The Best Old Fashioned Meatloaf Recipe You Will Eat

Very easy traditional old fashion meatloaf recipe.
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours 27 minutes


  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons snipped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/4 cup catsup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard


  1. First, in a large bowl combine eggs and milk then stir in breadcrumbs. Next add in onion parsley, salt, sage, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Mix them together a few times then add in the beef and mix well. I suggest using your hands, and this is how I was taught, it mixes faster and better than using a spoon of any kind.
  2. Shape your meatloaf into a 'loaf' shape in not using a bread pan, though I suggest you do, or use the mini loaf pan I mentioned above. Then go ahead and bake in a 350-degree oven for 50 minutes. Then make sure to spoon off excess fat. Keep in mind meatloaf can take longer to cook the thicker your meatloaf is. I like also making individual meatloaves for faster cooking time.
  3. Mix together the ketchup, sugar, and dry mustard, mix it well then spread over the top of the meatloaf.
  4. Then return to oven for 10-15 minutes. This makes about six servings.
Nutrition Facts
The Best Old Fashioned Meatloaf Recipe You Will Eat
Amount Per Serving (6 g)
Calories 0
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.