A Firefighter's Meatloaf Recipe: This Easy Meatloaf Recipe Is a Firehouse Favorite by 30Seconds Food

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A Firefighter's Meatloaf Recipe: This Easy Meatloaf Recipe Is a Firehouse Favorite

Firemen are known for good home cooking and knowing their way around the kitchen. We're told that this firefighter's meatloaf recipe is a favorite with these heroes in the U.S. and Canada. After testing this moist ground beef meatloaf recipe, we can see why!

The easy meatloaf is made with whole-wheat bread, ground beef, green onions, chopped white or yellow onion, salsa, whole-grain mustard, Worcestershire sauce and garlic. After being baked in the oven for about an hour, the meatloaf is topped with barbecue sauce or ketchup. Ready to grab that meatloaf pan yet?

Serve this easy ground beef meatloaf recipe with your favorite vegetables, mashed potatoes and bread for a complete comfort food meal. The leftovers make great meatloaf sandwiches!

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes (approximately)
Total Time: 1 1/2 hours
Servings: 6 


  • 2 slices whole wheat bread
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 5 - 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon barbeque sauce or ketchup

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Put the bread into a small bowl and cover with water. Let it soak for a minute, then drain and put into a large bowl.
  2. Add the ground beef, green onions, onion, salsa, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Mix with your hands until combined. Form into a loaf in a greased loaf pan. 
  3. Bake in a preheated 375-degree F oven for about 1 hour. Drain off the fat and top with the barbecue sauce. Bake about 15 more minutes. 

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Loaf Pans $8 & Up
Salsa $2 & Up
Barbecue Sauce $1 & Up
Ketchup $2 & Up

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Donna John
I see the local firemen at the grocery store all the time shopping together. It always makes me smile. I'm going to ask them next time if they make this recipe!
This is definitely a hearty meal. 😋
Elisa Schmitz
We love meatloaf. I'm trying this with ground turkey. Hope the firefighters don't mind! #yum
Donna John
No, not in this recipe. But if you like adding eggs to your meatloaf, you certainly could add one or two.
Deborah Mand
Sounds good but I would also add 1 egg.😚
Donna John
Sounds like a plan! Let us know how it turns out for you.
Sounds good
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