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Magical Hour Meatloaf

Magical Hour Meatloaf – This recipe makes a very simple and delicious meatloaf that everyone is sure to enjoy. It is truly Magical.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: meatloaf
Servings: 16
Calories: 271kcal


  • Meatloaf:
  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 slices sandwich bread
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • ¼ teaspoon seasoned salt
  • ¾ teaspoons salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • cup minced (flat-leaf) parsley
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • Sauce:
  • 1 ½ cups ketchup
  • cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • splash of sriracha or hot sauce


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place the bread slices in a large bowl and pour milk over them. Allow it to soak in for several minutes.
  • Place the ground beef, ground pork, milk-soaked bread, Parmesan, onion, bell pepper, seasoned salt, salt, black pepper, and parsley in a large mixing bowl. Pour in beaten eggs. With clean hands, mix the ingredients until well combined.
  • Form the mixture into a loaf shape on a broiler pan, which will allow the fat to drain. (Line the bottom of the pan with foil to avoid a big mess!)
  • Make the sauce: add ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, and hot sauce in a mixing bowl. Stir together. Pour ⅓ of the mixture over the uncooked meatloaf. Spread with a spoon.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, then pour another ⅓ of the sauce over the top.
  • Bake for another 15 minutes. Slice and serve with remaining sauce. Serve with mashed potatoes and chopped broccoli for a complete meal.


Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 551mg | Potassium: 319mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 385IU | Vitamin C: 9.2mg | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 1.6mg