Meatloaf with a Ranch Twist

Meatloaf with a Ranch Twist

Chihuahua Girl 3

"I wanted a different twist to my meatloaf, so I added a package of dry Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix. Instead of using ketchup for the sauce, I use V8 to add a different taste. Use the spicy if you want more of a kick to your sauce. My kids went back for seconds when normally I have to beg them to just eat meatloaf."


1 h 25 m servings 402 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 402 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 19.6 g
  • 30%
  • Carbs:
  • 24.3g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 29.9 g
  • 60%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 123 mg
  • 41%
  • Sodium:
  • 1038 mg
  • 42%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Combine the vegetable juice, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce in a saucepan over medium heat; cook until the sauce thickens, about 10 minutes.
  3. Mix the ground beef, garlic powder, onion powder, ranch dressing mix, sage, salt, and pepper together in a large bowl. Gradually sprinkle the bread crumbs into the meat while mixing so the crumbs are distributed evenly throughout; add the egg and milk and continue mixing. Shape the mixture into a loaf and transfer to a loaf pan. Pour about half the sauce over the meatloaf.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 1 hour. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Cut the meatloaf into 6 even slices. Pour the remaining sauce over the slices to serve.
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  1. 55 Ratings


Very good meatloaf and leftovers were great. I agree with past reviewers, the sauce is so yummy double up on it.

This meat loaf was absolutely fantastic!! I made it last night and had the leftovers for lunch today. The only thing I might change is making more of the sauce for the drizzle once the meat lo...

Very moist meatloaf! Instead of the usual loaf pan (and to stretch it out) i spread it into a 13x9 casserole dish - and cooked it for 40 minutes. I also used 1# lean ground beef & 19 oz lean gro...

The flavor was very good but the texture was blah. It was too soft. I followed the recipe to a T. Sorry, I try to rate recipes fairly and this did not do it for us.

I rarely vary from my tried and true sage, bell peppers and onions based family recipe but wanted something different today. I feel bad about rating this because I made so many changes. It’s one...

My teens all loved this recipe! My husband who doesn't like meatloaf loved it as well!

Everyone loved this when I made it!! The only thing I did differently was to add about 1 tbsp of red wine vinegar to the sauce to add some tang to it; it was AWESOME!

Yummy,I was looking for a good meatloaf recipe,and now i found it.......Taste even better the next day. Thank You

I found it to be bland.