Mr. Food: Down Home Meatloaf

Mr. Food: Down Home Meatloaf

It’s back-to-school season and that means we’re all little stressed. When you need a little extra comfort in your life, a classic and hearty dish like our Down Home Meatloaf is just the trick. Share this great dinner dish with all of your loved ones to make it even more extra-special. Nothing says “Welcome home, kids!” like this family-favorite recipe.

What You’ll Need

  • 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 3/4 cup plain dry bread crumbs (see Note)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, bread crumbs, milk, eggs, onion, sage, salt, and pepper; mix well. Place in loaf pan.
  3. In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients and spread over top of meat mixture.
  4. Bake 55 to 60 minutes or until no pink remains. Allow to stand 10 minutes, then slice and serve.

Mr. Food Test Kitchen Tips!

  • This is a soft meatloaf, so if you like yours a bit firmer, use 1 cup bread crumbs instead of 3/4 cup.