Momma's Meatloaf

This is a favorite of Rick Hess. He often makes it when entertaining Los 5 Amigos. It goes great with Frank's Corn Pudding.

For comparison you may want to try the quick and easy classic meatloaf from Lipton


or (mom's note was that she added 1/2 cup bread crumbs)


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef

  • 1/2 white onion diced

  • 1 cup dried bread crumbs

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 1 large egg

  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon basil

  • 1 teaspoon oregano

  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

For the glaze:

  • 1/2 cup ketchup

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x13 pan.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, knead together the ground beef, onion, bread crumbs, milk, egg, worcestershire sauce, salt, basil, oregano, pepper, and red pepper flakes.

  3. Shape the meat into a loaf and put it into the prepared pan. Bake in the 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.

  4. Mix up the glaze in a small bowl by whisking together the ketchup, brown sugar, and worcestershire sauce. Brush it over the hot meatloaf.

  5. Increase the oven temperature to 400 degrees and bake an additional 15 minutes, or until the meatloaf reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees F.


I prefer to use a cast iron skillet instead of a pan.