This meatloaf recipe is the only one I use now because my family loves it, and it is very easy to make.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 20 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, thoroughly mix ground beef, onion, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Mix in bread, milk, egg, 2 tablespoons mustard and 1/4 cup ketchup.

  • Press the meat mixture into a 9x5-inch loaf pan. In a small bowl, stir together remaining mustard, ketchup and brown sugar; pour on top of the meat loaf.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center reads 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), about 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

450 calories; protein 24.7g 50% DV; carbohydrates 28.3g 9% DV; fat 25.9g 40% DV; cholesterol 117.8mg 39% DV; sodium 581.5mg 23% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2006
My husband loved this! Best meatloaf that I have made by far. I substituted 1/2 c of oatmeal instead of bread crumbs and it turned out great. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/14/2010
Meatloaf had no real texture, too much moisture. Prefer it with crackers rather than bread. Read More
(22)
550 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 399
  • 4 star values: 100
  • 3 star values: 24
  • 2 star values: 17
  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2006
My husband loved this! Best meatloaf that I have made by far. I substituted 1/2 c of oatmeal instead of bread crumbs and it turned out great. Read More
(396)
Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2006
This is the best meatloaf ever! My children love it. It stays together so well that I put it in a large roasting pan and cook quartered potatos around it.The potatos cook in the sauces that run from the meatloaf. DELICIOUS!! Thanks Mary! Read More
(364)
Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2003
This is the best meatloaf recipe I have tried to date. My husband even loves it and he used to hate meatloaf. Like another reviewer I used ground pork and veal in addition to the ground beef. I increased the onions to two and sauteed them in olive oil first. I also used potato bread instead of white, added a tbsp of dried parsley, and used only 2 tbsp of brown sugar for the topping and found it was plenty sweet. This is my only meatloaf recipe from now on. Thanks Mary! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2006
This was EXCELLENT. I don't even like meatloaf and I loved this. My huband ate it up....2 big helpings. I didn't cook it for 2 hours, I have a VERY hot oven, so I only cooked it for a little over an hour. If I had gone 2 hours, it would have been dry. I also waited 30 minutes, then put the glaze on, to reduce burning. I used Splenda brown sugar blend to reduce calories, and it was great. Highly recommend this one. Read More
(95)
Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2006
Sooo good! I used the store packaged meatloaf mixture (equal parts ground beef, veal, and pork) instead of all ground beef. For everything else I followed the recipe exactly. The 2 hour baking time threw me at first (since every other recipe I've ever used has been 1 hour) but it was perfect. It came out moist and delish instead of the charred meatbrick I'd been imagining. It does have a slightly orange-ish color (from the mustard/ketchup), which I suppose could be somewhat disconcerting for people. Read More
(82)
Rating: 4 stars
11/15/2002
very good,everyone thought it was the best meatloaf they ever had. I use a meatloaf mix of veal, beef ,and pork. Also I used 3 cloves of finely chopped garlic rather than powder Also added some finely chopped green peppers. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/03/2011
Excellent meatloaf Mary! This is delicious and moist with a nice tangy brown sugar glaze. I used about 1/4 cup of chopped onion and Italian-style bread crumbs instead of white bread. I also used dijon mustard instead of yellow. I garnished the top with with a bit of dried parsely and put it in the oven at 400 for about 50-55 minutes. Read More
(57)
Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2003
This will be my new meatloaf recipe. Meatloaf was very good moist and easy. I used about 1-1/2 t. of Lawry's seasoning salt instead of plain salt. Read More
(56)
Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2008
Instead of using a regular loaf pan I used two mini loaf pan so I could freeze one for later. I did cut back on the cooking time as to not overcook. I added some italian seasonings (parsley, basil, oregano) and used 1/2 lb. fresh sage sausage in place of the 1/2 lb. of beef to give more flavor. Another good meatloaf recipe from this site. Read More
(53)
Rating: 2 stars
09/14/2010
Meatloaf had no real texture, too much moisture. Prefer it with crackers rather than bread. Read More
(22)
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