Meatloaf Recipe

March 30, 2022

Tender and juicy meatloaf, topped with ketchup makes for an easy weeknight meal the whole family will love.

Easy Meatloaf recipe

Meatloaf goes amazedly with Mashed Potatoes and Corn Casserole.

Meatloaf is one of those recipes you either love it or hate it. I know so many that don’t like it, because they believe it is just ground beef and ketchup. Meatloaf has many variations. They key to a good meatloaf is using the right ingredients to give it the perfect taste.

I love a good meatloaf. Not just any meatloaf, but a good one. This meatloaf has the perfect seasoning, then add onion and bell pepper and breadcrumbs for an amazing dish.

What is Meatloaf?

Meatloaf is a dish of ground meat that has been combined with other ingredients and formed into the shape of a loaf, then baked. The final shape is either hand-formed on a baking tray or pan-formed by cooking it in a loaf pan. It is usually made with ground beef, although ground lamb, pork, veal, venison, poultry, and seafood are also used, sometimes in combination. Vegetarian adaptations of meatloaf may use imitation meat or pulses.

It can be sliced like a loaf of bread to make individual portions. It can easily become dry; therefore, various techniques exist to keep the dish moist, like mixing in breadcrumbs and egg, covering it with sauce, wrapping it, or using moisture-enhancing ingredients in the mixture, such as filling it with fatty meats, rich, or vegetables.

History of Meatloaf

Meatloaf of minced meat was mentioned in the Roman cookery collection Apices as early as the 5th century. Meatloaf is a traditional German, Scandinavian and Belgian dish, and it is a cousin to the Dutch meatball.

American meatloaf [has its origins in scrapple, a mixture of ground pork and cornmeal served by German Americans in Pennsylvania since colonial times. Meatloaf in the contemporary American sense did not appear in cookbooks until the late 19th century.

Nutrition facts for Meatloaf:

Equipment needed:

Baking dish: Although the classic meatloaf is baked in a loaf pan, it may also be baking a 9×13 baking dish.

Mixing Bowl– You will need a large mixing bowl for mixing all the ingredients together.



  1. First preheat oven to 375 and grease a loaf pan.
  2. Next you will need to combine ground beef, seasoning, onion, pepper, breadcrumbs, milk and beaten eggs into large bowl.
  3. Lastly, add meat to a loaf pan. Bake in preheated oven for 55 minutes.

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Wondering what to do with ground beef? Try this easy, delicious meatloaf recipe. You just need a few simple ingredients, and you can have meatloaf in an hour.

  • Author: Erica Ott
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 people 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: American




  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Combine ground beef, meatloaf seasoning, onion, pepper, breadcrumbs, milk and beaten eggs into large bowl.
  3. Add meat to a loaf pan. Bake in preheated oven for 55 minutes.



  • Calories: 429
  • Sugar: 6
  • Sodium: 298
  • Fat: 32
  • Saturated Fat: 12
  • Carbohydrates: 7
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 28
  • Cholesterol: 112

Keywords: Meatloaf, Easy meatloaf

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