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

We got this from a microwave cookbook when we got our first microwave in the 70's. I actually prefer baking it, but either way my family loves it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix everything together and pat into 2 loaves (apx 5"x8"). Freeze or bake at this point.
  2. Mix the topping (brown sugar, ketchup and mustard) and spread on top right before baking.
  3. Bake uncovered at 350 for 50 - 60 minutes (or Microwave for 15-20 minutes).
  4. If from frozen - let thaw in refrigerator overnight, then add topping and bake.
  5. (oops - it should be 6-8 servings per loaf - thanks I'mPat!).


Most Helpful

Made this for a great quick easy weeknight meal and served it along with baked potatoes and corn. I only made it for 1 lb. of ground beef, but still used one egg and did use crushed saltine crackers for the bread crumb. I realized once reading the instructions/ingredients that it didn't include onions and I love the flavor onion adds to the meatloaf so added about 1/4 cup of minced onions. I enjoyed the changes of adding seasoned salt and the brown sugar and mustard with the ketchup. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Made for Holiday Tag.

diner524 February 09, 2010

This made a great Sunday night dinner for our family. I cut this in half and it served 4 of us plus leftovers for tomorrow. I went ahead and used 2 eggs because that is the proportions that I am used to in a meatloaf. Loved the topping!!!

Lavender Lynn January 31, 2010

A good basic meatloaf, I cut back for 4 serves but honestly I could have served 6 without problems and even stretched to 8 with sides. I didn't use the topping (as too high in sugars for diabetics) and served with a gravy and recipe #135629 and steamed brocolli, cauliflower and carrot on the side. Thank you Buzymomof3, made for Christmas Special - Make My Recipe.

I'mPat December 08, 2009

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