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Homemade Meatloaf Recipe With Jiffy

Homemade meatloaf is a moist recipe with tons of flavor and a special ingredient–Jiffy cornbread. If you’re tired of dry and tasteless meatloaf, y’all will want to try this recipe.

The Best Meatloaf Recipe

Jiffy meatloaf on a cutting board

Growing up I wasn’t too fond of meatloaf. It usually tasted dry, had way too much ketchup to cover up the dryness, and I just didn’t like the flavor of it.

But, with the addition of some Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix, onions, minced garlic, mustard, and, yes, ketchup, you will love this easy meatloaf recipe. It’s a hearty meal that is homemade that even your pickiest eaters will love. And with the addition of the Jiffy cornbread mix, it gives it a touch of sweetness.

Give these tasty side dishes a try with meatloaf. Or add some roasted parmesan carrots from Southern Home Express to the side.

A slice of meatloaf with mashed potatoes

Meatloaf Ingredients

Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

meatloaf on a fork with ketchup.
  • Ground beefground beef is the go-to meat for meatloaf; however, you can use ground turkey, as well. We get our meat at Fresh Market because we love it, and it’s on sale once a week.

Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix – This seems like a strange ingredient to add to meatloaf, but it works. Jiffy mix gives the meatloaf a tiny bit of sweetness, and it helps bind the meatloaf together. If you don’t have Jiffy on hand, you can also use the same amount of oatmeal or breadcrumbs in the recipe.

  • Evaporated Milk – For this recipe, I added some evaporated milk because it makes the dish a little bit creamier. Milk is another ingredient in the recipe, but adding evaporated milk just gives it a touch more creamy flavor.
  • Worcestershire sauce – this is a great addition to the meatloaf recipe because along with the onions and garlic, it adds a bit of a bite to it. I add this to the meat and to the topping.
  • Egg – There’s only one egg in the recipe, but it will help bind the meatloaf, as well as add some flavor.
meatloaf on a plate with mashed potatoes.

How To Make Meatloaf

  1. Add all of the ingredients, with the exception of the ground beef and Jiffy mix, to a large bowl and mix well.
  2. Next, add the ground beef and mix well with your hands.
  3. Finally, add the Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix to the bowl and mix well.
  4. Pour the meatloaf into a greased loaf pan and bake for one hour.
  5. After one hour, add the remainder of the ketchup and Worcestershire sauce to a small bowl and mix.
  6. Remove the meatloaf from the oven and cut a few slices into the meatloaf to allow the ketchup to flow into.
  7. Pour the ketchup mixture over the top and spread it around. Gently work a little into the slits.
  8. Return the meatloaf to the oven and bake for one more hour.

Brandie, over at The Country Cook, has a delicious recipe for Brussels sprouts and bacon to serve with meatloaf.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Ingredients for meatloaf with Jiffy cornbread.

Add one beaten egg to a large glass bowl. Next, pour the small can of evaporated milk into the bowl. If you don’t have evaporated milk, you can use milk. Just add 1/2 a cup of milk to your other milk for a total of one cup.

Pour the milk, ketchup, and mustard into the bowl. I know what you’re thinking…too much mustard! But it tastes great, and it’s not a strong mustard taste. It adds plenty of flavor to the dish.

Minced garlic, diced onion, salt, and pepper are the next ingredients to add to the bowl.

Onions, mustard, and ingredients for meatloaf.

Pour the Worcestershire sauce into the bowl and mix all of the ingredients well.

Ground beef in a bowl with ingredients for meatloaf.

Add the ground beef to the bowl and mix it all together with your hands. It’s messy, but if you mix with your hands, you’ll be able to get all the ingredients mixed well.

Ground beef mixture with Jiffy corn muffin mix in a large mixing bowl.

Finally, add the Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix to the bowl and mix well using your hands. If you don’t have Jiffy, you can also use one cup of oatmeal instead. Just pour it right in and go.

Meatloaf in a loaf pan.

Place the meatloaf into a greased loaf pan baking dish and bake for one hour. You can use a metal, ceramic, or glass loaf pan if that is what you have. I like to use my stoneware loaf pan because it’s a little deeper, and I think it holds the heat better.

TIP: Be sure to place the loaf pan on a cookie sheet covered in tin foil. If your meat is a little greasy, it might run over the side a little and create quite a mess in the bottom of the oven. Putting a tin foil-covered cookie sheet underneath will solve that problem.

Meatloaf Topping

Meatloaf ketchup topping in a bowl.

In a small bowl, add the remaining ketchup and Worcestershire sauce and mix well.

Topping the meatloaf with a ketchup mixture.

Remove the meatloaf from the oven, take a knife, and slice into the meat in a few places. Spread the ketchup mixture over the top and work a little bit of it into the grooves. Place back into the oven and bake for another hour.

Traditional meatloaf recipe baked in a white pan.

Great Side Dishes with Meatloaf:

Serve the Jiffy corn muffin mix meatloaf with green beans, collard greens, or a sweet potato casserole for a complete holiday meal or weeknight dinner. Here are a few more ideas:

Sliced meatloaf on a cutting board.

Learn more about Jiffy Mixes.

