Recipe: Meat Loaf

6 Apr

It’s not the most exciting thing in the world, but when it comes to eating something hearty and nostalgic, there’s almost no substitute for meatloaf. Thing about it- it’s a brick of meat! What could be more indicative of a meal that will undoubtedly fill your tummy and warm your heart? Nothing. Pair it with some veggies and a potato, and you’ve got an All-American meal on your hands. Here’s our fave recipe for a good, classic meatloaf:

Meat Loaf


  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp dried leaf sage, basil, or oregano
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp dried mustard


  1. In a bowl, combine eggs, milk, bread crumbs, onion, spices, salt/pepper. Add meat. Mix well with hands.
  2. Pat into a 8x4x2 loaf pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees (f) for one hour and 10 minutes. In the last 10 minutes, combine ketchup, brown sugar, and dried mustard and spread over top of meatloaf, cook for remaining time.

Recipe adapted from my Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook.

Do you have a favorite classic meal idea? Share it in the comments- we’d love to hear about it!

Download the .pdf version of this recipe HERE.


11 Responses to “Recipe: Meat Loaf”

  1. Sharon April 6, 2011 at 9:25 am #

    another idea is to put bacon strips on top before baking…with the sauce under @ same time. Delish!

  2. TheMaleBaker April 6, 2011 at 1:11 pm #

    Oh I got a good one…
    -Marinated Pork Tenderloin, sided with a mix of risotto, mozzarella cheese, and pine nuts and roaster peppers.

    Just had this meatloaf dish a few days ago and it was great! Nice touches.

    • chefshellina April 6, 2011 at 1:14 pm #

      oh my word, that recipe sounds incredible. Do you have a recipe posted somewhere for it? If not, will you write one? I want to make it!

      • TheMaleBaker April 6, 2011 at 10:39 pm #

        Since my blog is all about baking and fulfilling my insanely large sweet tooth, I unfortunately do not have a recipe for this! But it is really simple. I bought a Trader Joe’s pre marinated tenderloin which is amazing by the way and cooked for an hour. Do how ever much risotto you would like and add mozzarella to taste. Roast the pine nuts separately with a bit of oil and add to risotto once done. The roasted peppers are self explanatory. Oil and large pieces of peppers=roasted peppers. Hope you enjoy! If you ever need a baked good feel free to drop by.

      • chefshellina April 6, 2011 at 10:46 pm #

        I will for sure! Thanks for the recipe- we love new stuff around here. And this pregnant momma sure does have a sweet tooth- so you KNOW I’ll be by. 😉

      • chefshellina April 6, 2011 at 10:48 pm #

        Can you post a link to your blog? For whatever reason the only link I’ve got to click on is your email address. :\

      • TheMaleBaker April 6, 2011 at 11:04 pm #

      • chefshellina April 6, 2011 at 11:27 pm #

        Thanks. 😉

  3. literarychicks78 April 6, 2011 at 9:33 pm #

    My son made a meatloaf stuffed with onion and cheese perogies for dinner one night. It sounded a little weird, but it tasted fantastic.

    • chefshellina April 6, 2011 at 10:45 pm #

      That definitely sounds unique. I love trying new stuff. 😉

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