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Heinz(R) Classic Meatloaf Recipe
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Heinz® Classic Meatloaf

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"This comfort food recipe will bring back memories of mom's home cooking and family time around the dinner table. For the ultimate in nostalgia, be sure to serve with a generous spoonful of fluffy mashed potatoes."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Heat oil in a skillet set over medium-high heat. Cook onion, celery and pepper until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in ketchup. Remove pan from heat and divide sauce mixture in half.
  2. Combine one half of the sauce with ground beef, breadcrumbs, egg, salt and pepper. Mix gently. Pat mixture into a lightly greased 9-x 5-in (2 L) loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour or until an instant read thermometer reaches 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).
  3. Rest for 5 minutes. Reheat the reserved sauce mixture. Slice meat loaf and serve with sauce.
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  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 1 hr
  • READY IN 1 hr 15 mins

Footnotes

  • Twists:
  • Twist 1: For a cheesy treat, top meatloaf with 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese.
  • Twist 2: For cook-once-eat-twice convenience, serve sliced warm meatloaf on toasted Kaiser rolls with chili sauce.
  • Twist 3: For more fibre, substitute whole wheat bread crumbs or crushed bran flakes for the regular breadcrumbs.
  • Twist 4: For a Mexican twist, use Heinz Chili Sauce instead of ketchup and stir 1 tbsp chili powder into the sauce mixture.
  • Twist 5: For extra kick, substitute Heinz Hot & Spicy Ketchup for half of the regular ketchup.
  • Twist 6: For a barbecue twist, substitute Heinz Western Grill BBQ Sauce or other barbecue sauce for the ketchup.
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Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 07, 2012

Best meatloaf ever.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 11, 2014

The flavor was ok and that is why I gave it 2 stars. Otherwise, it just feel apart and didn't have "meatloaf" consistently. And again, it was just okay taste wise. Won't repeat this recipe.

 
Oct 08, 2013

I've never been a big fan of meatloaf but I LOVE this recipe! I don't care for celery and my boyfriend doesn't like onions so I just sauté green and red peppers and chopped up jalapeño peppers (for a little kick) in the ketchup sauce. I also use the whole sauce to mix in with the meat rather than just half of it, along with meat loaf seasoning. All this makes for a very flavorful and moist loaf that you don't really need to put anything on it. Another trick of mine is to use the royal Hawaiian sweet rolls for the bread crumbs. The sweetness of the rolls really compliments the spicy and saltiness. Also tried this recipe with ground turkey, tastes awesome.

 
Feb 17, 2013

my favorite meatloaf recipe to date!

 
Mar 24, 2014

Surprisingly good, even tho' I had my doubts about the ketchup, er, "sauce." I just couldn't do this with ketchup alone so I added a small amount of water and barbecue sauce. (Dang it was good!) I loved that half the vegetable/sauce mixture went in the meatloaf, the other half reserved to serve with the meatloaf. The fact that the recipe included all three vegetables I believe are a must in meatloaf appealed to me, however, after noticing there was no seasoning in the recipe, I felt compelled to add one of my favorite seasoning blends. I scaled this down to two servings for a meal for the two of us with no leftovers. Using just 1/2 pound of ground beef made it impractical to prepare this as a meatloaf, so I made little muffin meatloaves with it, which made five. If you add some seasoning, this is a darned fine meatloaf.

 
Aug 29, 2013

Amazing! Best meatloaf ever!

 
Jan 21, 2014

This was very moist and the perfect blend of flavor. My boyfriend had two large helpings and the leftovers went fast. This was good enough to be a signature dish making it again for the second time cant wait love it

 
Jun 29, 2014

I can't really say that I love or dislike this recipe because I didn't follow the directions. For one thing, I mixed up the measurements on the onion and peppers, so it had half the amount of onion (that's entirely on me). Please be careful of this because it results in a lot less flavor. I didn't care for the idea of the sauce, so I sauteed the vegetables and put them in the mixture with the ketchup and about a tablespoon of Lea & Perrins. I also left out the celery. The flavor would have been much better had I used the right amount of onion. One other thing is that the meatloaf is crumbly. I don't know what I did wrong. I had two pounds of meat instead of a pound and a half. Maybe I should have used two eggs? I will try this recipe again, only next time I'll be more aware of my measurements. If done properly, it could be very tasty.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 517 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.2 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 132 mg
  • 44%
  • Fat
  • 34.2 g
  • 53%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 23.4 g
  • 47%
  • Sodium
  • 796 mg
  • 32%

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

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