in an hour and 10 mins. Thanks for another great recipe and to all those more qualified reviewers who gave such excellent suggestions on how to tweak it! Update: after making this recipe an additional few times I tried just making it as written (because I forgot to sauté the onions) and my husband I both liked it better with the raw onion mixed right in before cooking because the flavor and texture was better then when I precooked the onions with the garlic!
Made my first meatloaf with this recipe. Now it is the only one I use. The family loved it, Only thing I modified was the brown sugar and ketcup, I doubled both and came out great. Thank you for this easy recipe.
This was really good, my hubby liked it very well and so did I, I gave it 4 *'s cause I think the next time I make it I will double the brown sugar, mustard, and ketchup and put a little in the meat mix, and cut the mild down by half just to give the meat a little more zest. Bake time was right on, and it did taste very good. Thanks for sharing.
Very good. Hadn't had meatloaf in years, and truly enjoyed this one. I did add 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce to loaf and doubled glaze. Also per recommendations I sauteed the onion and some garlic slightly before adding. Will make again.
Was pretty tasty, but I made a couple of changes. Lacking a fresh onion, I used some dried, minced onion (around a teaspoon and a half), added some garlic (about a teaspoon), and we're not big ketchup fans in this house, so I used barbeque sauce. I also used plain sugar instead of brown, since I realized I didn't have any halfway through making this. The end result was good, the crust being the best part!
This recipe was really good on the meat side, but 2 TABLESPOONS of prepared mustard is WAY TOO MUCH! It cleared my sinuses right away. Whew! And I like spicy stuff!
I thought this meatloaf was delicious, but my husband didn't like the sweet sauce. Also the sauce was way too much, I would suggest trying half quantities.
I've been using similar recipe from Hunt's for many years. Original recipe called for 3/4 cup water and 1/2 cup tomato sauce. The sauce topping is what makes this recipe great: I use 2 tbsp brown sugar, 2 tbsp mustard, 1 tbsp red wine vinegar and 1 cup tomato sauce.
It was a pretty good meatloaf. I did exactly as recipe but added some gr. pork (probably not nessisary) and 2 tbsp of worcester. Didn't do onions because of kids but it would be better that way. Very good and everyone liked it. (reduced milk and crumbs a bit)
Love this recipe. Regularly cook it for my family. Like the other reviewers made a few changes and sauteed the onions and added worcestshire sauce. Extremely easy, quick and yummy.
This was soooo good! I did use over 2 lbs of hamburger. What I did is add about 1 1/4c. milk, 1 1/4 c. Italian bread crumbs, 1 T. worcestershire sauce, 2 cloves minced garlic and half of a green pepper with the onion and sauteed them in butter. Also doubled the sauce but used 2 T. spicy mustard and 2 T. yellow mustard and that took away some of the sweetness of the brown sugar. Made it in 2 small loaf pans which worked great and drained fat off occasionally. Meatloaf stayed together really well and it was very flavorful. It was delicious! Definately will make again and again. Thanks for the great recipe Janet!
This recipe was a hit with my husband. Made the recipe exactly as it was written, no changes. Will make it again.
Loved this recipe!!! I used seasoned breadcrumbs for extra flavor and cut the onion down to half for my two year old. It turned out very good. This is definitely a recipe to save so I can use it again.
Quick and easy!!! It was very moist and tasty. I didn't have any brown sugar so I used about 1/4 cup of pancake syrup. My daughter hates onions, so I used onion soup mix instead and I also added a few dashes of worcestershire sauce. Hubby and I both loved it. Daughter not too crazy over it(she hates meat loaf anyway!)
Great meatloaf. Done this recipe like 5 times it is a success every time. Thanks
Just tried this with the alterations recommended. A great version of meatloaf! Husband loved it!
This is the best meatloaf ever!!! I've made this several times and I've followed the advice of a couple of people. I double the sauce which is yummy and leave out the brown sugar. I also add a little worchestire to the meatloaf mix as well as to the sauce. I brown onion and garlic and add that to the mix as well. Will definitely make again!!! This is now a family staple!!
Perfect! It was requested that I make more next time by my kids. Very easy & good!
Good recipe. Used less onion and only 1/2 brown sugar topping but it was still very sweet. My husband thought it was great.
Excellent. My teenage kids raved about it. I shredded a carrot to mix in with the meat but otherwise followed recipe. Will keep this as my new meatloaf recipe. Edit: I have now made this meatloaf many times and it gets rave reviews each time. Thank you for such a great recipe. BTW I usually use flavored breadcrumbs in it. Sometimes I add shredded carrot, sometimes I don't. Sometimes I use fresh onion and sometimes dried, minced onion. It comes good every time.
MMMMMMMM!! really good recipe. i did add some meat rub and worcestershire to it. let it sit in fridge for an hour or so before cooking. recipe doesn't say to cover or not, i cover it with foil, then take off foil and bake for another 15 minutes. put a couple slices of bread at the bottom of the pan to soak up the grease. yummy!!
Wonderful! This meatloaf was very easy and my son and husband loved it. I used seasoned breadcrumbs and minced onion instead of a fresh chopped onion(time crunch). Next time I will probably make double the amount of the ketchup and brown sugar topping.
I used 2 lbs ground beef, 2 eggs, and a packet of Lipton Onion Soup mix (instead of the chopped onion). Also added 1/3 c ketchup into the meatloaf mix. Followed the recipe exactly otherwise and it was AWESOME! Super easy. Made great sandwiches with the leftovers.
If you are looking for a quick and easy meatloaf this is the one ! With mashed potatoes, side veggie and a biscuit ...you have a yummy comfort meal ! This recipe is a keeper in my box !
I did not care for this. If you are going to change the ingredients drastically as suggested in the comments, it's a completely different recipe.
This is the blandest meatloaf I ever had. My husband liked it but he had ketchup all over it. I guess I'll try it again w/ something the spice it up. I also broiled a few min at the end of cooking to get the glaze to not be so runny. It's hard to believe 733 review w/ 4 1/2 stars?
Pretty good, but I did add vegetables. Also, I prefer the zing of bbq sauce instead of ketchup.
Great. You can also use oats instead of breadcrumbs, no kidding.
This has been our family's favorite meatloaf recipe for over a year! We simply double the brown sugar, mustard and ketchup for more sauce on top.
This was awesome and easy, I only mix, some tomato paste not ketchup and was really juicy de meat, try it!!!
My husband really enjoyed this recipe. I did add just a few chopped, slices of jalapeños to the meatloaf since we usually eat spicy food in our home. I cooked the meatloaf for an hour on 350f. It was not fully cooked. I cooked it again for another half an hour and it was fully done. It was a little moist for my taste but overall, it was a good, easy recipe.
As the other reviewers have said, this meatloaf is VERY sweet. However, my husband was very excited about the leftovers, and that made it worth the effort! I will make this again sometime.
1st time trying meatloaf this recipe was great espically the topping.I just tweeked it a little.