Simple Ranch House Meatloaf

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"Easy and tasty served either hot or cold, wonderful sliced cold for a picnic or sandwiches. We have enjoyed this basic meatloaf for many years.Try a change, instead of the usual topping, try your favourite salsa brushed on top, a nice Chipotle medium salsa is wonderful to top it off."

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (270.9 g)
  • Calories 531.3
  • Total Fat - 30.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 214.6 mg
  • Sodium - 1003.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 18 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.4 g
  • Sugars - 11.9 g
  • Protein - 43.8 g
  • Calcium - 68.1 mg
  • Iron - 5.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 4.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 325F

Step 2

Mix all the meatloaf ingredients together and pack into a 5"x9" loaf pan; bake for 1 hour & 15 minutes.

Step 3

Remove from oven, turn out of pan onto an ovenproof serving platter.

Step 4

Topping: Mix together which ever topping ingredients you choose to use; brush it over the meatloaf; return the meatloaf to the oven for a further 30 minutes.

NOTE: The finished cooled meatloaf can be frozen. Alternately, the meatloaf ingredients can be split into 2 smaller loaf pans, cooked, topped, cooled and frozen. The meatloaf is excellant eaten hot or cold


No special items needed.

29 Reviews


I have been craving meatloaf and this looked like a good one. So very good! It was moist yet sliced well, and it was delicious. Mashed potatoes and green beans were the veggies. Yum all the way around!


review by:
(19 Jan 2021)


We all thought this meatloaf was great. Slices beautifully after setting for several minutes, and it was delicious!


review by:
(25 Jan 2019)


Delicious! Closest recipe I have tried that resembles what I grew up eating. I let it sit for about 20 minutes and then cut it to make it easier to slice into beautiful pieces that didn't fall apart.


review by:
(4 Jul 2018)


Great texture, great taste, great meatloaf down to the last piece!


review by:
(13 May 2015)


Simple to make is always good but not as good as this meatloaf. We love everything about it! Taste, texture, topping to name a few. My husband had 3 pieces, so you know it's gonna be made again!


review by:
(9 Feb 2014)


We liked this meatloaf! It was really firm and held together well while cutting. The sauce was good on the top and screamed comfort as we ate!


review by:
(18 Nov 2013)

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