Aunt Libbys Southern Meatloaf Recipe

  • Meatloaf:
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup Italian-seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Sauce:
  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
  2. Mix beef, onion, 1 cup ketchup, bread crumbs, eggs, salt, and pepper together in a bowl. Press beef mixture into a loaf in the prepared loaf pan.
  3. Mix 1 1/2 cups ketchup, water, vinegar, brown sugar, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce together in a saucepan; cook and stir over medium heat until sauce is smooth and warm, about 10 minutes. Pour 1/3 the sauce over meatloaf.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven, basting every 25 minutes with more sauce, until meatloaf is cooked through, 1 to 1 1/2 hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before slicing.