Old Fashioned Ozarks Meatloaf Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Old Fashioned Ozarks Meatloaf Recipe
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Old Fashioned Ozarks Meatloaf

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"This is the best meatloaf of them all! This is made with love and lots of Ozarks flair! Use fresh-ground meat, fresh eggs and homemade breadcrumbs for the best flavor."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 30 mins

    1 hr 45 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, sausage, eggs, 1/2 cup of ketchup and bread crumbs until well blended. Pat into a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  3. Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Drain off some of the fat once in a while to keep spattering to a minimum. Enjoy!
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  • 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 10, 2007

Seems like a good recipe, sausage makes a nice moist loaf, but I would add 1/2 to 3/4 cup of chopped onion, a couple cloves of garlic chopped, some herbs, such as oregano and basil, for flavor. Mitch

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 09, 2005

This is pretty basic and is leaving out some key ingredients. Add chopped onion or onion powder and a little bit of mustard. Also mix ketchup with equal part of brown sugar. Spread on top of meatloaf for the last 15 mins. of baking.


15 Ratings

Mar 14, 2008

This is basically the same recipe Mom used when I was growing up,with a couple of changes. Mix chopped onion in with the Hamburger and sausage. You can also use the Lipton dried onion in the box. I used the Onion and Mushroom for added flavor. Add 1/4 C Ketchup and mix in 2 eggs. Add dried bread crumbs until your meat mixture starts to hold form. After you place in baking dish,take 1/3 cup ketchup and mix in 4 or 5 T of Brown Sugar. If you don't have brown,use White. Pour over top of Meatloaf and bake. I put foil over top until the last 15 minutes of baking. Believe me it is NOT too much ketchup.

Sep 28, 2007

Even in the OZarks we add onion and diced green pepper. You can add oatmeal to make a firm loaf if you need it.

Dec 23, 2005

Not much in it to add flavor. Also she says add 1/2 cup of ketchup to meat mixture, but doesn't say what to do with the 1/4 cup at the end of the ingredients list.

Jan 07, 2012

This is the best recipe with meat to egg ratio out there! Stands alone just fine and makes great sandwiches the next day. Since my family likes a bit more spice, and because Im always sneaking veggies into EVERY meal to confuse my picky eaters, I now add grated carrot and zuchinni to this base, as well as onion, celery or green pepper. You can even add radishes, grated turnips, etc. Whatever you have! Meatloaf was made to hide veggies inside! Just dice or grind them very fine. The Pork adds a bit of moisture and different texture and flavor which makes the loaf stand out with firmness, yet also moistness. A perfect texture. We love Garlic added, Greek Seasonings, even taco seasoning to create different variations o f this fine loaf! YUm!

May 02, 2011

Thank you so much for proving that there are people out there that understand that food is good and does not have to be drowned out by onion, and other herbs and spices. Sausage is a great flavor enhancer for the beef in this recipe, (thank you pork fat.) And yes home-raised eggs and homemade bread makes the difference!

Feb 18, 2012

This is as good as the meat you use to make it. I used very lean ground sirloin and maple sausage. I served with an array of condiments including, sweet & sour, ketchup, and chili, Worcestershire, and BBQ sauces. Also, piled roasted veggies on the serving platter. All my non-onion eaters were very pleased with this one.


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  • Calories
  • 525 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.2 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 176 mg
  • 59%
  • Fat
  • 41.4 g
  • 64%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 27.8 g
  • 56%
  • Sodium
  • 741 mg
  • 30%

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

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