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Improved Betty Crocker Meatloaf

Simple tweaks on the original recipe to make this 10x better but just as easy to make.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword betty crocker, meatloaf
Servings 4 people


  • 1 lb ground beef 80% - 90% lean
  • 1/4 cup onion raw, chopped finely
  • 2 eggs raw, beaten
  • 1 cup bread crumbs, crackers or bread
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp Italian dried or other herb mix
  • 1/2 cup stock
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp vinegar


  • Mix everything except ketchup, sugar and vinegar
  • Pack into loaf pan and bake upside down on a foil lined baking sheet for 30min at 425F
  • Mix remaining ingredients to use as a glaze
  • After 30min, carefully remove the loaf pan. Glaze meatloaf and return to oven for another 20min or until a meat thermometer reads at least 150 degrees.


Italian seasoning typically contains dried basil, oregano, and marjoram. You can use any seasonings you like. We really like thyme, sage, garlic and onion powder for this recipe.