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Meatloaf is a true American classic, especially when baked smothered in a ketchup-based sauce. Meatloaf is still a favorite, go-to recipe for many busy, working families who want to sit down to a homemade meal that is easy and delicious. Even if your family is on the busier side, these meatloaf recipes are easy, come together quickly, and are both healthy and delicious so you can feel good serving your family a meaty meatloaf meal. Serve your meatloaf with roasted or mashed potatoes, a lightly dressed side salad, and/or assorted roasted vegetables for a full meal that the whole family is guaranteed to love.

Some of the best things about serving meatloaf for dinner is what you get to do with the leftovers. Many Americans will agree that the best thing about meatloaf for dinner is sneaking into the kitchen later that night and making a meatloaf sandwich. Meatloaf sandwiches can be composed of your favorite standard sandwich condiments or smeared with leftover mashed potatoes studded with sweet corn so that you can sink your teeth into a real savory treat. However you enjoy your meatloaf, just be sure to check out some of our favorite meatloaf recipes, from the classics to the more unique--you really can't go wrong if meatloaf is on your dinner table tonight.

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By Susan52

Rate this recipe 4.6/5 (17 Votes)
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Servings 6
Preparation time 10
Cooking time 70

  • MEATLOAF:
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 3/4 cups quick oats, uncooked
  • 2 well-beaten eggs
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup tomato juice
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • SAUCE:
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

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Make sure your belt buckle is strapped tight cuz this Sweet & Spicy Glazed Buttermilk Meatloaf will Knock-Your-Pant

  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup barbeque sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • MEATLOAF:
  • 1/3 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 cup whole-fat buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup small-diced onion
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons. tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef (85% lean-15% fat)
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
4.4/5 (41 Votes)

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Savory meatloaf and mashed potato cupcakes are the perfect fun, silly, snacky, appetizer-y bites when you get that ...

  • MASHED POTATOES:
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup ketchup, divided
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef, extra lean
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 cups cubed peeled Yukon gold potato, about 2 pounds
  • 1/4 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 1/4 cup low-fat sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • GARNISH:
  • 3 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 4 pieces of bacon cooked and them chopped
4.5/5 (178 Votes)

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Seasoned stock keeps this meatloaf juicy and flavorful

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, grated on large holes of a box grater
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup fine breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan, finely grated
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 pounds ground beef chuck (15% fat)
  • 6 thin strips bacon
4.5/5 (11 Votes)

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You don't need a loaf pan—just use some wax paper and roll the ground beef mixture up like a jelly roll, and bake

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1 small can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup crackers
  • 1 onion
  • 1 (8-ounce) package Mozzarella cheese slices
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
4.3/5 (3 Votes)

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This meatloaf recipe is a combination of beef, veal and pork

  • MEATLOAF:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon fresh marjoram, or 1/2 teaspoon dried, crumbled
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme, or 1/2 teaspoon dried, crumbled
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 pound chuck ground beef
  • 1/2 pound veal (optional). Use half pork and beef if you can't find ground veal or don't buy veal.
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup ketchup*
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • NOTE: *I have used Heintz Chili Sauce in place of ketchup and that's also a great choice!
4.4/5 (340 Votes)

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I love my pressure cooker! Meatloaf in about 30 minutes? Yes! This meatloaf recipe has great flavors and cooks qu...

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely minced yellow onion
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 cup ketchup (can use BBQ sauce if preferred)
  • 1/2 cup beef stock or broth
4.5/5 (185 Votes)

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Meatloaf is a classic comfort food dish, and this cheesy sauce poured over is the definition of comfort taken one s...

  • SAUCE:
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon House Seasoning (garlic powder, black pepper, and salt mix)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup crushed crackers, like Ritz
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt, like Lawry's
  • 2 slices white bread
  • 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
  • Onion, chopped, optional
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley leaves, chopped, optional
4.5/5 (89 Votes)

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Meatloaf, an always reliable comfort food, is given a tangy-sweet barbecue glaze in this recipe

  • 1 1/4 pounds ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 cup onions, chopped
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce, divided
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Fresh ground pepper, to taste
4.5/5 (45 Votes)

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This hearty Cowboy Meatloaf and Potato Casserole is a classic recipe and a superb weeknight dish that will feed the

  • 1 package Ore-Ida Steam n' Mash Garlic Seasoned Potatoes
  • 1 pound ground meat lean
  • 3/4 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup bread crumbs seasoned
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup crumbled bacon real
  • 1/4 cup crispy fried onions, canned
  • 2/3 cup Mexican blend cheese, shredded
4.5/5 (44 Votes)

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Classic meatloaf takes a nod from the bacon cheddar cheese burger with this meatloaf that is topped with barbecue s...

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef, or a mix of ground feed and your choice of sausage
  • 1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs, or Panko crumbs
  • 1 1/2 cup Bullseye barbecue sauce, divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 medium red onion, diced
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 6 to 8 slices bacon
4.8/5 (16 Votes)

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Meatloaf filled with lovely sauted vegetables mixed with bread crumbs, milk and a wonderful blend of spices

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 4 celery stalks, finely sliced
  • 1 green pepper, finely chopped
  • 4 spring onions, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chilli sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup tomato ketchup
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork or sausage meat
  • 2 free-range eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper
4.6/5 (38 Votes)

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It’s easy to make good meatloaf, and good meatloaf is delicious

  • TZATZIKI SAUCE:
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 medium cucumber, cut in half longwise and thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon chopped, fresh dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • MEATLOAF:
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 package frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour (or 1/2 cup bread crumbs)
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock (reduce to 1/4 cup if using bread crumbs)
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
4.6/5 (24 Votes)

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This traditional meatloaf recipe is a perfect weeknight supper

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (more if meat is fatty)
  • Black pepper
  • Ketchup
4.6/5 (29 Votes)

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Prize Winning Meatloaf is one of the best meatloaf recipes

  • 1 1/2 pounds 90% lean ground beef
  • 1 cup tomato juice or tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup Quaker® Oats, quick or old fashioned, uncooked
  • 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4.5/5 (35 Votes)

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