Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

Fail-proof meat loaf is great for fall/winter meals with baked or mashed potatoes and brocolli. Leftovers are great in sandwiches. Original recipe printed in Bon Appetit (July, 1991).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grase 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.
  2. Preheat oven to 375-degrees F.
  3. Place bread in large bowl.
  4. Add water and let soak for 5 minutes.
  5. Drain off extra water.
  6. Mash bread with fork.
  7. Add next 7 ingredients (ground beef- pepper) to bread, mixing well.
  8. Transfer meat mixture to prepared pan.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes.
  10. Pour tomato sauce over meat loaf and sprinkle with oregano.
  11. Return to oven and bake 20- 30 minutes longer.
  12. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.


Most Helpful

a very nice different meatloaf, thanks ! like the idea of the rye bread, it gave quite a different taste; the parmesan a nice little sharpness to it. The loaf stayed together well and was nicely finished with the tomato sauce. It made great lunch sandwiches the next day, will be making this one again.

Derf October 25, 2003

What an easy dish to make. I followed the recipe to the T. However I cooked it in the microwave/combination oven with great success. My DW thought it made a wonderful change, we will polish it off today for lunch. Thanks for a good recipe.

Brian Holley November 01, 2007

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