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Southern Living Magazine originally published the Boarding House Meatloaf recipe in 2006, and it has been a favorite ever since. Packed with fresh ingredients like bell peppers, onions, and lean ground beef, this dish is both fresh and filling. The best part is… it's so easy to make!With only 10 minutes of hands-on time, the Boarding House Meatloaf is the perfect recipe when you're rushed to make dinner on a hectic week night. And, it makes 6 servings, so it's great to share or enjoy leftovers.Meatloaf is one of those comfort foods Southern folks crave in the fall season. It's warm, delicious, and oh-so flavorful. It's a welcomed twist on a classic ground beef recipe. Of course, one of the best parts of the Boarding House Meatloaf is the homemade sauce that adorns the dish. Backed with fresh vegetables and sweet ketchup, the tangy sauce is the ideal topping to the tasty cuisine.


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Recipe Summary

1 hr 10 mins
10 mins
Makes 6 servings


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Instructions Checklist
  • Microwave green bell pepper and onion in a microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 2 minutes.

  • Combine onion mixture, ground beef, and next 4 ingredients. Shape into a loaf. Place in a lightly greased 9- x 5-inch loaf pan.

  • Bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Remove from oven, and pour off pan juices. Spread half of Meat Loaf Sauce evenly over meat loaf; bake 25 more minutes. Remove from pan, and serve with remaining Meat Loaf Sauce.


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