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Traditional Meat Loaf Recipe
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Traditional Meat Loaf Recipe

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Topped with a sweet sauce, Traditional Meat Loaf tastes so good that you might want to double the recipe so everyone can have seconds. "This meat loaf also freezes well," adds Gail Graham of Maple Ridge, British Columbia.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + standing
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + standing
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup 2% milk
  • 3 slices bread, crumbled
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded carrot
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground turkey or beef
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  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine first eight ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into a loaf. Place in a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan.
  2. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, ketchup and mustard; spread over loaf. Bake 60-75 minutes or until no pink remains and a thermometer reads 160°. Drain. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Traditional Meat Loaf in Taste of Home June/July 2006, p18

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

Reviews for Traditional Meat Loaf(34)

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Reviewed Feb. 28, 2014

I've been making this meatloaf since I first saw it. It's the only meatloaf I like to be honest. I always run the onions finely through the food processor which gives it the onion taste without getting chunks of onion and I shred my carrots well. It's just so good!

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Reviewed Nov. 11, 2013

it was okay, if I would make it again I would shred my carrots a little thinner.

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Reviewed Oct. 1, 2013

Great recipe!

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Reviewed Sep. 23, 2013

This is the best meatloaf recipe....moist & delicious!!!

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Reviewed Sep. 22, 2013

I can't say that meatloaf in general has ever been a favorite of mine, but this meatloaf is amazing! Everyone that I serve it to raves about it and wants to know what makes it so different.

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