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Absolutely delicious meatloaf and sauce! Those who claim they don't believe there can be such a thing as a great meatloaf will love this. Based on a meatloaf given to me by a dear friend, Virginia Strehl, Memphis, and Leesburg, Fla. Nita Holleman, 2000 (Recipes courtesy of - Nita Holleman.)

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Category:  Main Dishes  -  Author:
Ready in: 20m  -  Cooking time: 1h  - 


For 4 Servings(s) ()


  • 1.5 pound(s) ground beef (ground shoulder roast is good)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 small vidalia onions or 1 small type sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 1 slice bread (broken or chopped finely)
  • 1 teaspoon(s) table salt
  • 0.25 teaspoon(s) black pepper
  • 4 tablespoon(s) ketchup
  • cup(s) whole milk or 1⁄2-2⁄3 cup half-and-half


  • 4 tablespoon(s) apple cider vinegar
  • tablespoon(s) dark brown sugar, packed firm (to taste)
  • 0.5 cup(s) ketchup

Meatloaf Directions

    1. Meatloaf: Combine meat loaf ingredients and place into a loaf baking dish.
    2. Smooth out top.
    3. Sauce: Combine sauce ingredients and pour on top and sides of meatloaf.
    4. Bake at 350°F about 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes or until done.
    5. ENJOY!
    6. *The addition of 1 or 2 teaspoons of Kitchen Bouquet® makes this recipe very good.
    7. **Recipe should be"plump" from the addition of the milk or Half & Half.
    8. It should NOT be runny.
    9. ***A second batch of sauce served hot is good to serve with the meatloaf.
    10. Nita's Note: I note that some of you are using game meat such as deer -- Deer is a very DRY meat. It is wise to HAVE some fat added to the deer -- especially to ground deer. Maybe 25 % fat, ( I recommend 1 lb of ground venison, and 1/2 lb of deer sausage for fat content), otherwise your results will be poor. I don't know about some of the other game meat some are using. Please consult and expert. The recipe is delicious as it stands! Enjoy! Nita Holleman.
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