Deluxe Meat Loaf Recipe
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Deluxe Meat Loaf Recipe

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This is not only my family's favorite meat loaf when I serve it hot for's also the highlight of our midday lunch when I slice cold leftovers for sandwiches.—Ruth Fisher, Kingston, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour 20 min.
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour 20 min.
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 224 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 100mg cholesterol, 579mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 21g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine first nine ingredients and mix well. Press into a 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350°for 1 hour. Remove from oven; drain. Spoon chili sauce over loaf. Return to oven and bake 20 minutes longer or until no pink remains. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Deluxe Meat Loaf in Country Ground Beef 1993, p27

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Brossi User ID: 8526235 246864
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2016

"Made this tonight for dinner. Very nice. Interesting flavour but tasty. My family enjoyed this. Recipe was just about right - no changes although had to cook slightly longer. Used wholegrain mustard. Would definitely make this again. Thanks for a great recipe."

sheri61999 User ID: 7412209 41337
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2014

"Delicious and easy to make."

MurphyNJ User ID: 7103738 18495
Reviewed May. 3, 2014

"Delicious. Instead of the chili sauce - I mixed up a sauce made from ketchup, mustard and brown sugar to put on top. Mine took 1 ½ hours to bake."

bkherbert User ID: 6358332 44376
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2014

"This is the best meatloaf I have ever made. Even my son, who is not a meatloaf fan, went back for seconds. Reduced the bread crumbs to 3/4 cup, added 1/4 cup chopped green pepper and instead of chili sauce, I used 1/2 cup ketchup with brown sugar, garlic powder and a little dried chopped onion. It was sweet and delicious. Will make plenty more in the future. May even show off for the in-laws..."

wlweaver459 User ID: 7647420 40509
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2014

"Used jalapeño ketchup instead of chili sauce."

nicebass User ID: 4061988 20457
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2013

"Very good!I used about 1/4 lb.sausage ,in place of 1/4 Lb. beef.I will make again."

SpunkeyKY User ID: 2629459 44860
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2013

"This was a hit with my family!"

Johnnyaa User ID: 5598725 14355
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2012

"The horseradish makes this meatloag a furlong ahead of the rest."

dverzic User ID: 762717 20247
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2012

"Kind of bland, and a little too Much bread crumbs. I like my usual recipe better. I use green pepper, celery and onion along with ketchup in the loaf."

LegalSec User ID: 548619 41269
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2011

"Very good and moist. I didn't have chili sauce so I mixed up some ketchup, barbeque sauce and a dash of chili seasoning. I cut the recipe in half and I only used 1/2 teaspoon of horseradish."

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