Southern Meatloaf Recipe
I wanted to make a truly southern meatloaf like my grandmother
made when I went to visit her. She never wrote her recipe
down. It was always there in her head, but I never took the
time to write it down. I think this is the closest I've come
to reproducing Grandma's best meatloaf. I hope you enjoy it as
much as we have.
Southern Meatloaf Ingredients
• 2 pounds ground beef
• 1/2 pound fresh ground pork
• 1 cup dry bread crumbs
• 2 teaspoons salt
• 1/2 teaspoon pepper
• 1 large egg
• 3 tablespoons butter
• 1/2 cup hot water
Southern Meatloaf Recipe Directions
Place a medium sized baking pan into a cool oven and heat oven to
Place the hot water into a large mixing bowl and add the butter.
Stir until completely melted. Add all remaining ingredients
and mix well.
Shape mixture into a loaf and place in heated baking pan.
Cook your meatloaf for approximately 40 minutes or until an internal
temperature of 170 degrees has been reached.
Don't overcook or the meatloaf will be dry. You may serve
this southern meatloaf either hot or cold. My kids like to use
ketchup when eating this, but I prefer sauteed onions on the top of
This recipe also freezes well, so it can be a good idea to double
the recipe and make 2 loaves of meatloaf at once. It will take
a bit longer to cook 2 meatloaves, but use an internal meat
thermometer to test for doneness. Cool 2nd meatloaf completely
before covering in freezer wrap and storing in your freezer for
another night. Thaw in your refrigerator and reheat in 350
degree oven. Cover the meatloaf with aluminum foil while
reheating to make sure the meatloaf doesn't dry out.