Rating: 4.62 stars
235 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 166
  • 4 star values: 58
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 4

This is my, my husband's, and our two teens' favorite meat loaf recipe. Been making this for the last 19 years. Have tried other meat loaf recipes, but keep coming back to this one.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 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). Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.

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  • In a bowl, lightly mix the beaten eggs, milk, bread crumbs, onion, salt, black pepper, and sage together until thoroughly combined. Gently work in the ground beef until mixed; press the meat mixture into the prepared loaf pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the loaf is no longer pink inside and the juices run clear, about 50 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the loaf should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

  • While the meat loaf is baking, mix together the ketchup, brown sugar, and dry mustard powder in a bowl until the sugar has dissolved. When loaf is done, pull from the oven, and spread topping over the loaf. Return to oven, and bake until the topping is set, about 10 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts

388 calories; protein 28.9g; carbohydrates 22.2g; fat 20g; cholesterol 162.6mg; sodium 935.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (175)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2011
Incredible! I always try the recipes "as is"at first. Although I made it as the recipe instructed I put a pack of Lipton Onion Soup Mix by accident because i usually make my meatloaf that way. The taste was awesome and the meatloaf was melt-in-your-mouth. Read More
(54)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/08/2012
This recipe was not to my liking. Read More
(4)
235 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 166
  • 4 star values: 58
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2011
Incredible! I always try the recipes "as is"at first. Although I made it as the recipe instructed I put a pack of Lipton Onion Soup Mix by accident because i usually make my meatloaf that way. The taste was awesome and the meatloaf was melt-in-your-mouth. Read More
(54)
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2011
This is the same recipe I grew up on only change is a mixture of beef veal and pork was used. Excellent! Read More
(35)
Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2011
Fantastic recipe! The sage is a definite plus! Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2011
Fantastic! We accidentally mixed the brown sugar and mustard into the meat mixture but it gave it a great flavor and was delicious! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2011
I can't thank you enough beth! I've been trying to find a meatloaf recipe for years that my husband loves! after trying your recipe he said it tastes just like his grandmothers! thank you!!! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2011
I've never made meat loaf before and decided to try this recipe. So glad I tried this one for my first time! It is simple and delicious. I wouldn't change a thing about it. Read More
(11)
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Rating: 4 stars
05/03/2011
This was very good. My favorite from allrecipes is still Brown Sugar Meatloaf. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2011
This is my favorite meatloaf recipe so moist and flavorful. It has the perfect ratio of wet to dry ingredients. I made just a couple of changes: omitted the sage salt and pepper used italian seasoned breadcrumbs and added about half of a packet of lipton onion/mushroom soup mix. I also leave out the dry mustard powder for the topping. I let sit for 10 minutes after cooking before slicing so all of the juices can redistribute. I serve this with mashed potatoes and gravy. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
02/26/2012
This is the recipe I remember from childhood. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/08/2012
This recipe was not to my liking. Read More
(4)