Sunday, February 3, 2019

Here is a Recipe for my family Meatloaf

Here is the recipe.  I put this in  this blog years ago and only a few thought they might like it.  I expect the same today but...we like it.  It you have ever eaten S-tau-ff*ers meatloaf, this is very like it.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Approx. 1 1/2 to 1 3/4th lb. of at least 85% lean..preferably 90% lean ground beef.  Not the 73% fat.  The loaf would be swimming in grease.

1 small  8 oz. can of tomato sauce..not paste.

1 medium chopped onion.  (I use a fairly large one.  Personal preference.)

1 tea. black pepper

 1/2 tea onion salt, if desired

1 tea. regular salt, or to taste.

1 tea. oregano

1 Tbls. parsley

1 tea. garlic powder

2/3's cup bread plain crumbs...not flavored.

1 as a minimum egg or 2 eggs  if desired broken into the meat mixture.  1 is great if that's all you have.  I use one.

Maybe 1/3 of a green pepper chopped if desired.

A piece of bay leaf  maybe an inch or so long if desired.  Leave unbroken, so you can pull it out later.

Meanwhile have  a good brand of ketchup set aside:
Mix all ingredients together.  I put on latex gloves and mix with my hands.

Place mixed ingredients in a loaf pan or in a glass casserole dish.

Smooth top of meat mixture and add ketchup to the top of loaf in a ribbon -look across the top of the entire loaf.  Smooth with a wooden spoon. Add more if desired.  Ours is usually covered well. Bake 60 minutes or until a meat thermometer  inserted into the center of the loaf shows 160 degrees on the thermometer.

It's our fave, but my lower lip won't be stuck out if it's not to your liking.


  1. I haven't had meatloaf in years. I can almost smell your recipe. Mmmm...

    1. I swear John, it is so good....if you are into it. Let me know of you make it and what you think. A fella can adjust the ingredients of course, to their liking.

    2. And cold meatloaf sandwiches? LOVE them.

  2. Ohhhhh I can smell it backing now. Big thank you. I sure am glad it wasn't a SECRET family recipe.
    Vase of flowers is beautiful
    Hugs Cecilia

  3. Thanks for sharing, it sounds delicious. I will definitely give it a try!

  4. Yum, your meatloaf sounds sooo good!
    And I love your header. Such beautiful flowers!

  5. I have never had meatloaf, my daughter makes it but I have never done

  6. That sounds good. Lately I have been putting bbq sauce on top of my meatloaf and let it bake in. XO

  7. Dearest Carole,
    THIS I will make very soon but not with ground beef as for my CKD I have to avoid red meat as much as possible. Have to try it with lean ground turkey. We ALWAYS use a large(r) onion. It can never be too much...
    Will let you know how it went!

    Argh my blog-post's photo is NOT showing in the side line - blogging can have so many kinks!

    1. Ha, just placed OUR meatloaf à la Carole, in the oven... Perfect fare for a dreary winter day! Less than 50 minutes away now...

  8. delicious!! You know what I sometimes use instead of breadcrumbs? I use left over brown rice...or I use panko breadcrumbs, or uncooked oatmeal. I also often add shredded carrots (I try to sneak veggies in whenever possible) delicious!

  9. It sounds delicious to is almost like my recipe. I will have to try yours sometime. Hugs

  10. Sounds like my recipe except like Caren I sometimes get "artsy" and add leftover rice and veggies. Condiments sometimes vary as well: Lea & Perrins or BBQ sauce or dijon mustard. Meat varies also: sometimes turkey; sometimes pork and beef; sometimes just beef; sometimes bison. Meatloaf is so fun to make!!

  11. Dearest Carole,
    Thank you for a wonderful recipe; we both loved it!
    Did use ground turkey meat however and no salt but some additional no-salt seasoning from Costco. LOVED all the spices used in here and also the tomato sauce.
    Thanks so very much.

    PS next time I will make 2 meatloafs as I have two pans. By the way, I used the dough hooks from my handmixer and that too went perfect!