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

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

My husband and I thought this recipe was very flavorful, however, the instructions are too vague. If you have two pounds of meat, it will not be cooked within an hour. I would recommend cooking for an hour and a half or two hours, and cutting the loaf half way through. This helps it to cook faster and makes transferring the loaf to a plate much easier. I would also recommend letting the loaf sit for at least 15-30 mins after cooking. Again, the ingredients are wonderful; very flavorful meal.

Jessica S. September 30, 2015