Level: Easy
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 55 min
Cooling Time: 10 min
Yields: 12


This delicious meatloaf is practically "no fail"! Give it a try, you'll love the flavors and the easy-to-make preparation. Great for family meals or when you have close friends over for a simple dinner.


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups plain dry bread crumbs
  • 1 small green bell pepper, chopped
  • 3/4 cup dry NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Instant Nonfat Dry Milk
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup ketchup, divided
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 pounds ground beef


PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE onion, bread crumbs, bell pepper, dry milk, water, 2 tablespoons ketchup, eggs, parsley, garlic salt and black pepper in large bowl. Add ground beef; mix lightly but thoroughly. Divide meat mixture in half and shape into two loaves. Place in ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Flatten loaves on top. Cover with remaining ketchup.

BAKE for 55 to 60 minutes or until no longer pink in center. Let stand for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

A Timeless Classic

by R. Rita , Detroit, MI on Jun. 2010

This is the recipe my stepmother used. It was good then, and I'm sure it's good now. When I was younger, I did not care for cooking it with ketchup. Now I think it is okay.

Best Meatloaf I've Tried

by S. Stefy , Greene, NY on Apr. 2009

I have tried many meatloaf recipes, some good, some not so good. This one is the best I've tried. My husband's favorite meal is meatloaf. I think he'll want this kind from now on.

pickie eater

by l. loretta , pittsburgh, PA on Mar. 2009

i made this meat loaf for my husbands birthday and invited my sister and husband everyone injoyed it even my youngest son who doesnt like meat loaf thank you

Great Meatloaf

by J. Joan , Kent, WA on Mar. 2009

I haven't made meatloaf for a few years as no one in my family likes it. I live alone now and had a craving for meatloaf. Found this recipe and made it only I left out the dry milk, water and ketchup and instead used 1/4 cup sour cream beaten thorougly with the eggs. It was still moist and tasty.

Moist & Tasty

by C. Carol , Sherman, TX on Jan. 2009

Made this recipe for a comfort meal for family members that had to work all weekend like me, but made ahead of time. Put in the oven, and added some vegetables to serve aside, and voila, a good comfort meal for family. Changed a few of green peppers, sauteed the onions lightly before adding, and used tomato sauce instead of ketchup. Either way, a good traditional comfort meal. Thank you VeryBest Baking!

Delicious meatloaf

by R. Rhonda , Gatesville, TX on Nov. 2008

I made this last night for supper. It was moist and delicious. My husband eat so much his stomach ached. Then we had meatloaf sandwiches for lunch today. You cannot go wrong with food that good when you bake it and still delicious for lunch leftover sandwiches the next day. Thank you.

The Best Metloaf

by V. Vilma , ST/JOSEPH, WA on Apr. 2008

I made this meatloaf last night,my son and husband wants me to make it again tonight.Need i say more!!!!


by C. CARLA , COLDSPRING, TX on Feb. 2008

this one was almost like the one i fixed. I just use can of speggetta sause instead of tomatoe sause and ketcup. it was great too. added garlic too


by R. Richard , NIXA, MO on Feb. 2008

I made this for my wife Janet last night and was totally surprised. We bothed liked this very well, it was a little greasy but I consider that my fault for using 80/20 ground meat, so use leaner meat for this recipe.


by J. Jasmine , JAMAICA ESTATES, NY on Feb. 2008

this was a very easy and great recipe. i loved it and it took no time to prepare.