Best 18 Classic Meatloaf Recipes

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Meatloaf, an iconic American comfort food, is a delightful dish that has been enjoyed by families for generations. With its hearty blend of ground beef, pork, or lamb, along with an array of seasonings, and a tangy glaze, it's no wonder that this classic dish continues to be a favorite among home cooks. Whether you're a seasoned chef or just starting out in the kitchen, this guide will provide you with the essential tips and tricks for creating the perfect meatloaf that will impress your family and friends.

Here are our top 18 tried and tested recipes!


Classic Meatloaf image

Keep this meatloaf recipe handy: It's the only one you'll need.

Provided by Food Network Kitchen

Time 1h25m

Yield 6

Number Of Ingredients 10

1 1/2 pounds ground meatloaf mix (equal parts ground beef, pork and veal or turkey)
1 cup dried breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 medium onion, grated
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons light brown sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment.
  • Combine the meatloaf mix, breadcrumbs, parsley, eggs, onion, garlic, 1/4 cup of the ketchup, 1 tablespoon of the Worcestershire, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a large mixing bowl. Using your hands, mix together until well combined.
  • Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking sheet and form it into a compact oval-shaped loaf about 9 inches by 5 inches. Bake the meatloaf for 30 minutes.
  • Stir the brown sugar together with the remaining 1/4 cup ketchup and 1 teaspoon Worcestershire in a small bowl for the glaze. Brush the top and sides of the meatloaf all over with the glaze. Return to the oven and bake until the glaze starts to caramelize and a thermometer inserted in the center of the meatloaf registers 160 degrees F, about 25 minutes more. Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.


Classic Meatloaf image

Good meatloaf is about as comforting as comfort food gets. Thankfully, meatloaf doesn't have to be complex to be good. It just needs to be tender (from breadcrumbs soaked in milk and gentle handling) and flavorful (from onion, garlic, and ketchup).

Provided by Martha Stewart

Categories     Food & Cooking     Ingredients     Meat & Poultry     Beef Recipes     Ground Beef Recipes

Time 1h10m

Number Of Ingredients 9

3 slices white sandwich bread
1/3 cup whole milk
1 1/2 pounds ground beef chuck
1/2 pound ground pork
1/2 medium onion, grated
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 large egg
1/2 cup ketchup
Coarse salt and ground pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Place bread in food processor; pulse until fine crumbs form. Transfer to a small bowl; stir in milk. Set aside, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine beef, pork, onion, garlic, egg, 1/4 cup ketchup, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add bread-milk mixture, and mix very gently with a fork (do not overmix).
  • Place meat mixture on prepared baking sheet, and form into a loaf about 9 inches long and 4 to 5 inches wide.
  • Bake, brushing twice with remaining 1/4 cup ketchup during baking, until an instant-read thermometer registers 160 degrees, 45 to 55 minutes. Let meatloaf rest 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 464 g, Fat 33 g, Protein 29 g


Top Rated Classic Meatloaf image

My family enjoyed the slightly spicy taste of this meatloaf. This recipe, submitted by a local DJ, was in our local paper.

Provided by Rosemary Chapman

Categories     One Dish Meal

Time 1h40m

Yield 1 Meatloaf, 4-6 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 12

1 1/2 lbs ground beef
1 cup cracker crumb
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 large egg, beaten
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 cup tomato sauce
3/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup water
2 tablespoons mustard
2 tablespoons vinegar


  • Preheat oven 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, cracker crumbs, salt, pepper, egg, onion and tomato sauce.
  • Mix lightly.
  • Shape into a loaf and place in a baking dish.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar, water, mustard and vinegar.
  • Brush the loaf with this mixture.
  • Place meat loaf in oven and bake 1 hour and 15 minutes, basting occasionally with sauce.


