Classic Meatloaf

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 - 8 servings 1x


Make this Classic Meatloaf for dinner and serve it with mashed potatoes and a green vegetable.  A hearty and delicious supper!




  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • salt & pepper

Sauce (See Notes)

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp mustard
  • 1/21 cup brown sugar (I use 1/2 cup)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Make your sauce first by combining all the ingredients and mixing well. I use a hand blender to do this. Set aside.
  3. Combine beef, onion, milk, egg, oats, salt & pepper.
  4. Press the meat mixture down into a loaf pan, then make a well down the centre of the loaf. To do this, just run a table knife lengthwise down the centre of the loaf, making about a 1/4 x 1/4 inch indent.
  5. Pour about 1/2 of the sauce into the well, and coating the top of the loaf a bit. Save the other half of the sauce for when you serve the meatloaf.
  6. At this point, you can put the meatloaf into the fridge until you are ready to bake it that evening.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Drain. And put onto a serving plate.
  8. Drizzle on the remaining sauce when serving the meatloaf.


This recipe makes a lot of sauce, so use half for the baking, and half for serving with the finished meatloaf.

Keywords: meatloaf