Awesome Meatloaf (Emeril's)

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

This recipe will make meatloaf lovers out of meatloaf haters! It is an Emeril recipe off the foodnetwork website. I have modified it here and there...just types of meat and the topping.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute butter, onion, celery, and bell pepper until carmelized.
  2. Add garlic, thyme, rosemary, and parsley. Cook 2 minutes. Cool in a mixing bowl.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  4. To mixing bowl with vegetables, add eggs, mustard, 1/4 cup ketchup, Worcestershire, and cream. Mix.
  5. Add breadcrumbs, meat, salt, and mix with hand just until combined. Do not overmix.
  6. Form into 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan. Set aside.
  7. Combine 1/2 cup ketchup and 1/4 cup of brown sugar (or to taste).
  8. Poke holes into the meatloaf and drizzle the topping over it, allowing it to seep into the meat.
  9. Cut bacon slices in half, lengthwise, and place in strips over the top of the meatloaf.
  10. Bake for 45 minutes and until the sauce is slightly caramelized on the top.
  11. Remove from the oven and tent with foil. Let it stand about 10 minutes before serving.
  12. I serve it with scalloped potatoes.


Most Helpful

Best Meatloaf I've ever had, and I don't care too much for meatloaf (ate it all the time as a kid). The version I had tonight was Emeril's original recipe, which is for the most part almost exactly like this one.

mbormann January 25, 2009

My husband, 16 year old and myself loved this recipe for a more tantalizing meatloaf. I substituted low fat milk instead of heavy cream. I also substituted GF Gluten free bread crumbs. I served along with mashed potatoes and corn on the cob. I definitely will be making it again soon.

Sue Tip August 16, 2008

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