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My Mom's Meatloaf

This is my mom's meatloaf recipe.  This meatloaf is simple, juicy and wonderfully classic
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: main
Cuisine: main
Keyword: meatloaf, mom's meatloaf
Servings: 8
Calories: 330kcal



  • 2 lb ground beef
  • ½ lb good quality pork sausage
  • 2 ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp ground onion powder
  • 2 tsp ground garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 lightly beaten eggs
  • 16 oz canned diced tomatoes DRAINED
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats


  • cup ketchup
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon Dijon mustard


  • Preheat the oven to 375
  • Spray your meatloaf pan with cooking spray

For the Meatloaf

  • Mix the beef, sausage, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, eggs, drained tomatoes and oats. Just mix until you can see that the ingredients are mixed together well, do not over manipulate (this makes the meatloaf tough)
  • Transfer the ingredients into the baking dish and form into a loaf shape.

For the Glaze

  • Mix the ketchup, brown sugar and mustard together well and spread on the loaf. Feel free to make more glaze if you like it to be more of a “gravy” than a glaze - double or triple the glaze recipe according to your own tastes.
  • Bake for one hour at 375. Serve hot.



This is a simple classic meatloaf that is always juicy and perfect and has that classic ketchup topping


Calories: 330kcal