ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Two Great Simple Country Meatloaf Recipes

Updated on December 12, 2011

Meatloaves are really an American invention and enjoyed by millions as a favorite comfort food. Europeans make pates and various loaves with highly seasoned ground meats. When ground meats became a mainstay in the American kitchen in the 20th century, we developed meatloaves. Meatloaves that are dry are so because they have been overcooked, or because they have too much oatmeal, rice, corn flakes or cereals for binders.

Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book
Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book
This is one of the best cookbooks on the market for new cooks with simple, delicious recipes that your family will love!

Country-Style Meatloaf

Country-style recipes are well known for their rich flavor and special seasoning. This country-style meatloaf recipe is very juicy and bursting with mouth-watering goodness your whole family will love. Delicious served hot, it is also excellent served cold or used as a filling for sandwiches. Here's what you need:

  • 2 pounds extra-lean ground beef
  • 1 medium-sized onion, sliced crosswise into rings
  • 2 eggs, unbeaten
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 pint home-canned tomatoes or 1 (16-ounce) can whole, diced,
  • sliced or wedged tomatoes
  • 2 bread slices, broken into pieces
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 bacon slices

Preheat oven to 350-F (175-C). In the bowl of a heavy-duty mixer, combine beef, onion, eggs, mustard powder, chili powder, tomatoes with juice, bread, salt and pepper. Mix until ingredients are evenly blended. Or, mix thoroughly with your hands in a large bowl. Pack mixture into a 9" x 5" loaf pan. Place bacon slices on top of meat mixture. Bake 1-1/2 hours.

Makes 8 to 10 servings.

The Taste of Home Cookbook: Best Loved Classics/ All New Favorites
The Taste of Home Cookbook: Best Loved Classics/ All New Favorites
Easy step-by-step directions paired with color throughout makes this is a basic, top pick for any cook.

Old-Time Meatloaf with Salt Pork

The original term "meat packer" meant somebody who packed meat in barrels with salt. Salt pork was the standard meat of Americans heading westward. If your looking for a way to make your meatloaf stand above the crowd and ave your family and guests raving, then give this old-time meatloaf recipe a whirl. Here's what you need:

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1/4 pound salt pork, ground
  • 3/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • 1 cup hot milk
  • !egg
  • 1 teaspoon crumbled, dried, sage leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Relish

Preheat oven to 350-F (175-C). In a large bowl, blend beef with salt pork; push to side of bowl. On the other side of bowl, mix 1/2 cup bread crumbs with hot milk. Blend meat, crumb mixture, egg, sage, celery salt and pepper. Press into a 9" x 5" loaf pan. Top with remaining bread crumbs. Bake 1 hour. Serve hot with relish of choice.

Makes 8 servings.

Looking For Something a Little Different - Try This Italian Meatloaf Recipe


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)