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Aunt Libby's Southern Meatloaf Recipe
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Aunt Libby's Southern Meatloaf

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"This my 86-year-old Aunt Libby's home-made meatloaf recipe. I finally had her write it down for me last year. You can be sure no one will tell you this meatloaf is dry!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr
  • READY IN

    1 hr 30 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 9x5-inch loaf pan.
  2. Mix beef, onion, 1 cup ketchup, bread crumbs, eggs, salt, and pepper together in a bowl. Press beef mixture into a loaf in the prepared loaf pan.
  3. Mix 1 1/2 cups ketchup, water, vinegar, brown sugar, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce together in a saucepan; cook and stir over medium heat until sauce is smooth and warm, about 10 minutes. Pour 1/3 the sauce over meatloaf.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven, basting every 25 minutes with more sauce, until meatloaf is cooked through, 1 to 1 1/2 hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before slicing.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • If you need to use two meatloaf pans to make the meatloaf fit comfortably in the pan with room to spare, do so.
  • My Aunt Libby's original recipe calls for 2 pounds ground beef but I usually use 1.3 to 1.5 pounds meat for my small family of three and adjust other ingredients accordingly. So one meatloaf pan is all I need.
  • Try not to substitute ground beef with turkey and use a fattier 80%-lean beef choice. True, it is not as healthy but the taste is amazing!
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Aug 17, 2014

I made it just as written. It was quite tangy and too moist. It fell apart when I tried to slice it. It had a good flavor otherwise. Next time I might use less catsup in the meat mixture and less vinegar in the sauce.

 
May 20, 2014

Yum!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 534 kcal
  • 27%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 48.4 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 161 mg
  • 54%
  • Fat
  • 24.8 g
  • 38%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 30.8 g
  • 62%
  • Sodium
  • 2215 mg
  • 89%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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