Special Meatloaf With Heinz 57 Sauce

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

My grandmother shared this recipe with me many years ago. It's been our family favorite ever since. I generally use very lean ground beef and it's still nice and moist. Wonderful left over on sandwiches! Although meatloaf is enjoyed throughout the entire U.S., this version gives credit to the region where Heinz 57 became a household word - the Mid-Atlantic region.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup soft breadcrumbs
  • 12 cup milk
  • 6 tablespoons Heinz 57 steak sauce, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 cup chopped onion
  • 3 dashes freshly grated pepper


  1. Combine ingredients thoroughly (reserving 3 tbsp Heinz 57 Sauce for the top), but use a light hand and don't over mix.
  2. Shape in a 8 X 4 X 1 1/2" loaf pan.
  3. If your ground beef is very lean, the pan should be greased first.
  4. Brush top with the reserved 3 tbsp Heinz 57 Sauce.
  5. Bake in 350 oven for 1 hour.
  6. Allow loaf to stand 5 minutes before slicing.


Most Helpful

Delicious! DH and I just enjoyed this with corn and a salad. Perfect, homey, comfort food. Nice spice undertone with the sauce cooked in the meatloaf itself. The directions were excellent, the cooking time was right on the money, and we totally enjoyed this - thanks for a moist, wonderful meatloaf - can't wait for tomorrow's leftovers!

Lizzie-Babette November 26, 2002

This is the classic Heinz 57 recipe and it's excellent. There are others out there but this is the one that was printed on the bottle back to at least the mid 1970's. Follow the directions exactly and let it sit before slicing. My family loves this one.<br/><br/>I process the bread crumbs in a food processor to make sure they are soft and fluffy. I don't recommend using store bought crumbs or panko. Just use a couple of slices of bread or buns. The recipe says one cup of bread crumbs, but I sometimes have to add a tiny bit more.

CookNOrlando May 30, 2013

I never thought I could get my family to eat any meatloaf other than the Betty Crocker Cookbook recipe. They groaned when I told them I was making a new recipe. But when they tasted it, they raved and begged me to make it the next week. We now have two family favorites.

kam1953f May 04, 2010

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