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Hail Mary Meatloaf

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Tasty moist meatloaf recipe from H. J. Heinz

Hail Mary Meatloaf

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Enjoy moist, delicious meatloaf slathered in Heinz Ketchup with this free meatloaf recipe from H. J. Heinz. Equally great for family dinner or a football party.

Prep Time: 15minutes

Cook Time: 1hour

Total Time: 1hour, 15minutes


  • 1 slightly beaten egg
  • 1 cup Heinz Ketchup ®
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable or olive oil
  • 1-1 ½ pounds lean ground beef
  • ½ cup dry bread crumbs
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • ½ cup chopped green bell pepper
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper


In saucepan, cook onion, celery and bell pepper in oil until tender-crisp; stir in ketchup. Combine ½ cup ketchup mixture with ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, salt and pepper. Shape into a loaf (8” x 4”) in shallow baking pan. Bake in 350°F oven for 1 hour. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Pour remaining ketchup sauce, cold or heated, over meat loaf. Makes 6 servings.

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 5 out of 5
, Member TedMarshall

I like to use Hunt's ketchup... JUST KIDDING! :-P Seriously, I love Hail Mary Meatloaf. I also like using about a half cup more HIENZ Ketchup than what the recipe calls for. I also believe the baking time and temperature needs to be increased. I bake mine at 375 F for 90 minutes, spreading the remaining ketchup mixture over the meatloaf for the last 30 minutes of baking. Don't try to slice it until it's had at least 15 minutes to cool in the pan otherwise it will crumble apart upon removal. One of my absolute favorites Mmm, mmm...

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