Simple Meat Loaf

READY IN: 1hr 25mins
Recipe by All Thumbs

This is an easy blend that I came up with after looking at a few different recipes. It just happened to please my family; I'm posting it here so I won't lose it, lol. They tend to like foods fairly bland and boring. I didn't measure to see how many cups of bread crumbs I got, as I kept crumbling slices of toast until it looked right. And the beef broth was my own homemade, still gelled from being in the fridge; I don't know if canned would be different.

Top Review by Nimz1466

When I read this recipe I knew we would love it because of its simplicity. The flavors were just excellent. I used the full package of the onion soup mix, 1/2 tsp of garlic powder and 1/2 cup of the beef broth. I believe I added an additional 1/2 cup of the breadcrumbs after adding the broth as I thought the mixture was too wet. I baked 1/2 of the meat loaf and froze the other half for another time. thanks for sharing. Made for Fall 2011 PAC

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 14 lbs ground beef (I used 85% lean)
  • 1 12 cups dry breadcrumbs (I used about 10 slices of dry toast)
  • 2 eggs
  • 0.5 (1 ounce) package onion soup mix (try to get about half the powder and half the dried onion flakes)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 13 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup beef broth


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Spray baking sheet with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  3. Crumble beef into large mixing bowl.
  4. Add all other ingredients and mix well with hands.
  5. Shape into two oblong loaves.
  6. Place on baking sheet.
  7. Bake in preheated oven until at least 160F inside.
  8. We like ours well done; after 80 minutes it was 180F and perfect.
  9. Let rest 5 minutes before serving.

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