Martha's Mom's Meatloaf

Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

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Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 375°.
  2. Place bread in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade; pulse until fine crumbs form.
  3. Transfer to a medium bowl, add ground beef& mix well.
  4. Place onion, garlic, celery, carrots& parsley in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade; pulse until fine.
  5. Add to meat mixture and, using hands, mix well.
  6. Add egg, 1/2 cup ketchup, 2 teaspoons dry mustard, salt, and pepper; use hands to combine thoroughly.
  7. Place in an 8 1/2-by-4 1/2-by-2 1/2-inch loaf pan.
  8. Combine remaining 1/2 cup ketchup, remaining teaspoon dry mustard, and brown sugar in a bowl; stir until smooth.
  9. Brush mixture over meatloaf; place in the oven over a baking pan set on the rack below to catch drippings.
  10. Cook until a meat thermometer inserted in the center reads 160°, about 90 minutes.
  11. Check after 60 minutes and if the top is getting too dark, cover with foil, and continue baking.
Most Helpful

This is a darned tasty meatloaf, CL! Very easy to mix up, and bake, and the flavor is very's even better the next day for sandwiches! Followed your directions, but, did leave out the carrots as I didn't have any on hand. Also, used Celery Seed in place of fresh...about 1/2 tspn. Thanks so much for sharing...We really enjoyed! Laudee

Laudee May 25, 2003

Have been making this for YEARS! Family favorite. I love all the veggies. Gives it a very fresh flavor.

KelliSueQ December 02, 2015

Way too much of the veggies, not looking for soup here :(

GretchieB March 08, 2015