Meatloaf is such a comfort food for me! Have you made it lately?

My meatloaf is pretty simple. Nothing fancy. No bacon on top or special ingredients in between. But everyone LOVES it! I think you’ll love it too. My husband enjoys the leftovers the next day for a sandwich with a little mustard:). If you have my book, I have three other variations that are wonderful as well and have alternated making many times over the years! Give them a try!




Author The Food Nanny


  • 3 slices white or wheat bread
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 cup ketchup divided
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground sage
  • Brown sugar for sprinkling on top (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cut or break the bread into pieces and pulse in a blender or food processor to make crumbs (1 1/2 cups).
  • In a large bowl combine the meat, egg, and bread crumbs. Add 1/2 cup of the ketchup, the milk, salt, pepper, and sage. Mix well with a fork.
  • Place the meat mixture in a 9x5-inch loaf pan (or form the meat mixture into a loaf and bake in a shallow baking pan. This will have a crustier outside) and shape it with a fork. Spread the remaining 1/2 cup of ketchup over the top. Sprinkle with brown sugar, if desired. Bake uncovered for 1 hour.

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