Old-Fashioned Meatloaf

by Katie on June 25, 2012

Every cook should have a great meatloaf recipe (or two, or three, or more) in their recipe box. It’s just such a classic meal that almost everyone loves. It ranks up there in my top 3 favorite dinners, but of course it must be served with mashed potatoes and peas. Comfort food at its best.

This recipe is a great classic recipe. There isn’t anything “different” to it – it’s just a tasty loaf of meat!

Sometimes I make this recipe below, sometimes I do Meatloaf Supreme which uses dry onion soup mix, sometimes I go with Barbecue Turkey Meatloaf if I’m feeling liking living on the wild side, and sometimes I switch it up even more and make mini meatloaves in muffin tins!  Any one you choose – you can’t go wrong!!

Old Fashioned Meatloaf

Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • Topping:
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Mix all meatloaf ingredients well and place in a baking dish. Shape into a loaf.
  3. Topping: Mix ingredients for topping and spread on loaf. Bake for 1 hour.

Slightly Adapted From: Paula Deen via Food Network

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mom June 26, 2012 at 5:13 pm



Sara June 28, 2012 at 7:57 pm

You are right, you can never have enough meatloaf recipes. Such a classic!


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