June Cleaver's Tv Land Meatloaf

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

I'm sure Beaver and Wally made it home for dinner every night to watch dear old mom cook this up in a prom dress and pearls. You too can impress your family with a tasty and hearty meal. Just ask Ward!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Mix ground beef with eggs, celery seed, onion powder, dried minced onion, salt and pepper until thoroughly combined.
  3. Soak cracker crumbs for a few minutes with milk, then blend into beef mixture.
  4. Mix together condensed soup, barbecue sauce and Worcestershire sauce until smooth.
  5. Add half of sauce mixture to beef (reserve remaining half for later) and work sauce in until it is evenly incorporated.
  6. Place beef mixture into 9x5-inch loaf pan and form into a loaf.
  7. Place into a preheated oven and bake for 45 minutes.
  8. Drain any accumulated fat from the loaf pan.
  9. Spread reserved sauce mixture over meat loaf and cover with foil.
  10. Bake an additional 30 minutes.
  11. Allow meat loaf to rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing.
Most Helpful

This was very good. I am not much of a meatloaf person, but I wouldn't have turned away seconds of this one. :) DH liked it too. I served it with baked potatoes and cantaloupe. I took Lisa Gardner's idea and substituted tomato paste and water for the tomato soup. I skipped the Worcestershire sauce altogether as we never have any. Thanks for posting, and I love it's name!

Jadelabyrinth December 02, 2012

I made this recipe on 8/30/2011 for the " Kitchen Cupboard Event " in the Food Photo Forum,and most importantly for mine and my SO's Dinner.Due to what was on hand a couple of changes were made to the recipe, instead of using celery seed I used the same amount of celery powder.For the smoky BBQ sauce, a Chipotle/Lime BBQ sauce was used.Other than those changes, the recipe was made as it written.Instead of using a loaf pan,the meatloaf was just free-formed into a loaf.I'm not sure if it was the changes that I had made,but the taste wasn't what we thought it should be.Maybe when I have the correct ingredients, I'll try this again and re-review it.But thanks for taking the time to post this recipe and, " Keep Smiling :) "

Chef shapeweaver � September 01, 2011

My husband said this meatloaf was "the best he ever had". I was out of tomato soup, so I substituted a 6 oz can of tomato paste + 2/3 can of water for it, it worked out wonderfully. The meatloaf sandwiches from this are so good, too! Thank you.

Lisa Gardner July 05, 2005