Paula Deen’s Good Ol’ Fashioned Southern Meatloaf

Paula Deen’s Good Ol’ Fashioned Southern Meatloaf

For the onion you can use either white onion or red onion. Meatloaf is really whatever you feel comfortable putting into it. So, feel free to modify this recipe if you like, however, we recommend trying it this way the first time.

Let's Get Started… 

Ingredients To Gather

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 pounds ground chuck
  • 1 cup crushed saltine crackers
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • One 6-ounce can tomato paste
  • 5 slices white bread
  • 2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Step By Step Directions To Follow

  1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  1. In a large bowl, combine the chuck, crackers, celery, onions, Worcestershire sauce, 2 tablespoons of the Dijon mustard, the parsley, 1 teaspoon each of the salt and pepper, the eggs and half the can of tomato paste, and mix together.
  1. Place the white bread on the bottom of a baking sheet and place the beef mixture on top. Shape the mixture into a 12-inch loaf.
  1. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar and lemon juice with the remaining tomato paste, Dijon mustard and salt and pepper. Spread the mixture over the meatloaf and cover with foil. Bake for 50 minutes but remove foil at 10 minutes remaining.
  1. Let the meatloaf stand for 10 minutes before slicing.


Before serving it, you can garnish it with parsley to make it more presentable. If there's any juices leftover, you can add it on top. You can also add gravy to the top of the meatloaf to give it a more delicious and warm flavor. Serve with a side of mashed potatoes and vegetables and you've got yourself one tasty dinner.

Happy Baking & Enjoy!

Article Source: Food Network


  1. Sandra Hamilton
    Sandra Hamilton March 09, 03:42


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  2. Robert Dudek
    Robert Dudek March 09, 13:50

    Prefer my meatloaf finally ground and highly spicy!

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  3. Jerri Keith
    Jerri Keith March 09, 18:09

    Looks good

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  4. Deb Meile
    Deb Meile March 10, 01:14


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    Foodies Frat December 20, 13:00


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  6. Sandra B Mentzer
    Sandra B Mentzer December 20, 18:07

    This is the best ..I make it all the time ! <3

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