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Heinz® Classic Meatloaf

Rated as 4.62 out of 5 Stars

"This comfort food recipe will bring back memories of mom's home cooking and family time around the dinner table. For the ultimate in nostalgia, be sure to serve with a generous spoonful of fluffy mashed potatoes."
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Ingredients

1 h 15 m servings 517 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Heat oil in a skillet set over medium-high heat. Cook onion, celery and pepper until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in ketchup. Remove pan from heat and divide sauce mixture in half.
  2. Combine one half of the sauce with ground beef, breadcrumbs, egg, salt and pepper. Mix gently. Pat mixture into a lightly greased 9-x 5-in (2 L) loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour or until an instant read thermometer reaches 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).
  3. Rest for 5 minutes. Reheat the reserved sauce mixture. Slice meat loaf and serve with sauce.

Footnotes

  • Twists:
  • Twist 1: For a cheesy treat, top meatloaf with 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese.
  • Twist 2: For cook-once-eat-twice convenience, serve sliced warm meatloaf on toasted Kaiser rolls with chili sauce.
  • Twist 3: For more fibre, substitute whole wheat bread crumbs or crushed bran flakes for the regular breadcrumbs.
  • Twist 4: For a Mexican twist, use Heinz Chili Sauce instead of ketchup and stir 1 tbsp chili powder into the sauce mixture.
  • Twist 5: For extra kick, substitute Heinz Hot & Spicy Ketchup for half of the regular ketchup.
  • Twist 6: For a barbecue twist, substitute Heinz Western Grill BBQ Sauce or other barbecue sauce for the ketchup.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 517 calories; 34.2 g fat; 28.2 g carbohydrates; 23.4 g protein; 127 mg cholesterol; 796 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Best meatloaf ever.

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Heinz Classic Meatloaf Haiku: "Total fall-apart. Sauce nothing special either. Guess I'm glad we tried!" We love meatloaf, and also love (if there are leftovers), making meatloaf sandwiches. Thi...

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Best meatloaf ever.

my favorite meatloaf recipe to date!

I've never been a big fan of meatloaf but I LOVE this recipe! I don't care for celery and my boyfriend doesn't like onions so I just sauté green and red peppers and chopped up jalapeño peppers ...

Surprisingly good, even tho' I had my doubts about the ketchup, er, "sauce." I just couldn't do this with ketchup alone so I added a small amount of water and barbecue sauce. (Dang it was good...

Delicious - I guess that's why the classics never die and this is definitely comfort food at it's best! The addition of some veggies was a nice touch. I did add just a pinch of crushed red peppe...

Amazing! Best meatloaf ever!

I have made this recipe several times. Each time I put 1/2 the ketchup/pepper mixture in the meatloaf and then I put the remaining on top of each loaf. It almost creates a nice glaze on top vs...

Heinz Classic Meatloaf Haiku: "Total fall-apart. Sauce nothing special either. Guess I'm glad we tried!" We love meatloaf, and also love (if there are leftovers), making meatloaf sandwiches. Thi...

This was really delightful! Instead of the breadcrumbs I am from the old school that likes the saltine crackers. Moist, flavorful, tender and just all around GOOD! Served with mashed potatoes ...