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Southern Meatloaf

This southern meatloaf is perfectly seasoned and topped with a classic ketchup glaze. It only takes ten minutes to put together!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: southern meatloaf
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 604kcal


  • 1 9-inch loaf pan
  • 2 Mixing bowls



  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 cup diced white onion
  • 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 Tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup pank breadcrumbs

Meatloaf Glaze

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon mustard powder


  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Line a 9 inch loaf pan with foil and spray it lightly with cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together all of the meatloaf ingredients. I find that it is easiest to use my hands so I can really feel everything getting mixed together well.
    1 1/2 pounds ground beef, 1/2 cup diced white onion, 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper, 2 Tablespoons whole milk, 1 Tablespoon worcestershire sauce, 3 Tablespoons ketchup, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 2 eggs, 1/4 cup pank breadcrumbs
  • Scoop the meatloaf mixture into the prepared loaf pan and press it evenly inside the pan.
  • Next, make the meatloaf glaze. Whisk all of the ingredients for the glaze together in a small bowl. Spread half of the glaze over the top of the meatloaf and save the rest for after the meatloaf bakes.
    1/2 cup ketchup, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 Tablespoon mustard powder
  • Bake the meatloaf in the hot oven for 1 hour. The meatloaf should feel firm when touched and also be pulled away from the edges of the pan slightly.
  • Remove the meatloaf from the oven and spread the rest of the glaze over the top.
  • Use the edges of the foil to pull the meatloaf up and out of the pan. Then, slice and enjoy!


  • If you do not have a loaf pan, you can also bake the meatloaf on a foil lined baking tray. Simply shape the meatloaf on the tray using your hands, making it into a log about 8 inches long and 3 inches thick. Bake as directed! 
  • Red, yellow or orange bell peppers will work in place of green.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 604kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 204mg | Sodium: 1192mg | Potassium: 764mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 417IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 5mg