Recipe Variations:

  1. Cheesy Twist: Mix in shredded cheddar cheese or mozzarella into the meatloaf mixture for a gooey, cheesy experience.
  2. Spicy Kick: Add chopped green chiles and a tablespoon of chili powder to the mixture for those who love a bit of heat. Sprinkle some diced jalapeños on top.
  3. Vegetable Delight: Incorporate finely chopped bell peppers or kidney beans for added nutrition and texture.
  4. Sweet Touch: For a subtly sweet flavor, mix a small amount of brown sugar into your topping sauce.
  5. Toppings: Garnish with green onions and a dollop of sour cream to enhance flavors.
  6. Mexican cornbread casserole: make the hearty weeknight dinner recipe with some taco seasoning, black beans, whole-kernel corn, and diced bell peppers.

Cooking and Storage Tips:

  • Make-Ahead: Assemble the meatloaf in advance and store it in the fridge, covered with plastic wrap, for up to 24 hours before baking.
  • Freezing: Wrap the cooked and cooled meatloaf in aluminum foil and place it in an airtight container. It can be frozen for up to 3 months.
  • Reheating the easy recipe: Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and reheat in a preheated oven until hot.
  • Air Fryer Option: For a quicker version, try making mini meatloaf portions in the air fryer. Adjust cooking times accordingly.
dinner on a fork

Homemade Meatloaf Recipe With Jiffy

So, there you have it! Making your own Meatloaf Recipe With Jiffy is like bringing a cozy slice of home to the dinner table. Give it a shot, and get ready to enjoy some seriously delicious comfort food!

Be sure to let us know how much you love it in the comments below.

Jiffy meatloaf on a cutting board

Homemade Meatloaf Recipe With Jiffy

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Homemade meatloaf is a moist recipe with tons of flavor. If you're tired of dry and tasteless meatloaf, y'all will want to try this recipe.


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 - 5 oz. can evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 1/3 cup diced onions
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 cup Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix


  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce


Preheat oven to 350-degrees and grease a 9" x 5" loaf pan.

  1. Add the beaten egg, evaporated milk, milk, 1/2 cup ketchup, mustard, diced onions, salt, pepper, minced garlic, and 2 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce to a large bowl and mix well.
  2. Next, add the ground beef and work into the liquid ingredients with your hands.
  3. Add the Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix and mix well again.
  4. Place the meatloaf into the loaf pan.
  5. Cover a cookie sheet with tin foil and place the loaf pan on top.
  6. Bake for one hour.
  7. In a small bowl, mix 1/2 cup ketchup and one teaspoon of Worcestershire Sauce.
  8. Remove the meatloaf from the oven and take a knife and cut a few slices through.
  9. Pour the ketchup mixture over the top and spread out, gently working the mixture into the sliced areas.
  10. Bake for one more hour.

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Donna Epping

Thursday 19th of January 2023

Meatloaf is my favorite comfort food, and I have tried many recipes. I don't make meatloaf very often because I don't have the time to spend an hour chopping vegetables and going through the steps to assemble my favorite meatloaf recipe. I tried the recipe for meatloaf using jiffy cornbread. It is the best meatloaf I've ever eaten! It is also quick and easy to make. This will now be my go-to recipe.

Julie Pollitt

Friday 20th of January 2023

Hi Donna,

That's awesome to hear! I am so glad you loved it. Thanks for stopping by and sharing!


Friday 19th of August 2022

Question! I'm trying to find a recipe for 80-100 people to put in a rotation of meals we cook at church. We FINALLY started getting the ground meat already cooked, so would this still work substituting for the raw ground meat? Just cook less time, I know. nancytex

Julie Pollitt

Friday 19th of August 2022

Hi Nancy, I think the problem might be that if you place cooked meat in there, it's going to have a harder time sticking together and it will fall apart very easily.

Here are a few alternatives that start with cooked ground beef:

I hope that helps. And, what a great idea to have a rotation of meals!


Saturday 28th of May 2022

Can this meatloaf recipe be used in a crockpot? I like to have dinner ready once we get home from church.

Julie Pollitt

Saturday 28th of May 2022

Hi Jo, I think that would work. You might have to put the last few ingredients on at the beginning. Let me know how it goes. I'll have to try that. Yum!


Monday 16th of May 2022

Good recipe, the mustard was a bit more than we normally care for. I will likely cut it way down next time. What I didn’t care for was the texture, it was almost too smooth. Like a meatloaf paté. Had to add the entire box (1-1/2 cup) of the Jiffy mix as the mixture was too runny with only 1 cup, I would’ve had to pour it into the loaf pan. I initially thought it was a typo as why would you would use only 2/3 of the box. Perhaps the extra Jiffy mix contributed to the texture issue? I’ve been baking meatloaf for well over 50 years and used many recipes, this was great for my husband’s meatloaf sandwiches but just odd texture. May try my regular recipe and substitute the Jiffy mix for the crushed saltines or oatmeal.

Julie Pollitt

Tuesday 17th of May 2022

Hi Judy,

Thanks for the info! Glad that is worked well for your husband's sandwiches. I have a couple people here at the house that love tons of mustard, but I like a little less, as well.

Linda Douglas

Tuesday 4th of January 2022

Sounds delicious, can't wait to try....

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