Sage Meat Loaf Recipe
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Sage Meat Loaf Recipe

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"As a child, I loved coming home from school to the aroma of Mom's meat loaf baking in he oven. I've never tasted another meat loaf quite as good as this recipe." —Emily Dennis Hancock, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 65 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 65 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup crushed saltines
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground turkey or beef
    With Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

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  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 336 calories, 17 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 113 mg cholesterol, 757 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 26 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Pat meat mixture into an ungreased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50 minutes.
  2. Combine the ketchup, brown sugar, mustard and nutmeg; spread over top. Bake 15-20 minutes longer or until meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Sage Meat Loaf in Taste of Home August/September 2008, p45

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 336 calories, 17 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 113 mg cholesterol, 757 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 26 g protein.

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Reviewed Jan. 14, 2013

I found this recipe, just ok. A better recipe is "Slow cooked Meat Loaf" from QuickCooking,Mar of 98. I exchanged the 2 slices of bread in that recipe for soda crackers, 1 cup. Also you cook carrots and potatoes along with it for one pot dinner!

Reviewed Dec. 8, 2012

It was okay but not awesome

Reviewed Oct. 29, 2011

This made a nice flavorful moist meatloaf. I did find it stuck to the pan though so next time I will grease the pan. We did not add the topping because we don't like the sweet ketchup type toppings...we just left our plain, although next time I just might have to try the gravy suggestion another reviewer mentioned. Thanks TOH, for another great homestyle recipe!

Reviewed Oct. 2, 2010

Consider this my best recipe!

Reviewed Sep. 22, 2010

awesome recipe! we loved it! only thing I added was garlic!

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