This is supposedly Ann Landers' sister's meatloaf recipe.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 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).

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  • In a large bowl combine the beef, eggs, crumbs, ketchup, MSG, water and soup mix. Mix well and spoon mixture into loaf pan. Cover with 2 strips of bacon, then cover with tomato sauce.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

510 calories; protein 34.9g 70% DV; carbohydrates 27.1g 9% DV; fat 28.3g 44% DV; cholesterol 156.9mg 52% DV; sodium 1164.3mg 47% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (146)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2003
My husband and mother absolutely loved this recipe. I did leave out the MSG and only put half a packet of onion soup mix. Will definately make again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/28/2003
This was easy. i also left out the msg. It was ok but I will not make it again. I didn't like the bacon or the tomato sauce on top. Read More
(87)
198 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 113
  • 4 star values: 58
  • 3 star values: 18
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2003
My husband and mother absolutely loved this recipe. I did leave out the MSG and only put half a packet of onion soup mix. Will definately make again. Read More
(153)
Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2003
My family loved this one. It was nice and moist but not too moist. I left out the bacon and the msg and I substituted a mixture of ketchup and BBQ sauce for the outside of the loaf instead of tomato sauce. Read More
(97)
Rating: 3 stars
06/28/2003
This was easy. i also left out the msg. It was ok but I will not make it again. I didn't like the bacon or the tomato sauce on top. Read More
(87)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2003
This is probably the best meatloaf I have ever eaten!!! I like to add a little bit of Dale's Steak Seasoning for a touch of extra flavor! Read More
(53)
Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2003
I really loved this recipe. Like just about everyone else I omitted the MSG but followed the rest of the recipe to the letter. Not only was the meatloaf good when served with dinner but the meatloaf sandwiches the next day were even better. Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2004
Very good meatloaf. My husband loved it. I omitted the bacon and the whole can of tomato sauce would not fit over the loaf (I have an 8 cup loaf pan). I also used seasoned bread crumbs because that's all I had. It is a very moist meatloaf. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/16/2007
This is great I do omit the MSG and depending on what we are having with it omit the tomato sauce. If we are having french fries I top it with ketchup if we are having mashed potatoes I leave it plain and heat up a jar of gravy. Also I shape it into a loaf in a 9x13 pan and add about a cup of water to the pan right before it goes in the oven it helps keep it moist and the meatloaf doesn't stick and the grease is easier to drain out. Nice recipe! Read More
(30)
Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2003
I've always used this recipe minus the bacon on top. Really good with a little tomato sauce on top. I make it by sauteeing a bit of onion & bell pepper in bacon drippings then adding some tomato sauce water salt & pepper and tabasco. Very good and very moist. My only meatloaf recipe. Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2003
It was great my family loved it. I also didn't add the MSG. I'll make this again. Read More
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