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our family's favorite meat loaf

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

This is the good ol' meat loaf I grew up with. I didn't think there was any other kind for years. I tweaked the recipe recently and substituted Panko bread crumbs for the oats and added a chopped green pepper. It's easy and it's GOOD! I believe my mother often served it with baked beans on the side. I prefer a side of macaroni and cheese.

(1 rating)
yield 6 -8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For our family's favorite meat loaf

  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground beef (i use chuck)
  • 1 c
    panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 c
    chopped onion
  • 1 md
    green pepper, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 c
    tomato juice
  • 1
    egg, beaten

How To Make our family's favorite meat loaf

  • 1
    In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients. Pack firmly into an ungreased loaf pan.
  • 2
    Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Pour off any grease.
  • 3
    Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. I like mine with a little ketchup. Some like A-1, mustard, or even plain.