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Christine's Meat Loaf Recipe

Christine's Meat Loaf

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"A hearty, juicy, full-bodied meat loaf recipe developed by my eldest daughter. Good enough for Sunday dinner and it makes excellent meat loaf sammiches!"

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Original recipe makes 1 meat loaf Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 25 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Mix ground beef, ground turkey, Italian sausage, vegetable soup, eggs, bread crumbs, barbeque sauce, ketchup, yellow mustard, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, browning sauce, seasoned salt, and black pepper in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Form into a loaf and place meat loaf into a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until meat loaf is browned and no longer pink inside, 60 to 75 minutes. An instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the loaf should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Let meat loaf rest for 10 minutes before cutting into 1/2-inch thick slices.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 11, 2012

I made this recipe according to the directions with the exception of needing to add more of the Progresso Italian bread crumbs (almost half a cup more). I probably added more yellow mustard, too--like a big squirt. The next time I make this I'll puree the vegetable soup because I didn't like seeing the little chunks of veggies in the meat (I know, I'm just so picky!). This will make great sandwiches for our lunch today. Thanks for the recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 17, 2013

I made this recipe EXACTLY according to recipe only subbing an additional pound of sausage in place of the ground turkey and running the soup through the blender to make the soup smooth. I did have to add additional breadcrumbs to thicken up the mixture. Even with a half cup of additional breadcrumbs, the meat loaf mixture was REALLY wet. The amount of liquids seemed to be quite excessive for meat loaf, in my opinion. I had my doubts this would hold together at all but after almost two hours of cooking, it did mostly hold together though it was very crumbly. The flavor was good but the texture was not something my family cared for. Slam me if you must for veering off from what the recipe called for meat wise but I think had I used the meat called for, it still would have been too wet.

Jan 13, 2013

Wonderful. I doubled the recipe and baked it in a 12" cast iron skillet. I was worried about the top wing black but it was really tasty crust.

Jan 17, 2013

Wow, what a great recipe! I made the meat mixture exactly as written, except added a little more bread crumbs. I did make it a bit differently though, only because my husband LOVES bacon! I took 8 slices of bacon and put them width-wise on a baking rack. Then I took 1/2 of the meat mixture, shaped it into a loaf and put it on top of the bacon. Next I took 3/4 C shredded cheddar cheese, sprinkled it over the meat and then took the remaining meat and put it over the top. Crimp the edges so the cheese stays in, and then wrap the bacon over the top of the loaf. Set the rack in a shallow pan and WOW! It did take quite a bit longer than 75 minutes though, almost 2 hours, but it was well worth the wait:) Had a side of orzo pilaf and we were good to go. Thanks for a wonderful meatloaf recipe!

Dec 09, 2012

This is NOT your normal average Meatloaf. Using BBQ sauce will make people ask if you bbq'd your meatloaf. Add more BBQ sauce and less ketchup for even more of a BBQ flavor. Depending on the fat content of your ground beef, you may want to add more bread crumbs. I use ground sirloin hubby grinds so 1/2 cup is enough. Makes great leftovers too. Slice, fry slightly until crispy brown and serve with more BBQ sauce. Or make cold ML and cole slaw Sammiches. This is a real favorite at our house!

Jan 22, 2013

Excellent. Because I misread the recipe, I used beef broth and not whatever the cambell's veggies soup is and all barbecue sauce (no ketchup). Next time I'll try to make it according to the recipe but my "accidents" tasted good too!

Jan 20, 2013

This was the best meat loaf! My adjustments were as follows: I used a bit more than 1 1/2 lbs of ground beef, no turkey or sausage. I used canned tomato soup instead of the vegetable beef. I had no kitchen bouquet on hand. And I used corn bread crumbs. I really think this is one of those easy-to-adjust recipes depending on what you have on hand. It was very moist and full of flavor, which surprised me considering I didn't have sausage.

Jan 06, 2013

This recipe is amazing! As stated in other reviews, not your average meatloaf, but coming from someone who isn't much of a meatloaf lover that's OK by me. Mine wasn't much of a "loaf" - it fell apart easily when cutting, but hopefully adding more bread crumbs next time will help.


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  • Calories
  • 298 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 114 mg
  • 38%
  • Fat
  • 16.3 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 23.2 g
  • 46%
  • Sodium
  • 823 mg
  • 33%

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

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