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Classic Meatloaf Recipe

Classic Meatloaf Recipe is so easy & just like mom used to make. Deliciously hearty dinner that’s perfect when paired with mashed potatoes & green beans.
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword beef
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 12 slices


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs or panko
  • 1/2 cup ketchup


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Combine ground beef, ground chuck, milk, Worcestershire sauce, salt, dry mustard, pepper, minced garlic, eggs, & bread crumbs/panko in a large mixing bowl.
  • Work together with your hands until completely combined – but don’t over-work the meat.
  • Spray a 9x5x3 loaf pan with olive oil or cooking spray.
  • Transfer the meat mixture to the pan & pat down so it’s smooth on top.
  • Add the ketchup to the top & spread evenly with a spatula.
  • Bake uncovered for 60-75 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.

**TIP- you can use your stand mixer with the paddle attachment & pulse several times just until mixed- don’t let it get pasty.