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The Best Southern Meatloaf

The Best Southern Meatloaf

JC Phelps
Not all meatloaf is created equal. Try this classic, easy-to-make recipe for the Best Southern Meatloaf!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 308 kcal


  • 1 lb. ground beef I recommend using 90-10
  • 1 c. bread crumbs I prefer Progresso
  • 2 vidalia onions chopped
  • ½ c. chicken stock
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire
  • 1 tbsp. thyme dried
  • 1 tbsp. parsley dried
  • 1.5 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1.5 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  • Ketchup to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • In a bowl, mix together the beef, bread crumbs, onions, chicken stock, egg, Worcestershire, thyme, parsley, salt, pepper, and tomato paste until well-combined. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and mold the meatloaf mixture into a loaf shape.
  • Cover the top liberally with ketchup.
  • Bake uncovered for 65-75 minutes (or until the internal temperature reaches 160F).
  • Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes, slice and serve warm.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 308kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 16gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 688mgPotassium: 400mgFiber: 3gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 309IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 101mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Meatloaf, southern recipes, The Best Southern Meatloaf
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