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Sage Meat Loaf

"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


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


  • In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Pat meat mixture into an ungreased 9x5-in. loaf pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50 minutes.
  • 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 thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 336 calories, 17g fat (6g saturated fat), 113mg cholesterol, 757mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein.

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  • Melissa
    Oct 17, 2020

    Love this recipe so much. The sauce is amazing!

  • JRST
    Jun 22, 2017

    Very tasty ...

  • jmkasprak
    Mar 6, 2016

    Only one of four diners didn't like it. He didn't like the sage in meatloaf. It was a good texture and seasoning, and the sauce was good.

  • browns19fan
    Nov 11, 2015

    While this is a pretty good meat loaf, I'm giving my 5 stars to the sauce. There are only two of us, but I usually triple or quadruple the sauce recipe to use as a spread on meat loaf sandwiches.

  • THeadvocate317
    Apr 22, 2015

    It came out of the pan very easily. It tasted very good even though ran out of sage so i used basil instead.....

  • kelleytwinmom
    Apr 10, 2013

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  • Sprowl
    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!

  • Let Them Eat Cheesecake
    Dec 8, 2012

    It was okay but not awesome

  • Dorene22
    Aug 26, 2012

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  • BCookingFun
    Nov 22, 2011

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