The Best Homemade Meatloaf

This homemade meatloaf is packed full of umami flavor and served with the most delicious ketchup based sauce!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 440kcal
Author Danielle Wolter



Ketchup Sauce:



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 
  • Put bread slices in a bowl and cover with the half & half. 
  • Place all ingredients for meatloaf in a bowl (except the bacon). 
  • Remove the middle from the half & half soaked bread pieces and combine with remaining meatloaf ingredients. 
  • Mix all ingredients and put in a greased bread pan.  I use non-stick spray to grease the pan. 
  • Cover the meatloaf mixture with the slices of bacon. 
  • Cook in the oven for 1 hour and 5 minutes. 
  • Remove and let rest for 10 minutes to let juices redistribute.
  • Slice the meatloaf and serve with the ketchup sauce.

Ketchup Sauce

  • Add the ketchup, brown sugar, mustard and Tabasco sauce to a small saucepan.
  • Heat over medium-low heat and stir until it starts to boil. Remove from heat and set aide to serve with meatloaf.


Calories: 440kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 1351mg | Potassium: 481mg | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 430IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 2.5mg