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Granny’s Meatloaf

This is my Granny’s Meatloaf recipe. There is nothing better than a recipe that immediately takes you back to your childhood and this is one that does that for me. I like to serve it with mashed potatoes and green beans.

Granny’s Meatloaf:

Instead of using ketchup this recipe has a sauce that you make with tomato sauce, brown sugar, mustard and vinegar.

You can use your choice of bread crumbs or cracker crumbs. I make mine with gluten free now that I have Celiac disease but you can use traditional.

The recipe is easy to make with only 6 ingredients in the actual meatloaf and four in the sauce. My son doesn’t like onions so I used onion powder instead. That was a great way to have the flavor without using fresh onion.  This is easy to make and best of all it tastes amazing as a leftover. It freezes well too! I hope you enjoy it as much as do.

Granny's Meatloaf

This is my Granny's meatloaf. She made it all of the time for us growing up. It is pure comfort food.
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Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:45 minutes


  • 1 loaf pan


  • 1 1 /2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 small chopped onion
  • 1/2 can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup bread crumbs


  • 1/2 can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 TBSP brown sugar
  • 2 TBSP vinegar


  • Mix the meatloaf together well in a bowl with your hands.
  • Place into a lightly greased loaf pan.
  • Bake on 350 for 30 minutes and drain fat.
  • Mix sauce and pour over meatloaf and cook for 15 more minutes or until done in the center.


My granny always served this with mashed potatoes, green beans and rolls. This was a traditional Sunday dinner at her house have church. I like to serve with some ketchup. 
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Naomi Owens
Cost: $10

I hope you enjoy Granny’s Meatloaf as much as we do! It is a family favorite and one that gives me all the feels.

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