This meatloaf is now considered our family recipe for the perfect meatloaf! With a little of this and a little of that, it yields just the right amount to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters! No more soggy meatloaves! Making plenty of leftovers is key for this delicious meatloaf! Something new to add to your recipe box! Yummy for any occasion!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
2 hrs 30 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
3 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place a large cast iron skillet in the oven. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Combine ground beef, Italian bread crumbs, noodle soup mix, 1/2 the tomato sauce, eggs, onion, ketchup, cracker crumbs, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, barbeque sauce, steak sauce, salt, 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, and 1/2 teaspoon onion powder in a large bowl; mix well.

  • Mix remaining tomato sauce, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon onion powder, and cayenne pepper in a small bowl until topping is smooth.

  • Remove skillet from the oven. Place ground beef mixture in skillet, smoothing the top. Spread topping over beef.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until beef is mostly cooked through, about 1 hour 30 minutes. Remove from oven and drain off grease. Return to the oven and continue cooking until meatloaf juices run clear and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center reads at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C), about 1 hour more.

  • Remove meatloaf from oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

520 calories; protein 36.6g; carbohydrates 33g; fat 26.2g; cholesterol 187.5mg; sodium 1884mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/08/2018
I made this with organic ground turkey meat. My family enjoyed it and I would definitely make it again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/26/2020
While the flavor was good,the cooking time was completely wrong! I followed the directions exactly and after 1.5 hours cooking time, mine was burnt on the bottom and a little dry. I will make this again but I will monitor it closely. Read More
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/08/2018
I made this with organic ground turkey meat. My family enjoyed it and I would definitely make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2017
Super tasty! I halved the recipe and it was plenty of food for six of us with leftovers. I used 7 dry individual cup a soup chicken soup packs since I couldn't find the Lipton pack and it was super moist and flavorful. I used almost a whole 15 ounce can of tomato sauce too. Everyone loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2020
Using a time tested recipe to-day but I was dropping in to see about using cast iron for meatloaf, as I usually just place the mass directly on the grill grate. It loses alot of juice that way, so I will use my cast iron skillet to-day. But folks, please - common sense. 160-165 on an instant-read thermometer can take varying amounts of time. If you're trying a new recipe, don't set a timer and forget about it - check on it! It's not Angela's fault you burnt your meatloaf. I'll come back around after my first skillet meatloaf over charcoal later on. Oh yeah, this is the real deal. I used half pork and half 80/20 ground beef, so there was a good deal of rendered fat, which I poured off about half way through cooking. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/26/2020
While the flavor was good,the cooking time was completely wrong! I followed the directions exactly and after 1.5 hours cooking time, mine was burnt on the bottom and a little dry. I will make this again but I will monitor it closely. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2020
Yummy yummy! Made some homemade mashed potatoes, with some green beans why not go for the homemade biscuits. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2017
I made it with ground turkey and. cooked it for 1hr 30 min and it was great. Definitely a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2020
Excellent and clearly makes plenty. Like the crispy edges by using the skillet! It was a lot of measuring so I winged it on a few but got all the major stuff. Turned out great...I didn't realize the time it could take to cook and used convection which was great. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
02/24/2019
I am not comfortable with the reliability of this recipe. I followed it exactly with one exception: I used only 4.2 pounds of meat--although I did use parchment on the bottom of the skillet. Even with the reduced amount of meat in a standard 12" iron skillet the center of my loaf was a full inch above the sides of the pan. I cannot imagine how big the skillet in the picture must be for the loaf to turn out that far below the edges of the pan. A skillet that size ain't fitting in my oven. Even with only 4.2 pounds of meat 1/4 of the loaf comfortably fed our family of five. Unless you are feeding a small army or a scout troop keep that in mind when it comes to quantity. The flavor was great although I also take issue with the cooking time. Even given the huge size of the loaf it was simply too long--I would estimate by almost 45 minutes. I had to cover the top with foil to prevent over-browning and the bottom came out with a very thin and crispy--almost burned--crust. So the flavor was was great but I would not follow this recipe too strictly unless you want to freeze half of it for another 2 meals (again for a family of 5). Read More
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