Grandma Wilhite’s Meatloaf

Grandma Wilhite’s Meatloaf is a tradition at every Dewig holiday. This meatloaf recipe was from Helen Wilhite, to mother to owner, Janet Dewig. “Grandma Wilhite” made this recipe for Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, and any other family get-together. It wouldn’t be a holiday without Grandma’s Meatloaf. This recipe has a lot of sentimental value in the Dewig family, but also a great deal of flavor and excellent taste. The topping is what takes this meatloaf from good to great. We are sure that your family will enjoy this recipe as much as ours.

Grandma Wilhite's Meatloaf from Dewig Meats. Grandma Wilhite's Meatloaf is a tradition at every Dewig holiday. This recipe has a great deal of flavor and excellent taste.

For other meatloaf varieties, try our Brown Sugar Meatloaf or Cajun Meatloaf.


This recipe is a Helen Wilhite original.

Grandma Wilhite's Meatloaf
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 1 loaf
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    Meatloaf Ingredients:
    • 2½ pounds Dewig Meats Regular Ground Beef
    • 1 cup cracker crumbs
    • ½ cup Coloma Frozen Foods Diced Onions
    • 3 large eggs
    • 1 cup tomato sauce
    • ¼ cup ketchup
    • salt, to taste
    • black pepper, to taste
    Topping Ingredients:
    • ¾ cup Coloma Frozen Foods Diced Onion
    • 1 Tablespoon butter
    • 1 cup ketchup
    • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    • ¼ cup brown sugar
    • salt, to taste
    • black pepper, to taste
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    2. In a large bowl, combine all meatloaf ingredients until well blended.
    3. Form a loaf and place in a 9x13 baking pan.
    4. Wrap loaf in foil.
    5. Place loaf in preheated oven.
    6. Bake for 45 minutes.
    7. While loaf is baking, cook topping ingredients in frying pan until onions are tender 5-10 minutes.
    8. Remove loaf from oven and drain off grease.
    9. Pour topping ingredients over loaf and return loaf to oven uncovered for an additional 45 minutes until loaf reaches 160 degrees F.
    1. Do not overmix. This recipe is a very fluffy, airy meatloaf. Overmixing will cause it to lose its airiness.
    2. We prefer to use Dewig Meats Regular Ground Beef, however Dewig Meats Extra Lean Ground Beef will work as well.


    Reviewed: DKiesel2017

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