Matchless Meat Loaf Recipe

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This is the only meat loaf recipe I can make! Our whole family loves its sweet tangy hint of molasses and mustard.—Lila Bane, Vandalia, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour 40 min.
MAKES:12-15 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour 40 min.
MAKES: 12-15 servings


  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons light molasses
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 to 4 drops hot pepper sauce
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 envelope (1 ounce) onion soup mix
  • 3 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 pounds lean ground beef

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 204 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 352 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 20 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine eggs, molasses, vinegar, mustard, hot pepper sauce, milk, oregano, onion soup mix, bread crumbs and parsley. Add ground beef; mix well. In a shallow baking pan, shape meat mixture into a 9-in. x 5-in. loaf. Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 40 minutes or until no pink remains. Drain. Let loaf stand 10 minutes before slicing. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Originally published as Matchless Meat Loaf in Country Ground Beef 1993, p31

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed Dec. 1, 2010

"My family loved it! I added a little minced garlic and worstershire...perfection! Thanks for sharing."

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