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

Old fashioned, tried and true meatloaf for clay pot. Can also be baked in a covered casserole.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak clay pot in water for minimum of 15 minutes.
  2. Process bread crumbs in food processor.
  3. Place bread crumbs in a large bowl. Add salt and pepper.
  4. Add milk and toss with fork till evenly moistened.
  5. Beat egg with fork and add with ketchup and finely chopped onion to breadcrumb mixture.
  6. Mix with fork until distributed evenly.
  7. Crumble ground beef over mixture and combine thoroughly mixing with fork.
  8. Slice potatoes into clay pot that has been lightly sprayed with vegetable oil. Sprinkle seasoned salt and coarse ground pepper over potatoes.
  9. Handling lightly, shape meatloaf into a loaf and place on top of the potatoes. Form slight indentation to hold saucy topping on top of meatloaf. Cover with sauce.
  10. Por clay pot: Cover and place in COLD oven. Bake at 450F for 1 hour and 15 minutes. If using something other than a clay pot, place in PREHEATED 350F oven for 1 hour and fifteen minutes.
  11. Allow meatloaf to rest 5-10 minutes before removing to platter to slice.
Most Helpful

5 5

I hadn't used my clay cooker in the longest time so was intrigued when I saw your meatloaf recipe. I was very happy with the result. The meatloaf and potatoes were moist and flavorful. I sliced the potatoes with a mandolin, used half ground turkey and half lean ground beef. This was a terrific comfort food meal!

5 5

Wow! Delicious meatloaf. Would have never thought of using my clay cooker for meatloaf. I made some changes to the actual meatlloaf (used ground turkey and added some Italian herbs and garlic powder) to suit our tastes, but followed your method. The potatoes soaked up the juices and were very flavorful. The topping didn't burn like it does sometimes when cooked in a loaf pan. Will be making this again. Made for Spring 2013 PAC.

5 5

I've never used my clay pot for meatloaf. This makes great meatloaf and tasty potatoes. Served with steamed broccoli this was a wonderful, homey meal. Made for PAC Spring 2007