Jul 12, 2013

This Meatloaf is the Best

Best Meatloaf Recipe

Of all my recipes, this meatloaf gets the most rave reviews. I love It! I’ve been making this healthy recipe for years the exact same way and I can never decide if I like it better with my buttermilk mashed potatoes or the next day in a sandwich with a little mustard on a good sourdough bread. It’s hard to mess up meat loaf. Just mix everything up and put it in the oven.

A lot of recipes use a combination of ground beef, pork, and veal but I like to keep it simple and I use the very leanest beef I can find. But it still contains fat so the reason I roast my meatloaf on a baking sheet is to allow any excess fat to flow away from the meat – no one needs that extra saturated fat. So don’t use a loaf pan.

Another benefit of using a baking sheet is… well, there are two: one, is there’s no cleanup because you line it with foil, and second, it browns on all sides! So it’s beautiful, too. I’m pretty sure this “best ever” meatloaf recipe will become a regular part of your own healthy foods and meals.  Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

12 Comments on "This Meatloaf is the Best"

  1. Lois clayton

    Would you have recipe on wild sourdough starter and a recipe for a sourdough bread

  2. Nancy

    I love this recipe! It’s so tasty!
    Can you tell me why every meatloaf recipe I’ve tried, the meatloaf falls apart when I cut it? I let it sit a few minutes while I get everything else ready to plate.
    Am I doing something wrong?

    • Jenny Can Cook

      Assuming you are using the baking sheet, it could be from the meat not being lean enough. I also find it harder to hold together when it’s just made. It’s alwlays easier to slice the next day.

  3. NancyT

    Jenny…….I am finally getting a new electric oven this Saturday 10/5. I would
    like to make your meatloaf recipe; however, I usually use one pound of beef. I thought at one time you had a recipe for it. If so, I would dearly love to have it. I am a single senior and I usually dont like to make a big batch of anything with the exception of spaghetti. If I could get your famous Meatloaf recipe that uses only one pound of beef, it would be awesome! Thank You….


  4. Lolly

    Followed the recipe to a “t”.
    The loaf turned out to be very loose and watery in spite of using a bit more beef.
    Maybe the thyme? or too much catsup?
    Am going back to my other favorite and traditional meatloaf recipes.
    It sounded good, however.

    • Jenny Can Cook

      If you follow the recipe without adding more beef, I’m sure it will turn out. It works for me every time as written.

  5. Christine Milliman

    Hi Jenny:
    Just wanted you to know, I love,love, love your meatloaf. Have been trying all kinds of things to get the right one and yours fits the bill. I do add a glaze because otherwise my hubby drowns meatloaf in ketchup. I use one can of tomato sauce and add enough brown sugar to get the flavor we like and glaze it and then use the remainder to cover it when serving. It is the only real change I made and it was good without that addition. It is now my go to meatloaf all the time. Thanks for sharing your great recipe.

  6. Jeff Smith

    This recipe rocks! I’ve made this meatloaf several times, and am planning to make it again tonight. I’ve never been a fan of the ‘over ketchupped’ meatloafs. This one is great! Thanks, Jenny!!

  7. Jerry

    Is this recipe in any of Jenny’s cookbooks? Sounds yum

    • Jenny

      My cookbook is out of print but most of the recipes from the book are here on this website.

  8. Rhonda

    I truly love all your recipes I’ve ever made but this is my #1 favorite of all. I guess you know people love your meat loaf by the feed back you recieve and I can’t blame them for wanting this recipe. It is to die for. The picture makes me want to make it tomorrow for dinner. It looks so yummy! 🙂

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