Old Fashioned Meatloaf

barbara lentz


This was my mom's recipe. I always wondered how she made the meatloaf so moist and flavorful. I think its the mixture of the beef suet, water and eggs. Using real bread crumbs instead also adds a different texture. Awesome


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5 Min
1 Hr 10 Min


  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1/2 lb
    ground sausage
  • 2 Tbsp
    prepared beef suet
  • 4 slice
    bread ground in food processor
  • 2 large
    eggs beaten
  • 1 medium
    onion diced
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    ground sage
  • 1 Tbsp
    beef bouillon
  • 1/4 c
    hot water
  • 4
    strips of bacon
  • 1/2 jar(s)
    chili sauce

How to Make Old Fashioned Meatloaf


  1. To prepare beef suet. Melt the suet on stove top and pour through a fine mesh strainer. Let sit at room temp to solidify.
  2. Preheat oven 350 degrees
    Mix all ingredients together except for bacon and chili sauce. Place in a baking pan.
  3. Top with slices of bacon.
    Bake for 45 minutes.
    Remove from oven and top with chili sauce and bake another 15 to 20 minutes until meat is done.

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About Old Fashioned Meatloaf

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

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