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The Best Basic Meatloaf

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  • 3/4 cup onion (diced)
  • 2 pounds ground meat (meat loaf mix, ground pork, beef and veal)
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup mustard (Dijon adds a nice bite)
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • salt
  • pepper
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    Calories330Calories from Fat140
    Total Fat16g25%
    Saturated Fat6g30%
    Trans Fat1.5g
    Calories from Fat140
    Total Carbohydrate16g5%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A6%
    Vitamin C8%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Gary F. 9 months ago
    I think something other than a half cup of ketchup and a half cup of mustard would have been better. I'll try another recipe next time.
    Kathy a year ago
    Great! Tender, juicy, flavorful.
    Susan McDevitt 2 years ago
    It was very good! I love Yummly. I doubled the recipe and used half yellow and half Dijon mustard .
    Hello 2 years ago
    Always delicious. I make it on a sheet pan instead of in a loaf. I also decrease the mustard to about 1/4 cup.
    Brett Howe 2 years ago
    Not too good. Cooked longer and it still came out mushy. Won’t be making this one again
    Tim W. 3 years ago
    Used a glaze of ketchup, cider vinegar, brown sugar, dijon mustard, and hot sauce...turned out great.
    dave h. 3 years ago
    like the flavors make it again
    Julianne DeMello 3 years ago
    Very moist and delicious!
    Rita Froese 3 years ago
    It was very simple and quick to mix. I added parsley, grated carrots and finely chopped mushrooms. I mixed the ketchup at 1/2 ratio with a really good bbq and use whole-wheat Panko Crumbs. I baked it 3 small loaf pans at 375* for about 45 minutes. Delicious!
    Carolina Ellis 3 years ago
    This is delicious as is. I usually make one big loaf in order to make sandwiches for another day but I rarely have enough leftovers. I use 1lb ground beef and 1 lb ground pork and a good quality Dijon mustard. My husband and super picky son usually have seconds. The recipe is simple and comes together quickly but it’s great comfort food for a busy weeknight.
    JoAnna Federer 3 years ago
    turned out really well and we had enoughto make two which is great because I dont have to cook dinner another night this week ;) it did feel like it was missing something. Next time (because im definitely making this again) we might try adding some sausage or ground beef or maybe some veggies to give it a little something extra!
    Dennis Matney 3 years ago
    This is a great starter recipe to have in your toolkit. Only modification I made was 1lb ground beef for 1lb Italian sausage.
    Anahi Sanchez 3 years ago
    its delicious everytime, i just leave the mustard out though and turns out sooo good. i never had great meatloaf ever but this one is delicious.
    Eileen G. 3 years ago
    Delicious and very moist! I only used 1/4 cup of mustard and added about a tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce. Quick to prepare and bakes nicely in an hour. It's the first time I've made a meatloaf without using a loaf pan and it worked very well.
    Brooklinn Maere 3 years ago
    I did not modify.It turned out mushy. Won't be making it again.
    Sharon Jordan 4 years ago
    It turned out good. I will make this again.
    Leslie Anne Ashby 4 years ago
    This was sooo good. I'll have to glaze it next time. Was good with spicy BBQ sauce.
    Nikki 4 years ago
    Loved it!! Would definitely make this again.
    melynda O. 4 years ago
    The recipe was easy but my mom always used crackers instead of breadcrumbs I think like the consistency of crackers vs breadcrumbs bit I would use the same recipe it was tasty
    Nicole H. 5 years ago
    This was just not to our taste at all. We reduced the amount of mustard in the recipe and it was still just so overpowering. I took one bite and made a sandwich, my husband (who loves mustard in all forms) thought it was overkill, and my kids finished their vegetables without any prodding but left half of this on their plates. I don't know if i messed up or what, but this was a no.
    Patti D 5 years ago
    Good basic meatloaf. I made it as written and will probably tweak it next time. It was a little on the bland side. Awesome starting point for a tasty meal.
    Jeremy Lewis 5 years ago
    My go to recipe for meatloaf. Fantastic!!! Even the kids love it. I would never use another recipe again.
    Alana B. 5 years ago
    This was so soft and delicious! I used veal and pork mince and used bottled bbq sauce to glaze. The family ate it all. I served it with lemon roasted potatoes (a popular yummly recipe) and steamed broccoli and beans. Will definitely make this again!!!
    Libby B. 5 years ago
    There are all kinds of recipes out there but this is the best basic meatloaf recipe is the best yumm
    Mandy 5 years ago
    Such a good recipe! I used Dijon instead of regular mustard as recommended. I did change up the glaze a bit putting equal parts ketchup and Sriracha sauce and just a tiny bit of brown sugar. Wow it really gave it such a great taste. Will definitely make it again.
    April Bassing 6 years ago
    This is our new go to recipe for meatloaf. Don't skip the dijon! It really did make the dish flavorful. The only change I made was adding green pepper.
    Steve S. 6 years ago
    The recipe name says it all. I only used ground beef and subbed a sweet BBQ sauce for the ketchup which everyone enjoyed. I will probably use a spicier glaze next time and blend the ground beef with some sausage for added depth.
    Annah M. 6 years ago
    This meatloaf was tasty! Used regular mustard instead of Dijon and added green onion instead of regular onion and it turned out well - great for a low effort meal