Friday, January 22, 2016

Cooking Simplified: Easy Meatloaf

I came across this meatloaf recipe a couple years ago, and it has since then become a family favorite. Honestly, my boys LOVE this meatloaf, and are absolutely thrilled every single time they find out that I'm making it for dinner.
Of course with a house full of boys (one who's a teenager), plus my husband to feed, I always triple the amounts on the recipe, and rarely have any leftovers...yes, it's THAT good!

Easy Meatloaf


1 1/2 Pounds ground beef
1 egg
1 onion, chopped
1 Cup milk
salt to taste
pepper to taste
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. mustard
1/3 Cup ketchup


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, egg, onion, milk and bread crumbs. Season with salt and pepper to taste and place in a lightly greased 9x5 inch loaf pan, OR form into a loaf and place in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish. (I personally like to make the sauce below first and add about a 1/4 cup of it to the meatloaf mixture.)

3. In a separate small bowl, combine the brown sugar, mustard, and ketchup. Mix well and pour over the meatloaf. (I always make extra to pour on the slices, too.)

4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour or until center is done.

That's it...super easy to make and incredibly delicious!
Let me know what you think if you decide to give it a try! :)

recipe & image


  1. I have 3 teenagers ( family of 5),lol... I would have to multiply that by 5 or 6! When my kids were little, I remember there being leftovers after making a 1/2 a bag of pasta, now I go through a whole pound of gluten free spaghetti at lunch time with not a drop leftover. Thanks for the great recipe!:0)

    1. Hi dauchka! Isn't it amazing how much they can eat? My three younger boys are 12, 10, 9, and I am constantly in awe of how much food they consume, too! Not too long from now, and I will be like you with 3 teenagers in the grocery bill is already too large as it is! Still, I wouldn't trade my boys for anything in the world, and will be sad when I don't have them at home to feed. :)

  2. Melissa, go to whole foods and get a good conditioner for dry hair that is chemical free. I have very dry hair so I use lavender, tea tree oil, eucalyptus, and sometimes orange. Take the bottle of conditioner and spill out about 1/4 cup, put 10 drops of each essential oil in the bottle and shake very well. When you go to wash your hair, scrub scalp well with the conditioner. If it doesnt clean your hair increase tea tree oil by another 8 drops also, lavender and eculaptus. Its trial and error til you get it right. I usually need about 15 drops of each. Let me know how it goes. Not only will your hair feel good but, so will your pocketbook. As a homeschooler, I am always trying to save somewhere. With the kids come all day, Im always cooking! Oh, coconut oil is great for a deep conditioner as olive oil and avocado oil too. I take avocado oil and put orange essential oils in it and make a great treatment for my hands. I paid a lot of money for this avocado infused oil at the hair show last year, when I ran out I made it myself:))

    1. Thank you so much, dauchka! I will definitely be giving it a try! Have a lovely weekend, and thanks again for the info & insight! :)