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Simple Meatloaf


Simple Meatloaf
This is a basic meatloaf recipe.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes


  • 1 to 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 to 1 cup cup milk
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestshire sauce or steak sauce
  • Seasonings, to taste
  • 1 chopped onion or 1 package onion soup mix
  • 1 chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup crumbs (bread, cracker, oatmeal or cornflakes)
  • 1/2 cup tomato soup or sauce or ketchup


I crumble my ground beef in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl I combine my liquid ingredients; i.e. eggs, milk, and ketchup, worcestershire sauce, and/or steak sauce (whatever I happen to have on hand.) I beat well; if I use any seasonings I add now (oregano, basil, parsley, paprika).

I pour over the meat and mix well. If I am using chopped veggies (onions, peppers) and/or onion soup mix I add now and mix again. I then add my crumbs, (bread, cracker, oatmeal, and/or cornflakes) and mix again. I then put in a loaf pan, and top with tomato soup, or sauce, or ketchup. I then bake it for 1/2 an hour at 400 degrees, then lower to 350 and continue baking for an hour.

Mixing the meatloaf in steps ensures a more evenly seasoned and textured loaf. - SCJL

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