No-Fuss Meat Loaf Recipe

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"Instant stuffing mix makes this nicely seasoned meat loaf simple enough for beginners to make," says Betty Braswell of Elgin, Pennsylvania. "I often combine the mixture in a resealable plastic bag instead of a bowl," she suggests. "Then I toss the bag for easy cleanup."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1hour 35 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1hour 35 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 package (6 ounces) instant stuffing mix
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • Ketchup

Nutritional Facts

4 ounce-weight: 324 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 128mg cholesterol, 457mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 27g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, beat eggs and water. Stir in stuffing mix and contents of seasoning packet. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well.
  2. Press into an ungreased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Top with ketchup. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until no pink remains and a meat thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as No-Fuss Meat Loaf in Quick Cooking November/December 1998, p8

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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kjones76 User ID: 5020820 51303
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2012

"Very tasty and easy to make."

tpdlady_306 User ID: 1278650 49215
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2012

"Awesome recipe. Makes wonderful meatloaf and my family loves it!"

lakesidegranny User ID: 3231178 18517
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2008

"I bake my stuffing in muffin tins. It bakes really fast, and helps us to portion so we don't "over-do""

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