Classic Slow-Cooker Meatloaf image

Our favorite meatloaf recipe does great in the slow cooker. Made with familiar flavorings that have stood the test of time, this meatloaf is as classic as it gets. And it's about as easy as it gets, too-just toss together the ingredients, set your loaf in a foil-lined slow cooker and forget it! Your meal will be ready in 3 to 4 hours, and you don't need to be stuck in the kitchen in the meantime. And lucky you if there are leftovers-we love using this for meatloaf sandwiches the next day!

Provided by By Betty Crocker Kitchens

Categories     Entree

Time 3h20m

Yield 6

Number Of Ingredients 11

1 1/2 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon chopped fresh sage leaves or 1/4 teaspoon dried sage leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 clove garlic, finely chopped, or 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 egg
3 slices bread, torn into small pieces
1 small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
1/2 cup ketchup


  • Line 4 1/2- to 5-quart slow cooker with foil. Spray foil with cooking spray.
  • In large bowl, mix all ingredients except ketchup. Shape mixture into loaf, and place in center of slow cooker. Spread ketchup over top.
  • Cover; cook on Low heat setting 3 to 4 hours or until meat thermometer inserted in center of loaf reads 160°F. Remove meatloaf from slow cooker to serving platter. Cut into pieces to serve.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 290, Carbohydrate 15 g, Cholesterol 105 mg, Fat 1, Fiber 0 g, Protein 24 g, SaturatedFat 6 g, ServingSize 1 Serving, Sodium 560 mg, Sugar 8 g, TransFat 1 g


Classic Meatloaf Recipe by Tasty image

Meatloaf is a delicious addition to your weeknight dinner repertoire. Full of savory flavor and topped with a sweet, sticky ketchup glaze, it's the perfect pair to your favorite vegetable side dishes, such as classic mashed potatoes and steamed green beans.

Provided by Betsy Carter

Categories     Dinner

Time 1h20m

Yield 6 servings

Number Of Ingredients 14

1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for greasing
1 large yellow onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
1 cup whole milk
2 lb ground beef
2 large eggs, beaten
½ cup fresh parsley, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
½ teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
½ cup ketchup


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Once the oil begins to shimmer, add the onion and cook, stirring often, until softened and golden brown, about 7 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until aromatic, about 1 minute. Add the tomato paste and cook, stirring often, until the tomato paste turns deep red in color, about 2 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and let the onion mixture cool to room temperature.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the panko and milk. Add the ground beef, eggs, parsley, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, salt, pepper, and the onion mixture and use your hands to combine. Do not overmix!
  • Shape the beef mixture into a 10 x 5-inch loaf on the prepared baking sheet. Brush the top and sides with ketchup.
  • Bake the meatloaf until the top is browned and the internal temperature reaches 160°F (70°C), about 50 minutes.
  • Slice and serve.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts : Calories 573 calories, Carbohydrate 23 grams, Fat 30 grams, Fiber 1 gram, Protein 47 grams, Sugar 8 grams


Classic Spicy Meatloaf image

This is my family's favorite meatloaf recipe. Onion may be substituted for green onions (scallions).

Provided by Angela Smith

Categories     Meat and Poultry Recipes     Pork     Sausage

Time 1h30m

Yield 6

Number Of Ingredients 15

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup finely chopped onion
½ cup finely chopped green onions
1 carrot, finely chopped
1 rib celery, finely chopped
1 tablespoon minced garlic
⅔ cup ketchup, divided
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons salt
1 ½ teaspoons ground black pepper
1 ½ pounds ground beef
¾ pound spicy ground pork sausage
1 cup bread crumbs
⅓ cup minced fresh parsley
2 large eggs, slightly beaten


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Heat butter in a large heavy skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion, green onions, carrot, celery, and garlic until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Cover skillet with a lid and cook, stirring occasionally, until carrot is tender, about 5 more minutes. Stir 1/3 cup ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper into vegetable mixture; cook until warmed through, about 1 minute.
  • Mix ground beef, sausage, vegetable mixture, bread crumbs, parsley, and eggs in a large bowl; form into a loaf and place in a rectangular baking pan with 2-inch high sides. Cover loaf with remaining 1/3 cup ketchup.
  • 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).

