Beef Meatloaf! (first posted January 2017) I updated it a bit!

Here is a re-post of my family recipe for meatloaf! It is always a huge hit whenever I make this…in fact I get requests for it! Simple & delish…. serve with mashed potatoes…& peas….

 This is our family recipe for meatloaf…you’ll notice the addition of ketchup in the mixture and on top….my mom added ketchup to most foods she made. I will post her chicken recipe sometime, ..made with ketchup! All of her sweet and sour dishes…ketchup!  Soups…ketchup!  Stew…ketchup!  I’m sure there was more!!!

Here is the recipe 

 Tenen Family Meatloaf 


 2 lbs ground beef

1 medium onion, finely diced  ( 1 cup)

2 eggs, beaten

1/2 bread crumbs

1/2 cup ketchup- divided into 1/4 cup & 1/4 cup

1 tsp garlic

1 tsp salt &  some pepper


 1. Put the ground beef into a large bowl.

2. Add the diced onions, beaten eggs and 1/4 cup of ketchup

3. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well, I use my hands …. I like to do this with my hands but I am using food safe gloves now… helps with the clean up…

4. Place beef mixture into a 9 x 13 baking dish and form into a fairly firm loaf shape

5. Brush the reserved 1/4 cup of ketchup all over the top

6. Bake, uncovered,  at 350F for 1- 1 1/2 hours or until throughly cooked

Published by

Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!

5 thoughts on “Beef Meatloaf! (first posted January 2017) I updated it a bit!

      1. Yeah, it’s extremely lean. Some people blend it with beef or pork, but I’m of the opinion that why would I fatten up meat that is naturally healthy? I’m guessing that two challenges will be, one, how to keep the meatloaf from crumbling, and, two, the length of time to cook. It’s easy to overcook deer meat.

  1. glad you liked it! I haven’t used venison but I would think an extra egg would work and maybe more crumbs?

    I finally got around to trying this recipe with ground venison. It was really good. The venison lacks the fat of beef and might need something to keep the slices from falling apart. Maybe a third egg? Don’t know. But it was a good dinner! Thanks for the recipe.

Leave a Reply