(Closed) Anyone have a good meatloaf recipe?

posted 8 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
1556 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Here is what I use.  It is a bit on the sweet side…but my kids and husband LOVE it.  Even my picky eater will eat seconds.

Amish Meatloaf



2 pounds ground beef

2 1/2 cups crushed butter-flavored crackers (like Ritz crackers)

1 small onion, chopped

2 eggs

3/4 cup ketchup

1/4 cup brown sugar

2 slices bacon



1 cup ketchup

2 tablespoons vinegar

3/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste

2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard

1/2 cup brown sugar



1.         Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2.         In a medium bowl, mix together ground beef, crushed crackers, onion, eggs, 3/4 cup ketchup, and 1/4 cup brown sugar until well blended. Press into a 9×5 inch loaf pan. Lay the two slices of bacon over the top.

3.         Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until cooked through. While the loaf bakes, mix together the remaining 1 cup ketchup, vinegar, salt, mustard and 1/2 cup brown sugar. Spread over the top of the meat loaf for the last 15 minutes of baking.


Post # 4
235 posts
Helper bee

1lb variety of beef, or of your choice.. I like to use 1/2 ground turkey 1/2 ground beef.

1 egg, 1/4 cup bread crumbs (or to desired consistency), 1/4 cup A1 sauce, Tbs mustard, Tbs Ketchup, Tsp Worcestershire sauce, pinch of salt (if desired) and pepper, 1/2 onion chopped and/or red or green bell peppers, 1 clove garlic chopped. Mix with hands and mold into loaf or put in bread pan.

Bake at 350 for 1 hour or until meat thermometer reads 180.

I like to make mashed potatoes and corn with brown gravy. Yummy!

You really can’t screw meatloaf up, experiment with ingredients! Just make sure the meatloaf isn’t too watery or too dry before you cook it. 🙂

Post # 5
2271 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

A simpler recipe, although the one already posted does sound delicious!

1 and 1/2 lbs. hamburger

2 eggs

1 medium onion, chopped

1 small green pepper, chopped

1/4 cup ketchup

1/4 cup milk

dash worcheshire sauce (sp?)

enough bread crumbs to hold it all together.

Form loaf, top with a layer of ketchup and bake at 350 degrees F.

I usually pour off any grease halfway through.

About 1 hr, 15 min baking time.

Post # 6
3219 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I use 1 package of ground turkey i think its 1.3 or 1.25lbs and 1 egg, 1/4 cup bread crumbs. And throw in what eva i have in the fridge!

Post # 7
761 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I use the Pioneer Woman recipe and the best part is that it is covered in bacon!!!

Post # 8
319 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Our house favorite it chicken veggie meatloaf: 1 package ground chicken, 1 egg, breadcrumb, 2 TBSP scallions, a little garlic power and dice up about a 1/2 cup total of carrots, squash and zucchini (really small dice). Mix and bake on 350 for approx 1 hour or until browned. We go really classy and just dip in ketchup, but I’m sure there are many sauces that would work well too. 🙂

Post # 9
131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I use the one on the back of the dried Lipton onion soup mix box. It is SO good and even FI’s son eats it… He is 8 and has a limited palate of about 6 foods hehe.

1 envelope Lipton® Recipe Secrets® Onion Soup Mix
2 lbs. ground beef
3/4 cup plain dry bread crumbs*
2 eggs
3/4 cup water
2/3 cup chopped green and/or red bell pepper
1/3 cup ketchup


Preheat oven to 350°. Combine all ingredients in large bowl.


Shape into loaf in 13 x 9-inch baking or roasting pan.


Bake uncovered 1 hour or until done. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

*Substitution: Use 1-1/2 cups fresh bread crumbs or 5 slices fresh bread, cubed.

SLOW COOKER METHOD: Arrange meat loaf in slow cooker. Cook covered on LOW 6 to 8 hours or HIGH 4 hours. (HELPFUL HINT…Place meat loaf on a piece of cheesecloth, then on a rack to help hold meat loaf together while lifting in and out of slow cooker.)

Also terrific with Lipton® Recipe Secrets® Beefy Onion Soup Mix, Lipton® Recipe Secrets® Onion Mushroom Soup Mix, Lipton® Recipe Secrets® Savory Herb with Garlic Soup Mix.

Post # 10
4485 posts
Honey bee

This is my sister’s recipe and it is the best I have tasted. Plus it doesn’t require any fillers.

1 1/2 lb ground beef

2 eggs

1/4 c ketchup or bbq sauce

1/4 c water

1 packet onion soup mix

In a mixing bowl combine, all ingredients, adding ground beef last. Line a baking dish with foil. Place meat mixture in the pan, making a loaf in the center. Top with additional ketchup or bbq sauce. Bake 1 hr at 350 degrees.

(No, that is not a typo that it does not include bread, crackers, oatmeal, etc.)

Post # 12
229 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Great thread. I tried to make meatloaf last night and it was heinous. I am going to try some of these!

Post # 13
363 posts
Helper bee

I like to mix some regular breakfast sausage in with my beef.  Usually 1 pound of beef and half a roll sausage.   My mom always throws in some worscetshire, bbq, a1, and ketchup.  It sounds disgusting but it’s sooo good!  You can also mix all those together and slather on top instead of regular ketchup.

Post # 14
1106 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ll use 1 lb. of ground meat for the 2 of us. Then I crush up about half a pack of saltine crackers as well as half a pack of Lipton onion soup mix. Mix all of that together, put it in a loaf pan and bake in the oven at 350* for about 45 minutes to an hour :] Enjoy!

Post # 16
134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t use real amounts i just make it, but here are the ingredients, beef, a1, onion, bell pepper, mushrooms, colby jack, garlic, salt, pepper, egg, piece of bread or bread crumbs. Mix all but the cheese and mushrooms together, stuff the inside of it with mushrooms and cheese. Bake till almost done then top with mushroom soup, cheese, and more mushrooms. Then put it back in the oven till the cheese is melted and the mushrooms are cooked

Seriously this meatloaf has made meatloaf haters drool.

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