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A healthy, delicious, and easy-to-make meatloaf recipe that is made with lean ground beef, diced onions, Worcestershire sauce, and a variety of spices.

(Last Updated On: August 16, 2022)

This recipe shows you how to make meatloaf that is not only delicious but also a healthy dinner choice too. A tasty meatloaf that is made with lean ground beef, diced onions, Worcestershire sauce, and a variety of seasonings and spices. With onion powder, garlic powder, ground mustard, rubbed sage, and black pepper, you get meatloaf that is full of flavor and a favorite at dinnertime.

Meatloaf on a plate.

Key Ingredients For How To Make Meatloaf

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 slices of bread torn into pieces
  • 8 crumbled up saltine crackers
  • 1/4 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground mustard
  • 1 pound of lean ground beef
  • 1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons of ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
How to make meatloaf ingredients.
Ingredients for meatloaf.

Step-By-Step Instructions With Photos

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Making The Bread Crumb Mixture

In a bowl, add 1/2 cup of milk together with 2 egg whites. Then add the torn pieces of bread and the crumbled saltine crackers to the milk and egg white mixture. Soak the bread pieces and crumbled crackers for a few minutes in the milk and egg white mixture.

Milk, egg whites, bread crumbs, and crumbled crackers in a bowl.
Mix the milk, egg whites, pieces of bread crumbs, and the crumbled saltine crackers. Let soak for a few minutes.

Add 1 pound of lean ground beef together with the milk, egg whites, pieces of bread, and crumbled saltine crackers.

Mix lean ground beef, milk, egg whites, pieces of bread, and crumbled saltine crackers.
Mix the lean ground beef to the milk, egg whites, pieces of bread, and crumbled saltine crackers.

Dice 1/4 cup of yellow onions. Add the diced onions together with the lean ground beef mixture. Mix thoroughly.

Mix diced yellow onions with the ground beef mixture.
Add the diced yellow onions together with the ground beef mixture.

Adding The Seasonings

Add 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce together with 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder, 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon of ground mustard, 1/4 teaspoon of rubbed sage, and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper to the lean ground beef mixture. Mix thoroughly.

Mix Worcestershire sauce with onion powder, garlic powder, ground mustard, rubbed sage, and black pepper to the lean ground beef mixture.
Add all of the seasonings to the ground beef mixture.

The onions and seasonings are mixed all together with the lean ground beef.

Onions and seasonings mixed with lean ground beef.
The onions and the seasonings are mixed with the lean ground beef.

The second to the last step is putting the lean ground beef mixture into a loaf pan, then, put the loaf pan in the oven for 35 minutes at 350 degrees.

Unbaked meatloaf in a loaf pan.
Lean ground beef mixture spread evenly in the loaf pan.

In a small bowl, add the ketchup together with the brown sugar. After the meatloaf bakes for 35 minutes, spread the ketchup and brown sugar mixture over the top of the meatloaf. Put the meatloaf back into the oven for another 20 minutes. After that, the meatloaf is ready to be served for dinner. Enjoy!

Ketchup and brown sugar in a bowl.
Mix four tablespoons of ketchup and two tablespoons of brown sugar.

Some Side Dishes For Meatloaf

Mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, whole green beans with black pepper, tasty macaroni and cheese, healthy side salad and veggies, and last but not least, buttered rolls… these are all excellent side dishes to serve with meatloaf.

A slice of meatloaf.
How to Make Meatloaf

How To Make Meatloaf

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A healthy, delicious, and easy-to-make meatloaf recipe that is made with lean ground beef, diced onions, Worcestershire sauce, and a variety of spices.
5 from 3 votes
Cost $8
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings 5

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 slices of bread (torn into pieces)
  • 8 saltine crackers (crumbled)
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion (diced)
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground mustard
  • 1/4 tsp rubbed sage
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 4 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a bowl, mix together the milk and 2 egg whites.
  • Then add the pieces of bread and the crumbled crackers to the milk and egg white mixture.
  • Let the pieces of bread and crumbled crackers soak in the milk mixture for a few minutes.
  • Add the lean ground beef to the milk, egg whites, pieces of bread, and crumbled crackers. Mix together.
  • Dice 1/4 cup of yellow onions. Add the onions to the lean ground beef mixture. Mix together thoroughly.
  • Add the Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, garlic powder, ground mustard, rubbed sage, and black pepper to the lean ground beef mixture. Mix together.
  • Spread the lean ground beef mixture evenly into the loaf pan. Put the loaf pan in a preheated 350 degrees oven for 35 minutes.
  • Mix the ketchup and brown sugar together in a small bowl.
  • After the meatloaf is done baking for 35 minutes, spread the ketchup and brown sugar mixture over the top of the meatloaf.
  • Put the meatloaf back into the oven for another 20 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Great Side Dishes For Meatloaf
  • Green beans sprinkled with lots of pepper
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Baked potatoes
  • Mac and cheese
  • Canned corn
  • Salad and or veggies
  • Buttered dinner rolls
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