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Grandma's Meat Loaf Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours YIELD:8-10 servings


  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 3 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 bulk pork sausage


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 231 calories, 16 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 82 mg cholesterol, 313 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 18 g protein.

Reviews for Grandma's Meat Loaf

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Reviewed Nov. 20, 2011

"Excellent flavor!"

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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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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