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Easy Meatloaf Recipe with Breadcrumbs

Try our easy meatloaf recipe with breadcrumbs, peppers, and onions. Nothing beats a homemade meatloaf loaded with spices and topped with ketchup.

Is there anything better than a homemade meatloaf? Tender, juicy ground beef, mixed with spices, and breadcrumbs.

It really doesn’t get much better than that. For today’s recipe we’re sharing our easy meatloaf with breadcrumbs.

This is the meatloaf I grew up eating and it is delicious! So, shall we get started?

The sliced meatloaf on a platter and topped with ketchup.

How to make a meatloaf with breadcrumbs:

First, start by dicing the onions and peppers.

Preheat your oven to 350° F. and line a sheet pan with aluminum foil.

Ground beef and other ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

Next, crack the egg into a bowl and whisk it. Transfer the egg into a large mixing bowl.

After that, add the ground meat, onions, peppers, breadcrumbs, and meatloaf spices to the same bowl.

The meatloaf ingredients have been combined in the mixing bowl.

Then, using your hands, mix the everything together (expect the ketchup).

Afterward, place the raw meatloaf onto the sheet pan and shape it into a loaf.

The shaped loaf has been placed on a foil-lined pan.

At this point, place the loaf into the oven to bake for at least 50 to 60 minutes.

You might want to bake it longer if you want a well-done meatloaf. See my tips below.

The loaf has baked and is ready to be topped.

Once the meatloaf with breadcrumbs has cooked, remove it from the oven and top it with ketchup.

Now, place the beef back into the oven to bake for another ten (10) minutes. Keep an eye on it, if the ketchup starts to burn, remove it immediately!

Tangy ketchup has been placed on top of the meatloaf.

Last, after the ten (10) minutes have passed, remove the beef from the oven and let it rest for five (5) to ten (10) minutes before slicing and serving.

Easy Meatloaf Recipe Tips:

  • Meatloaf seasoning packets may contain high amounts of sodium. You can make your own blend by using a mixture of salt, pepper, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, basil, thyme, and oregano.
  • Kim and I use ground sirloin in our easy meatloaf recipe. But, that’s because I prefer a medium to medium-well cook time. Now, you can use whatever blend of ground beef you wish; however, please make sure you cook the meat until it reaches at least 160 degrees F. at its thickest spot.
  • The peppers and onions in the recipe are optional, you don’t have to put them into the dish.
Easy Meatloaf recipe sliced on a serving platter.

That’s it, the easy meatloaf recipe with breadcrumbs is done! Kim and I hope you enjoy this offering and wish you all the best 🙂

Yield: 10 Servings

Easy Meatloaf Recipe with Breadcrumbs

The meatloaf has been sliced and placed on a serving platter.

Try our easy meatloaf recipe with breadcrumbs, peppers, and onions. Nothing beats a homemade meatloaf loaded with spices and topped with ketchup.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes


  • 1 Large Egg, (whisked)
  • 16 Ounces Ground Beef, (we used 90/10 ground sirloin)
  • 1/2 Cup Italian Breadcrumbs
  • 1.5 Ounces Meatloaf Seasoning, (or your own blend)
  • 1/4 Cup Bell Pepper, (diced, we used green)
  • 1/4 Cup White Onion, (diced)
  • 1/2 Cup Ketchup


  1. Preheat the oven to 350, and line a baking sheet with foil. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the egg then add the sirloin, meatloaf seasoning, bread crumbs, bell pepper, and onion. Use your hands to mix the ingredients until thoroughly combined.
  3. Shape the mixture into a loaf form, and transfer it to the baking sheet. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or when an instant read thermometer reaches a safe temperature (160 degrees F.)
  4. Remove the meatloaf from the oven, and brush the ketchup over the top half of the loaf. Return the meatloaf to the oven and bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from the oven, and allow the meatloaf to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.


The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and a serving size of about one and a half (1 1/2) ounces of the meatloaf. Actual calories will vary.

**We prefer our meatloaf medium to medium-well. However, if you prefer well-done, then you will need to add 10 to 15 minutes of extra cook time BEFORE adding the ketchup.**

**Ground sirloin is recommended, however, feel free to use any type of ground beef but be sure that the meat reaches 160 degrees before serving.**

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1.5 Ounces

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 176Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 229mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 10g

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