CindiJ's Everyday Meatloaf

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Recipe: #12770

June 13, 2014

"A wonderful lady by the name of CindiJ, gave me her kind permission to post this meatloaf recipe here. I did make a few changes to it,but the changes didn't seem to affect the " Down Home Comfort Food " taste of this meatloaf.I'm also going to put my review of this recipe in the description. My review from December 7th. 2011.I made this recipe on Dec.6th.for the " Bargain Basement Event " in the Cooking Games Forum. I did make a couple of changes to the recipe and they are as follows, the amount of onions were upped to 1/2 cup. Also, 1/2 cup of finely chopped celery was added with the onion then saute' d in a bit of margarine until softened.Then I continued with the recipe as it was written. The last change was, instead of putting into a loaf pan the meatloaf was free- formed and placed in a rectangular baking dish and baked at the suggested baking temp.(If free-forming, I would suggest adding a bit more bread crumbs to hold the shape of the loaf better.) Even with me free-forming, the amount of topping was perfect for this loaf. After letting "rest " for a few minutes, it sliced very well. And I consider myself a " Meatloaf Expert " :) and I have to tell you, " This is one of the best meatloaves that I've ever had ". Thank you for posting such a " Classic Comfort Food " recipe." If you have leftovers, they will make a great meatloaf sandwich. Re posted to " ZAZZ " on June 13th.2014 "Keep Smiling :)"

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (310.9 g)
  • Calories 611.6
  • Total Fat - 32.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 262.3 mg
  • Sodium - 1035 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 24.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.7 g
  • Sugars - 19.8 g
  • Protein - 50.9 g
  • Calcium - 130.6 mg
  • Iron - 6.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Soak bread crumbs in milk.

Step 2

Add beaten eggs, seasonings, onion (process in food processor to puree for picky eaters).

Step 3

Mix together well.

Step 4

With hands, gently add ground chuck and mix together lightly(The more you handle the ground beef during the making of meat loaf the tougher it becomes).

Step 5

Place in a 9 by 5 inch loaf pan sprayed with PAM.

Step 6

Bake in 350º oven 45-50 minutes.

Step 7

Prepare topping in small bowl.

Step 8

Pour over meat loaf during last 15 minutes of baking time.


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1 Reviews


Since I had no idea how to make a meatloaf this was a great find! We ate it once and had enough for another meal.


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(8 May 2015)

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