Basic Meatloaf

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Impera_Magna

My mother never used a recipe when making meatloaf so I never had one to go by when I grew up. I found this recipe in a magazine at least 35 yrs ago and have used it ever since. In fact, I don't actually use the recipe any more... since it's memorized. Recently, my son asked for the recipe so I suppose I need to enter this in the db for future reference. This is comfort food around here... served with either mashed potatoes or rice, gravy, and peas & carrots. Also makes the best meatloaf sandwiches!

Top Review by LaReinita

I wanted a basic meatloaf recipe for dinner tonight as I was feeling lazy. After defrosting the meat (I used ground chicken), I realized that I didn't have any eggs. BOO! So, I googled and it said mayonnaise can be used as a substitution. So, I used 1/2 cup of mayonnaise in place of the eggs, but did everything else as directed apart from adding some ketchup to the top for the last 5 minutes. It was very good and very moist (the mayo helped with that I'm sure). I will definitely use this recipe again. Thanks for posting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 425 o.
  2. In lg bowl, combine all ingredients, mixing lightly but thoroughly.
  3. Turn into a 9x13” pan and form gently into loaf shape.
  4. Bake 50-60 minutes til done.

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