Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This is a super easy way to make a meatloaf. I actually made this recipe up from a roast beef recipe that was made by my sister-in-law. She had put Catalina Salad dressing over a roast and baked it, and it was super yummy, so I thought, why not put it in my meatloaf...and so, this is what I created. My husband is not a meatloaf person, but loves this one. I have other friends who have adopted this recipe as well, since it is so simple to make and yummy in the tummy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Beat an egg in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add in ground beef, bread crumbs, garlic powder and onion powder and mix together.
  4. Add in almost all of the cup of Catalina until the ground beef rolls into a ball.
  5. Place meat mixture into a greased bread pan and then add the remaining Catalina dressing on top of meat mixture.
  6. Bake for an hour and a half.
Most Helpful

I tried this because it looked close to the meatloaf my mom used to make when I was a kid. The Catalina dressing is the key! I added diced onions instead of onion powder, along with about a teaspoon of creole seasoning. It was very easy, and I like the flavor better than the catsup-sauced meatloaf recipes.

plum_jam September 12, 2012

Great recipe. We really enjoyed it. The dressing is sweet without being over powering and the meatloaf ends up being soft and flavorful. I sauted an onion and a couple cloves of garlic in a little olive oil rather than using the powder and I used oatmeal because that was what I had here. I will be making this again though as it was a very easy meatloaf that still had a lot of flavor.

Erindipity November 19, 2008

We LOVE this meatloaf!!! My husband and I both agree with you, definitely yummy to the tummy. I made exactly as written and will make this again. Thanks for a quick and easy meatloaf.

chris_tam November 17, 2008