Classic Beef and Pork Meatloaf

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Classic Beef and Pork Meatloaf, A Family-Friendly Classic Comfort Meal!

There’s something about a Classic Beef and Pork Meatloaf that screams “home”! This family-friendly recipe is a classic comfort meal, promising to be a hit at any family dinner.

Not only is the prep time pretty quick, but this Homemade Meatloaf recipe also holds its own on the holiday table, making it a versatile dish for both everyday meals and special occasions.

We’re bringing the warmth of a family-friendly recipe right to your kitchen. So, whether you’re looking to introduce a timeless classic to your meal rotation or need a reliable recipe that pleases every palate, this classic beef and pork meatloaf promises to be a crowd-pleaser.

Let’s dive into the details, gather your ingredients, and let’s embark on this culinary journey together.

Two slices of classic beef and pork meatloaf served with creamy mashed potatoes and fresh steamed broccoli on a plate.

Classic Beef and Pork Meatloaf Ingredients

To whip up this delightful meatloaf, you’ll need:

For the meatloaf:

  • Ground beef and ground pork: The stars of the show, providing a juicy and flavorful base.
  • Crackers (crushed): For binding and adding a subtle crunch.
  • Eggs: To hold everything together.
  • Ketchup, Dijon mustard, and Worcestershire sauce: For that tangy, savory kick.
  • Milk: To keep the mixture moist.
  • Onion, salt, ground black pepper, and garlic powder: For seasoning to perfection.

For the glaze:

  • Ketchup and brown sugar: The sweet and tangy duo.
  • White vinegar: For a bit of zest.
  • Garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and ground black pepper: For an extra flavor boost.

For the complete list of ingredients and detailed cooking instructions, please refer to the recipe card below.

Tips and Notes

Don’t overmix the meatloaf ingredients to ensure the meatloaf stays tender.

Let the meatloaf rest for about 10 minutes before slicing; this makes it easier to cut and serve.

Top view of sliced classic beef and pork meatloaf.

Storage and Leftovers

Meatloaf makes for fantastic leftovers! Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

Reheat in the microwave or oven until warmed through. You can also freeze the meatloaf for up to 3 months.

What to Serve with Classic Beef and Pork Meatloaf

Pairing the right side dishes with our Classic Beef and Pork Meatloaf can take this comfort meal to new heights. Here’s where the creamy goodness of mac and cheese comes into play, offering a cheesy delight that pairs beautifully with the meatloaf’s savory notes.

Mashed potatoes, with their buttery smoothness, make another excellent companion. For those who prefer a bit of texture, roasted potatoes provide a crispy exterior and a soft, fluffy inside that contrasts nicely with the meatloaf.

Mashed sweet potatoes introduce a subtly sweet twist, enhancing the meal’s depth of flavor. And let’s not forget about roasted root vegetables, which can add a healthy and colorful side to your meal, balancing out the richness with their natural sweetness.

Sliced classic beef and pork meatloaf on a serving platter, ready to be enjoyed at a family dinner.
Yield: 8 servings

Classic Beef and Pork Meatloaf

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes

Enjoy the comforting flavors of Classic Beef and Pork Meatloaf, the perfect centerpiece for a family dinner. This family-friendly recipe blends rich tastes and textures, promising a tasty meal that brings everyone together around the dinner table.


For the meatloaf:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 cup Ritz crackers, crushed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

For the glaze:

  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


How to Make Classic Beef and Pork Meatloaf

  1. Prep: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and lightly grease a loaf pan.
  2. Mix the Meatloaf: In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, ground pork, crushed crackers, eggs, ketchup, milk, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, chopped onion, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Mix until just combined.
  3. Shape and Bake: Transfer the mixture into the prepared loaf pan. Shape it into a loaf, then bake covered in the preheated oven for about 1 hour.
  4. Prepare the Glaze: While the meatloaf is baking, mix together the glaze ingredients in a small bowl.
  5. Glaze and Finish Baking: After 1 hour, remove the meatloaf from the oven, spread the glaze on top, and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until the meatloaf reaches an internal temperature of 160°F (71°C).


  • Don't overmix the meatloaf ingredients to ensure the meatloaf stays tender.
  • Let the meatloaf rest for about 10 minutes before slicing; this makes it easier to cut and serve.
  • Nutrition Information



    Serving Size


    Amount Per Serving Calories 438Total Fat 25gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 151mgSodium 805mgCarbohydrates 18gFiber 1gSugar 10gProtein 33g

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