Nutrition Facts : Calories 531.9 calories, Carbohydrate 26.2 g, Cholesterol 172.9 mg, Fat 32.9 g, Fiber 2.3 g, Protein 32.5 g, SaturatedFat 13.1 g, Sodium 1691.1 mg, Sugar 9.5 g


Heinz® Classic Meatloaf image

This comfort food recipe will bring back memories of mom's home cooking and family time around the dinner table. For the ultimate in nostalgia, be sure to serve with a generous spoonful of fluffy mashed potatoes.

Provided by Heinz

Categories     Trusted Brands: Recipes and Tips

Time 1h15m

Yield 6

Number Of Ingredients 10

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
½ cup finely chopped onion
½ cup finely chopped celery
¼ cup finely chopped green pepper
1 cup Heinz Tomato Ketchup
1 ½ pounds lean ground beef
1 cup soft, fresh breadcrumbs
1 large egg, slightly beaten
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Heat oil in a skillet set over medium-high heat. Cook onion, celery and pepper until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in ketchup. Remove pan from heat and divide sauce mixture in half.
  • Combine one half of the sauce with ground beef, breadcrumbs, egg, salt and pepper. Mix gently. Pat mixture into a lightly greased 9-x 5-in (2 L) loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour or until an instant read thermometer reaches 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).
  • Rest for 5 minutes. Reheat the reserved sauce mixture. Slice meat loaf and serve with sauce.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 516.7 calories, Carbohydrate 28.2 g, Cholesterol 127.5 mg, Fat 34.2 g, Fiber 1.3 g, Protein 23.4 g, SaturatedFat 13.1 g, Sodium 796.5 mg, Sugar 2.1 g


New Classic Meatloaf image

Provided by Ellie Krieger

Categories     main-dish

Time 1h30m

Yield 8 Servings

Number Of Ingredients 16

1 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, diced (1 cup)
8 ounces white button mushrooms, finely diced
1 small carrot, finely grated
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 clove of garlic, minced
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 pounds extra-lean ground beef (90% lean or higher)
3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
2 large eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 8-ounce can no-salt added tomato sauce
1 Tablespoon prepared mustard
1 tablespoon unsulphered molasses


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet, add the onion and mushrooms and cook until the liquid is evaporated and the mushrooms begin to brown about 8 minutes. Stir in the carrots, tomato paste, thyme and garlic and cook, stirring, 2 minutes more. Allow to cool completely.
  • In a large bowl combine the beef, oats, eggs, Worcestershire sauce, mushroom mixture, salt and pepper. Mix until just well combined. Transfer the mixture to a 9x13 inch baking dish and shape into a loaf about 5 inches wide and 2 inches high.
  • In a small bowl whisk the tomato sauce, molasses and mustard and pour over the meatloaf.
  • Cook the meatloaf until a meat thermometer registers 160 degrees, about 55-60 minutes. Remove from the oven and let rest 15 minutes before slicing.
  • Serving Size: one 1-inch thick slice

Nutrition Facts : Calories 250, Fat 12 grams, SaturatedFat 4 grams, Cholesterol 110 milligrams, Sodium 370 milligrams, Carbohydrate 14 grams, Fiber 2 grams, Protein 21 grams


Classic American Meatloaf image

Provided by Amy Stevenson

Categories     main-dish

Time 2h30m

Yield 6 to 8 servings

Number Of Ingredients 19

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for baking dish
1/2 cup finely chopped scallions (white and green parts)
1/4 cup grated carrots
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 cup ketchup
2 teaspoons gelatin
2 pounds ground beef chuck
1/2 pound ground pork
2 large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup dried bread crumbs
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup ketchup
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard


