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Favorite Meat Loaf Recipe

Meat loaf is my all-time favorite dish to cook. One year, an aunt and I put together a cookbook that included over 50 variations of that hearty, old-fashioned main course.—Jim Hopkins, Whittier, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours YIELD:6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 cup ketchup

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, beat eggs. Add milk, Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt and onion powder; mix well. Stir in oats, carrot and parsley. Combine beef and pork; add to egg mixture and mix well. Press into a 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Top with ketchup. Bake at 350° for 1-1/2 hours or until no pink remains and a thermometer reads 160°; drain. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 370 calories, 21g fat (8g saturated fat), 148mg cholesterol, 482mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 31g protein .

Reviews for Favorite Meat Loaf

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KailuaMama
Reviewed May. 30, 2012

"This recipe was really easy and really yummy. I agree with the person who wanted "more" and I'll probably add more spices, like black pepper, chipotle, red pepper, etc...next time. I did use Cilantro instead of parsley and I think that made it a little more flavorful. After draining, you could use the juices to make a gravy, I suppose; might be good!"

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stovergirl
Reviewed May. 8, 2012

"you can do anything with meatloaf!! Love It"

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momio
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2012

"For some reason it just seemed too plain and I even added a green pepper to it. Not bad just not very flavorful."

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Kris Countryman
Reviewed May. 23, 2010

"I have looked for years for a really good meat loaf recipe. This is it! The best meat loaf I have ever made. It is wonderful."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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