Not Your Mother’s Meatloaf

This is recipe is another comfort food classic. Nothing says “welcome home” quite like a meatloaf! This has always been my favorite main dish, and I would request it every year for my special birthday meal. As I’ve grown and started exploring with cooking, I’ve parted ways with my mother’s meatloaf, and I’ve experimented and have settled on this recipe as my new standard (sorry mom). This is an easy- but messy recipe that you can whip up in no time! I like to serve with mashed potatoes, corn, and some garlic bread on the side! Yum! I’m drooling already!


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • ¼ cup ketchup (for your “glaze”)
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup of Panko style bread crumbs, bread crumbs, or crushed Ritz crackers (chef’s choice- I prefer a panko and crushed Ritz cracker combo)
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3-4 dashes Worcestershire sauce

Let’s get cooking:

-Combine all ingredients in a large bowl except for the ketchup.


-Press firmly into an ungreased loaf pan and bake at 350℉ for 30 minutes. (Gosh this is easy!)


-After the 30 minutes is up, take your lovely loaf out of the oven and top with your ketchup glaze and pop back into the oven for 10-15 more minutes- or until the center reaches 160℉ on a meat thermometer.


– Let that puppy stand 5 minutes before serving to make sure it doesn’t fall apart!



You did it! Wasn’t that fun? We are approaching that time of year where cozy comfort food is a must! What are your favorite comfort classics? Let me know down below!


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