  • To make the meatloaf: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. In a small skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the scallions, carrot and onion and cook until softened, about 10 minutes. Add the thyme, cumin, paprika, and garlic and onion powders. Cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Scrape into a large bowl and let cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, heat the ketchup in the microwave until just warm to the touch. Sprinkle the gelatin over the ketchup and whisk to remove clumps. Add to the cooled vegetable mixture, then add the beef, pork, eggs, and bread crumbs. Season with salt and pepper and mix just to combine. Coat a 9x13-inch baking dish with oil and form the meat mixture into a loaf.
  • To make the glaze: In a measuring cup, stir together the ketchup, Worcestershire, and mustard. Brush a little glaze on the meatloaf and bake until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F, about 1 hour 15 minutes, brushing three or four times with the glaze until you've used it all. Let meatloaf rest at least 15 minutes before slicing.


Mom's Favorite: Betty Crocker's Classic Fluffy Meatloaf image

My mom has been using this recipe since she was married in the 50's and it's as good now as then. She still makes it for me when I visit. :) It's wonderful when first served, but is even better chilled... cold meatloaf sandwiches, mmm! A versatile recipe, you can easily alter it to your own tastes. Experiment and enjoy! :)

Provided by Julesong

Categories     Lunch/Snacks

Time 1h35m

Yield 1 meatloaf

Number Of Ingredients 10

1 lb ground beef
1/2 lb ground lean pork
2 cups breadcrumbs
1 egg, beaten
1 1/2 cups milk
4 tablespoons minced onions
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/8 teaspoon ground sage


  • Mix ingredients thoroughly.
  • Pack into greased 9x5x3" loaf pan.
  • Bake in 350 degree oven for 1 1/2 hours.
  • Serve hot or let cool and chill and serve cold.
  • Other suggestions: add 3 cloves minced garlic; spread bacon slices over the top before cooking and/or 3 Tbsp catsup or barbecue sauce; substitute 1 Tbsp horseradish and 1 Tbsp for the mustard and sage; substitute 1 cup sauerkraut for 1 cup breadcrumbs and add 1/2 tsp dill weed to taste; try it with other herbs/spices or combinations added such as curry powder, cayenne and cumin, or oregano and basil.


50's Classic Meatloaf image

Back in the 50's and 60's this was a weekly staple for family. If you want to fancy it up, substitute green peppers with 1/4 cup red peppers and 1/4 cup green peppers.

Provided by Douglas Poe

Categories     Meatloaf

Time 1h26m

Yield 4-6 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 13

2 lbs ground beef
1 lb ground pork
4 eggs
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 cup onion, diced
1/2 cup green pepper, diced
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


  • Meatloaf:.
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Combine ground beef, ground pork, bread crumbs, Worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper.
  • Add eggs, onions and peppers and combine.
  • Place meat mixture in loaf pan.
  • Bake at for 60 minutes.
  • Glaze:.
  • Mix until smooth.
  • After meatloaf is done cooking brush with meatloaf glaze and bake another 10 minutes.
  • Let meatloaf set 10 minutes before serving.


Classic Meatloaf image My: notes: you can serve this with Applebees- mashed potatoes with everything in it- or macaroni and cheese or simple Bob Evan's Mashed potatoes and a vegetable or a baked potato.

Provided by Seabreeze1116

Categories     Meatloaf

Time 2m

Yield 12 slices of meatloaf, 1 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 2

1 cup water
1 cup water


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (sirloin).
  • 1 pound ground chuck.
  • 1/2 cup milk.
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire' sauce.
  • 1/2 tsp salt.
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard.
  • 1/4 tsp pepper.
  • 2 tsp minced garlic.
  • 1 egg.
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs or panko.
  • 1/2 cup ketchup.
  • Preheat oven to 350* F. degrees.
  • Combine ground beef, ground chuck, milk, Worcestershire sauce, salt, dry mustard, pepper, minced garlic, eggs, & bread crumbs/panko in a large mixing bowl.
  • Work together with your hands until completely combined - but don't over-work the meat.
  • Spray a 9x5x3 loaf pan with olive oil or cooking spray.
  • Transfer the meat mixture to the pan & pat down so it's smooth on top.
  • Add the ketchup to the top & spread evenly with a spatula.
  • Bake uncovered for 60-75 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.
  • **TIP- you can use your stand mixer with the paddle attachment & pulse several times just until mixed- don't let it get pasty.


