Old Fashion Southern Meatloaf Recipe

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 75 mins
Total: 90 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
521 Calories
25g Fat
28g Carbs
44g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 521
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 33%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 185mg 62%
Sodium 391mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 44g
Calcium 136mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

A great, old fashion, Southern-style meatloaf recipe that uses pork and beef for very moist, flavorful results. The molasses and ketchup glaze gives this meatloaf a beautiful, shiny finish. Get those buttermilk mashed potatoes ready!
Makes 8 Portions of Old Fashion Southern Meatloaf


  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 onion  (finely chopped)
  • 1 rib celery (finely chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 cup scallions (green onions, finely chopped)
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 pounds of ground chuck
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1 cup plain bread crumbs
  • For the Glaze:
  • 1 tablespoon dark molasses
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon ketchup

Steps to Make It

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  1. In a large pan cook the onions, garlic, celery, and scallions in the butter, over medium heat, for about 5 minutes, until the onions soften. Remove from heat, mix in the salt, pepper, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, and milk, and let cool to room temperature.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the meat, vegetable mixture, eggs, and breadcrumbs. Form into a loaf shape, about 4-inches high, and put into a baking pan. Mix the molasses, brown sugar, ketchup in a small bowl and spread evenly over the meatloaf. Bake the meatloaf in the oven for 1 hour, or until the internal temperature reaches 170 degrees F.

Let rest for 15 minutes before serving.​
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