Old Fashioned Moist Meatloaf

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 Do you have a han­ker­ing for slice of good old fash­ioned meat­loaf?   Well, here you have it!   This meat­loaf is moist, ten­der, meaty, lean,  full of fla­vor and just plain com­fort food.  The top­ping is a huge bonus for a per­fect finish.  

Moist Old Fash­ioned Meatloaf



1 1/2 lbs. lean ham­burger (80%-90% is best)

1 medium onion, chopped

1/2 bell pep­per, chopped

1 — 2 Tbl. chopped gar­lic, to taste

2 Tbl. butter

1 egg

2/3 cup milk

1/3 cup grated car­rot (makes meat­loaf moist)

2/3 cup dried Ital­ian bread crumbs

1 Tbl. worch­ester­shire sauce

1 Tbl. bal­samic vinegar

1 tsp. Mon­treal Steak seasoning

1 tsp. beef bouillon

1/2 tsp. basil

1/2 tsp. hot sauce



1/3 cup brown sugar

3 Tbl. mus­tard (dijon is great)

1/2 cup ketchup



Heat oven to 350 degrees

Line the bot­tom of a 5x9” loaf pan with parch­ment paper if desired — but makes it so much eas­ier to take out for serv­ing. Lightly coat the pan with spray release.DSC_2599 In a fry pan or skil­let, cook the onion and green pep­per until ten­der and the onion is almost clear.  The rea­son for this step is to avoid bit­ing into a almost raw piece of onion or pep­per.  DSC_2595Add in the gar­lic and cook 1 more minute.

DSC_2596In a large bowl com­bine the ground beef withe all ingre­di­ents, except the ketchup, mus­tard and brown sugar top­ping mix­ture.DSC_2598Mix mix­ture well, I like to use the dis­pos­able gloves for this step.


Put the meat mix­ture into the pre­pared loaf pan and pat in evenly and to slightly compress.



In a small bowl com­bine the ketchup, brown sugar and mus­tard and mix well. Pour over the meat mix­ture in the pan.












Bake until inter­nal tem­per­a­ture reaches 180 degrees, which will be approx­i­mately 45 min­utes to 1 hour, depend­ing on your oven and the size pan you used.

Allow meat­loaf to sit for 5 min­utes and if you have excess grease in the pan; care­fully pour off, care­ful not to burn yourself.

Slice and serve.

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Car­rie Groneman’s recipe

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5 thoughts on “Old Fashioned Moist Meatloaf

  1. This meat­loaf looks so good and so moist! I love meat­loaf but my hus­band doesn’t, so I rarely make it :( I’m think­ing it’s about time to make some again!!!! This is mak­ing me so hun­gry for some!!!

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