Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

I have been making this meatloaf for years now and we all love it. You'll find quite a bit of grease in the bottom of your loaf pan, even when using lean ground beef. When I first started making this meatloaf, I would end up pouring off most of the sauce (the best part!) when draining the fat, so now I bake the meatloaf first without the sauce, then drain off the fat, then spread the sauce on top and return it to the oven for about 5-10 more minutes. I also usually double the ingredients for the sauce so that I have some sauce to serve with the leftovers (if you manage to have any!). Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, combine ketchup, tomato juice, salt, black and red pepper, eggs, bread crumbs, onions, and mustard. Mix until thoroughly blended.
  2. Add ground beef. Mix gently but thoroughly.
  3. Line a 9 x 5=inch loaf pan with foil. Press in beef mixture.
  4. Bake at 400°F for about 45 minutes.
  5. While the meatloaf is baking, combine the topping ingredients in a separate bowl, mixing well.
  6. Remove the meatloaf from the oven after 45 minutes and drain off the fat.
  7. Spread topping over the meatloaf and return to the oven for another 5-10 minutes.
  8. Rest meatloaf 5 minutes before serving.


Most Helpful

Love it......but on the topping.......I added little Frank's hot sauce......add to your taste!

kdgilbert0257 February 02, 2011

The topping was a little too sweet for us, but the meatloaf itself was good!

BrendaThurston67 November 15, 2008

Great meatloaf! I was inspired to make this by Paula G's beautiful photo. Not having any tomato juice in the house, I used zippy tomato sauce, and I added some corn and diced green pepper on a whim. Otherwise I followed the recipe exactly and it came out great! Thanks Canadiangirl for posting the recipe, and PaulaG for leading me to it!

Lavender Lynn October 15, 2008

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