Minimal Ingredient Meatloaf


This is can be made into a delicious 3-ingredient meatloaf recipe. Please refer to recipe card video.

Minimal Ingredient Meatloaf

Recipe by Julia Pacheco Course: MainCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef, I use 80/20 or leaner

  • 1 – 6oz box stove top stuffing, I use savory herbs flavor

  • 2 eggs

  • 3 tbs milk

  • 3/4 cup ketchup, divided

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

  • 1 tbs worchestire sauce


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a large bowl add the ground beef, stuffing mix, eggs, milk, and 1/4 cup of the ketchup. Mix the ingredients together.
  • To a small mixing bowl combine the remaining ketchup, brown sugar, and worchestire sauce.
  • Grease a bread loaf pan with non-stick spray.
  • Add the meatloaf mixture to the pan and form it into a loaf. Spread the ketchup sauce mixture all over the top of the meatloaf.
  • Bake for 40-60 minutes or until the center of the meatloaf is cooked. Enjoy!

Recipe Video



  1. Regina Robbins

    Hey Julie! Do you also add the seasoning packet from the box of stuffing, or just the stuffing by itself? Thanks!

  2. Midwest Cook

    Delicious. The ketchup topping was great, too, with no burning /over browning. Mine took about 65 minutes for the center to reach 160 degrees on instant-read thermometer. I lined my pan with foil for easier cleanup. The Savory Herbs stuffing mix has the seasoning and bread cubes in a single packet, so “yes” to the first commenter — it all goes in with the meat. I resized the recipe for 1 pound of ground beef. I poured the entire packet of stuffing mix into a clean bowl first and stirred it a little to evenly distribute the seasoning, then returned a heaping 3/4 C. of the dry mixture to the packet for use in another dish or as a side. The rest (about 1 3/4 C. of dry mixture) added terrific flavor to the meatloaf. Other measurements for 1 pound of beef: 1 egg, 2 T. milk, 3 T. ketchup in the meatloaf. Topping: 1/3 C ketchup, 3 T. brown sugar, 2 tsp. W. sauce.

  3. Best meatloaf I have ever had! Thanks for such an easy, delicious, minimal ingredient dinner

  4. Julia – this is my go-to meatloaf recipe! So easy and delicious. Usually have the ingredients on hand…Love to you and your family!

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