Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

My kids would never eat meat loaf until I started putting olives in it. Now they want it once a week.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix first 5 ingredients by hand in large bowl Spray a loaf pan with cooking oil.
  3. Put mixture into pan and fold into a loaf.
  4. Put the ketchup on and smooth so whole loaf is covered on top.
  5. Put pan on middle rack.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes.


Most Helpful

Excellant recipe! My little boy is so picky I just don't know what to fix anymore. I saw this recipe and thought, "hey, why not" and was I ever surprised, he loved it! Thanks, I am really a grateful mom.

Elisabeth Green June 25, 2001

I played around with this recipe and used about a third of a cup of fresh onions, diced very fine, and a half a cup of sliced salad olives. My grocery store sells pre sliced olives at a reduced price because the vendor can use less than perfect olives in these jars ... and hey if you are going to slice them any ways .. why not !! The loaf took 1 hour and 15 minutes to reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees, and 5 minutes of standing time helped the loaf absorb most of the excess liquid.

Bill Hilbrich October 11, 2001

funny how people's tastes differ... i loooove olives and have always enjoyed ground turkey and was so looking forward to this recipe, but have to say i wasn't overly thrilled with it. The in-laws raved about it (but you never know, maybe they were just being nice?!) i knew when i was adding the onion mix that i should have used fresh onions (what's a meatloaf without onions?) but wanted to make the recipe as is before i knew what i wanted to tweak (as is my habit) ... outside of that, wasn't too keen on the consistency either... i usually like ground turkey and had to use it because in-laws have intolerances to beef..... but there is nothing quite like a hearty homemade ground beef meatloaf. this recipe left me with a serious craving that needs to be met! it wasn't bad, hence the 3 star rating, but nothing special either. glad i tried something new though, thanks for posting :)

Mel#608 March 02, 2009

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