Grandma's Meat Loaf Recipe

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We love Grandma's version of meat loaf so much that we have it at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter—the holidays wouldn't be the same without it! It's just as good the next day, as a cold sandwich.—Joan Frey, Spencer, Ohio
Recommended: Grandma's Best Suppers
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 3 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 ounces cubed cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1/2 pound Jones Dairy Farm All Natural Pork Sausage Roll

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 231 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 313mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 18g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine egg, bread crumbs, bacon, onion, cheese, seasoned salt and pepper. Add beef and sausage; mix well. In a shallow baking pan, shape mixture into an 8-in. x 4-in. oval.
  2. Bake at 350° for 1-1/4 hours or until no pink remains and a thermometer reads 160°; drain. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Grandma's Meat Loaf in Country Ground Beef 1993, p28

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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deb55kay User ID: 4405705 20261
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2011

"Excellent flavor!"

ypoole User ID: 300109 20201
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2010

"Absolutely delicious. I'll definitely make it again. I added a tbsp. worcester sauce and used season bread crumbs and Hickory snoked bacon. Great flavor."

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