Classic Meatloaf

Every household needs a recipe for a good old-fashioned meatloaf- it’s a staple of American cooking! I like to make a big meatloaf, even though it’s normally just for the three of us. Because the only thing better than meatloaf dinner is leftover meatloaf sandwiches with a LOT of mayo and ketchup! (Unless your name is Chelsy, who hates meatloaf. But you cannot trust a girl who likes chewy bacon!😜 😘)

My husband says he thinks my meatloaf tastes as good as his moms. Which is a pretty darn good compliment considering she was a home economics teacher. I’ve had hers and it is delicious! 

This recipe is really easy to make and can be prepped in less than 15 minutes. I stole the idea of topping it with onions and green peppers from my mother-in-law. I had no idea what I was missing out on until I had hers years ago. Now I never make my meatloaf without them! I just used beef this time because it’s what I had in the fridge but you can mix it up and substitute a ½ pound of the beef with ground pork, too!


  • 2 lbs ground beef (or 1 ½ ground beef and ½ ground pork)
  • 1 ½ c bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbs milk
  • 2 tbs ketchup
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp original Borsari
  • 1 onion, sliced and quartered
  • ½ green pepper, cut in chunks

Sauce ingredients:

  • ¾ c ketchup
  • ¾ c BBQ sauce
  • ¼ c brown sugar
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 3 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400°.
  2. Mix breadcrumbs, eggs, milk, ketchup, diced onion and seasonings in a large bowl. Then add in ground beef. Mix together with your hands until it’s all combined really well.
  3. Form it into the typical meatloaf shape and place in a greased, oven safe baking dish. Top with quartered onions and chunks of peppers.
  4. Mix ingredients for the sauce together and pour on top of meatloaf and veggies.
  5. Cover with foil (or lid for the baking dish if it has one) and cook for 1 hour. Take out and remove foil (or lid) and return to oven for an additional 15-20 minutes. Enjoy!



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