Mom's Meatloaf

Jeanne Benavidez


I love meatloaf and I especially liked it when my Mom made it. I like to make a sandwich out of the leftovers the next day....mmmm delicious. These web photos are ideas of how the finished product looks.


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4 - 6
15 Min
1 Hr


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2 lb
ground beef (beef and pork mix or turkey)
1 medium
onion chopped
bell pepper, chopped
1 c
celery, diced
1 small
can evaporated milk
eggs, slightly beaten
sleeve saltine crackers, crushed
1 small
can tomato sauce
1 small
can tomato paste
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
ground black pepper


1/3 c
dark karo syrup
1/2 c
1/4 c
brown sugar

How to Make Mom's Meatloaf


  • 1In a large bowl, combine meat, onion, bell pepper, celery, tomato sauce, tomato paste, salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly with your hands.
  • 2In a separate bowl, combine the eggs and canned milk. stir well to combine.
  • 3Pour this mixture into the meatloaf mixture and mix thoroughly with your hands. Add enough cracker crumbs to make the mixture stick together.
  • 4In a separate bowl, combine the ingredients for the glaze and stir until well combined.
  • 5Mold the meat into 2 loaf pans or 1 similar deep dish casserole dish. pour the glaze on the top of the meatloaf. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350F for about 1 1/2 hours.
  • 6After the meatloaf bakes for 1 hour, remove it from the oven, drain some of the liquid from the pan and put it back into the oven, uncovered, and finish baking.
  • 7This can even be baked in muffin tins. Split the meat into equal portions and put them in your muffin tin and bake for @ 40 to 45 minutes. Makes 14 - 16 "muffin" meatloaves. The kids love this that way.

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About Mom's Meatloaf

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Southern

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