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Classic Meatloaf

Major comfort food! A homogeneous blend of ground beef, pork and veal with seasonings, herbs and spices that combine to form unique flavor is in a tender loaf of goodness.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 50 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Cajun, Creole
Keyword: meatloaf
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 335kcal

Here's What You Need

  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 pound ground veal
  • 2 medium Yellow Onions
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 whole eggs
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs

Herb and Spice Blend

  • 1 teaspoon Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Basil
  • ½ teaspoon Thyme
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

For the Sauce/Glaze

  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 12 ounces Tomato Sauce
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • To Taste Kosher Salt and Ground Black Pepper

Here's What You Do

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Set the meats out to reach room temperature,
  • Make the sauce by mixing all the ingredients for the sauce together in a small bowl. Set aside. This sauce will benefit from sitting for a while.
  • Process the onion and garlic in a food processor (or grater) until they are very fine-set aside and make sure to save all the liquid with them.
  • Crumble each meat by hand into a large glass bowl. Gently combine the meats to integrate completely.
  • Add the onions, garlic, eggs, about ⅔ of the breadcrumbs,the herbs and spices and water to the meats and continue to mix together by hand until thoroughly combined.
  • Add the remaining breadcrumbs to tighten the meat mixture until it is sticky and dense. Add more water if needed.
  • Spray a roasting pan with non stick spray and set meatloaf on it.
  • Press about half of the meat mixture into a lined loaf pan used as a mold. Roll the formed meatloaf onto a prepared baking pan and finish forming by hand. Repeat for the second loaf.
  • Place the baking pan with the meatloaves in the preheated oven, uncovered, for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, remove it from the oven. Lower the oven temp to 325 degrees.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and return to the 325-degree oven for 45 minutes.
  • After 45 minutes, take the meatloaf out of the oven and uncover. Discard any excess greas in the baking pan. Increase the oven temp to 425 degrees.
  • Pour the sauce over the meatloaf and return to the 425-degree oven, uncovered.
  • Roast for another 15 minutes, the sauce should be bubbly and starting to brown. Remove the meatloaf from the oven and rest for about 10 minutes before slicing.


Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 816mg | Potassium: 719mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 481IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 3mg

This recipe came from www.firstyouhaveabeer.com.