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Good Meatloaf

Some people love it, some hate it. It’s okay, not life-altering. Some people only like it with mayo on a sandwich cold the next day. This is a good meatloaf.

Good Meatloaf


  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1 medium carrot finely chopped
  • 3 stalk s celery, finely chopped
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1/2 c seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 c ketchup divided
  • 2 Tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 4-1/2 x 8-1/2-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet on medium high heat. Add onion, carrot and celery. Stir and cook for 5 minutes, until vegetables begin to wilt. Remove from heat and leave in the pan.
  3. Mix the ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, 1/4 cup of the ketchup (reserving the remaining 1/2 cup for the top) in a large bowl. Add 1 T. Worcestershire sauce, the seasonings and the cooked vegetables with the oil. Stir well with wooden spoon.
  4. Pour into the prepared pan and pat down to form a loaf. Mix the remaining ketchup and Worcestershire sauce and pour over top. Cook uncovered for 45 minutes.
  5. When meat loaf is cooked, spoon off any grease in pan and let sit for 5 minutes before slicing.

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