Grandmother's Old Fashioned Meat Loaf

Carrie James-Keaton


I had always regretted not paying enough attention to my grandmother as she cooked this meat loaf but it was so wonderful. Now after trial and error, I've been making it for years! Serve this meat loaf with her glaze on top or with your favorite tomato or mushroom sauce. Then add some mashed potatoes & a green vegetable for a great weeknight family dinner. Also, I sometimes would add a half a cup of bell pepper to this meat loaf whenever I have a taste for it. The bell pepper adds a very nice flavor to the meat loaf and it smells wonderful. Leftovers (if there are any) make a good sandwich.


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20 Min
1 Hr


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  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1/2 c
  • 3/4 c
    rolled saltine crackers
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped onion
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    bell pepper (optional)

  • 1/3 c
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    white vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/4 c
    chopped onion

How to Make Grandmother's Old Fashioned Meat Loaf


  1. Combine all of the above ingredients for the meat loaf.
  2. Spoon meat loaf into a 9 inch x 4 1/2 inch loaf pan and bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
  3. While this is cooking, make the sauce:
  4. Mix glaze ingredients and then set aside for a moment.
  5. Remove meat loaf from oven and drain off excess liquid.
  6. Pour the glaze over meat loaf and place back into the oven.
  7. Cook additional 45 min. at 350 degrees.

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About Grandmother's Old Fashioned Meat Loaf

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #meat-loaf

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