• 1 Cup Ketchup
  • 1 Tbs Nebraska Star® Beef “Signature™ Seasoning”
  • 4 Tbs Brown Sugar
  • White Vinegar*
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Wooden Spoon
  • 9” x 5” x 3” Loaf Pan
  • Measuring Cup
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Meat Thermometer


Pre-heat Conventional Oven to 350F. Starting with all ingredients at refrigerator temperature, (37-39F).meatloaf recipe

Combine them into a large mixing bowl and mix thoroughly, first with spoon, then with hands, until the “batter” becomes very sticky. *The mixing process will “extract proteins” from the meat, which will help to bind all ingredients and give the meatloaf a nice firm and toothsome texture.

Next, press the batter into an un-greased loaf pan and round the top – similar to a loaf of bread. Place in preheated 350F oven for 1 hour – or until the internal temperature of the meat loaf is approximately 150F.

When the meatloaf reaches this level of done-ness, remove it from the oven and evenly cover the meatloaf with the topping mixture.

Topping / Finishing Sauce:

Combine ketchup, seasoning, and brown sugar in a bowl and mix vigorously until the sugar is evenly blended into the mixture. Spread approximately 1/2 the mixture to the top of the loaf evenly. *To the remaining topping, add just enough white vinegar (approx. 1 Tbs) to create a medium bodied pour-able consistency and use this as a finishing/dipping sauce.

Place the meatloaf back in the oven and cook until the internal temperature reaches 160F. Remove from oven, cover with foil, and allow meatloaf to rest for at least 15 minutes. Remove from pan and slice into 1/2” thick slices.