The Ultimate Guide to Making a Delicious Basic Meatloaf

Meatloaf is a classic comfort food that can be enjoyed by the whole family. It’s easy to make, and with a few simple ingredients, you can have a delicious meal on the table in no time. This guide will provide you with all the tips and tricks you need to make the perfect basic meatloaf.


The ingredients for making a basic meatloaf are simple and straightforward. You’ll need:

  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup of ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


To make your meatloaf, start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, egg, breadcrumbs, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper until everything is evenly combined. Grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray or butter and then press the mixture into the pan. Bake for 45 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit. Let cool for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Serving Suggestions

Meatloaf is delicious served with mashed potatoes or roasted vegetables. You can also top it with extra ketchup or BBQ sauce for added flavor. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days or frozen for up to three months. Enjoy.

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