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Traditional Meatloaf Recipe with Bread Crumbs

Traditional Meatloaf Recipe with Bread Crumbs

The egg, sliced onion, milk, and ketchup in the meat composition contribute to the meatloaf being juicy and flavorful. This traditional meatloaf recipe with panko bread crumbs normally calls for the entire milk, but any kind of milk, including dairy free milk replacements, can be used. 
Servings 8
Calories 0.372 kcal


  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 cup dried bread crumbs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar


  • To make traditional meatloaf recipe with bread crumbs, you will first need to prepare your oven. Preheat the oven to about 350oF or around 175oC.
  • Combine eggs, milk, beef, onion, and bread crumbs in a large bowl or bowl.
  • After that, season it with pepper and salt to taste then transfer it to a 9x5 inch bread pan that has been greased with oil. You can also shape it into bread, and place it in a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  • Make a mixture of tomato sauce, brown sugar, and mustard in a small bowl or container. After stirring until smooth, pour over the meatloaf mixture.
  • Put in the oven for about 1 hour at the same temperature of 350oF or around 175oC.


In other recipes, the onions are fried before being added to the uncooked meatloaf preparation. This guarantees the onions are cooked properly and tender. If the onions are sliced small enough, they will cook completely throughout the baking stage, so they do not require sautéing. By omitting the frying or sautéing stage, you may create the meatloaf easily and quickly.