Go Back

The Best Meatloaf Recipe EVER

Meatloaf is the perfect recipe to pack all your favorite veggies into one delicious dish! This is the only meatloaf recipe you'll ever need - it's a must-try!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Homestyle Meatloaf
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author I Heart Recipes


  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 4-5 slices of bread
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup bell peppers any colors
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 2 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp parsley flakes
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/4 cup chunky salsa
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce


  • Preheat the oven on 350 F.
  • Place the ground beef into a large bowl.
  • Place the bread into a separate bowl, then pour the milk over the bread. Let it sit for two minutes, then crumble the bread.
  • Add the bread and milk mixture , and two eggs into the bowl with the ground beef.
  • Use your hands to combine the ingredients.
  • Dice/ Chop the celery, peppers, and onions, then saute them in a pan with 1 tbsp of olive oil. Cook the vegetables for about 3 minutes over medium heat, then let it cool off.
  • Once the veggies have cooled add them to the meat mixture.
  • Add Everything else to the bowl, EXCEPT the barbecue sauce.
  • Use your hands to combine the ingredients.
  • Mold the meat into your desire shape, then place it in a bake dish.
  • Pour the barbecue sauce on top of the meatloaf, and spread it all over.
  • Bake the meatloaf, uncovered, on 350 F for 50 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Remove the meatloaf from the oven, drain any fat that maybe in the bake dish,and let it sit for 10 minutes before digging in.
  • Enjoy!