Easy Southern Meatloaf Recipe

by Melissa

This southern meatloaf recipe is made quick and easy with just a few simple ingredients but with a whole lot of tasty flavor.

This southern meatloaf recipe is made quick and easy with just a few simple ingredients but with a whole lot of tasty flavor.



One of my mom’s recipes that I love and loved growing up was her homemade old-fashioned southern meatloaf recipe.

It is now one of my own family’s favorite ground burger recipes as well.

This classic ground beef recipe is simple with only 5 basic ingredients but with loads of flavor and yumminess.

If you have been looking for a super juicy and flavorful comfort food dinner dish that your family would love, definitely give this one a try.

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Ingredients you will need for the best meatloaf recipe

  • 2 lbs Hamburger
  • 1 Egg (beaten)
  • Salt & Pepper (to taste)
  • Bread Crumbs (1 heaping Tablespoon)
  • Onion (1 small onion or half a medium)
  • Ketchup (Approx. 1/2 cup)

Directions for Old-Fashioned Southern Meatloaf Recipe

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix hamburger meat and egg together in a bowl.
Add in breadcrumbs and chopped onion, mix until combined.
Add in Ketchup, combining thoroughly.
Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf pan and spread evenly.
Cook on center rack until the loaf is brown and crusted (Approx 1 hr to 1 hr 15 mins)
Pour off grease every 30 minutes.
This is optional but I like to add some extra ketchup during the last 15 mins.

The best way to mix everything is by hand. It gets a little messy but it works. I suggest removing your rings beforehand.

This quick easy meatloaf recipe is made with just a few simple ingredients but with a whole lot of tasty flavor. #hamburgerrecipes #meatloaf #easymeatloafrecipe #meatloafrecipes



I like to use ground chuck hamburger.

You will have to pour off the grease unless of course, you have an raised meatloaf pan, which actually comes in handy.

You, of course, could use leaner burger, however, I definitely think you will lose a little flavor by doing it that way.

This quick easy meatloaf recipe is made with just a few simple ingredients but with a whole lot of tasty flavor.



It is also probably important to note that when I am making this southern meatloaf recipe I place the meatloaf pan on an cookie sheet baking pan. Just in case of a boil over of juices, we don’t want to have to clean up the oven afterward. Nobody has time for that!

I am in love with this awesome meatloaf pan. I use to check the meatloaf every 20 minutes to pour off the grease, which is a must if you don’t own one of these. This saves me from doing all of that.



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Southern Style Meatloaf Recipe

Southern Style Meatloaf Recipe

Yield: 5 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

This southern meatloaf recipe is made quick and easy with just a few simple ingredients but with a whole lot of tasty flavor.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Hamburger
  • 1 Egg (beaten)
  • Salt & Pepper (to taste)
  • Bread Crumbs (1 heaping Tablespoon)
  • Onion (1 small onion or half a medium)
  • Ketchup (Approx. 1/2 cup)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix hamburger meat and egg together in a bowl.
  3. Add in breadcrumbs and chopped onion into the meat mixture until combined.
  4. Add in Ketchup, combining thoroughly.
  5. Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf pan and spread evenly.
  6. Cook on center rack until the loaf is brown and crusted (Approx 1 hr to 1 hr 15 mins)
  7. Pour off grease every 30 minutes.
  8. This is optional, but I like to baste with extra ketchup during the last 15 mins.

Notes

The best way to mix everything is by hand. It gets a little messy but it works. I suggest removing your rings beforehand.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 331



If you enjoy this southern meatloaf recipe like your mom or grandma used to make you might enjoy these others too…

Hamburger Hash Brown Casserole

Hash Brown Sausage Balls

Amazing Summer Burger Recipes


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vanessa September 3, 2017 - 1:45 PM

Made this added green peppers and onions and for seasoning i just used steak seasoning. Used just a ketchup topping. Very good. Will make again.

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Shell September 24, 2017 - 7:06 PM

Made this delicious dish. I did add green peppers. I would make it again.

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Melissa September 25, 2017 - 9:18 AM

Shell, so glad you liked it. I will have to try adding green peppers sometime. 🙂

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Crystal March 23, 2020 - 6:53 PM

I’m so happy to have found this recipe! This is how my Granny made her meatloaf, except she added green bell peppers. I wrote her recipe down while she was alive, but have since misplaced it. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. You have no idea how much it means to have a part of my Granny back with me!

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Melissa March 24, 2020 - 12:47 PM

That is awesome Crystal, so glad to hear that.

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