Grandma's Meatloaf
70 mins (prep 10, cooking 60)
9 ingredients
1 servings
This is the recipe my grandmother used to make her meatloaf. Most notably it doesn't have any sort of sauce coating the top as is called for in many meatloaf recipes. My family enjoys it this way but I'm relatively certain that any standard meatloaf sauce would do if you want one.

Categories:  midwestern-u.s. , ground-beef , north-american , beef , <-4-hours , low-carb , low-in... , time-to-make , meatloaf , weeknight , easy , kid-friendly , main-dish , american , meat , inexpensive ,
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  • 1 lb ground beef
  • salt (to taste)
  • pepper (to taste)
  • 1 onion, chopped (optional, i usually omit it or use a teaspoon of dried minced onion. you also don't need the whole o)
  • 2 -3 tablespoons ketchup, heaping
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard, heaping
  • 1 cup saltine crumbs, crushed. (this is usually most of one sleeve of saltines.)


Serving Size (32.58 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 33.13 Calories from Fat 0.45
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.05g 0.08%
Saturated Fat 0.01g 0.07%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 268.29mg 11.18%
Total Carbohydrate 7.76g 2.59%
Dietary Fiber 0.09 g 0.35%
Sugars 6.42 g %
Protein 0.37g 0.74%
Vitamin A 151.75IU% Vitamin C 1.21mg%
Calcium 4.73mg% Iron 0.12mg%
*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:
ground beef, yellow mustard, saltine crumbs