Second Avenue Deli Meat Loaf

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

A terrific meatloaf with tasty spices, from my favorite Jewish Deli in NYC, The Second Avenue Deli! It makes a delicious juicy meatloaf, You can add 1/2 lb ground pork if you like.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons corn oil
  • 2 cups onions (finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic (finely chopped or crushed fresh)
  • 12 green pepper (chopped into 1/4-inch pieces)
  • 7 slices bread
  • 1 12 lbs ground beef
  • 12 lb pork (ground)
  • 12 lb veal (chopped)
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 13 cup parsley (fresh, chopped fine)
  • 12 teaspoon rosemary (fresh or dried crushed)
  • 12 teaspoon thyme (fresh or dried)
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 12 teaspoons salt
  • 18 teaspoon pepper (fresh ground black)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat corn oil in a large skillet, and saute onions until light golden brown. Add garlic at the last minute, and brown quickly. Remove to a bowl with a slotted spoon, and saute green peppers in remaining oil. Add to bowl, and refrigerate.
  2. Cut crusts off bread, cube and soften with water in a strainer. Squeeze out excess liquid.
  3. In a large bowl, thoroughly blend meats and bread, working them together with your hands lightly. Add onion-garlic- green pepper mixture and all the other ingredients, Blend thoroughly.
  4. Place mixture in a loaf pan and score a crisscross design along the top with a knife. Bake 50 minutes, pour off accumulated fat, add your favorite tomato sauce, and continue baking for 20 minutes more.