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The Best Meatloaf

The Best Meatloaf


"I have used this recipe for 30 years. My husband loves it and he is picky."
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1 h 15 m servings 286 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 286 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 17.9 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.5g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 20.9 g
  • 42%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 101 mg
  • 34%
  • Sodium:
  • 805 mg
  • 32%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, salt, egg, black pepper and bread crumbs. Pour in the milk, 3 tablespoons of the steak sauce, onion and green bell pepper.
  3. Place the mixture into the prepared loaf pan and shape into a loaf. Brush the top with the remaining steak sauce.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour or until done. Allow to stand 5 minutes before slicing.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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This was a tasty and moist meatloaf that the whole family loved. I too used stuffing mix instead of bread crumbs. One note on that: If you use stuffing mix, decrease the amount of salt you put i...

Most helpful critical review

Five stars alone just for the addition of the steak sauce (I used A-1) which was a unique and quite tasty addition, but unfortunately it was not enough to carry the meatloaf. This needs a lot of...

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This was a tasty and moist meatloaf that the whole family loved. I too used stuffing mix instead of bread crumbs. One note on that: If you use stuffing mix, decrease the amount of salt you put i...

This really is the best meatloaf! It's not bland like most meatloaf recipes. I used a very lean meat ground meat, it was so moist! Good-bye dry meat loaf! I raised the servings to 8, added two...

My family LOVED this recipe and I will make it again. I used canned italian bread crumbs and A-1. Have made it twice and it's been great both times. For those who had problems with crumbling, a ...

I hate meatloaf, but I really liked this way. Followed the recipe except I didn't put green peppers in it, since I don't like them...turned out great!!

Finally. A meatloaf that tastes like a meatloaf is supposed to. I have tried a bunch of recipes, and none were quite right (none were even close to my mom's). This was the one. I did read re...

I have never liked meatloaf but my dad wanted meatloaf for supper , so I figured I would try this one because it actually sounded good, with the onions and green peppers. It came out fantastic, ...

This recipe is absolutely awesome. Now I made a few changes but this is THE BEST recipe I've found for meatloaf and TRUST ME I've tried a more than I can count. Here are the changes/additions I...

This is the meatloaf I was raised on. Only thing Mom did differently was omit the salt. This is a solid meatloaf that won't fall apart when you go to cut it and it makes great meatloaf sandwiche...

Very good--great texture. I used Townhouse reduced sodium butter crackers in place of the bread crumbs.

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