Classic Meatloaf

Classic Meatloaf

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Fill up and enjoy this comforting classic. The texture is a bit dense and will hold up beautifully on day 2, when you’re hungry for meatloaf sandwiches.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Servings 8


  • 2 oz bread (crusts removed)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 lb 85/15 Dakota Grass Fed Ground Beef
  • 1 lb 90/10 Dakota Grass Fed Ground Beef
  • 1 cup onion (finely minced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tsp beef stock paste (or 1 bouillon cube that can be crumbled)
  • 1 tsp seasoning mix (use your favorite: cajun, steakhouse, etc.)
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 egg
  • 5/16 cup parsley (chopped)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tsp molasses


  1. Heat oven to 325°F. Crumble bread and place in bowl with milk. Set aside to soften for about 10 minutes. It should become a paste.
  2. Mix ground beef with bread/milk paste, onion, garlic, beef stock paste or crumbled bullion cure, seasoning mix, mustard, tomato paste, egg and parsley. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Shape mixture into loaf about 9 inches long and 4 inches wide. Set loaf onto a foil-lined broiler pan.
  4. Mix ketchup with molasses. Brush loaf with about 1 tablespoon of mixture and place meatloaf into oven. Brush again with ketchup/molasses mixture after about 10 minutes, then again after 20 minutes, and, if there is any left, after 30 minutes. Bake at least 40 minutes or until center measures 130°F.
  5. Remove meatloaf from oven and let rest, covered, 10 minutes.
  6. Cut into thin slices and serve.

Nutritional Information per serving (1/8 of the meatloaf)

Calories 283; Calories from Fat 143(50% from Fat); Fat 15g; Saturated Fat 6g; Cholesterol 103mg; Sodium 372mg; Carbohydrates 10g; Fiber 1g; Protein 25g; Vitamin A 7%; Vitamin C 11%; Calcium 5%; Protein 19%