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Mary's Meatloaf Recipe
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Mary's Meatloaf
Even non-meatloaf fans like this rich dish. The secret’s in the glaze. See more

Mary's Meatloaf

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"This meatloaf recipe is the only one I use now because my family loves it, and it is very easy to make."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    2 hrs

    2 hrs 20 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix ground beef, onion, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Mix in bread, milk, egg, 2 tablespoons mustard and 1/4 cup ketchup.
  3. Press the meat mixture into a 9x5 inch loaf pan. In a small bowl, stir together remaining mustard, ketchup and brown sugar; pour on top of the meat loaf.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 2 hours.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 24, 2006

My husband loved this! Best meatloaf that I have made by far. I substituted 1/2 c of oatmeal instead of bread crumbs and it turned out great.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 14, 2010

Meatloaf had no real texture, too much moisture. Prefer it with crackers rather than bread.

Jul 12, 2006

This is the best meatloaf ever! My children love it. It stays together so well that I put it in a large roasting pan and cook quartered potatos around it.The potatos cook in the sauces that run from the meatloaf. DELICIOUS!! Thanks Mary!

Jun 21, 2003

This is the best meatloaf recipe I have tried to date. My husband even loves it and he used to hate meatloaf. Like another reviewer I used ground pork and veal in addition to the ground beef. I increased the onions to two and sauteed them in olive oil first. I also used potato bread instead of white, added a tbsp of dried parsley, and used only 2 tbsp of brown sugar for the topping and found it was plenty sweet. This is my only meatloaf recipe from now on. Thanks Mary!

Dec 04, 2006

This was EXCELLENT. I don't even like meatloaf and I loved this. My huband ate it up....2 big helpings. I didn't cook it for 2 hours, I have a VERY hot oven, so I only cooked it for a little over an hour. If I had gone 2 hours, it would have been dry. I also waited 30 minutes, then put the glaze on, to reduce burning. I used Splenda brown sugar blend to reduce calories, and it was great. Highly recommend this one.

Sep 20, 2006

Sooo good! I used the store packaged meatloaf mixture (equal parts ground beef, veal, and pork) instead of all ground beef. For everything else I followed the recipe exactly. The 2 hour baking time threw me at first (since every other recipe I've ever used has been 1 hour) but it was perfect. It came out moist and delish instead of the charred meatbrick I'd been imagining. It does have a slightly orange-ish color (from the mustard/ketchup), which I suppose could be somewhat disconcerting for people.

Nov 15, 2002

very good,everyone thought it was the best meatloaf they ever had. I use a meatloaf mix of veal, beef ,and pork. Also I used 3 cloves of finely chopped garlic rather than powder Also added some finely chopped green peppers.

Aug 03, 2011

Excellent meatloaf Mary! This is delicious and moist with a nice tangy brown sugar glaze. I used about 1/4 cup of chopped onion and Italian-style bread crumbs instead of white bread. I also used dijon mustard instead of yellow. I garnished the top with with a bit of dried parsely and put it in the oven at 400 for about 50-55 minutes.


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  • Calories
  • 450 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.3 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 118 mg
  • 39%
  • Fat
  • 25.9 g
  • 40%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 24.7 g
  • 49%
  • Sodium
  • 582 mg
  • 23%

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

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