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Barbara's Best Meatloaf


"This is one of those dishes that anytime I make it, I get a request for the recipe. It's an old family favorite."
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1 h 20 m servings 474 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings (1 meatloaf)

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Pour milk over breadcrumbs in a large bowl; soak until crumbs are softened, at least 5 minutes.
  3. Mix ground beef, egg, onion, salt, and black pepper with the bread crumbs and milk. Shape the beef mixture into a loaf and transfer to a baking dish.
  4. Stir ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, and nutmeg together in a bowl until smooth; spread over the loaf.
  5. 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

Per Serving: 474 calories; 32.7 g fat; 20.7 g carbohydrates; 23.3 g protein; 131 mg cholesterol; 695 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Added just a dab of Worcestershire sauce during mixing. Tastes amazing! Very soft and easy to make.

This is EXACTLY the recipe I grew up on, and I still love it best.

The nutmeg totally ruined it for us...without the nutmeg a solid 4.5 stars. It was just powerful enough to really take the glace to a 'bad place' for us. My meatloaf needed an extra 1/2 cup br...