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Best Meatloaf Recipe

This meatloaf recipe will change the way you think about meatloaf! Rich, moist and loaded with chopped vegetables, this hearty dish is sure to become a family favorite!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Meatloaf
Servings: 8
Calories: 424kcal
Author: Erica Walker


  • Loaf pan



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place ground beef and pork in a large bowl. Stir breadcrumbs and flour into the meat. Set aside.
    Meatloaf ingredients including bread crumbs, egg, ketchup, and salt in a bowl
  • Heat oil in a frying pan on the stove over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, red pepper, and carrot. Sauté until onions are translucent.
    Carrots, peppers, and onions cooking in a fry pan
  • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk eggs with milk, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.
    stirring eggs, milk, and spices in a small bowl
  • Stir the whisked egg mixture, the sautéed veggies, and 1/2 cup ketchup into the meat. It will be thick, so use a strong wooden spoon or your hands to mix it all in (Tip:Use kitchen gloves to keep your hands clean!). Press the seasoned meat into a loaf pan, as pictured.
    Raw meatloaf in a loaf pan
  • Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and spread 1/4 cup ketchup over the top of the loaf. Bake an additional 45 minutes or until internal temp reaches 160-degrees.
    Cooked Meatloaf in a pan
  • Allow to rest for 5 minutes, then slice and serve!
    Meatloaf dinner on a plate



Calories: 424kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 986mg | Potassium: 523mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1719IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 3mg