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Top Meatloaf Recipes


Meatloaf has long been a popular American dish, and many consider it a comfort food. Here are some of the most popular meatloaf recipes on this site, including recipes for the oven, slow cooker, and one for the grill.

1. Simple Meatloaf Recipe

Simple Meatloaf
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Use the topping mixture or plain ketchup to top off this tasty meatloaf, or serve it with ketchup on the side. This simple meatloaf is made with ground beef, bread crumbs, dried onion, and seasonings. This makes a large loaf, enough for a family of 6.

2. Meatloaf With Gravy

Meatloaf With Gravy
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This basic meatloaf is topped with a simple purchased brown gravy, or make the gravy from a package mix. The meatloaf makes a wonderful and comforting meal with mashed potatoes and a side vegetable. Feel free to use a mushroom or onion gravy, if you prefer those flavors.

3. Grandma's Meat Loaf

Grandma's Meat Loaf
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This meat loaf is an old-fashioned favorite, made with lean ground beef, chili sauce or ketchup, oats, and other ingredients and seasonings. I usually use extra lean ground beef with 1/2 pound of ground pork. If you use all ground beef, 85% makes a good, juicy meatloaf, or choose ground chuck or ground round.

4. Home Style Meatloaf

Home Style Meatloaf
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This flavorful meatloaf recipe is made with lean ground beef, chopped onion, oats, tomato juice, ketchup or barbecue sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and egg white.

5. Country Meatloaf

Country Meatloaf
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This classic everyday meatloaf is made with with lean ground beef or ground round. Serve mashed or baked potatoes with this meatloaf, along with your favorite side dish casserole or steamed vegetables for a tasty and satisfying everyday family meal.

6. Meat Loaf With Mushroom Gravy

Meat Loaf With Mushroom Gravy
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This flavorful, savory meatloaf is served with a homemade beefy mushroom gravy. Serve this excellent meatloaf with mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables for a fabulous family dinner.

7. Tex-Mex Meatloaf

Tex-Mex Meatloaf
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Cilantro and jalapeno peppers add flavor, texture, and heat to this great-tasting meatloaf. Serve this nicely-seasoned meatloaf with a Mexican style rice or mashed potatoes for a satisfying family meal.

8. Grilled Meatloaf

Grilled Meatloaf
Photo of Grilled Meatloaf © Diana Rattray
This flavorful meatloaf is easy to prepare and cook on the grill. Try to keep the grill temperature steady at a medium heat of around 350°, and use a heavy duty disposable aluminum pan or double thickness of heavy duty foil.

9. Green Chile Meatloaf

Green Chile Meatloaf
Photo of Green Chile Meatloaf © Diana Rattray
This savory green chile meatloaf is made with ground beef and chopped mild green chile peppers, along with other southwest-style ingredients. Pepper Jack cheese tops off this tasty meatloaf, but feel free to use American cheese or Cheddar slices.

10. Southwestern-Style Meat Loaf

Southwestern-Style Meat Loaf
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This meatloaf is loaded with flavor, and it's delicious served with salsa and potatoes or a Mexican style rice Feel free to use ground pork or more ground beef instead of veal.

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