Classic Meatloaf from Scratch image

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Provided by Cookin Daddy

Categories     Meat

Time 2h

Yield 1 loaf, 8 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 9

2 lbs lean ground beef
1/2 large yellow onion
2 sweet bell peppers
1 (4 ounce) can mushrooms
4 eggs
5 slices whole wheat bread
1 teaspoon oregano
2 teaspoons steak seasoning
3 tablespoons ketchup


  • Toast the 5 slices of wheat bread and let cool. I use a food processor to make my own bread crumbs out of the wheat bread when it cools. Then take the onion and sweet bell peppers and put them in the food processor and chop them up pretty fine not quite minced empty out the food processor and put the eggs, oregano and mushrooms in and blend it up and chop it fine. Finally, mix all ingrediants together and let it rest for approximately 1 hour and form a loaf that is packed pretty tight on a sheet pan or pan of your choice. Top with steak seasonning (I use the weber chicago steak seasonning) and bake in a 350 degree oven for approximately 1 3/4 to 2 hours. Top the meatloaf with the ketchup during the last 15 to 20 minutes that it bakes. Pull the meatloaf out of the oven and let it rest for 10 minutes then slice and serve.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 298, Fat 14.7, SaturatedFat 5.6, Cholesterol 179.5, Sodium 266.6, Carbohydrate 12.5, Fiber 2, Sugar 3.8, Protein 28.4


Campbell's Classic Meatloaf image

I found this recipe in a very old tin recipe box on top of a shelf. I remember using this recipe box back when my kids were very small, 20-25 years ago. If I remember correctly, they loved this meatloaf.

Provided by Susan Feliciano

Categories     Meatloafs

Time 1h15m

Number Of Ingredients 8

1 can(s) tomato soup
1 1/2 lb ground meat
1/2 c dry bread crumbs
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 egg, beaten
1 Tbsp worcestershire sauce
1/8 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1/4 c water


  • 1. Mix 1/2 can soup, meat, bread crumbs, onion, egg, worcestershire sauce and pepper thoroughly. In a baking pan, shape firmly into an 8" x 4" loaf.
  • 2. Bake at 350 degrees one hour or until done. Should test 160 degrees on meat thermometer.
  • 3. In a saucepan, mix 2 tablespoons of the drippings with the remaining soup and the water. Heat to a simmer. Serve over the meat loaf.


Classic Meatloaf image

The secrets to this meatloaf are fresh, very finely diced vegetables that give it moisture and flavor--and a light touch in mixing together the ingredients. This hearty meatloaf is the perfect meal for cool fall and winter evenings, served with mashed potatoes and simple mushroom gravy.

