Easy Old Fashioned Meatloaf

Total Time
1hr 10mins
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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Thoroughly mix all ingredients.
  2. Shape in loaf pan.
  3. Cover with more ketchup if desired.
  4. Bake one hour at 350 degrees.
Most Helpful

This recipe is yummy the only part you need to add to the directions is add a small pan of water under the meatloaf pan in the oven. This will ensure your meatloaf doesn't get dried out in the oven. Check back to make sure the water hasn't dried up if so add more until the meatloaf is done. Otherwise I loved the recipe just wish I would have remembered to put the pan of water under it because I think it came out just a bit to dry. I also added a dash or two of whatsthishere sauce"Thank you for posting

a.benton6795 April 06, 2016

Great recipe. Just made this and it is delicious. I did add a splash or two of Worcestershire.

Tracy L. October 30, 2015

This is the one I will be using, it's great..

achampion619 October 25, 2015