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Brenda Gantt Meatloaf Recipe

Brenda Gantt Meatloaf Recipe

Brenda Gantt Meatloaf is a dish made with ground beef, crackers or breadcrumbs, eggs, onion, garlic, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce. It is named after Brenda Gantt, who created the recipe. The meatloaf is baked in a loaf pan and served with mashed potatoes.
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Author: Lori Walker, MS, RD
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 481kcal


  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • 1 Medium Bowl
  • 1 Knife – to chop vegetable 
  • 1 Broiler pan


  • 3 pounds Hamburger meat
  • 1 pc White onion (large size) 
  • 2 can Tomato sauce
  • 11/2 tsp Salt 
  • 1 tsp Black pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 14 grams Regular crackers or bread crumbs
  • 1 Bell pepper / sweet banana pepper (regular size)
  • 1 tbsp Cooking oil


  • First, put all the meat in a large mixing bowl. 
  • Cut the bell pepper and onion into small pieces as you can. Add the bell pepper and onions to the bowl with the meat, mixing them until evenly distributed with the meat.
  • Add salt, black pepper and 15 ounces of canned tomato sauce to the bowl. 
  • In a separate medium bowl, thoroughly beat the eggs to improve the consistency of your mixture.
  • Crush the crackers and mix them in the bowl. Or, if you use bread crumbs, mix them gradually.
  • Mix the combination using both hands until all of its components are combined. 
  • After cleansing and drying your hands, take the broiler pan. Add water to the pan so the meat won’t stick to the bottom.
  • Lubricate the top of your pan with oil. This will ensure that the meatloaf does not stick to it.
  • Now, divide the meat mixture into 2-3 pieces of dough. Take a piece of the dough and lay it on the pan, depending on how large you want the size of the loaf. Use your fingertips to shape the meat into a loaf shape. 
  • Continue until all of the mixtures have been used. Make an elongated valley in the middle of each meatloaf with your fingertips.
  • Scatter 1/2 can of tomato sauce in the spaces between the hills.
  • Now, set your oven to 400°F. Set the pan in the oven and bake for 40 to 45 minutes at 400°F.
  • Remove the meatloaves from the oven and set them aside to cool. They are ready to serve! 


You can preheat the oven at 400 degrees F before preparing the dish. It will take less time to cook.
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