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Basic Meatloaf (Southern Style)

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“This is a meatloaf recipe that I really like by Diana Rattray, that I found on This recipe appeals to anyone that can appreciate a basic meatloaf with a southern style flare. And, any leftovers are really good sliced on sandwiches the following day. Diana suggests that you may wish to substitute 1/2 cup of ketchup or barbecue sauce (topping) in place of bacon according to your taste; I usually choose ketchup to avoid the extra calories!”
1hr 45mins
1 meat loaf

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Mix ground beef, salt, pepper, eggs, bread crumbs, milk, Worcestershire, onion, thyme, and rosemary. (I whisk dried ingredients and pour over hamburger and fold together lightly, first. Then I add wet ingredients and incorporate together really well. I usually add less milk or add extra bread crumbs to preferred consistency).
  3. Pack into a lightly greased loaf pan or form into a loaf and place on a lightly greased baking sheet with sides, such as a jelly roll pan. (I form into a loaf in a 9 X 13 pyrex baking dish).
  4. Top meatloaf with sliced bacon, or your choice of ketchup or barbecue sauce.
  5. Bake at 350° for 1 1/2 - 1 3/4 hours, or till 170 to 180 degrees.
  6. Dianna suggests serving meatloaf with heated tomato sauce or gravy. (I suggest serving with garlic mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables for a comfort style meal).

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