Dad's Awesome Meatloaf

"My Dad made this meatloaf at least once a month and it was always my favorite dish. Even my meatloaf hating husband loves it! Sure to be a hit with both the meatloaf lovers and haters alike!"
photo by Chef shapeweaver photo by Chef shapeweaver
photo by Chef shapeweaver
photo by Lori Mama photo by Lori Mama
Ready In:
2hrs 45mins




  • Mix hamburger, bread and juice together until well blended.
  • Add eggs, pepper, salt and onion and mix together until well blended.
  • Cook in loaf pan for 1 hour at 350°.
  • Mix together brown sugar, ketchup and dry mustard.
  • Place on top of meatloaf after 1 hour and cook for another 30 minutes.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Therenda Curl W.
    what can you use in place of the tomato juice


  1. Linda M.
    I made this last night for dinner and improvised a little, I used V8 juice instead of tomatoe juice, added a tablespoon of Worcester sauce,,, added 1/2 lbs pork and veal mixture and a pinch of garlic salt, it was fabulous,same cooking time, the topping added a delicious taste, thumbs up for this receipt,will definitely make again, Thanks for the receipe. !!
  2. Colleen M.
    This has been my family's favorite meatloaf recipe for years now. I use a Beef, Pork and Veal mixture, and it is incredible every time. Thanks for sharing!
  3. Chef shapeweaver
    This recipe was made on 10/8/09 as part of mine and my SO's dinner.Here's the way this meatloaf was made, the full amount of hamburger was used along with both eggs.For the salt and pepper, a few good shakes were used. After adding the onion, a couple of good shakes of garlic powder was also added. Then I poured in about 1 cup of tomato juice, added the breadcrumbs and mixed well. I did have to add some more breadcrumbs, so another 1/3 to 1/2 cup was added. Instead of using a loaf pan, I just free- formed it in a baking dish. To make sure I had enough glaze, the ingredients were doubled and spread all over the loaf after baking for one hour. My SO doesn't really care for meatloaf, but he gave this one a 4 star rating. I too, enjoyed this recipe very much. Thanks for posting and , " Keep Smiling :) "
  4. Lori Mama
    Very simple yet very tasty. I didn't have the dried mustard for the sauce, so subbed some dijon. Made for PAC Spring '08. :)
  5. Oolala
    I loved the soft texture of this meatloaf. I had 1 1/4 lbs of meat so it was a little wet by the time I had the tomato juice and eggs in the mixture so I added a little more crumbs. My kids don't like tomato juice so this is a good way to get some into them! My older son doesn't like glaze so I left 1/4 of the loaf plain and I think some garlic powder in the meat mix would have been nice. My picky son liked it too. He agreed with your description "awesome!" Thanks for a nice meatloaf recipe!


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