Easy Meatloaf

A simple, but wholesome dinner, this meatloaf is a family favorite! Serve with homemade mashed potatoes and your favorite vegetable. I usually use 85% ground beef because of the flavor, but 90% will work as well. If you really want to make it low fat, you can use ground turkey.


  • 2 pounds ground beef, 85% to 90%
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup fine dry bread crumbs, plain
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt and 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup ketchup (plus more for topping)


Heat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, eggs, milk, bread crumbs, onion, seasoning, and 1/2 cup ketchup. Mix until well blended and pack into the prepared loaf pan.

Bake the meatloaf for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Carefully drain off any excess grease and top with about 4 tablespoons of ketchup. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes longer.

Tip: Try placing some day old bread beneath the meatloaf when cooking. The bread will soak up fat and leave the loaf less greasy.


One thought on “Easy Meatloaf

  1. Sounds great. I would add that, if you want to take it to the next level of low cal, you can puree cauliflower with a hand blender and sub it for mashed potatoes. The texture is the same and the taste is really, really nice. I also might try using the same hand blender to pulverize some chicken breasts, then make the meat loaf with them. Thanks, Josh

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