Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

This came out of my mom's recipes. I have made it for a long time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak bread in milk.
  2. Add salt pepper, thyme, 1/2 t. basil, 1/4 cup tomato sauce and stir with fork to break up the bread cubes.
  3. Cook onions in butter for 5 minutes or until soft and add to bread mixture.
  4. Mix lightly with fork.
  5. Add in ground beef and mix with hands if needed.
  6. Turn into loaf pan.
  7. Bake at 350°F for 1 hour; then drain fat.
  8. Turn into shallow baking dish.
  9. Combine remaining tomato sauce and basil. Spoon over loaf.
  10. Sprinkle with cheese.
  11. Bake 15 more minutes.
  12. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

I scaled this back for 4 serves and made them into 6 mini meatloafs which was plenty for 3 of us (the DM and I had 1 each and the DS 2, a delicious recipe that is easy to put together. I baked them for 20 minutes (at 175C fan forced) in the muffin pan and then transferred to an 8"x8" pan and topped with the sauce and mozzarella and put in for a further 10 minutes. Thank you SweetsLady. made for Went To Market.

I'mPat September 17, 2010

DELICIOUS! The only thing I did differently was to put the meat into a muffin pan for mini meatloaves. Of course, bake time was a little shorter. These were a big hit with our family! Thanks, SweetsLady's mom, lol!

unmistakable1 March 02, 2009

it literally changes the concept of meatloaf, esquisito, delicious indecriptible flavor

narizoniz September 09, 2008