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.
Great recipe. Just made this and it is delicious. I did add a splash or two of Worcestershire.
This is the one I will be using, it's great..
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.