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Family Favorite Meatloaf Recipe

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Meat Loaf With Ketchup Topping

Meat Loaf With Ketchup Topping

Diana Rattray
This meatloaf makes a great meal with mashed potatoes and green beans or a tossed salad. It's an easy meat loaf to mix up, perfect for any day of the week.


  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 cup soft fine bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup ketchup (plus more for topping, if desired)
  • 2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard or Creole mustard
  • 1 medium sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun or Creole seasoning, or similar seasoning blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf oregano


Heat oven to 350°.

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl; work together with hands until thoroughly blended. Pack into a meatloaf pan or a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan and bake for 1 hour.

If desired, spread about 1/2 cup of ketchup over the top of the loaf about 15 minutes before the meat loaf is done.
Serves 6.


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 5 out of 5

I enjoyed making this recipe almost as much as I enjoyed eating it. I use to pay over $10 to buy a prepared meatloaf and mash potato dinner from SAM'S CLUB but not anymore. This taste better than Sam's are they are rarely consistent with the taste. I followed the recipe which I rarely do and it was delicious. Next time I'm going to experiment a bit and get creative.

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