Brooke’s Homemade Meatloaf

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Servings: 6
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy

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1/4 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons packed light brown sugar

2 pounds ground beef
1 medium onion, finely chopped
3 tablespoons ketchup
2 large eggs
1 slice white bread, torn into pieces
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper





Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a small bowl, whisk together all the glaze ingredients and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine all the meatloaf ingredients and mix well. Press the mixture into a 9 by 5-inch loaf pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and brush some of the glaze over the top of the meatloaf. Bake for 30 minutes more. Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes. Turn the meatloaf out onto a serving platter and spoon the remaining glaze over the top before serving.

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By Anonymous on January 17, 2014


I have made Brooke's Meatloafseveral times and we LOVE it! One of the best recipes I have tried.

By Ruth Hathcock on January 17, 2014


This is the best meatloaf ever!!!! It is all I make now and everyone loves it. Many requests for "my" recipe! Smile....

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By Judy L Rabalais on June 13, 2013


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By Jane Stewart on June 13, 2013


I use crackers ... because my mom did. I also like to add a diced green bell pepper. I make my meatloaf into meat patties and lightly fry them then return them to the pan and pour the glaze(glaze is a mixture of mustard and ketchup and a little water) over them and let them simmer for 15-20 minutes. Then drizzle ketchup over them after putting them on a platter. I guess it is a hamburger version of meatloaf. My family loves them.

By Dawn on June 13, 2013


How do you keep the meatloaf from falling apart when you take it out of the pan. no matter what i do it always falls apart help. Wanda .

By Anonymous on May 29, 2013


Sorry....I forgot to mention 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper.

By Anonymous on May 29, 2013


I never have used bread in my meatloaf and I have been making it for over 45 years. When I first made it for my husband when we first got married, I made it with oatmeal(1 cup), but now I use 1 sleeve of saltine crackers that I put in a bag and use a rolling pin until they are very fine. I read about 2 years ago that Martha Stewart makes hers that way and that it makes the best cold meatloaf sandwich, EVER! I concur. Two lbs ground chuck, 2 eggs, one finely chopped onion, 1/2 cup ketchup, 1/4 cup cream, and the sleeve of crackers. Topping: 1/3 cup of ketchup, 2 Tbsp. brown sugar and 1 Tbsp. dijon mustard. Put in loaf pan and back @350 for 1 1/2 hr. tented with foil. Pull the foil off after 45 min. and put on the topping. DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Anonymous on May 29, 2013


This is so delicious and super easy! I literally put it together and into the oven in about 10 minutes. I added a few things into the meatloaf mixture... - About 4 cloves of fresh garlic - 1/3 cup milk (instead of the ketchup) - a pinch of parsley - a pinch of garlic powder - pinch of onion powder Kept the glaze as is and the hubby loves it. My picky toddler will even give it a try!

By Anonymous on January 29, 2013


This recipe is easy and delicious! We particularly like the glaze on top of the meatloaf. For some reason I never seem to have sliced bread when I'm making meatloaf so I've substituted croutons (about 1 cup) for the slice of bread, and it's been delicious still. Thanks!

By Mary on December 26, 2012


dear mrs paula i really love your show ,ilove to cook but i can not make a meatloaf thatdont come out dry, my husband is diabetic what is good sauce for outside of meatloaf,he dont like brownsugar,keep up goodwork. hey you want a good laugh, i am 46. i will be 47 december 21 last year i cooked a turkey .i forgot the stuff inside of the turkey,iwent to baste the bird and seen the little white bag sticking out.luckly no one else saw it. i think you are a great cook.if i could afford it i would buy one of your stew pots.hey mrs,paula here is a good recipe for deer stew fry 8 strips of fatback take greese off of fatback fry 4 large onions til clear remove onions brown deer meat add salt and pepper&soul; food season,slow cook for 2 hours or untiltender then add texas pete 1 teaspoon ketchup there are a lot of people out there that love ilove my pintos blackeyed peas.GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS MRS PAULA.patricia haithcock.

By patricia haithcock on November 10, 2012


This was delicious! We had most of the ingredients right in our kitchen! So easy to make. Bottom line: cost effective and tastes great. Definitely recommend.

By Carley on October 16, 2012


What is the nutrition and calories in Brooke's meat loaf? I love it and make it all the time. However, I have diabetes and have to count calories and carbs. Thanks!

By Judith A,. Proper on September 23, 2012



By MAEGLOVER on August 10, 2012


This is my go-to meatloaf recipe...I've made it over and over again and the hubby just loves it! Thanks Paula & Brooke

By Rose Yagielo on July 25, 2012


Made this meatloaf tonight, added chopped bell peppers. AWESOME !!

By Anonymous on May 24, 2012

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