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My Mom’s Meatloaf

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If there was one meal I know I could throw down with, it would be my mom’s meatloaf. Like, spectators would call the police to report a murder. 

People all over the globe would feel bad for you and send you burn cream.

They’d probably make a 30 for 30 about me, and meatloaf isn’t even a sport. 

Like all storybook meatloafs, the trick is to make a meatloaf that’s amazing right out of the oven, obviously, but then continues to get better the next day in a meatloaf sandwich. 

Meatloaf on a white plate with asparagus.

Meatloaf has a bad rap. It’s the fruitcake of comfort foods, with everybody throwing all manner of crap into a bowl, covering it in ketchup, and calling it a meal. 


This meatloaf takes you to church, it is a religion, it’s is hallowed and deserves some respect, so miss me with your ketchup. 

Meatloaf ingredients are ground beef, chili sauce, brown sugar, rice cereal and eggs.

Chili sauce, yes. Ketchup, not here, friend. 

Ground beef, seasoned with salt and pepper, and toss in the rice cereal (like Rice Krispie)s and two eggs. 

I make a big ole meatloaf, because future Brittany wants to eat it out of a container from the fridge, so two eggs help bind that monster meatloaf together. 

Less meat, less egg, you know how meatloaf math works. 

Ground beef, chili sauce, rice cereal, and eggs in a large bowl.

Eighty percent of the chili sauce goes into the bowl. 

And then with clean hands, you mix it all together. 

Chili sauce and brown sugar mixed in a small bowl.

That other twenty percent of chili sauce goes into a bowl with brown sugar, and you mix it up to make a thick sugary sauce to top off the meatloaf with. 

See that sugary topping, that’s gonna caramelize reeeaal nice. 

Meatloag topped with brown sugar and chili sauce.

Hey loaf, heyyyy. 

Fun fact, meatloaf is the only food I drink red wine with. I have no idea why, it just classes up the whole scene of me, burning the holy crap out of my mouth eating it right out of the dish with a fork, wearing shorts made out of sweatpant material, and then pretending I didn’t eat yet when I sit down to eat it again 10 minutes later with the rest of my family. 

Meatloaf on a white plate with asparagus.

My Mom's Meatloaf

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

This easy meatloaf is about to become your new favorite comfort food.


  • 4 lbs of Ground Beef
  • 1 bottle of Heinz Chili Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 cups Rice Krispies Cereal (or similar cereal)
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt & Pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Reserve 3 tbsp of Chili Sauce in a bowl, set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix ground beef seasoned with salt and pepper, Rice Krispies, eggs, and remaining chili sauce with your hands.
  4. Form a loaf in a 9x13 oven safe dish.
  5. To reserved chili sauce, add brown sugar, mix completely, and brush all over meatloaf.
  6. Bake for 1 hour, rest 10 minutes before serving.

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Nicole Dunwald

Friday 7th of October 2022

I have made several of your recipes and they are 👩‍🍳💋. Love the new blog!! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Friday 7th of October 2022

Thank you so much, Nicole!

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