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Meat Loaf for a Mob Recipe

Meat Loaf for a Mob Recipe

Our small synagogue has two teams that alternate with churches of various denominations and civic organizations to provide meals at a homeless shelter. This tasty satisfying meat loaf is well liked there. -Niki Reese Eschen Santa Maria, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour YIELD:32 servings


  • 8 eggs, beaten
  • 1 can (46 ounces) V8 juice
  • 2 large onions, finely chopped
  • 4 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 4-1/4 cups seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 envelopes onion soup mix
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 8 pounds ground beef
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup prepared mustard


  • 1. In a very large bowl, combine the eggs, V8 juice, onions, celery, bread crumbs, soup mix and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture; mix well, Shape into four loaves; place each loaf in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350°45 minutes.
  • 2. Meanwhile, combine the ketchup, brown sugar and mustard. Spread over loaves. Bake 15 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 160° Yield: 4 meat loaves.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 332 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 128mg cholesterol, 656mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 21, 2011

"This is my son Steven's favorite meatloaf recipe. He'd eat a whole loaf by himself for dinner and nibble on another for snacks. It's a huge hit for church potluck! I'll make it bake one loaf and freeze the rest of the loaves, unbaked, for future meals. Always yummy!!"

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