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Eat One-Freeze One Meat Loaf

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.


2 loaves (4 servings)

Updated: Oct. 21, 2022
I COULD have called this recipe "Busy Lady's Meat Loaf". It's quick to prepare and you just thaw, heat and serve the second loaf. This is an original recipe. I enjoy creating my own. When our son was growing up, he'd ask, "Is this one of your originals or did it come from a cookbook?" —Bonnie Baumgardner Sylva, North Carolina


  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup herb-seasoned stuffing mix, crushed
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • Additional ketchup, optional


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first 10 ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into two loaves; place in an ungreased shallow baking pan.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45-50 minutes. If desired, top loaf with ketchup before serving. Cool and freeze the other loaf.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 252 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 114mg cholesterol, 768mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein.

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