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Ma, The Meatloaf!!!

Today I want to share with you a very basic recipe that hits the comfort food craving! Meatloaf!!!

Sorry, but it is impossible to talk about meatloaf without referencing Wedding Crashers! I have probably seen that movie fifty times.


I like to serve my meatloaf with homemade mashed potatoes and green beans!

What You Need:

1 lb of ground beef (I use extra lean)

1 egg

1 green pepper, diced

1/2 yellow onion, diced

breadcrumbs – about 3/4 cup maybe more (I use Panko Whole Wheat)

Ketchup – about 1/2 cup, maybe more, plus some to put on top

1 tsp Nature’s Seasoning

IMG_4889What You Do:

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees

-Add everything in a large bowl and mix with your hands until combined. Now, I don’t exactly measure anything…I sort of feel it out. If it feels too moist, I add some breadcrumbs. If it feels too dry, I add more ketchup. It is really hard to screw up meatloaf so just toss and mix!

-Spray a pan or roaster with olive oil spray and then form your mixture into a loaf. I ended up making two smaller loaves so that it would cook faster/evenly.

-Squirt some ketchup on top of those loaves, be generous!


-Cover and cook at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes, or until meat is no longer pink.


What is your favorite comfort food? What is one of your favorite movies to quote? I have quite a few and can probably have an entire conversation consisting of nothing but movie quotes!

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  • Reply Laura April 7, 2015 at 7:59 am

    B and I were just talking about craving some meatloaf this weekend, but you know about me and my non cooking skills! This looks completely doable though!!! Gracias for the recipe!!

  • Reply Tracie April 7, 2015 at 8:00 am

    I have to admit… I don’t eat meatloaf. I like hamburgers, which are essentially the same, but for some reason just can’t eat meatloaf. My favorite comfort food is mac n cheese. Or mashed potato with corn in it and a little bit of gravy, yum!

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph April 7, 2015 at 9:05 am

    I’m a big fan of meatloaf.

  • Reply Marie April 7, 2015 at 9:12 am

    That looks yummie. To be honest, I have never had meatloaf. My sister loves it but I have never tired it. One day.

  • Reply Jenn @ Business, Life & Design April 7, 2015 at 9:17 am

    I’ve never been a big fan of meatloaf, but I had some in a restaurant a few months ago that has me rethinking it. Plus Ryan would be delighted if I made meatloaf, so maybe it’s time to give it another chance! (P.S. Wedding Crashers was hilarious – I wish I was brave enough to crash weddings)

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista April 7, 2015 at 9:26 am

    LOL I’m the same way whenever I think about or hear the word meatloaf, I immediately think of Wedding Crashers!

    This looks delish! Love how you added some pepper, I’m going to have to try that 🙂

  • Reply Joey April 7, 2015 at 9:47 am

    This looks really good. We used to eat meatloaf every week when I was growing up. Somewhere along the way I started not to like it anymore (I think the concept of it freaks me out now). I got a sweet new pan to make meatloaf in so I might need to give this a try!

  • Reply Pamela @ A Little Glitter April 7, 2015 at 10:23 am

    This looks delicious! I LOVE a good meatloaf!

  • Reply kathy at real talk April 7, 2015 at 11:50 am

    that looks so good but gah! panko bread crumbs…i wonder if you can sub in something like flaxseed? my fav comfort food are hearty soups!

  • Reply Teh Megan April 7, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Meatloaf has been on my mind for a hot minute to make for dinner and I just haven’t taken the time to do it. Not that it’s hard, just that it means thawing the hamburgler meat in advance. Planning is hard.

  • Reply Lindsay @ Broke and Bougie April 7, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    oh yum yum yum! I have to be in the right mood for meatloaf and this is putting me in that mood!

  • Reply Julia @ Grace Makes New April 7, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Oh man, I haven’t had meatloaf in forever, that looks so good! Definitely a comfort food! My mom used to make the best meatloaf, and now I make my MIL’s recipe for my hubby. 🙂

  • Reply Erin LFF April 7, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    I freakin’ love meatloaf!!! YUM! Our versions are very similar! 🙂 If I could just pick a comfort food to show up on my plate right now, it would be my Grandma’s hashbrown casserole- yummmm!

  • Reply Biana Perez April 7, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    I absolutely love meatloaf, but haven’t added green peppers!! Thanks for the suggestion!! xo, Biana – BlovedBoston

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis April 7, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    Yummy!! Love a good meatloaf recipe and I’m also a fan of topping with lots of ketchup. Now you have me craving meatloaf!

  • Reply kristen April 7, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    i’ve never really eaten meatloaf.. i’ve wanted to try it, but its too much meat (duh) and too complicated to make gluten free. or maybe i’m just lazy. probably that.

  • Reply Jessi April 7, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    Yes, Meatloaf! I do all of that without the bread crumbs and just a few more veggies! 🙂

  • Reply Kerry April 7, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    I always think of Wedding Crashers when I make meatloaf. I love it and it’s one of my Dad’s favorites too.

  • Reply Tami April 7, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    GAH- LOVE meatloaf. I’ve never made it myself though. Your recipe makes it seem like something I could tackle.

  • Reply ellesees April 8, 2015 at 7:52 am

    one of my comfort foods–seriously.

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