Basic Meatloaf Recipe

Basic Meatloaf Recipe

How To Make Basic Meatloaf

This meatloaf recipe uses a combination of beef, pork, and veal to achieve a full-bodied dish that is tasty, juicy, and comes together in half an hour.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 4slicewhite bread
  • lbsground beef
  • ¾lbground pork
  • 1mediumyellow onion
  • 2clovegarlic
  • 2stalkcelery
  • 2carrots
  • ½cupfresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1largeegg
  • ¾cupketchup
  • 4tspdry mustard
  • 1tbspcoarse salt
  • 2tspfreshly ground pepper
  • 2tbsplight-brown sugar,packed


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In the bowl of a food processor, pulse bread until fine crumbs form. Transfer to a medium bowl; add ground beef and ground pork.

  2. Place onion, garlic, celery, carrots, and parsley in food processor; pulse until finely chopped. Add to beef mixture; combine using hands.

  3. Add egg, ½ cup ketchup, 2 teaspoons dry mustard, salt, and pepper; combine thoroughly, using hands. Place in an 8½x4½x2½-inch loaf pan.

  4. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ketchup and 2 teaspoons dry mustard, and the brown sugar; stir until smooth.

  5. Brush mixture over top of the meatloaf. Place the pan on a baking sheet to catch drippings, and transfer to oven. Bake for about an hour and a half, until a meat thermometer inserted in the center reaches 160 degrees F.

  6. (If the top of the meatloaf gets too dark, cover with foil and continue baking.) Let meatloaf stand 15 minutes before slicing.


  • Calories: 372.46kcal
  • Fat: 24.34g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.98g
  • Trans Fat: 0.94g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.69g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.45g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.81g
  • Fiber: 1.53g
  • Sugar: 7.53g
  • Protein: 22.12g
  • Cholesterol: 99.45mg
  • Sodium: 432.52mg
  • Calcium: 61.23mg
  • Potassium: 500.94mg
  • Iron: 2.81mg
  • Vitamin A: 132.97µg
  • Vitamin C: 7.02mg
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