Classic Heinz 57 Meatloaf

  • PrepTime: 20 Mins
  • CookTime: 1 Hrs 15 Mins
  • TotalTime: 1 Hrs 35 Mins


  1. 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  2. 1 egg (slightly beaten)
  3. 1/2 cup bread crumbs (seasoned and dry, such as Italian seasoned or garlic and herb)
  4. 1/4 cup onion (finely chopped)
  5. 1/3 cup milk
  6. 2/4 cup Heinz 57 Sauce (plus more for topping)
  7. 3/4 teaspoon salt
  8. 1/8 teaspoon black pepper (freshly ground)


  1. Heat the oven to 350 F (180 C/Gas 4). Line a rimmed baking sheet or pan with foil.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, beaten egg, bread crumbs, onion, milk, 1/4 cup of Heinz 57, salt, and pepper. 
  3. Shape the meat mixture into a loaf and place it in the prepared pan.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour (see note). Carefully pour off excess grease and top with more Heinz 57 Sauce. Return the meatloaf to the oven to 10 to 15 minutes longer.
  5. Allow meatloaf to stand 5 minutes before slicing.


  1. We only bake for 45 minutes and it seems fine. Sometimes we put some sauce on the top before baking.
  2. To make homemade bread crumbs, cube a few slices of bread. Spread the cubes out on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated 325 F oven for about 12 to 14 minutes, or until they are dry and lightly browned. Crush to make fine crumbs. Season with garlic powder or Italian seasonings, if desired.
  3. Add 1/4 cup of finely chopped bell pepper along with the onion.
  4. Homemade "Copycat" Heinz 57 Sauce: In a bowl, combine 1/2 cup of ketchup, 3 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce, 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon of prepared mustard, 2 teaspoons of lemon juice, and a few drops of Tabasco sauce.