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Monday, April 4, 2011

Monday Recipe - My Meat Loaf

This meatloaf has always been a big hit with my children.  I first posted this recipe in my cooking blog in 2005, and at that time, I had been making the dish for many years.  Try it!  You'll like it!

My Meat Loaf

1 egg
1/4 cup catsup or chili sauce
1/4 cup flour, or ground bran cereal (Fiber 1)
1/4 cup fat free sour cream
1 envelope onion soup mix
1 lb. ground chuck
1 lb. lean ground turkey
Slices of bacon

1/3 cup catsup
1 tbsp. mustard
2 tbsp. brown sugar

Preheat oven to 400ºF. Put egg, catsup, flour, sour cream and onion soup mix into a large bowl. Mix until well blended. Add ground chuck and ground turkey. Mix with your hands until very well mixed.

Form into a loaf and place on a rack suspended about 2 inches from the bottom of the pan. (I use small tin cans that 8 oz. pineapple comes in to suspend the rack). Shape the loaf more in a flat, rectangular shape rather than a tall football shape so that it bakes evenly and thoroughly.

Cover top of loaf with bacon slices. Place meat loaf in oven and bake for one hour.

While meat loaf is baking, make topping by combining catsup, mustard and brown sugar in a small bowl. After meatloaf has baked for one hour, brush or spoon sauce on top of meatloaf and return to oven for 10 more minutes. Remove meatloaf to platter and let rest about 5 minutes before slicing.
I have also made this meatloaf in a crockpot. If you do, be sure to raise the meatloaf a few inches from the bottom so that it does not sit in the juices. Juice cans and a small metal plate can be used for this purpose.
An alternate topping for this meatloaf is one can of beef gravy, poured over the top after the loaf has baked for one hour.


  1. Yum!! I REALLY like meatloaf, but my family does not . . . invite me over for dinner??


  2. Mmm sounds good, I will try your recipe with my next meatloaf! Thanks for Sharing!

  3. ohhhhh my mouth is watering! I need a good meatloaf recipe!

  4. Trisha: Did you ever make meatloaf in muffin tins? Then you can eat one and freeze the others. That way, you can enjoy it even when your family is having something else.

  5. Hi Jeanie,

    Wow ... the meatloaf looks yummy. I scrolled down and looked at your beautiful artwork too. Fabulous! You sure have a gift there.

    Thanks so much for stopping by to say hello.

    Kathy M.