Better Homes & Garden’s Meatloaf

When it rains in Arizona people go all crazy.  They drive horribly, act like the sky is literally falling, and post it to Facebook like there is no tomorrow.  I’m not one of those people.  I rarely mention the weather {yes, I see the irony in me saying this right now} because we can all see what is outside through the window, but today was gorgeous.  I even got to leave the front door open!!  I love not feeling so disconnected from the outside world.  The summer completely annihilates any chance of being outside for more then one second, unless you absolutely have to.   But enough abotu that.  I had great music playing wile I cooked last  night.  This playlist is brought to you by the letter M, as in mmmm mmmm good.

  • Queens of the Stone Age – Little Sister
  • Mummford & Sons – Little Lion man
  • Stereophonics – Dakota

I was so happy cooking and singing away.  I usually reserve singing for the car, but I was enjoying myself.  I’m not sure everyone within ear shot was thrilled as I was with my vocal talents, but if I can push out two kids Mike can listen to me sing once in a while.   Now, the last time meatloaf was made in my house it didn’t go according to plan.  I had everything prepared and ready to go.  all one had to do was turn the oven to bake at 350 degrees F, cook the meatloaf, and make mashed potatoes (the potatoes were chopped and waiting to be boiled).  I had gone to a meeting and wasn’t home to intervene, but the story goes…the oven got set to broil instead of bake.   So after an hour of cooking the top was really overdone and the middle was still raw.  The loaf was then baked until cooked through.  I came home craving a big slice of the meatloaf.  I took a bite and immediately asked what happened to my foolproof plan.  Oh well.  Last night I was home, I made meatloaf again, and everything went swimmingly.   This meal is all about easy.  Easy to find ingredients, easy to make, set it, forget it, and an easy side dish to boot.  Easy, easy, easy.


Better Homes & Garden's Meatloaf | White Lights on Wednesday


There's nothing more homey and satisfying than this classic meatloaf from Better Homes & Gardens.
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 3 to 4
Author Better Homes & Gardens cookbook


  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2/3 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • teaspoons dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ? teaspoon pepper
  • pounds ground beef


  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon mustard


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together eggs and milk. Add in bread crumbs, onion powder, parsley, basil, salt, and pepper; stir to combine. Add ground beef and mix together by hand until meat and seasonings are well incorporated.
  3. Transfer meat mixture to a 9? x “5 loaf pan and press into dish to evenly distribute meat mixture.
  4. Bake for 1 hour. Pour off fat.
  5. In a small bowl, mix ketchup, brown sugar, and mustard. Top meatloaf with ketchup mixture. Bake for 10 minutes. let loaf stand for 10 minutes before serving.



  1. says

    I love this recipe found on interest. One of the best meatloaf recipes i have made. Trying it tonight with ground turkey this time. Let you know how it comes out.

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