Betty Crocker Classic Fluffy Meatloaf

The Good Old Days….

My husband, Eric, bought everything to make meatloaf for dinner.  Every family has their version.  I talked to my mother-in-law about her recipe, which is in her head – she never used a recipe.  I dug through her cupboards and found the Betty Crocker New Picture Cookbook from 1961, the year of my birth.  I guess you all now know I’m 50! I think everyone should start having a “retro” night dinner a couple of times a month.  Unearth some of those old recipes.  Call your aunt, grandma or mom and ask her for some of your favorite recipes.  (Notice how I didn’t say uncle, grandpa or dad….)

Other suggestions:

add 3 cloves minced garlic; spread bacon slices over the top before cooking and/or 3 Tbs catsup or barbecue sauce; substitute 1 Tbs horseradish and 1 Tbs for the mustard and sage;
substitute 1 cup sauerkraut for 1 cup breadcrumbs and add 1/2 tsp dill weed to taste;
try it with other herbs/spices or combinations added such as curry powder, cayenne and cumin, or oregano and basil.

Betty Crocker Classic Fluffy Meatloaf

Serves 8

1 lb ground beef
½ lb ground lean pork
2 cups breadcrumbs
1 egg, beaten
1½ cups milk
¼ cup minced onions
2 tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
¼ tsp dry mustard
1/8 tsp ground sage

Mix ingredients thoroughly.

Pack into greased 9x5x3″ loaf pan.

Bake in 350˚ oven for 1½ hours.

Serve hot or let cool and chill and serve cold.


One thought on “Betty Crocker Classic Fluffy Meatloaf

  1. This recipe actually dates back to the very first Betty Crocker Cookbook from, I believe the 1920’s. I have been making it for 50 years, it is the only meatloaf I make and my family loves it, it is so moist, not at all dry. My grandchildren actually get excited when they hear I am making meatloaf for dinner.

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