How to Make Meatloaf Using Bread

If you want to make meatloaf but don’t have breadcrumbs, you can still satisfy your craving by using bread. In fact, making meatloaf with bread can have a few benefits. First and foremost, it acts as a binder, helping to hold the ingredients together and preventing the meatloaf from becoming too dense. Additionally, bread can absorb excess moisture, helping the loaf to remain juicy and tender after baking.


  • 1 lb. ground beef (or a mixture of ground beef and pork)
  • 2 slices of bread, soaked in milk and squeezed
  • 1 finely chopped large white onion
  • 2 minced cloves of garlic
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup ketchup or barbecue sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tsp. Italian seasoning


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground meat, soaked bread, chopped onion, minced garlic, egg, ketchup or barbecue sauce, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.
  3. Gently mix the ingredients until well-combined.
  4. Shape the mixture into a loaf and place it in a greased baking dish.
  5. Brush the top of the meatloaf with additional ketchup or barbecue sauce for a flavorful glaze.
  6. Bake for about 45-50 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 160°F.
  7. Allow the meatloaf to rest for a couple of minutes before serving.
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Hey I'm Matt Morgan. Meatloaf was something I grew up on as a kid and was always my favorite dish. Its something that developed into a passion of mine so after years of perfecting my stable of meatloaf recipes I decided to share my passion for you to enjoy with your family!

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