World's Best Meatloaf Recipe

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

This recipe was my great grandmother's and to this day everybody who tries it just loves it. The secret is the sauce: it is just the right balance of sweetness. Mmm it's just so yummy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  2. Combine all meatloaf ingredients except the milk in a large bowl (I find this is easiest to do with hands).
  3. Add the milk until the mixture is very moist
  4. Form the mixture into a loaf shape and place in a baking/casserole dish big enough for the loaf to fit with additional room.
  5. Place into 180º pre-heated oven for 30 minutes. Then pour sauce over meatloaf ensuring the entire surface gets a coating of sauce and replace in oven for another 30 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and serve.
  7. SAUCE:.
  8. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan on a medium heat until it just begins to come to the boil.
  9. Pour over meatloaf.
Most Helpful

i messed with the recipe a little bit...added lamb at a 3/1 ration, increased the curry by 50%, and used coconut milk instead of water in the sauce. holy smokes! this was a huge hit! my wife and i had our first dinner guest as a married couple and everyone loved it!

i doubled the recipe in order to have lunch/leftovers for a bit. i will definitely be making this again!

mychiefs58 August 19, 2011

Very good and very easy to make. Like others, I did not use the water. Otherwise, I followed the recipe to the letter. One thing that was confusing was the back and forth between metric and english measurements. It should be 1 1/2 pounds of ground beef. And cook at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. I am thinking next time try a pork and beef mixture and use the coconut milk. Sounds wonderful!

Nancy L. October 20, 2015

Well I made this tonight. I added Worcestershire to my meat before cooking it. Also with the sauce I omitted the lemon just because I didn't have any and added a little brown sugar to it! This smells and taste Amazing!!! Love it and will make again. I also used Italian bread crumbs.

heatheratabclean April 13, 2014