Classic Beef Meatloaf


  • 1-1/2 pounds Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner)
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup ketchup, divided
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp Minced garlic
  • 1 tsp Dried thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine Ground Beef, bread crumbs, 1/2 cup ketchup, onion, egg, Worcestershire, garlic, thyme, pepper and salt in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape beef into 8 x 4-inch loaf on rack in aluminum foil-lined broiler pan.
  2. Place on upper oven rack in 350°F oven. Bake 45 to 55 minutes, until instant-read thermometer inserted into center registers 160°F; brush with remaining 1/4 cup ketchup during last 10 minutes, if desired. Let stand 10 minutes. Cut into slices.

Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.

Recipe and photo courtesy of the Beef Checkoff and

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 176 grams
Serves: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 365
% Daily Value*
Total Fat: 23.7g 30%
Saturated Fat: 8.8g
Trans Fat: 1.3g
Cholesterol: 107.2mg 36%
Sodium: 408.6mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate: 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber: 0.7g 3%
Sugars: 7.5g 15%
Protein: 21.7g 43%