Meat Loaf Dinner Recipe
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Meat Loaf Dinner Recipe

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When in a hurry, I substitute canned potatoes and green beans for the fresh. I like the fact that I can pop this meat loaf into the oven in the late afternoon and forget about it until dinnertime. —Florence Dollard, Grand Island, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 2 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 2 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 4 medium potatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 pound fresh or frozen cut green beans
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first four ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into a loaf in a greased roasting pan. Arrange potatoes and green beans around loaf. Pour tomatoes over all.
  2. Cover and bake at 350°: for 2 hours or until the meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Meat Loaf Dinner in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p25

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Connie Brenner User ID: 1555479 42565
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2012

"I used one lb of ground chuck but left the rest of the ingredients the same. Cooked it covered 90 mins instead of 2 hrs. Thickened the juices after removing tomato chunks, green beans and meat loaf. Added a bit of beef base to that for extra flavor zip and got great reviews from my husband. We will definitely use this recipe again."

cwbuff User ID: 441425 73391
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2011

"The mistake I made with this recipe is that I used regular ground beef instead of lean (hey, I'm poor. What can I say?) With no chance to drain off the grease, it ruined the gravy. I plan to try the recipe again, this time definitely using the lean! Also, I'm going to try half pureed tomatoes (I like the texture better than diced) and half beef gravy. Also, I'm going to double the first 4 ingredients as my loaf came out more like a big hamburger."

mikrellum User ID: 3865150 28761
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2011

"great comfort meal."

Bonnie561 User ID: 1977410 33578
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2011

"I'm glad I tried this! easy to make and delicious."

TPinho3385 User ID: 2683780 75115
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2011

"This is great, but I would eliminate the bread crumbs. I hate fillers in my meatloaf, meatball, and crabcakes."

missy08 User ID: 4225415 33577
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2011

"Made this tonight for supper. Only difference was I used crackers instead of bread crumbs. I do not like too spicy meatloaf so this was perfect. Just like mom's."

samthejam User ID: 3403282 73388
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2011

"easy and great"

Bud Pues User ID: 5708280 73387
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2011

"Recipe is fine except green beans should never be baked for 2 hours!!! Simply steam then for 8 to 10 minutes before serving!!!"

iwant User ID: 4538970 32642
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2011

"I tried it, I liked it. I did add a bit of garlic though just because I love garlic. "

cgrace User ID: 120238 82301
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2011

"This meatloaf was great. Not all of us have stomachs that like the spices. Will definitely make it again. thanks"

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