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Mom's Meatloaf

Rated as 4.42 out of 5 Stars

"This is the only meatloaf I ever liked! Seasoned with fresh onion,a touch of bell pepper, and glazed with a sweet ketchup sauce. For our small family, we cook one loaf and freeze the other to cook at a later time."
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Ingredients

1 h 35 m servings 395 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings (2 loaves)

Directions

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  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Combine ground beef, cracker crumbs, tomato sauce, eggs, onion, bell pepper, salt, thyme, and marjoram in a large bowl and mix well. Shape beef mixture into two equally sized loaves. Place both loaves in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Cover with foil and bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour. Meanwhile, mix ketchup and corn syrup in a small bowl to make a glaze.
  3. Remove baking dish from the oven and remove foil. Brush glaze onto the loaves. Return baking dish to the oven uncovered, and continue baking until loaves are no longer pink in the center, 15 to 20 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 395 calories; 21.6 g fat; 14.9 g carbohydrates; 34.3 g protein; 165 mg cholesterol; 859 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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For a meatloaf, this was great - possibly the best I've had. My hubby proclaimed it was "a hit" after our kids consumed most of it (my 14 yr old had triple helpings). I didn't really make any ...

Most helpful critical review

This wasn't a bad meatloaf recipe in and of itself, but the glaze just was not my cup of tea. The corn syrup gave the glaze an almost gummy texture, and the sweetness just overpowered the savory...

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For a meatloaf, this was great - possibly the best I've had. My hubby proclaimed it was "a hit" after our kids consumed most of it (my 14 yr old had triple helpings). I didn't really make any ...

I made this for my husband and in-laws. They loved it! I didnt have any of the corn syrup, so I used 2 table spoons of honey in place of it. Also I double the amount of sauce to 1/2 ketchup and ...

This wasn't a bad meatloaf recipe in and of itself, but the glaze just was not my cup of tea. The corn syrup gave the glaze an almost gummy texture, and the sweetness just overpowered the savory...

After battling cancer this year, I have had to change the way I eat. Instead of 2 pounds of ground beef, I used 1 pound of ground chuck and 1 pound of ground turkey. Great meatloaf! I made a few...

This recipe is very good and easy to make with a few changes: used 1/2 tsp of garlic salt; omitted marjoram; used 1/2 cup of oatmeal in lieu of bread crumps and for glaze use 1/2 cup of chili s...

Great recipe. It tastes just like the meatloaf our parents made. My Husband wouldn't have it any other way.

This is similar to how I make it, but I use a can of tomato soup instead of tomato sauce. It is the best I've ever had!

this meat loaf is very easy and the best I have ever made! love it

Too much Thyme. Just need a pinch of it. Otherwise it was alright