Meatloaf for Meatloaf Haters

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

I didnt really like meatloaf...until many many experiments in the kitchen gave me this recipe. Thanks and enjoy this unusual yet wonderful creation.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dice and saute onion, green onion (including most of the green parts)and celery.
  2. When your saute is transparent, add the garlic. (I usually slice mine with a cheese grater).
  3. Continue until onions are lightly browned. Set aside.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  5. Finely chop parsley.
  6. Breifly soak bread in water.
  7. Add bread, egg, and all other ingredients to the meat in a large bowl; knead together.
  8. Add small amounts of the V8 until it is gone or the consistency feels right to you. It should be well bound, but with a good amount of moisture to it.
  9. Mold the meat into buttered loaf pan.
  10. Turn the mold over onto a flat baking sheet, letting it fall down onto the pan to get the meat back out if necessary.
  11. Cook for 1 hour 15 minutes.
  12. Why sour cream? Its added moisture (fat not grease)you will lose from all of the nasty grease/fat you will see hanging off the sides of the loaf when it is done. Why bread? Still used as a binder, but without all of the moisture loss of breadcrumbs or cracker crumbs. Why V8? 8 wonderful veggies in a tomato liquid, I have found it is perfect for this meatloaf.


Most Helpful

I have been making this recipe for probably 8+ years. I follow the recipe exactly every time & everytime get an absolutely delicious moist meatloaf! Normally I dip my meatloaf in ketchup but not this one- it's moist enough on its own!!! I have made this for several people & they all rave about how good it is.i consider myself a very good cook & normally when making meals look to several different recipes & then come up with my own version. Not with meatloaf- I follow this recipe to a tee because why mess with perfection.

Mplsgoodwife March 16, 2015

DH is a meatloaf hater, but he said this was the best meatloaf I've ever made. I thought it was absolutely delicious!!! I did leave out the parsley and garlic, and used a can of Spicy V8 instead of regular but did everything according to the recipe. Mmmm...

Allymom May 28, 2009

I don't use breadcrumbs anymore in my meatloafs, since DH never eats oatmeal I have to sneak it into his foods so this works fine! He doesn't know it's even in there LOL! I use the panko breadcrumbs w/some parmesan cheese mixed in on top though for a bit of a crunch. I have never thought of using V-8 but it tastes great so it works for me. I will try this making my own juice concoction of V-8 since I juice lots of vegetables & gardening season is here! DH is a very picky eater & doesn't like all kinds of vegetables either! I thought one day he caught on to me cooking w/oatmeal since he questioned me about what I put into the meatloaf? Well he meant it was a bit more spicy than my last one whew! I added cinnamon, chipotle just a bit too much but still tasted great! I left out the red wine vinegar, worcestershire sauce, bread.

UPSyours2 June 24, 2008

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