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Classic Meatloaf


Classic dinner recipe

What You Need

  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion
  • ½ cup finely chopped celery
  • ¼ cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1 cup Heinz® Tomato Ketchup
  • 1 ½ lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 cup soft, fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg slightly beaten
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Heat oil in a skillet set over medium-high heat.
  2. Cook onion, celery and pepper until softened, about 5 minutes
  3. Stir in Ketchup. Remove pan from heat and divide sauce mixture in half.
  4. Combine one half of the sauce with ground beef, breadcrumbs, egg, salt, and pepper. Mix gently.
  5. Pat mixture into a lightly greased meatloaf pan. Bake for 1 hour or until an instant read thermometer reaches 165° F.
  6. Rest meatloaf for 5 minutes. Reheat the reserved sauce mixture.
  7. Slice meatloaf and serve with sauce.
Cooking time (duration)

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour

Number of servings (yield)

8 servings



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I have never been a fan of fact growing up I would just say I am not feeling well when my mom cooked it. However, I made this one...because my family loves meatloaf and wow..I was blown away this is amazing!! The different tastes in your mouth are amazing...I made a green salad to go with it and fresh southern ice tea! Yummy!!!
Bobbi P. – 10/02/2014 –

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