From, "At Your Service...Southern Recipes, Places and Traditions," published in cooperation with your Daily Inbox Newsletter.


  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground chuck
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce


Mix the bread crumbs and ground chuck in a large bowl.  Combine the onion, egg, 1/4 cup ketchup, milk, salt and pepper in a bowl and mix well.  Add to the ground chuck mixture and mix well.  Shape into a loaf and place in a baking dish.  Heat 1/2 cup ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce in a saucepan.  Do not boil.  Pour over the meat loaf.  Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until cooked through.

NOTE:  Uncooked rolled oats may be substituted for the bread crumbs, or use 1/2 of each, depending on what you have on hand.


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