My No-Frills (But Yummy) Meatloaf

When I made this a couple of weeks ago I wasn’t sure if I should add it in the blog archives because I know I already have a couple of meatloaf recipes here but then I remembered the one I have is stuffed with cheese, spinach, and mushrooms. That’s definitely NOT a basic meatloaf, HAH! There is another one with barbecue sauce. Now, this meatloaf is quite basic. When Caine asked if there’s a special sauce for it, Scott and I joked that yes there is a special sauce called Ketchup. HAHAHAHA!

That’s about as no-frills meatloaf as you can get but don’t let that fool you because this is actually quite yummy. Even Emma, who is a picky eater, gave it her 2 thumbs up.

My No-Frills (But Yummy) Meatloaf


  • 1 sm onion chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup ketchup divided (+ more for last topping)
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce


  • Preheat the oven to 350° In a huge mixing bowl combine the ground meat, chopped onions, egg, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, 1/2 cup of ketchup, bread crumbs plus salt and pepper. Use your hands to mix everything together.
  • Press the meat mixture in the loaf pan. Brush the top with the last 1/2 cup of ketchup.
  • Cover with foil then bake it in the oven for 45 minutes. Take it out of the oven after 45 minutes, take the foil out then brush the top with a little bit more of ketchup. Return to the oven to bake for another 15 minutes. 
  • Transfer in a serving platter. Slice carefully.

Serve with mashed potatoes and peas(or whatever veggies you like).


Dexie Jane

Mother of 2. She drinks coffee everyday and wine on the weekends. She devours massive amount of chocolate, pork, and sushi. She loves to dance in her living room and binge-watches KDRAMA, historical dramas, and excessive unhealthy dose of Crime/Murder mysteries/dramas/documentaries. She's also a proud Bibliophile and loves being a bargain fashionista & SHOEHOLIC!

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