Classic Meatloaf With Easy Brown Gravy

  • PrepTime: 10 Mins
  • CookTime: 60 Mins
  • TotalTime: 1 Hrs 10 Mins


  1. 2 pounds 85% lean ground beef
  2. 3/4 teaspoon salt (or seasoned salt blend or a Creole seasoning blend)
  3. 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  4. 2 large eggs (lightly beaten)
  5. 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs*
  6. 1/3 cup milk
  7. 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  8. 1/4 cup onion (finely chopped)
  9. 1/4 teaspoon dried leaf thyme (crumbled)
  10. 1 (12-ounce) jar prepared brown gravy or two envelopes (.87 ounce each) of dry gravy mix


  1. Gather the ingredients.  
  2. Mix ground beef, salt, pepper, eggs, bread crumbs, milk, Worcestershire, onion, thyme, and rosemary.  
  3. Pack into a lightly greased or foil-lined loaf pan or shape into a loaf and place on a lightly greased foil-lined baking sheet with sides, such as a jelly roll pan.  
  4. Bake at 350 F for 1 hour and 10 minutes.  
  5. About 15 minutes before the meatloaf is done baking, heat the jar or can of gravy in a saucepan or prepare gravy following the instructions on the packets of dry gravy mix.
  6. Let the meatloaf rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
  7. Slice the meatloaf and serve it with the gravy, along with potatoes and a side vegetable or salad.  


  1. If you make meatloaf often, consider a meatloaf pan. It includes an insert that keeps the meatloaf out of the fat drippings. Alternatively, carefully drain off the excess grease about 10 minutes before the meatloaf is finished baking.
  2. What do do with the excess grease? Keep a sealable jar or can for grease and drippings. When it's full, throw it in the garbage. Don't be tempted to pour it down the drain or you — and possibly your neighbors — could end up with clogged drains.