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

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Mom made this scrumptious main dish frequently when I was growing up. When I first met my husband, he wasn't fond of meat loaf. This is the first meal I prepared for him, and now he requests it often. —Michelle Beran, Claflin, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + standing
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + standing
MAKES: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup finely crushed saltines
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • Dash pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
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  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 268 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 98 mg cholesterol, 810 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 20 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat eggs. Add milk, saltines, onion, salt, sage and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into an 8-in. x 4-in. oval in an ungreased shallow baking pan.
  2. Combine the remaining ingredients; spread 3/4 cup over meat loaf. Bake at 350° for 60-65 minutes or until no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160°; drain. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with remaining sauce. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Mom's Meat Loaf in Taste of Home June/July 1997, p35

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 268 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 98 mg cholesterol, 810 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 20 g protein.

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed Aug. 1, 2014

I had prepared this meatloaf when it first was featured in Taste of Home! I did make the following adjustments: I used ITALIAN bread crumbs, 1 onion, chopped, 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning, 1/4 tsp. pepper, and 1 cup of Barbecue sauce at that time since I didn't have the ingredients to make regular BBQ sauce! I'd used a meatloaf pan to bake this meatloaf!

I would probably omit the brown sugar in this sauce if I choose to use prepared BBQ sauce and I'd probably omit the Worcestershire sauce since BBQ sauce has all the additions in it already! As I recall, this meatloaf was really good! Thank you for sharing it with Taste of Home! delowenstein

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Reviewed Jun. 20, 2014

I did make some alterations to this recipe, first change was I used Almond milk (used Original, that is what I had on hand) because I have a son highly allergic to dairy milk, then the 2nd change is that I added about 1/4 cup of A1 sauce to the ketchup mixture to add a little more of a kick.

I absolutely love the way it turned out. If you need to substitute the milk because of allergies, this is a great recipe.

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Reviewed May. 25, 2014

My husband and I have been together for 11 years and I have only made meatloaf once or twice. He loves meatloaf, but I hate it...until now. The recipe is simple to make and full of flavor. My husband requested that I make it once a week. I also cooked this recipe for a family get-together and everyone kept telling me how good it was! Next day leftovers are amazing too.

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Reviewed May. 23, 2014

I love this recipe.... I accidentally added all ingredients together......topping and all. It was too moist but my family loved it. Next time I still put all ingredients together.....just cut back on the ketchup. The flavor were great together... Brown sugar, sage and ketchup. It is our family favorite. Out of mistakes comes something awesome.

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Reviewed Apr. 28, 2014

Tasted just like my mother mae it. Good memory

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