Dill Pickle Meatloaf


I'm not sure where this dill pickle meatloaf recipe came from, but it's one that my mom made all the time when I was growing up. It's now a regular at my house, and it gets excellent reviews from everyone I serve it to. The best part is that the kids love it too!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
1 8x8-inch meatloaf


  • cooking spray

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • ½ cup dill pickle juice

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 slice bread, torn into small pieces

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • ¼ cup chopped dill pickles

  • ¼ cup ketchup

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8x8-inch baking dish.

  2. Beat egg in a mixing bowl. Whisk in onion, pickle juice, salt, and pepper. Stir in bread until soggy, then mix in ground beef until evenly combined. Form into a loaf and place into the prepared pan.

  3. Stir together chopped pickles, ketchup, water, sugar, and Worcestershire sauce; pour over the meatloaf.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 1 hour. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

300 Calories
16g Fat
13g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 300
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 124mg 41%
Sodium 842mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 352mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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