Meatloaf Surprise

Meatloaf Surprise Recipe

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Linda Horsman


The surprise is--your kids will eat it. It's the sauce on the top, they can't resist it!


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20 Min
1 Hr


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  • 1 lb
    ground beef (splurge if you can on lean)
  • 1
    egg, beaten a bit
  • 3/4 c
  • 1/4 c
    breadcrumbs (i use the canister kind, italian or seasoned)
  • 1 pkg
    meatloaf seasoning packet
  • 1/4 c
    chili sauce (heinz makes one, store brands work fine too)

How to Make Meatloaf Surprise


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. In large bowl, place the beef. Add the beaten egg. Sprinkle the packet of seasoning in the bowl. Add 1/2 cup of the ketchup. Mix with your hands.
  3. Place the mixture in a loaf pan. (If you use a high fat content beef, consider using a bit of wadded foil or other mechanism to keep the beef away from the fat).
  4. Place in oven for 45 minutes. While it is cooking, mix the remaining 1/4 cup ketchup and 1/4 cup of Chili sauce in a small bowl.
  5. Remove loaf from oven after 45 minutes. Spoon the ketchup/chili mixture over top of loaf. Return to oven for 15 minutes. Dig in!

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About Meatloaf Surprise

Course/Dish: Beef, Meatloafs
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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