Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins


Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, beat eggs.
  2. Add milk and bread; let stand a few minutes or until the bread absorbs the liquid.
  3. Stir in the onion, carrot, cheese, herbs and seasonings.
  4. Add beef; mix well.
  5. In a shallow baking pan, shape beef mixture into a 7 1/2 inches x 3 1/2-in. x 2 1/2-in. loaf.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, combine topping ingredients. Spoon some of the topping over meat loaf.
  8. Bake for about 30 minutes longer or until no pink remains, occasionally spooning some of the remaining topping over loaf.
  9. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
Most Helpful

My Wife and helper, with 60 years cooking experiance, added a glove of crushed garlic, used a teaspoon of both thyme and basil, changed the topping to 1/4 cup brown sugar and (1) cup of tomato sauce. Absolutly the best meatloaf I have ever tasted and my wife will replace her old tried a true recipe with this one. GREAT! ..Jim

jamessantacroce December 07, 2001

this was some stunning meatloaf. i omitted the cheese from this recipe, but it still came out flavorful, moist and yummy.

Milla November 20, 2001

Add me to the list of reviewers who loved this recipe. Flavorful and moist - fantastic! The sauce was a bit sweet for our taste, and I will cut the brown sugar in half the next time. I made this meatloaf as a Halloween dinner. I used a hand-shaped mold then inverted the meatloaf onto a baking sheet. The fingernails were slices of onion. The wrist bone was a peeled onion, with enough layers removed so the "bone" was proportional to the hand. I topped the meatloaf with sauce, then added sliced provolone cheese to create a burned skin effect. To serve, I piped mashed cauliflower between the fingers and surrounding the hand. Totally gross, and so cool!

Kathy :-( October 17, 2013