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Wonderful Meatloaf Recipe
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Wonderful Meatloaf

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"This is my all time favorite recipe for meatloaf. You can substitute the ketchup for barbecue sauce."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    50 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the beef, rice, brown sugar, onion and 1 tablespoon ketchup. Mix well and place in a 5x9 inch loaf pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Spread remaining 1/2 cup ketchup over the top of the loaf. Bake for 15 more minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 29, 2006

Good tasting meatloaf. TO SOLVE THE "FALLING APART" PROBLEM YOU CAN: 1. DECREASE THE RICE BY 1/4 CUP 2. ADD EITHER 1/4 CUP OF BREAD CRUMBS OR TOASTED WHEAT GERM. 3. ADD ONE LARGE BEATEN EGG. This should give you a firmer loaf suitable for slicing. I always double the recipe and have sliced and lightly fried (in olive oil) meatloaf the third day. My family actually prefers it this way and it is a great time-saving suggestion.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 27, 2003

way too sweet....it was like eating candied beef.

Apr 20, 2006

This recipe was so delicious! I made it for dinner tonight and everyone loved it. I used a cup of uncooked Minute Rice instead of cooked rice and it held together perfectly. I'll probably use this recipe more than I use my other meat loaf recipe.

Jan 30, 2006

This was very good. I didn't have a loaf pan so I combined the ingredients and shaped this into a loaf and baked it in a pyrex dish. I don't recommend doing this because the loaf spreads and doesn't retain the loaf form very well. I will use the loaf pan (as recommended) the next time I make this. It will be the first dish I think of when I have left over white rice on hand as it is perfect for using leftover rice with. Also, this would be a good recipe for people who like to stuff green peppers. We enjoyed the sweet taste this meatloaf offered it was not overwhelming. But like other reviewers have noted it needs salt and pepper for sure! Very easy to prepare especially if rice is already made.

Apr 18, 2006

This was great. I added an egg and put it in the crock-pot all day!! My husband and 1 1/2yr old LOVED it!!! Will make again!

Mar 27, 2007

This was a very easy and tasty meatloaf! My son and husband, who are both pretty picky, liked it a lot and said I can make it again!! I did change it up a bit though after reading through everyone elses reviews...first off, I changed the servings to 6. I used almost 2lbs of ground chuck. I added one egg and 1/4 cup bread crumbs to help it stay formed. I used about 2 Tblsp Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce for mixing and only used ketchup to top the loaf with at the end. I only used 2 tsps of brown sugar and I added garlic salt and regular salt as well as coarse ground pepper and minced garlic. I used about one cup of cooked rice instead of a little more like it called for. I definately reccomend this recipe, it is very easy and quite tasty!! We really liked it and will be making it again sometime soon I'm sure!

Mar 21, 2006

The meatloaf was very tasty, but I did add salt and pepper. When I took the meatloaf out of the form it began to fall apart, so next time I will use an egg to hold it together.

Oct 26, 2005

This was a great tasting recipe. I added 3 tbsp of ketchup to the hamburger instead of the 1. I also added some salt and pepper. Next time I will use an egg as well to help hold it together a bit more.


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  • Calories
  • 441 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21.5 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 96 mg
  • 32%
  • Fat
  • 30.3 g
  • 47%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 20.4 g
  • 41%
  • Sodium
  • 457 mg
  • 18%

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

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