This is actually my mom’s recipe. She used to make it every Valentine’s Day in the shape of a heart. For real. <3

Mom’s Meatloaf

by Anna Ogrodnick (well, really her mother)

Prep Time: 15 minutes  |  Cook Time: 1.5 hours  |  Serves: 6-8


  • 1 1/2 lbs of lean ground beef
  • 1 c dry bread crumbs and 1 1/4 cup milk OR 3 slices of bread, torn into pieces and 1 c of milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 small onion, chopped (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 T Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 t salt
  • 1/2 t dry mustard
  • 1/4 t pepper
  • 1/4 t ground sage


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Mix all ingredients. Put into an ungreased loaf pan, 9 x 5 x 3.
  3. Cook uncovered for about 90 min.
  4. Can also shape into 2 smaller loaves and put 1-2 inches apart in a larger pan for shorter cooking time.


*Goes great with veggies and mashed potatoes!

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