Provided by Chef John

Categories     Main Dish Recipes     Meatloaf Recipes     Beef Meatloaf Recipes

Time 1h15m

Yield 10

Number Of Ingredients 19

1 carrot, coarsely chopped
1 rib celery, coarsely chopped
½ onion, coarsely chopped
½ red bell pepper, coarsely chopped
4 white mushrooms, coarsely chopped
3 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
2 ½ pounds ground chuck
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon dried Italian herbs
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup plain bread crumbs
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons ketchup
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
hot pepper sauce to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Place the carrot, celery, onion, red bell pepper, mushrooms, and garlic in a food processor, and pulse until very finely chopped, almost to a puree. Place the minced vegetables into a large mixing bowl, and mix in ground chuck, Worcestershire sauce, and egg. Add Italian herbs, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Mix gently with a wooden spoon to incorporate vegetables and egg into the meat. Pour in bread crumbs. With your hand, gently mix in the crumbs with your fingertips just until combined, about 1 minute.
  • Form the meatloaf into a ball. Pour olive oil into a baking dish and place the ball of meat into the dish. Shape the ball into a loaf, about 4 inches high by 6 inches across.
  • Bake in the preheated oven just until the meatloaf is hot, about 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, ketchup, Dijon mustard, and hot sauce. Stir until the brown sugar has dissolved.
  • Remove the meatloaf from the oven. With the back of a spoon, smooth the glaze onto the top of the meatloaf, then pull a little bit of glaze down the sides of the meatloaf with the back of the spoon.
  • Return meatloaf to oven, and bake until the loaf is no longer pink inside and the glaze has baked onto the loaf, 30 to 40 more minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the loaf should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Cooking time will depend on shape and thickness of the meatloaf.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 284.1 calories, Carbohydrate 14.8 g, Cholesterol 85.3 mg, Fat 14.9 g, Fiber 1.2 g, Protein 21.6 g, SaturatedFat 5.6 g, Sodium 755.4 mg, Sugar 5.3 g


Sarasota's Classic Meatloaf image

My all time favorite. I have my Recipe #399886, my Recipe #403644 and I also make my Mexican Meatloaf Stuffed Pepper Rings. But still this is my favorite. I have 5 secrets which I think really make the difference. 1) I saute my vegetables first; 2) I use fresh bread soaked in milk, NO dried bread crumbs for me; 3) Fresh herbs if possible; 4) A mix of beef, pork and veal; and 4) Do NOT over mix your meat. This was a recipe we served in our restaurant as our signature dish, and it always sold out. Served with sour cream and chive mashed potatoes and pan seared green beans in a balsamic butter. NOTE: Sometimes I will take this recipe and make 2 smaller loafs. Just free formed, but that way I eat one and slice the other and freeze for meatloaf sandwiches or for another dinner. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly.

Provided by SarasotaCook

Categories     Meat

Time 1h45m

Yield 8-10 Thick Slices, 8-10 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 21

1 lb ground beef (I do not use lean for this)
1/2 lb ground pork
1/2 lb ground veal
1 cup onion, very fine diced
1/2 cup celery, very fine diced
1/3 cup carrot, very fine diced
1 tablespoon minced garlic
3 slices bread, should equal about 1 cup (regular every day bread)
1 cup milk
2 large eggs, beaten (if using extra large or jumbo, just use 1)
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon steak sauce (like A1)
1 tablespoon fresh marjoram (or 1 teaspoon dried oregano)
1 tablespoon fresh thyme (or 1/2 teaspoon dried)
3 tablespoons fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon butter (to saute the vegetables)
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon cider vinegar


