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nonni's meatloaf

(4 ratings)
Recipe by
Joyce Newman
Pollock Pines, CA

This meatloaf is pure comfort food, especially when served with mashed potatoes! My hubby loves meatloaf, so I have been working on perfecting a meatloaf recipe for years. He loves this one!

(4 ratings)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 50 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For nonni's meatloaf

  • 2 lg
    eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/2 c
    tomato sauce
  • 2/3 c
    bread crumbs, fine-dry or crushed crackers
  • 1 sm
    yellow onions, chopped fine
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh parsley, chopped fine
  • 1 tsp
    salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste
  • 3 tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp
    italian seasoning
  • 2 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1/4 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 1 tsp
    dry mustard
  • 2 dash
    worcestershire sauce
  • or use bottled bbq sauce, enough to cover top of meatlof

How To Make nonni's meatloaf

  • 1
    In a med-large bowl, combine eggs, tomato sauce, worchestershire sauce; stir in breadcrumbs or crackers, onion, parsley, garlic powder, salt, pepper, & Italian seasoning. Add ground meat; mix well. Hands work best.
  • 2
    Pat meat mixture into a 8x4x2 inch loaf pan. *Optional:(Anolon makes an awesome meatloaf pan for us meatloaf fans. A loaf pan with drain holes, that sits inside another loaf pan that catches the fat drippings!)
  • 3
    Bake at 350 degrees F oven for 35-40 minutes. Spoon off fat if necessary.
  • 4
    In a small bowl, combine ketchup, brown sugar, dry mustard, & worchestershire sauce. HINT:(Best to mix up the glaze while meatloaf is baking). Spread glaze over meatloaf and bake for another 10 to 15 minutes.
  • 5
    Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. (This is a good time to whip up your mashed potatoes). Serve with mashed potatoes and niblet corn. And brown gravy if you like. Yum-Yum!