Delicious and Easy Meatloaf Recipe for a Perfect Weeknight Dinner

Meatloaf is a classic American dish made with ground beef, breadcrumbs, and various other ingredients.

Easy Meatloaf is a variation of this dish that's particularly simple to make, requiring just a handful of ingredients and minimal prep time.

To make Easy Meatloaf, you'll need ground beef, breadcrumbs, eggs, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Simply combine all of these ingredients in a large mixing bowl and then transfer the mixture to a loaf pan. Bake the meatloaf in the oven for about an hour, or until it's cooked through and the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit.

You can customize the recipe to suit your tastes, adding in additional spices, herbs, or vegetables as desired. Some people like to add diced onions, garlic, or bell peppers to their meatloaf, while others prefer to mix in shredded carrots, zucchini, or even cheese.

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 60-75 minutes
  • Total time: 70-85 minutes


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, breadcrumbs, eggs, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and black pepper. Mix well until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a 9x5-inch loaf pan, and press it down gently to ensure it fills the pan evenly.
  4. Bake the meatloaf in the preheated oven for 60-75 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 160°F (71°C).
  5. Remove the meatloaf from the oven and let it rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

Nutritional information:

This recipe makes 8 servings, and each serving contains approximately:

  • 414 calories
  • 26 grams of fat
  • 16 grams of carbohydrates
  • 26 grams of protein
  • 1 gram of fiber
  • 719 milligrams of sodium

Easy Meatloaf is a delicious and satisfying dish that's perfect for a busy weeknight dinner. The combination of ground beef, breadcrumbs, eggs, and ketchup creates a flavorful and tender meatloaf that's sure to please the whole family. The addition of Worcestershire sauce and black pepper adds a subtle depth of flavor that really elevates the dish. One of the great things about this recipe is how easy it is to customize - feel free to add in diced onions, garlic, or bell peppers, or swap out the breadcrumbs for oatmeal or crushed crackers.