Easy Old Fashioned Meatloaf

70 mins (prep 10, cooking 60)
9 ingredients
8 servings
No fancy ingredients here... Not like we need another meatloaf recipe, but I figured I'd should post my Grandma's for people like me who like a quick easy meatloaf without a lot of fuss. Most of the meatloaves I saw here had things I'd never even consider putting in a meatloaf! :) At times I will substitute the onion with approx. 1/4 cup dried onion flakes. I also have substituted the garlic with garlic powder. I've never tried making it with horseradish. (I was a notoriously picky eater as a kid so I don't think Grandma put it in when I came to visit either.) I usually don't bother beating the egg... (Boy do I sound lazy! Don't tell Mom! LOL!) I've only recently started putting ketchup on the top before baking, so I don't think it's necessary to keep the meatloaf moist. Mom used to use her own dried bread crumbs, but I use the plain storebought kind. I haven't been adventurous enough to try any flavored bread crumbs... Make sure lean ground beef is used otherwise the meatloaf can get too greasy and/or bubble over the pan while baking. I also recommend checking the center to make sure it's done. On occasion it has taken over an hour to bake.

Categories:  beginner-cook , easy , high-protein , ground-beef , main-dish , beef , high-in... , meat , <-4-hours , low-carb , low-in... , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (47.24 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 134.41 Calories from Fat 14.76
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.64g 20.22%
Saturated Fat 0.38g 15.12%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 933.02mg 311.01%
Total Carbohydrate 25.41g 67.77%
Dietary Fiber 1.5 g 48.08%
Sugars 5.05 g %
Protein 4.16g 66.49%
Vitamin A 76.46IU% Vitamin C 0.61mg%
Calcium 59.22mg% Iron 1.54mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
lean ground beef, soft, beaten egg, minced garlic, dash pepper, finely chopped onion, prepared horseradish