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My Mouthwatering Meat Loaf

Updated on December 11, 2016

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Meat Loaf Recipe

This is my favorite 'Go To' recipe for meat loaf. It's easy to make and you won't believe how moist and delicious it is. This final recipe came about after many tries and tweaks. Even the pickiest eaters will love this meat loaf recipe.

Mouthwatering Meat Loaf

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4.5 stars from 4 ratings of Meat Loaf

Cook Time for Meat Loaf

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 15 min
Yields: 4-6

Definition of Meatloaf

Definition of Meatloaf according to Wikipedia is a dish of ground meat mixed with other ingredients and formed into a loaf shape, then baked or smoked. The loaf shape is formed by either cooking it in a loaf pan, or forming it by hand on a flat baking pan. Meatloaf is commonly made with ground beef, although ground turkey, veal, lamb, venison or seafood can be used.




Ingredients for Meat Loaf

  • 2 Pounds Hamburger, Thawed
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4 Cup Milk
  • 2 Slices Bread, Torn into Pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/4 Cup Barbecue Sauce
  • 3 Ounces Colby Jack Cheese, Diced
  • 1 Medium Onion, Diced
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • Salt & Pepper, To Taste

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Instructions for Making Mouthwatering Meat Loaf

  1. Thaw out two pounds of hamburger.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine hamburger, eggs, milk, bread, barbeque sauce, Colby Jack Cheese, Onions, Garlic Powder, Worcestershire Sauce, Salt and Pepper. Spread top of loaf with additional layer of barbeque sauce.
  3. Transfer hamburger mixture into a baking dish and form into a loaf.
  4. Put meat loaf into a pre-heated oven of 350 degree's
  5. Bake meat loaf for one hour or until meat is cooked through.
  6. Remove meat loaf from oven, slice and enjoy.

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Meat Loaf Quote

“I don’t understand people who don’t like meatloaf."

― Jarod Kintz

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  • Minnetonka Twin profile imageAUTHOR

    Linda Rogers 

    3 years ago from Minnesota

    Aww, my pleasure Rachel-I still make meatloaf in the summer because my family loves it so much. Can't wait till you try it out. The cheese really makes this delish!

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    Rachel L Alba 

    3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

    Hi Linda, I read every recipe for meatloaf I see. You'rs is one of my favorites because you cut the cheese in chunks and the rest is a lot like mine. I will be trying your trick with the cheese as soon as it gets cool enough to put my oven on in my kitchen. Thanks for sharing. I gave it 5 stars and voted up and pinned it.

    Blessings to you.

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    ocfireflies 

    3 years ago from North Carolina

    Linda,

    Thank you so much. I never knew that stones in one's gall bladder could create such havoc. I appreciate your well wishes and can't wait to try out your recipe.

    Kim

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    Linda Rogers 

    3 years ago from Minnesota

    Oh Kim-I feel so bad for your tummy and for teasing you with this meat loaf. Just let this recipe motivate you for when you come back from surgery and can eat food like this again. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers that all goes smooth as silk.

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    ocfireflies 

    3 years ago from North Carolina

    Linda,

    This was torture. Let me explain. I LOVE MEATLOAF. And after August 7th (the day I am to have me gall bladder removed), I will be trying out this recipe. I, too like the BBQ addition. In the meantime, my gut is so wrenched that I am just trying to keep from becoming dehydrated. Pinned for sure.

    Blessings,

    Kim

  • Minnetonka Twin profile imageAUTHOR

    Linda Rogers 

    3 years ago from Minnesota

    You'll have to try it out. My family goes nuts for this meat loaf. Have a great weekend FAnyway :)

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    FlourishAnyway 

    3 years ago from USA

    I like the BBQ sauce twist with this recipe!

  • Minnetonka Twin profile imageAUTHOR

    Linda Rogers 

    3 years ago from Minnesota

    So glad you like my meat loaf recipe. It's a favorite around here. Thanks so much for coming by today :)

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    Chitrangada Sharan 

    3 years ago from New Delhi, India

    Your meat loaf is indeed mouth watering! Yummy recipe and very well presented and its worth trying.

    Thanks for sharing the details, voted up!

  • Minnetonka Twin profile imageAUTHOR

    Linda Rogers 

    3 years ago from Minnesota

    Many years ago I used ketchup, but after tweaking this recipe, threw it out and used barbeque sauce. Cheers back to you :)

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    Insane Mundane 

    3 years ago from Earth

    The BBQ sauce sounds like an interesting replacement/alternative for the standard bombardment of ketchup; cheers!

  • Minnetonka Twin profile imageAUTHOR

    Linda Rogers 

    3 years ago from Minnesota

    LOL poetryman-you could always wait and have this another night. If you like a moist and delicious meat loaf, your gonna love this.

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    poetryman6969 

    3 years ago

    Dinner looks great. I already ate but I could eat again because this looks good.

  • Minnetonka Twin profile imageAUTHOR

    Linda Rogers 

    3 years ago from Minnesota

    Hi Genna-I can't imagine meat loaf without the cheese. It's scrumpdillyicious!

