Possum's Zesty Meatloaf

READY IN: 2hrs 10mins
Recipe by Poss824

This is the best I can come to Mom's meatloaf, to which I have to say there is no equal. But hey, I tried. :) I've found that dusting the top of the meatloaf with a generous portion of black pepper, and then adding a light topping of ketchup for the last 20 minutes adds a nice spicy glazed topping to the meatloaf. To totally make this the main dish of a comfort meal, serve with a hearty helping of either garlic mashed potatoes or mac & cheese.

Top Review by JustJanS

Possum, this was a really good meatloaf. I must confess to reducing the pepper and pepper flakes for our sons tastes. This is a really moist meatloaf, but it cuts well and is really good next day on sandwiches. I dusted the top with a mix of salt, pepper, paprika and brown sugar (Debra Dolman's Tortured Chicken mix actually) 20 minutes before it was cooked. Yum.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place meat in large mixing bowl.
  2. Mince onion.
  3. Add onion, bread crumbs, cheese, and spices to the bowl.
  4. Beat the egg well.
  5. Add egg, A1, and ketchup to the bowl.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Place mixture into loaf pan.
  8. Bake at 350º for 90 minutes.
  9. Enjoy!

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