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Classic Meatloaf with Brown Gravy – just like Mom’s!


Classic Meatloaf with Brown Gravy for those nights you’re feeling nostalgic and want an easy, filling meal.

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Last night I sat down & made a meal plan/grocery list. Hopefully I stick to it.

Do you have a meal your mom used to make a lot & you kinda got burnt out on it? That’s meatloaf for me.

But, Bob has been requesting it for months. He specifically said he wanted the kind with gravy, not ketchup/BBQ sauce.

I hadn’t eaten meatloaf in probably 15 years (I’m not really happy that I can say I haven’t done something in 15 years..), but I was pleasantly surprised. It’s good.


  • Ground Sirloin – Sirloin is my cut of choice, but if you have ground round or chuck, those will work too. Sirloin, however, is lean and has a great flavor
  • Bread Crumbs – I just use plain bread crumbs but you can switch it up and use Italian or other flavored to change the taste.
  • Worcestershire sauce – A super savory sauce, Worcestershire is perfect for meatloaf.
  • EggThe egg helps act as the glue to hold your meatloaf together.
  • Salt & pepper – the basics, but so important!
  • Onion flakes – Dried onion is great to keep on hand for those days you run out of fresh onion. Or you just don’t feel like peeling, chopping, crying (me!)
  • Montreal steak seasoning – Typically a blend of garlic, coriander, black pepper, cayenne pepper flakes, dill seed, and salt, Montreal steak seasoning adds a lot of flavor.


  • Large Mixing Bowl – I’ve had these OXO mixing bowls with grips on the bottoms for years (they were actually a wedding shower gift from my grandma) and they’re my favorite.
  • 8″ x 4″ Loaf Pans – I like that this set comes with two pans – one of meatloaf, one for a cinnamon quick bread for dessert.
  • Meat Thermometer – You need to make sure that your meat reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees and it’s safest to check it with a meat thermometer.
  • Gravy Boat – You need a gravy boat to pour gravy ALL over your meat and potatoes.


  • Brown Gravy – If you don’t want to use a packet, this easy gravy recipe only has FIVE ingredients. If you want to make it with drippings, here’s a “how to make gravy” recipe that uses drippings.
  • Mashed Potatoes – You have to have mashed potatoes with meat loaf. HAVE TO.
  • Loaded Cauliflower Casserole – If you’re watching your carbs and want to skip the potatoes, I highly recommend loaded cauliflower casserole.
  • Roasted Zucchini – I love roasting veggies and zucchini pairs perfectly with meatloaf.


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Meatloaf with Brown Gravy

Melissa | Persnickety Plates

Classic Meatloaf with Brown Gravy for those nights you’re feeling nostalgic.

4.59 from 43 votes

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins

Course Main Course
Cuisine American

Servings 6
Calories 407 kcal



  • 2 lbs ground sirloin
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 1/4 t. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 t. onion flakes
  • 1/4 t. Montreal steak seasoning



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients & mix well.
  • Shape into an 8″ x 4″ pan.
  • Bake on the center rack for 1 hour or until internal temperature is 160 degrees. Meat should be well done with no traces of pink.
  • Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.


Adapted from Allrecipes

Either use a brown gravy packet or serve with homemade brown gravy.


Serving: 1gCalories: 407kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 30gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 130mgSodium: 449mgPotassium: 665mgSugar: 3gVitamin A: 60IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 76mgIron: 5.1mg

Nutritional information is an estimate and provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.

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Originally published August 15, 2011

meatloaf, mashed potatoes & gravy, and zucchini on a plate

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