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Moist Meat Loaves

When a lady from our church served this at her son's birthday party, I just had to have the recipe! Now it's the only meat loaf I make. It's great for potlucks.—Jenny Ingraham, Karlstad, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours
  • Makes
    4 loaves (6 servings each)

Ingredients

  • 8 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2-2/3 cups whole milk
  • 6 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 12 slices white bread, cubed
  • 2 large onions, finely chopped
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 7-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS (for each meat loaf):
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard

Directions

  • In two very large bowls, combine the eggs, milk, cheese, bread, onions, carrots, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Pat into four ungreased 9x5-in. loaf pans.
  • Cover and freeze three meat loaves for up to 3 months. Bake the remaining loaf, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour. Combine the brown sugar, ketchup and mustard; spread over loaf. Bake 15-20 minutes longer or until no pink remains and a thermometer reads 160°.
  • To use frozen meat loaf: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour. Combine the brown sugar, ketchup and mustard; spread over loaf. Bake 30-35 minutes longer or until no pink remains and a thermometer reads 160°.

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  • donna.carol
    Aug 10, 2012

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  • beckyawatts
    Apr 28, 2012

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  • testreg_264
    Apr 26, 2012

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  • mre73
    Jan 4, 2012

    This is an awesome tasting recipe;moist,firm,perfectly seasoned and easy to make.I adjusted the recipe to make a single test loaf. Next time I'll use the full recipe and freeze the extra loaves.

  • ssmith604
    Jun 26, 2011

    My kids LOVE this recipe! They request it time and time again to have at home and to take back to college with them.