Are you looking for a tried and true classic Meatloaf recipe? This recipe is comfort food at it’s finest and uses onion powder instead of onions!
I mentioned in this post a funny story about a time when my friend and I made meatloaf in high school. We couldn’t find her mom’s recipe so we took what we remembered from both of our moms recipes and tossed something together. My cooking style is still very similar. I honestly sometimes have a hard time putting formal recipes together because most of our favorite ones are a little of this and a little of that, taste and toss in a couple more ingredients. Well my friend and I ended up finding her moms recipe right when we were forming the loaf and realized we had forgotten an ingredient so we poked holes in the meatloaf to add it, I honestly can’t remember what we had forgotten. That was THE best meatloaf ever. Isn’t that how life works sometimes. You scramble to find the “recipe” on what and how you should be doing something and when you relax and go for it you get some of the best results.
Classic Meatloaf With Out Onions
I can’t say “meatloaf” without saying “don’t let your meat loaf!”
Everyone makes meatloaf a little different so feel free to substitute based on your families tastes. I use onion powder instead of chopped onions because I have picky eaters who won’t eat things that have chunks in them. Green peppers would also be great in this!
Mix all the ingredients together except for the ketchup. The ketchup provides the moisture for the dish so add as much or as little to get the consistency you like. Top with the glaze and bake. Use a meat thermometer to check to make sure it is done, meatloaf should reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees.
These Red Smashed Potatoes are the perfect side with this Classic Meatloaf!
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 sleeve of crackers I use Saltine's
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 Tablespoon brown sugar
- 1/2 - 1 cup ketchup
- 2 - 3 Tablespoons onion powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 - 2 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce or AI
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 2 Tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Stir all ingredients together leaving the ketchup for last. Add 1/2 cup ketchup to start and as more as needed to reach desired moisture.
- Make a loaf or put meatloaf or place in bread pan.
- For the glaze:
- Mix together and pour glaze over meatloaf.
- Bake for about an hour or until done.
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Donna Macher says
I use Sweet Baby Ray’s Sweet and Spicy BBQ sauce in place of ketchup. It adds a perfect little “kick” of added flavor.
Liz Kelsay says
Sounds yummy, will have to try it!
How many servings is in this recipe?
Liz Kelsay says
8 servings, Enjoy!
David Carroll says
Onion powder is the same as onion