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Two Loaf Easy Meatloaf Recipe

An easy Meatloaf recipe that is quick to put together. This recipe makes 2 loaves. Serve one and freeze the other for another day

Easy Meatloaf | Hostess At Heart

An easy meatloaf recipe is only easy if you use great ingredients in the right proportion. This recipe is all of that and is one that we make over and over.

John came home the other day and told me about a conversation he had with a friend of ours.

This friend of ours lost his wife not long ago. She was a great person and took care of a lot of the cooking.

Our friend told John that he had tried making meatloaf, and it wasn’t any good. I decided it was time to make my Easy Meatloaf recipe.

Easy Meatloaf | Hostess At Heart

I grew up eating meatloaf. It is one of those dishes that every family had on their table.

Another thing that I remember is that most of the time it was swimming in grease, and drowned in gravy, ketchup or both. Yuck! I’m feeling a little sick just thinking about it.

Easy Meatloaf | Hostess At Heart

We love meatloaf and I’ve made many meatloaves over the years, some better than others.

This recipe is the one I make most of the time now. I use Italian bread crumbs which add flavor but don’t draw all of the moisture from the meat and bake them on a broiler pan so the grease will drain, and the whole loaf gets a beautiful crust.

There are so many great ways to make meatloaf. Here are a few more recipes you may like

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A white plate layered with slices of meatloaf.

This meatloaf is easy and delicious. Making two loaves, you can serve a large group or put one in the freezer for another day.

This recipe also makes delicious meatballs! I get 14 good-sized meatballs per loaf.

Easy Meatloaf | Hostess At Heart

This meatloaf makes great leftovers. Do you eat leftovers? My weekly meal plans count on leftovers!

Easy Meatloaf | Hostess At Heart

Easy Meatloaf Recipe

Author: Hostess At Heart
An easy Meatloaf recipe that makes two loaves. Eat one and put the other one in the freezer for a busy day.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword: Easy Meatloaf, Meatloaf
Servings: 12 servings



  • 2 lbs ground beef 86% lean
  • 3/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning


  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray the surface of a broiling pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Divide in half and form two loaves.
  • Bake for 1 hour.
  • Brush the top of the loaves with glaze. Bake for an additional 15 minutes.


Calories: 246kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 15gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 524mgPotassium: 315mgSugar: 3gVitamin A: 170IUVitamin C: 1.7mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 2.3mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.

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Tuesday 1st of March 2016

Meatloaf is always a favourite around our house. And you can't beat a good ketchup topping ;) This looks delicious, Julie!

Julie Menghini

Tuesday 1st of March 2016

Thank you Natalie!


Tuesday 1st of March 2016

Love meatloaf Julie I know where I will be hanging out, thank you for bringing this.

Julie Menghini

Tuesday 1st of March 2016

Thank you Suzanne! With the new gravatar I had to read the blog title to make sure it was you!


Monday 29th of February 2016

Meatloaf is always a favourite and what a lovely one you made and with a glaze as well, yum! :)

Julie Menghini

Monday 29th of February 2016

Thank you Petra! I really appreciate you stopping by!


Saturday 27th of February 2016

What a wonderful idea to use broiler pan. I have only heard of Japanese breadcrumbs, I wonder how it differs from the Italian one. The meatloaves look so delicious, Julie. Thanks for sharing such great recipe. :) Happy FF! x

Julie Menghini

Saturday 27th of February 2016

Thank you Jhuls! Italian bread crumbs are pretty fine and are seasoned with Italian seasonings. I use them a lot because they are flavorful. Enjoy your weekend and thank you for stopping by!

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