Old Fashioned Meatloaf

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 20m
Ready In

Recipe: #1158

October 23, 2011

"This is comfort food at out house! Original recipe comes from The Gourmet Cookbook, however I've modified to make it my own! Enjoy!"

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (347.6 g)
  • Calories 593
  • Total Fat - 35.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 13.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 202.5 mg
  • Sodium - 1536.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 27.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.7 g
  • Sugars - 17.2 g
  • Protein - 38.9 g
  • Calcium - 83.4 mg
  • Iron - 5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 7.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, position oven rack to middle of the oven.

Step 2

Melt butter in heavy skillet, and saute onions, garlic and celery for approximately 4-5 minutes; until onions are translucent; add salt, pepper worcestershire sauce and 1/2 cup ketchup; cook for 1 minute, until combined.

Step 3

Transfer to a large bowl and add meats, bread crumbs and eggs; blend with your hands; do not overmix.

Step 4

In a 9 x 13 pan (sprayed with cooking oil) form the mixture into a 10 x 5 inch oval loaf.

Step 5

Mix brown sugar with remaining ketchup and spread on top.

Step 6

Bake until internal temperature registers 155 degrees F (approximately 1 to 1 1/4 hours).

Step 7

Remove from oven, cover with foil and allow to stand for 5 minutes before cutting and serving.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Loved this meatloaf! Reminded me of my moms years ago, except she used oatmeal for the binder. Very good with green beans, mashed potatoes and homemade rolls.

review by:
(12 Mar 2019)


5 stars for it! Delicious meatloaf!

review by:
(29 Jul 2013)


We love meatloaf but I don't really make it often, and since this looked so good I couldn't resist. We loved it! It was comfort food all the way serving it up with mashed potatoes and butternut squash.

review by:
(26 Apr 2013)


Delicious meatloaf that had me seriously over indulging with no feelings of guilt at all. I could have eaten the whole pan! My husband told me I can make this for him any time. Since he is a fuss budget about food that is a genuine compliment! Meatloaf, here we come!

review by:
(25 Jan 2013)


I wanted to make a good old comfort food and decided on meatloaf and decided this was the one. It smelled so good while it was cooking that I wanted to have a piece half way through cooking! It was delicious and sliced and came out of the pan easily for me. I used 80% lean burger with no problems what so ever. My husband and kids loved it and requested we have it on a regular basis. I wouldn't change a thing!

(11 Jan 2013)


We have been in the meatloaf mood and decided to try our hand at this one. It is excellent! The flavor was great and it sliced nicely. Very good meatloaf and we will have it again down the road.

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(12 Dec 2012)