Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

This meatloaf version is so good. From Texas Home Cooking by Cheryl and Bill Jamison.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in a heavy skillet.
  2. Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic and saute until they are softened.
  3. Stir in the black pepper, cayenne, salt, and cumin, and saute 2 or 3 minutes more.
  4. Place the vegetables in a large bowl.
  5. Add remaining ingredients (except milk) and mix well with your hands.
  6. The meat should feel quite moist but not soupy.
  7. If it is too dry, add milk a tablespoons.
  8. at a time until consistency is right.
  9. Mound the meat into a 9x5 loaf pan.
  10. Bake, uncovered, at 350ºF for 40 minutes.
  11. Raise oven temperature to 400ºF and bake another 20 to 30 minutes.
  12. If you wish, brush with another tablespoons.
  13. of barbecue sauce the last 10 minutes of cooking.
  14. Serve meat loat hot or cold.
  15. Makes great lefovers and sandwiches or a great filling for stuffed peppers.
Most Helpful

This was an excellent moist meatloaf with great flavour. DH loved it and he usually hates my meatloaf.

Tara October 10, 2002

I agree, an excellent meatloaf, but ours was dry because Dh likes it that way-thinks it makes better sandwiches. Cut the cayenne in half (and that was about right for us) and didn't add any milk. Dh is happy, thanks.

sugarpea November 13, 2003

Absolutely delicious! The family said "the best meatloaf we've ever had!" Thanks for a great recipe!

ElvisPresley99 March 08, 2010