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Mary's Meatloaf


"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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2 h 20 m servings 450 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Calories:
  • 450 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 25.9 g
  • 40%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.3g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 24.7 g
  • 49%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 118 mg
  • 39%
  • Sodium:
  • 582 mg
  • 23%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * 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).
  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 the preheated oven until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center reads 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), about 2 hours.


  • 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

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

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

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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.

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 ...

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. ...

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 o...

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 bakin...

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 ...

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...

This will be my new meatloaf recipe. Meatloaf was very good, moist, and easy. I used about 1-1/2 t. of Lawry's seasoning salt instead of plain salt.

Instead of using a regular loaf pan I used two mini loaf pan so I could freeze one for later. I did cut back on the cooking time as to not overcook. I added some italian seasonings (parsley, bas...