Harley-Davidson Cafe Homestyle Meatloaf

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

This comes from the Harley-Davidson Cafe in New York, which apparently is no longer in business. However, the Las Vegas Harley-Davidson Cafe may still serve it. The portions in the recipe would have to be adjusted unless you are freezing some or serving for a good size dinner party.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Cook bacon in frying pan, remove, drain and chop.
  3. Leave drippings in pan and saute (but do not brown) onion and celery.
  4. Add pepper, onion powder, thyme, salt, mustard, paprika and garlic powder.
  5. Cook for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove pan from heat and add tomato juice and evaporated milk.
  7. Mix bread crumbs with eggs and add to meat.
  8. Add spice mixture and bacon to meat mixture and mix gently.
  9. Place mixture in two or three 8 x 4 inch individual loaf pans.
  10. Cook until done, about 40 to 50 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees on a meat thermometer.


Most Helpful

Sorry .. I may have done something wrong but I believe I made it just as it is here but the thyme was just too overpowering for us. Good texture but i wonder if that should have been teasons and not tablespoons. I will try that next time.

HELEN W. July 09, 2005

I halved recipe, fiddled with a it a bit, TRUE! Came out moist, delicious too, Wasn't big fan of meatloaf before, Now hubby asks can he have more? Thanks for sharing this...sad cafe's closed as well? Perhaps a reincarnated one will open? Only time will tell!

mickeydownunder January 06, 2005

I think this was the bigest meatlosf mixture I have ever made. (LOL). Just had a little trouble getting it well blended otherwise it was a good meatloaf. It made a good meatloaf sandwich the next day. I served this with recipe #26462 Bob's seasoned scalloped potatoes. Thanks Martini Guy.

bullwinkle November 17, 2004

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