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

I didn't have enough ground beef to make a whole meat loaf, so I made it with half ground lamb and half extra lean ground beef. It turned out to be the most flavourful and juicy meatloaf I have ever made!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large skillet, sauté the onion, garlic, thyme, and basil in the olive oil until the onion is soft and almost golden. Take the skillet off the heat and let the mix cool slightly.
  3. Crack the eggs into a large bowl and beat. Add the breadcrumbs, salt, and pepper.
  4. Add the ground meats and your cooled onion, garlic, and herbs.
  5. Add the worcestershire sauce and ketchup (or tomato paste).
  6. Mix everything together and place in a greased loaf pan. Make sure you pack it down tightly.
  7. Bake for 60-65 minutes.
  8. Let it cool for 5 minutes. Drain the fat and serve!


Most Helpful

Excellent! Great flavor. I sauted the vegetables & herbs first & while they cooled I mixed eveything else in my stand mixer and then I threw the onion mixture in and gave it a whirl. I then put in the dough hook and added the meat and let the mixer blend everything. Look forward to sandwiches tomorrow.

henryclay December 12, 2009

This was wonderful! Definately the best meatloaf I've made from recipezaar and I've made over 3. It's really hard to go wrong with ground lamb, and I was pleased the way the flavor of the lamb came through. It was very easy to make - although it makes more sense to do step #4 first, so it can cool while you do the rest. The leftovers made great sandwiches the next day. Thanks for posting!

Astramom January 01, 2008

This meatloaf recipe is a winner. Similar to my version of stuffed grape leaves(dolmathes) where I use a comination of ground beef and ground lamb to introduce lamb for those that find it too different on it's own. Use crushed fresh mint and dill for seasoning and basmati rice with the goundbeef/ground lamb mixture. Coat grape leaves with olive oil and garnish with goat cheese, kalamata olives, pinon nuts.

Vernon I. August 28, 2016

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