Finely Ground Beef, Frozen by the US Department of Agriculture, public domain government resource—original source of recipe




  1. In a large bowl, combine catsup, tomato juice, salt, pepper, eggs, bread crumbs, onions, and mustard.
  2. Add ground beef and mix thoroughly.
  3. Press beef mixture into a lightly oiled 9″ x 5″ loaf pan.


  1. In a small bowl combine topping ingredients.
  2. Spread over the top of the raw meat loaf mixture.
  3. Bake at 400 °F for 35–45 minutes, until internal temperature is at least 160 °F.
  4. Drain off fat and discard. Allow to stand for 5 minutes to allow meat loaf to firm up for slicing.
  5. Slice into six portions.
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