Dutch Meatloaf from 1948

Charlotte Carlile


This was a favorite in my late husband's family. Of course I got the recipe from my mother-in-law on a 3x5 card. Some years later, I found a copy of Life magazine that came out 3 days after I was born. The magazine is dated April 19, 1948. I found the recipe for Dutch meatloaf printed in an ad for Hunt's tomato sauce. My MIL changed it a bit, using tomato soup. She said she made it this way once and everyone liked the taste better. We all still make this. Excellent. A keeper.


★★★★★ 2 votes

10 Min
1 Hr 15 Min


  • 1 1/2 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1 medium
    onion chopped
  • 1 c
    bread crumbs
  • 1/2 can(s)
    tomato soup
  • 1 large
    egg beaten
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    ground pepper

  • 1/2 can(s)
    tomato soup
  • 1 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    yellow mustard
  • 2 Tbsp
    cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp
    brown sugar

How to Make Dutch Meatloaf from 1948


  1. Mix first 7 ingredients together well and form into a loaf.
    NOTE: if you soak the bread crumbs in about a half cup of warm water for a bit before adding to the meatloaf, it makes it moist and a little more dense.
  2. Mix topping ingredients together well and pour over meatloaf. Bake 350 for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until meatloaf is done.

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About Dutch Meatloaf from 1948

Course/Dish: Beef Meatloafs
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American

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