  • Minnetonka Twin profile imageAUTHOR

    Linda Rogers 

    3 years ago from Minnesota

    drbj-and I promise your gonna love it. I can't stand many meat loaf recipes but mine is amazing and moist. I'm so modest!

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    Genna East 

    3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

    I never thought of cheese in meatloaf...what a novel idea. I will have to try this mouth-watering recipe. Thank you for sharing.

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    drbj and sherry 

    3 years ago from south Florida

    I am very picky, Linda, when it comes to meatloaf. So if your recipe is as tasty as you describe and moist, then I am a fan. Thanks for the heads-up recipe which I shall try. Promise.

  • Minnetonka Twin profile imageAUTHOR

    Linda Rogers 

    3 years ago from Minnesota

    I do the same thing Victoria. Love seeing other people's meat loaf recipe's and pinning them. Appreciate you coming by :)

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    Victoria Lynn 

    3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

    I'm always tweaking meatloaf recipes--trying new ones! I'm pinning this one!

  • Minnetonka Twin profile imageAUTHOR

    Linda Rogers 

    3 years ago from Minnesota

    Hi Ruby-you'll have to let me know what you think of this recipe. The cheese adds a lot to this meat loaf recipe.

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    Ruby Jean Richert 

    3 years ago from Southern Illinois

    Meat loaf is one of my favorite dishes. I've never put cheese in it before, but now I will. Thank's for sharing...

  • Minnetonka Twin profile imageAUTHOR

    Linda Rogers 

    3 years ago from Minnesota

    Hi Laura-It's so true that if our teens eat something, it's darn good. Thanks for sharing our great family recipe for meat loaf. Love you sister.

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    Laura Arne 

    3 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

    Hey sister-This is the best meat loaf ever! I could eat it once a week and not get tired of it. You know it's good when my teens eat it. Voted up and hit lots of buttons and sharing.

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    Linda Rogers 

    3 years ago from Minnesota

    Paula-I'm laughing right now with your comment about meatloaf, 'the band'. When I was looking up a quote about meatloaf, it sent me to the website of the band 'Meatloaf'. LOL

  • Minnetonka Twin profile imageAUTHOR

    Linda Rogers 

    3 years ago from Minnesota

    Hi Jackie-thanks a bunch for voting up and hitting buttons. You must try meat loaf with cheese-it's delish! Thanks for coming by.

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    Linda Rogers 

    3 years ago from Minnesota

    Shauna-your so right about not overdoing it with barbeque sauce. Although I mix some in the loaf itself and a little on top, I don't overload it. Dry meat loaf or one overloaded with any ingredient, is one way to ruin a good meat loaf.

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    Thelma Alberts 

    3 years ago from Germany

    Yummy! I love meat loaf. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Voted up and useful!

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    Paula 

    3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Meat Loaf? I like his music! LOL......Have a great week-end! UP+++ Peace, Paula

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    Jackie Lynnley 

    3 years ago from The Beautiful South

    That cheese sounds great; will have to try it! Thanks for sharing another great one! ^+

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    Shauna L Bowling 

    3 years ago from Central Florida

    I, too love meatloaf. Perhaps your recipe will taste better than my ex-husband's. He put bbq sauce in and on top of his. I didn't care for it; the bbq sauce overtook the other flavors. Yours doesn't have much, so I may like this version.

  • Minnetonka Twin profile imageAUTHOR

    Linda Rogers 

    3 years ago from Minnesota

    Hi BPop-there's nothing worse than a dry meat loaf. Mine is always really moist and scrumptious. Hope you try this recipe-I promise you'll love it.

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    Linda Rogers 

    3 years ago from Minnesota

    whonu-I think meat loaf is one of those all American dinners that bring memories to many of us. I thank you for coming by and checking out my recipe.

  • Minnetonka Twin profile imageAUTHOR

    Linda Rogers 

    3 years ago from Minnesota

    Hi Rasma-I promise you'll love this meat loaf recipe. The kids love it right along with sis and I. Thanks for coming by.

  • Minnetonka Twin profile imageAUTHOR

    Linda Rogers 

    3 years ago from Minnesota

    Hi Maria-Isn't meat loaf the best? thanks so much for all the buttons and sharing my recipe. I really appreciate you coming by :)

  • Minnetonka Twin profile imageAUTHOR

    Linda Rogers 

    3 years ago from Minnesota

    Hey Billy-My family loves my meat loaf. Maybe Bev will make it for you soon. LOL Always great to see you my friend :)

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    breakfastpop 

    3 years ago

    I love meatloaf, so I really appreciate the recipe. The last time I made a meatloaf, I used grass fed beef and the loaf came out very dry.

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    whonunuwho 

    3 years ago from United States

    One of my favorites. My mother used to make this dish and I can still smell and taste its wonderful flavors. Thanks for sharing. whonu

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    Gypsy Rose Lee 

    3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

    Thank you so much for sharing. This sounds so delicious. I will definitely try it.

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    Maria Jordan 

    3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

    Looks yummy, Linda - meatloaf is also a favorite of mine- all year long.

    Rated 5-star - Voted UP and sharing! Hugs, Maria

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    Bill Holland 

    3 years ago from Olympia, WA

    This is probably my favorite dish. Words are not adequate in thanking you for this recipe. :)

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