Mom's Best Meat Loaf Recipe
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Mom's Best Meat Loaf Recipe

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This is no ordinary meat loaf - the recipe is so good it's been passed down in our family for three generations. The zesty seasoning gives the flavor a spark. I remember Mom's delicious meals. She loved to serve this meat loaf. -Linda Nilsen, Anoka, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES:6-8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • Additional ketchup

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 179 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 569 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 19 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first 11 ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Press into an ungreased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan.
  2. Bake at 350° for 1 hour. Drizzle top of loaf with ketchup; bake 15 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Mom's Best Meat Loaf in Taste of Home December/January 1995, p37

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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


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Reviewed Apr. 11, 2016

"Really good recipe! A nice change from the normal meatloaf! Should have doubled the recipe for leftovers :)"

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Reviewed Mar. 2, 2016

"This is the best meatloaf I've ever had. I've been making this for a few years now, family loves it. Instead of using ketchup on top, I use a small can of tomato sauce, 1 TBL of brown sugar, and 1/12 tsps of lemon juice."

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Reviewed Mar. 1, 2015

"Our favorite meatloaf..I am not a meat loaf lover and have tried so many different recipes to find one I like too. This did it for me.I topped mine with hot bbq sauce with a touch of mustard in it though instead of ketchup."

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Reviewed Oct. 14, 2014

"I've used this recipe for a few years myself and I always get rave reviews from friends and family whenever I make it. Best meatloaf recipe in my mind."

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Reviewed Jun. 12, 2013

"This is a good and unique tasting meatloaf, but I am going to keep searching."

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