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.


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10 Min
1 Hr 15 Min


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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


  • 1Mix 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.
  • 2Mix 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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