My Meatloaf

Karla Everett


I love a good meatloaf and this is one that I came up with that has just the right flavor and consistency that I like. I don't press it tight together to make it a firm loaf , I like a loose meatloaf.

This is a very delicious meatloaf , my daughters have always loved this dinner and it makes great meatloaf sandwiches the next day ...yummy.

This meatloaf freezes great but the recipe can be down sized easily for a smaller meatloaf if desired.

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10 Min
1 Hr 35 Min



3 lb
ground chuck or lean hamburger
3 large
1 medium
green pepper , chopped
1 medium
onion , chopped
14 1/2 oz
can of diced tomatoes with juice
1 c
saltine crackers , crushed
1 Tbsp
garlic powder
1 Tbsp
italian seasoning
1 tsp
salt & pepper
1 Tbsp
worcestershire sauce


1 to 1-1/2 c
1 tsp
garlic powder
1 Tbsp
worcestershire sauce
salt & pepper


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1Line a oblong baking dish (11.5 x 9") with aluminium foil , allowing enough to cover the top , about 8" of foil hanging over on each end of the dish.

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2In a large mixing bowl combine all the ingredients.

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3Mix with your hands , I squeeze it through my fingers and folding it over several times so all the egg is combined and all all the spices gets mixed up. Mix thoroughly until all the spices are combined together with the hamburger.

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4Transfer the meat mixture to the lined dish.

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5Press the meat mixture out into a loaf shape to fit the dish but make sure there is a 1 - 2" space between the meat and all sides of the dish ; this will give a place for the grease to go while it's baking.

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6Fold the sides over and loosely cover the meat loaf.

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7Bake in a preheated oven @ 375° for 45 minutes.

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8Remove from the oven and fold back the foil and drain off any grease that may have accumulated around the meatloaf. I use my meat baster to remove the grease.

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9Return to the oven and continue to cook to allow the top to brown for about 30 minutes.

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10Mix up the ingredients for the sauce ; optional

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11Spread evenly on top of the meatloaf , Return to the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes longer.

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12Serve it with a side of potatoes and a veggie ...enjoy.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Meatloafs
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #hamburger, #meatloaf