Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr
No fancy ingredients here... Not like we need another meatloaf recipe, but I figured I'd should post my Grandma's for people like me who like a quick easy meatloaf without a lot of fuss. Most of the meatloaves I saw here had things I'd never even consider putting in a meatloaf! :) At times I will substitute the onion with approx. 1/4 cup dried onion flakes. I also have substituted the garlic with garlic powder. I've never tried making it with horseradish. (I was a notoriously picky eater as a kid so I don't think Grandma put it in when I came to visit either.) I usually don't bother beating the egg... (Boy do I sound lazy! Don't tell Mom! LOL!) I've only recently started putting ketchup on the top before baking, so I don't think it's necessary to keep the meatloaf moist. Mom used to use her own dried bread crumbs, but I use the plain storebought kind. I haven't been adventurous enough to try any flavored bread crumbs... Make sure lean ground beef is used otherwise the meatloaf can get too greasy and/or bubble over the pan while baking. I also recommend checking the center to make sure it's done. On occasion it has taken over an hour to bake.
- 2 lbs lean ground beef
- 1 cup soft breadcrumbs
- 1 beaten egg
- 1⁄2 cup ketchup
- 1 clove minced garlic
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 dash pepper
- 1 medium finely chopped onion
- 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish (optional)
- Thoroughly mix all ingredients.
- Shape in loaf pan.
- Cover with more ketchup if desired.
- Bake one hour at 350 degrees.
Lots of flavor, one of our favorite meatloaves. Made for Name that Ingredient.
mmm one of the best meatloaves we've had, lots of flavour, the horseradish really makes this recipe and gives it a nice little bite.. we loved it!! and it made fantastic sandwiches for lunch the next day. Thanks for posting, will be making it again.