This is my family's favorite meatloaf recipe. Onion may be substituted for green onions (scallions).

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Heat butter in a large heavy skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion, green onions, carrot, celery, and garlic until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Cover skillet with a lid and cook, stirring occasionally, until carrot is tender, about 5 more minutes. Stir 1/3 cup ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper into vegetable mixture; cook until warmed through, about 1 minute.

  • Mix ground beef, sausage, vegetable mixture, bread crumbs, parsley, and eggs in a large bowl; form into a loaf and place in a rectangular baking pan with 2-inch high sides. Cover loaf with remaining 1/3 cup ketchup.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 1 hour. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

531.9 calories; protein 32.5g 65% DV; carbohydrates 26.2g 8% DV; fat 32.9g 51% DV; cholesterol 172.9mg 58% DV; sodium 1691.1mg 68% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2014
Best meatloaf ever! I made a few changes but stuck with the same basic recipe. I omitted celery and carrots because of my families tastes and added a little celery salt in place of regular salt to compensate. Rather than breadcrumbs I used oatmeal soaked in about a 1/4 C of milk. I also added a couple of Tbsp of mustard to the meat mixture and brushed with BBQ sauce before cooking. Wonderful! UPDATE: I have made this at least 5 times in the last couple of months, and it's still amazing! I've made it with the world's cheapest pork sausage- still amazing. I've substituted ground chicken (not exactly the most flavorful of meats in something like this)- STILL amazing!! I always use low-sugar ketchup and it doesn't impact the flavor. I've even subbed ground pork rinds for the bread crumbs (a low carb trick...) and guess what? STILL AMAZING!! I doubt I'll ever try another meatloaf recipe again, this one is a winner!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/14/2014
I wasn't thrilled with this recipe. It was OK i didn't like the taste of the sausage it overwhelmed everything. I made it as written. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 44
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2014
Best meatloaf ever! I made a few changes but stuck with the same basic recipe. I omitted celery and carrots because of my families tastes and added a little celery salt in place of regular salt to compensate. Rather than breadcrumbs I used oatmeal soaked in about a 1/4 C of milk. I also added a couple of Tbsp of mustard to the meat mixture and brushed with BBQ sauce before cooking. Wonderful! UPDATE: I have made this at least 5 times in the last couple of months, and it's still amazing! I've made it with the world's cheapest pork sausage- still amazing. I've substituted ground chicken (not exactly the most flavorful of meats in something like this)- STILL amazing!! I always use low-sugar ketchup and it doesn't impact the flavor. I've even subbed ground pork rinds for the bread crumbs (a low carb trick...) and guess what? STILL AMAZING!! I doubt I'll ever try another meatloaf recipe again, this one is a winner!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/08/2015
I have to admit I resisted the temptation to add this or that to this recipe; you know what I USUALLY put in my meatloaf. But I caught myself. I mean what s the point of trying a new recipe if you re going to end up doing what you usually do anyway? I pretty much stuck to the recipe with only minor deviations even cooking the vegetables first which I generally don t do. I had a meatloaf mix on hand (ground beef/veal/pork) so in order to compensate for the lack of spice I would have had with the pork sausage I simply added a good deal of Montreal Steak seasoning. This was very good. Simple basic meatloaf ingredients. Nothing fancy nothing weird or unusual. I really did think it might be an overload of garlic you sure could smell it as the meatloaf was baking! But it was fine (thank goodness). The ketchup topping was something I hadn t had in many many years. This was what my mom did with meatloaf and it evoked pleasant memories of a time looooong ago. A good solid reliable meatloaf recipe. (Note: I always bake my meatloaves for 1-1/2 hours and have never been disappointed) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2014
Meatloaf with a kick! Eliminated the carrots and celery. Used Italian flavored bread crumbs and went with the brushed BBQ sauce on top. Will never go back to regular meatloaf again! Made too much mixture the first time around so I set aside the extra formed it into meatball shape and made BBQ meatballs the next day. Still yummy either way. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2015
Have never been a big meatloaf fan and I've tried many meatloaf recipes. This is the best! I didn't change a thing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2013
I usually follow recipes exactly the first time I try them but I was browsing for meatloaf recipes based on what I had on hand. I didn't have carrots or celery and I don't think they belong in meatloaf anyhow. I used 2 pounds of pre-packaged meatloaf mix (ground beef ground pork and ground veal). I used diced yellow onions instead of green onions and I was out of garlic (didn't know it till it was too late) so I substituted garlic powder. Then I pulled out my bread crumbs to find that they were Parmesan flavored. Oh boy I thought this was going to turn out to be a mess but IT WAS AWESOME!! Kudos to Angela on a wonderful basic recipe that can be tweaked and still turn out fantastic. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/14/2014
I wasn't thrilled with this recipe. It was OK i didn't like the taste of the sausage it overwhelmed everything. I made it as written. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2015
Classic Spicy Meatloaf Haiku: "Now THIS is the one to replace other meatloaves. We loved it that much!" So maybe I have to drop the "spicy" from the title at least for ours b/c I used regular ground pork. (OK but then I dipped mine into ketchup that I'd mixed w/ Sriracha sauce so that gave it a kick!) Only other subs I had to make were crushed Saltine crackers instead of breadcrumbs and dried parsley instead of fresh and 1 lb. ground beef to 1/2 lb. pork. Ohhhwowowow served this on Christmas Eve and we were blown away. I froze the few leftover slices knowing that the following days would be infused w/ turkey dressing and holiday trimmings and when I thawed and re-baked it wrapped in foil I couldn't believe how delicious it still was. I have a feeling this will replace all meatloaf recipes in my recipe box and I love that it's got more veggies in it than just onion. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/17/2015
I'm not a big fan of having celery in meatloaf but it actually didn't turn out too bad.. i did not add CARROTS.. I added mustard instead of ketchup. I baked mine at 400 degrees for an hour and a half.. taste great....!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/01/2016
I made this last night and it was amazing. I fined tuned it by adding a cup of onion along with a cup of bell pepper. also added a 1/2 cup of chopped bacon. I then mixed a 1/4 cup of packed brown sugar along with ketchup until it became a runny paste and drizzled on top of the meatloaf. It was awesome and got a big thumbs up from the wife and the rest of the household! Read More
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