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Mom's Basic Meatloaf

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (9 Reviews)


Meatloaf Mix

Basic Meatloaf Mix

Photo: Diana Rattray
A basic meatloaf with ground beef, cracker crumbs, ketchup, chopped onion, and seasonings.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten


Mix all ingredients together gently. Form into a loaf and place in baking dish or loaf pan. Top with more ketchup if desired. Bake at 350° for about 1 hour.
Serves 4.


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 4 out of 5
Great basic recipe, Member DLPenn

I used this recipe for the temp and time to cook. I added minced green pepper and Parmesan cheese (per a friend), and used organic bread crumbs instead of crackers and no milk. It was perfect!

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