Busy Mom Meatloaf

"This is my mom’s version with a few alterations. When I was a kid my brother and I dreaded meatloaf for dinner but now I love it..."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • Mix first ten ingredients until well incorporated (use your hands for best results).
  • Add more tomato sauce a little at a time if meatloaf mixture is too dry.
  • Spray bottom and sides of loaf pan with cooking spray.
  • Place meatloaf into pan and shape into bread loaf shape.
  • Pour remaining ¼ cup tomato sauce over top of loaf.
  • Bake at 375 for 1 hour or until juices run clear or meat is no longer pink when you cut into it.

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  1. This was just as good, as I thought it would be AZPARZYCH. Comfort food at its finest, quick and easy to make with terrific results. My dh was in flavor heaven. Made exactly as written. Simply perfect served with mashed potatoes and cabbage. Thanks for sharing.
  2. Pure comfort food. Only change I made was adding 1 tsp. dried Italian Seasoning, on recommendation of another reviewer. More than satisified my meatloaf craving.
  3. This was one of those now you see it, now you don't dinners. The 4 of us devoured quickly, though while I was preparing this, I got the look of Meatloaf ? from the kids. Definately not dissappointed. Made for Zaar Stars.
  4. My rating is based on the way it ended up. I had some pizza sauce leftover and used that in the meat mix in place of the tomato sauce, added minced garlic along with the onion and some Italian seasoning. Az hon, I apologize for mutating your recipe but it ended up being one of the best meatloaves I've made. I had it in the oven for 1 hr @ 350F, perfect :D
  5. I used this in stuffed peppers. Hubby said it was good but bland.


  1. My boyfriend loved this meatloaf! I did use ketchup instead of the tomato sauce added extra flavor but all in all it's quick and easy. Thanks for adding to my menu, I'll be making it again for sure.
  2. This was very good. I did use ketchup instead of the tomato sauce. My family enjoyed this very much, Thanks for the great recipe. I will be making again. Made for Spring PAC 2009.


<p><span><strong>I am a stay at home mom to two wonderful boys; Joshua (8years), Kaiden (5 years), and baby GIRL, Madalynn (19 months)! &nbsp;I also have&nbsp;two fur babies (cats); Kobee, AJ; we had to put our youngest cat Sly down Jan 2014. :(. I am also&nbsp;married to my best friend, Jeff and have been since April 2005.&nbsp; I love cooking, hate cleaning and will do whatever I can to get out of it!&nbsp;&nbsp;I&nbsp;love grilling and baking.&nbsp;&nbsp;I do most of the grilling at my house, and bake for almost a week straight at Christmas time!&nbsp; I can make or will attempt just about anything,&nbsp;though I rarely make&nbsp;brownies, my husband's are the best!&nbsp; Homemade breads are not my friend, so I am always working on bread baking.</strong></span></p> <p><span><strong>As for recipe ideas (besides zaar) Cooking Light Cookbooks are my favorites.&nbsp; I love to make new meals and try new things; it is hard though because my husband is picky when it comes to veggies (and hates seafood); If it were up to him we would have baked-bread crumb chicken and white rice at least one meal a day!&nbsp; Over the past couple years with zaar, I have found tons of new recipes&nbsp;my family&nbsp;normally wouldn&rsquo;t eat&nbsp;but have been happily surprised with new favorites.</strong></span></p> <p><span><strong>I&nbsp;love to join in&nbsp;all of the tag games; I haven't been as present as I would like, but as soon as my Jeff is back from working in Ohio I will be back in full tagging mode! </strong></span></p> <p><span><strong>Cooking is my hobby and passion, I always like to host the family get togethers and volunteer for the potluck dishes.&nbsp; Most of all though&nbsp;are my kids; being home all day with them is fun and challenging, but I wouldn&rsquo;t trade it for any salary!!</strong></span></p>
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