Best Ever Meat Loaf


This best ever meatloaf recipe lives up to its name and is my favorite I have found. Try it and you will see.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins


  • 2 large eggs

  • cup milk

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 3 slices bread, crumbled

  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • ½ cup shredded carrot

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • ¼ cup ketchup

  • 1 tablespoon prepared yellow mustard


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Whisk eggs, milk, salt, and ground black pepper in a large bowl. Add crumbled bread and stir until dissolved. Mix ground beef, onion, Cheddar cheese, and carrot into bread mixture; transfer mixture to a 9x5-inch loaf pan. Combine brown sugar, ketchup, and mustard in a small bowl; spread over the meat mixture.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, 60 to 75 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

    close up on a meatloaf resting on a cutting board with some pieces sliced
    Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

410 Calories
23g Fat
22g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 410
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 155mg 52%
Sodium 1227mg 53%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 223mg 17%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 435mg 9%

* 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.

You’ll Also Love