An easy Meatloaf recipe that is quick to put together. This recipe makes 2 loaves. Serve one and freeze the other for another day
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 a meatloaf, and it wasn’t any good. I decided it was time to make my Easy Meatloaf recipe.
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.
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.
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- 2 lbs ground beef 86% lean
- 3/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs
- 2 eggs
- 8 oz tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 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.
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.
This meatloaf makes great leftovers. Do you eat leftovers? My weekly meal plans count on leftovers!