  • Vegetables -- First. I just used my mini food processor to fine chop the vegetables - saves tons of time, but you can chop them by hand if you want. In a small saucepan melt the butter and saute the onion, celery, carrot and garlic on medium heat. Don't cook them too fast, you want them to sweat slowly for about 5 minutes until they are tender.
  • Base -- Then transfer the vegetables to a large bowl .Add in the egg, steak sauce, worcestershire, oregano, thyme, parsley, marjoram or dried oregano (both will well, I just love the fresh marjoram if you have it), salt and pepper. Mix well to combine.
  • Bread -- In a flat pan or dish, add the milk and soak each slice of bread just for a few seconds and then squeeze out most of the milk. Add the bread slices breaking them up into the bowl. Save the milk, don't throw it out. Mix the bread crumbs inches.
  • Meat -- Quick Note: You can use all beef for this, but I really prefer the mix. You could also, substitute turkey for the veal if you want, but - Beef, Veal and Pork are my favorites.
  • Now, add in the meat. You can use a spoon, but honestly, I use my hands to mix everything together. You don't want to over mix as the meat can get tough.
  • Loaf -- I prefer to free form my loaf rather than using a loaf pan, but if you want, you can use a loaf pan. If using a pan, I line it with parchment paper, but I really prefer to form mine on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. This way when you glaze the meat loaf you can glaze the sides as well. This is the way we always did it in the restaurant. As mentioned above, you can make 2 smaller loafs vs 1 loaf, the cooking time is all that changes.
  • Glaze -- In a small bowl, mix the ketchup, brown sugar and cider vinegar together.
  • Cook -- Middle shelf in a 350 degree oven. Depending on on thick you make your loaf, it should take between 50 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes. I make mine fairly thick so it takes just about 1 hr 15 minute Bake for about 40-45 minutes and then glaze. Cook another 10-15 min and glaze one more time. Once done, remove and let rest 5 minutes before slicing.
  • Serve -- Just slice and enjoy! As I said, sour cream and chive potatoes and pan seared green beans are my favorite with this dish.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 419, Fat 20.6, SaturatedFat 8.4, Cholesterol 149.4, Sodium 703.6, Carbohydrate 30.8, Fiber 0.9, Sugar 22, Protein 27.5


Classic Meatloaf image

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Provided by Kim M.

Categories     Meat

Time 1h15m

Yield 4-6 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 10

1 1/2 lbs ground beef
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 egg
3 slices bread, finely chopped
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup ketchup


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl, mix all ingredients, except ketchup. Spread mixture in ungreased 9x5 inch loaf pan. Spread ketchup over top.
  • Bake uncovered 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes or until thermometer reads at least 160 degrees. Drain meat loaf. Let stand 5 minutes. Remove from pan.
  • Variations:.
  • *You may substitute 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs, 1/2 cup crushed seasoned crackers or 3/4 cup quick cooking oats for the chopped bread.
  • *You may substitute barbecue sauce or chili sauce for the ketchup.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 511.4, Fat 29.9, SaturatedFat 11.9, Cholesterol 177.1, Sodium 954.3, Carbohydrate 22, Fiber 0.8, Sugar 8.6, Protein 37.4


Classic Meatloaf image

Provided by Food Network

Time 2h

Yield 6 servings

Number Of Ingredients 13

1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs (about 2 slices)
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup onions, finely diced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 pound ground beef chuck
1/2 pound ground pork butt or sweet sausage meat
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup grated Romano or Parmesan or sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 cup chopped parsley
Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Soak the bread crumbs in milk. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Lightly grease a loaf pan.
  • Heat the olive oil. When hot add the onions and saute for about 8 minutes or until golden and beginning to brown. Add the garlic and saute for a few seconds. Remove the skillet from the heat and transfer the contents to a mixing bowl.
  • Add the soaked bread crumbs, ground chuck and ground pork butt and mix with 1 egg. Add grated cheese, fennel, oregano, and parsley. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Saute some of the mixture before tasting and adjusting for seasoning.)
  • Transfer the mix to a loaf pan and bake at high heat for 15 minutes. Lower the heat to 350 degrees and bake for 1 hour or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Let rest 15 minutes before cutting.


  • Choose the right ground beef. Use a combination of 80% lean and 20% fat ground beef for a moist and flavorful meatloaf.
  • Season the meatloaf well. Use a variety of seasonings, such as garlic, onion, Worcestershire sauce, and chili powder, to give the meatloaf flavor.
  • Don't overmix the meatloaf. Overmixing the meatloaf will make it tough.
  • Shape the meatloaf into a loaf. Use your hands to shape the meatloaf into a loaf that is about 9 inches long and 5 inches wide.
  • Bake the meatloaf in a preheated oven. Bake the meatloaf at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Let the meatloaf rest before slicing. Let the meatloaf rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.


Meatloaf is a classic comfort food that is easy to make and loved by people of all ages. By following these tips, you can make a delicious meatloaf that your family and friends will love.

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