Very Good Meatloaf With No Fillers, Eggs or Bread Crumbs

"We have always made this meatloaf as long as I can remember. When I tell people that we don't use fillers they always ask if it falls apart. It does not. You have to let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes before cutting. Sometimes I put in cheddar cheese."
photo by Jane from Ohio photo by Jane from Ohio
photo by Jane from Ohio
photo by Melinda C. photo by Melinda C.
photo by Melinda C. photo by Melinda C.
photo by Jane from Ohio photo by Jane from Ohio
Ready In:


  • 1 - 1 12 lb ground chuck
  • 1 onion, diced (I used large)
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained, divided
  • 12 shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon Lawry's Seasoned Salt
  • pepper


  • Mix ground chuck, onion, green pepper, red pepper, 1/2 of drained tomatoes, cheese if using and salts.
  • form into a loaf or
  • put in a loaf pan,.
  • spoon rest of diced tomatoes on top of meatloaf.
  • cover with aluminum foil
  • bake in oven at 350 degrees for
  • 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  • uncover aluminum foil last 15 minutes of baking.
  • let rest 10 minutes before cutting.

Questions & Replies

  1. what can I use instead of seasoning salt?


  1. It is a very good recipe. My mom's recipe uses ketchup instead of tomatoes, no cheese with salt and pepper to taste instead of seasoning salt. Also I do use one egg to help the meatloaf to bind better. And I also chop up maybe a stalk or two of celery. Once the meatloaf is near completed, I always put a good amount of ketchup on the top. Both recipes make great leftovers!
  2. Wonderful recipe!!! I have made several times and its always a hit. Only thing i do different is use a glaze, equal amounts of brown sugar & ketchup. Everyone loves my meatballs and I dont use bread, eggs or milk in them either. To me makes the texture yucky. I dont get why everyone puts the not needed fillers in meatloaf & meatballs. I have never had any issues with either falling apart. Thanks so much for the recipe!!!! I had been wondering if I made a meatloaf without the fillers like my meatballs if would work and found your recipe. So glad I did!!



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