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Sage Meat Loaf


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 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 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.


Average Rating: 4.703703
  • 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.....

  • 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

  • angelasandoval
    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!

  • dkolesar
    Oct 2, 2010

    Consider this my best recipe!

  • gizmotiger
    Sep 22, 2010

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

  • maxowner
    Sep 16, 2010

    Whenever I make meatloaf I use celery salt in place of the regular salt. This gave this recipe the seasoning I felt it needed. Will certainly make it again!

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