The Best Meatloaf Recipe

This is the BEST meatloaf recipe you’ll find. It is my mother's delicious recipe with an added touch of delicious sauce, for good measure. Add this meatloaf to your dinner rotation!


I'm still in full-blown comfort food mode over here. The pile of snow outside my house continues to grow. I can barely see the road when I look out the window. Spring seems like a million years away. So I continue to find solace in food. Chicken Pot Pie, Breakfast Casserole, Chili and now delicious Meatloaf. The BEST meatloaf! I dug up my mother's handwritten meatloaf recipe from my archives and used it as my guide. I don't remember ever eating meatloaf as good as hers. I tweaked her recipe just a teeny bit, added a sauce and just like that this delicious recipe was born. If you have qualms about meatloaf at all, the name or the taste, I ask that you set them aside. This recipe will not disappoint!

Best Meatloaf

What meat is best used for meatloaf?

This recipe turns out best with a leaner meat such as turkey, venison or a super lean beef (like 90/10). The fattier the meat, the more likely you will encounter grease issues. The lean meat will not take away from the flavor AT ALL. Promise.

How long do you cook a 2lb meatloaf?

This takes an entire hour and a half to cook all the way through. Also, be sure to place the pan on a rimmed baking sheet before putting it into the oven. Meat juices will be bubbling over the edge and I don't want you to burn your house down while making meatloaf. Let the meatloaf sit for at least fifteen minutes before slicing and serving.

What should I serve with meatloaf?

Serve it with a side of Smashed Potatoes or my mother's famous Mashed Potatoes! Meatloaf is a hearty, comforting dish so any type of potatoes and/or veggies pairs well with it.

Here are some of my other comfort food options for you to enjoy:

Twice-Baked Potatoes
Best Ever Goulash
Crockpot Mac and Cheese
Easy Baked Meatballs