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meatloaf with homemade seasoning mix

(4 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Dee Tourville

Next time you decide to make meatloaf, be sure to use this recipe for the seasoning mix. This recipe is enough for one pound of beef, so plan accordingly.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

A simple and delicious meatloaf. The homemade seasoning mix adds tons of flavor to the ground beef. Ketchup adds a sweetness that contrasts the savoriness of the meat. Serve with mashed potatoes and a veggie for a comforting, budget-friendly meal. One pound of ground beef makes a smaller meatloaf which is perfect if you have a smaller family.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(4 ratings)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For meatloaf with homemade seasoning mix

  • 1 lb
    ground beef, lean
  • 2 lg
    eggs, beaten
  • 1 c
    plain Panko crumbs
  • 3/4 c
    ketchup, divided
  • meatloaf seasoning
  • 1 tsp
    dried mustard (if you don't have any 1 Tbsp of prepared mustard = 1 tsp dry)
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 3/4 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    onion powder

How To Make meatloaf with homemade seasoning mix

Test Kitchen Tips
To look better in the photos, we did use 1.5 pounds of ground beef for testing. We adjusted the other ingredients accordingly.
  • Prepping a loaf pan while oven preheats.
    Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a baking pan.
  • Meatloaf seasonings in a bowl.
    Combine meatloaf seasonings in a bowl.
  • Ground beef, eggs, and ketchup in a bowl.
    Place the ground beef, eggs, and 1/2 cup of ketchup in a large bowl.
  • Panko crumbs and seasonings added.
    Add Panko bread crumbs and meatloaf seasoning.
  • Mixture combined in the bowl.
    Mix by hand.
  • Meat in a loaf pan with ketchup spread on top.
    Form into a loaf shape and place in a prepared baking pan. Drizzle with the remaining 1/4 cup of ketchup.
  • Baking the meatloaf.
    Bake for 1 hour in preheated oven.