Mom’s Meatloaf

Southern Kitchen
Meatloaf Dinner

Serves: 8

Hands On Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes


1 small yellow onion, diced

2 tablespoons garlic, minced

1 pound ground pork

1 pound ground beef

2 tablespoons milk

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 poblano pepper, diced small

3 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley, chopped

2 cups ketchup

3/4 cup Dijon mustard

2 eggs

1 cup panko bread crumbs

3 tablespoons kosher salt

1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper


Heat the oven to 350 degrees. 

In a medium sized skillet, saute the onion over medium heat until soft and translucent. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

In a large mixing bowl, combine pork, beef, onion mixture, and all other ingredients, reserving 1 cup ketchup.

On a baking pan, form the mixture into one large loaf or two medium-sized loaves. Spread the top with the remaining ketchup and place into the oven. Cook until the internal temperature is 155 degrees on a thermometer, approximately 45 minutes.

Serve warm. 

About the recipe

This easy-as-can-be recipe will be your new go-to for anytime you’re craving this classic family-style dinner!

The key to a successful meatloaf is not overmixing the meat. By working it as little as possible, you’ll end up with a soft and juicy meatloaf. Cook off a small piece in a skillet before forming the loaf or loaves, so you can determine if you need more seasoning.