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.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
1 meatloaf



  • 1 cup milk

  • cup dry bread crumbs

  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • ¼ cup diced onion

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ground black pepper to taste


  • ¼ cup ketchup

  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg


  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
33g Fat
21g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 474
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 13g 66%
Cholesterol 131mg 44%
Sodium 695mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 94mg 7%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 415mg 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.

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