The BEST Homemade Meatloaf

The BEST Homemade Meatloaf


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Meatloaf has been a family favorite for generations. It is a very inexpensive dish to prepare, it is simple, and it makes enough to serve a large family. Meatloaf is sure to please even the pickiest eater. The best homemade meatloaf serves 8 people. If are serving more than 8 people or you want leftovers for meatloaf sandwiches for lunch, you can double this recipe.

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Time needed

10 min preparation + 1 hour cooking

Serving Size / Yield

8 servings


  • 1 ½ pounds of lean ground beef
  • 1 onion chopped into small pieces
  • 1 cup of Italian style bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1/3 cup of ketchup

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In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, egg, milk, onion, and bread crumbs. Mix with your hands until all of the ingredients are fully incorporated. Push the mixture into a lightly greased loaf pan. To promote even cooking, be sure that all sides of the meatloaf are even. 

In a small mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar, mustard, and ketchup. Stir until fully incorporated. Pour over the meatloaf and spread so it covers the entire loaf. 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and cook for 1 hour. To be sure that the meatloaf is fully cooked, cut the meatloaf in half and be sure that the meat is no longer pink. 

If you have leftovers, be sure to keep them covered and refrigerated. The meatloaf should keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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