Easiest Ground Beef Meatloaf

Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This is my mom's recipe for plain old meatloaf--I checked around and didn't see it posted yet (though I will admit to not looking at every recipe)! This is the easiest meatloaf with a great crust--and one that even my DH loves! (And he's not a meatloaf fan!)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs 80% lean ground beef or 2 lbs 85% lean ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Knead the ground beef, eggs, and breadcrumbs together until combined.
  3. Pack into a loaf shape and sprinkle with the salt and pepper.
  4. Bake in a roaster for approximately 1 1/2 hours or until the internal temperature is 160 degrees F.
  5. Let sit 5 minutes before carving.


Most Helpful

It had been years since I cooked a meatloaf. When in doubt, check Recipezaar. The word "Easiest" attracted me. The loaf came out delicios and my wife and I and her co-workers enjoyed the leftovers as meatloaf sandwiches. I made it exactely as the recipe called for, and enjoyed one of the best meatloafs I could remember.

Don Ricardo May 30, 2009

Almost inedible. Two tablespoons salt is crazy! I put half that in and it was still far too salty. I think they must have meant teaspoon. Also dry. Won't do this again.

Julie P. April 02, 2016

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