Basic Meatloaf Recipe with Bread Crumbs

Meatloaf

This basic meatloaf recipe with bread crumbs is made with spices, herbs, cream and eggs. It is moist in the inside with a tasty crust on top.

Meatloaf can be dry if you are not careful. This is why we are going to add the cream and eggs. Make sure not to over handle the meat so it does not get tough.

I do not use a mold when I make meatloaf. I simply form the loaf on the baking pan. We will be glazing it with ketchup two times. This will allow the loaf to form a nice crust. You can substitute the ketchup with barbecue sauce if you would like.

Here’s what you are going to need for this delicious basic meatloaf recipe with bread crumbs:

Serves ten
2 pounds ground beef
6 scallions, white, light green and green parts chopped
½ cup finely chopped white onion
1/8 cup mustard
1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
1 tablespoon dried oregano leaves
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika
½ cup heavy or sour cream
2 eggs
1 cup breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Salt & Pepper
1/2 cup Ketchup

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Place the ground beef in a large bowl. Add all the ingredients and mix very well. Get rid of all the
pieces of red meat.

In a baking pan, form a loaf with the meat. Glaze it with ketchup and place in the oven for 50 to 60 minutes.

Remove the meatloaf from the oven and glaze with another layer of ketchup. Return to the oven and bake for another 10 to 15 minutes, until you have a nice crust.

Remove loaf to a cutting board and allow sitting for 10 minutes. Cut into slices and serve with potatoes and a steamed vegetable.

CALORIES 296.19; FAT 19.51 grs (sat 8.56; mono 8.19; poly 0.90); PROTEIN 19.30 grs ; FIBER 0.82 grs; CARBS 11.54 grs; CHOLESTEROL 99.86 mg; IRON 2.66 mg; SODIUM 439.65 mg; CALCIUM 54.61 mg

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My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!

10 Comments

  • October 4, 2011

    Vanessa

    Can I prepare this the evening before cooking the Meatloaf? Should I cook it longer? Thanks!

  • October 5, 2011

    theFrugalChef

    Yes. You can prepare it the day before. Try and get the meat to reach room temperature before you cook it so it cooks evenly. Thank you very much for coming by.
    Mary Ann

  • October 5, 2011

    Vanessa

    Awesome, I prepared it last night and I am going to cook it when I get home, can’t wait! Thanks for the tip its very helpful. I love your videos you have a distinctive voice! Will the meat need a gravy?

  • October 7, 2011

    theFrugalChef

    I am sorry for not answering earlier! You do not need gravy for this. I hope it came out wonderful! Thanks again for coming by and trying this out. Have a great weekend!
    Mary Ann

  • May 9, 2012

    Lanie

    What is the brand of the cream that you used for this recipe?

  • May 13, 2012

    theFrugalChef

    Hi Lanie!
    I made this a long time ago and frankly I do not remember the brand of cream I used. Use any brand. It will be fine. Have a great week!
    Mary Ann

  • April 25, 2013

    Mia

    Just like to say thank you so much I have tried many of your recipes and very much enjoy trying many more Thank u again! :09

  • April 25, 2013

    Mia

    Going to try making meatloaf wondering is the cream, sour cream? Not sure sorry

  • April 27, 2013

    theFrugalChef

    Hi Mia!
    Thank you so much for your message. I really appreciate it.
    Mary Ann

  • April 27, 2013

    theFrugalChef

    Hi Mia!
    You can use any kind of cream. Either will work. Thank you again!
    Mary Ann

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