Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 55 mins | Total time: 1 hr 5 mins | Yield: 10 servings

Meatloaf has always been a part of our weekly menu rotation. I have tried different varieties of meatballs, and I can say that by now, I have already chosen my favorites. One of them is this meatloaf recipe. It is super easy to make using just a couple of simple ingredients and guarantees one of the best meatloaves I have ever made!

This meatloaf recipe is also versatile. You can enjoy a plain meatloaf and stick with this recipe or use a meatloaf mix (beef and pork, beef, pork, and lamb) for a more unique texture. You can also throw in some green pepper or mushrooms into the mix for added flavor. For a filling, family-friendly meal, serve this meatloaf with mashed potatoes and your favorite veggies.


1 egg

1 onion, chopped

1 ½ lbs ground beef

1 c. milk

1 c. dried bread crumbs

2 tbsp prepared mustard

2 tbsp brown sugar

⅓ c. ketchup

Salt and pepper to taste


Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 350 degrees F or 175 degrees C.

Step 2: In a large mixing dish, place the meat, egg, onion, milk, and bread crumbs. Mix well until combined. To taste, season with salt and pepper. In a lightly greased 9 x 5-inch loaf pan or baking dish, transfer the mixture.

Step 3: Whisk the brown sugar, mustard, and ketchup in another small bowl until well blended. Then, pour this over the meatloaf.

Step 4: Place in the preheated oven and bake for about an hour.

Step 5: Remove from the oven when done, and serve the meatloaf right away. Enjoy!


If desired, you can saute the onion and garlic in salted butter. But it is optional as this recipe requires finely diced onions.

For a more unique texture, you can use a meatloaf mix (beef and pork, beef, pork, and lamb) in place of just a plain meatloaf.

For added flavor, you are welcome to add green pepper or mushrooms.