By P4 on April 22, 2002
"I hate meatloaf - DH loves it. I came up with this, modifying a recipe for meatballs, and we both love it. It doesn't have a sauce because it doesn't need it. It's wonderful on it's own. We like to roast carrots with it, and serve it with mashed potatoes and biscuits."
Serving Size: 1 (181 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"I am also a meatloaf hater but this was great. I especially liked the fact that it wasn't as greasy as regular meatloaf. We did change the veal (I don't care for it)for ground turkey and added chopped onion and green peppers (as we add these to anything we can). My hubby thanks you for this recipe since I haven't made meatloaf in over a year."
"I love meatloaf and this was a great recipe. I omitted the veal. Cook time was longer than 40 minutes, but I might have had a 'fatter' loaf."
"This is a very good meatloaf recipe. One thing I did was to take peeled potatoes, cut into large wedges, place them in bowl & drizzle with oil. Add garlic powder, salt & black pepper, and mix around until coated. Place around the sides of the meatloaf in a large dish. Drizzle any remaining garlic oil left in the bowl over the meatloaf & bake. Also, use Italian seasoned breadcrumbs in the meatloaf. Serve with salad with oil & vinegar dressing & Italian bread. Yum!"
"This recipe definitely needs onion which I think will add a little more moisture. Just a wee bit dry. Don't know how ANYONE found it done in just 35-40 minutes. Know my oven temp is correct and it took about 75 minutes. With a couple of tweeks, I'll use the recipe again."
"Followed the recipe exactly, baked it for 40 minutes and the middle was still raw. Since my husband was already starving, I just sliced it and microwaved it for a couple of minutes. It was tasty, but not salty enough. Next time I'll add more salt and pepper and cook it for 50 minutes instead. Thank you!"
"Let me set the record straight...we are not meatloaf haters! I chose this recipe as it sounded good and it was! I used just ground beef and pork as we don't care for veal. The meatloaf held together very well and the flavour was very good. I took the suggestion of another reviewer and placed potatoes and onions around the meatloaf while it cooked and that was yummy too. Thanks for sharing this recipe."
"Excellent! An Italian bent to the classic meatloaf. I cooked mine in a slow cooker with very good results. I placed the loaf on balls of aluminum foil to get it out of the liquid and placed it in a make-shift foil pan with drain-holes in the bottom. Cooked on low in 4 qt cooker for 5 to 6 hours.
"I use oats instead of bread crumbs. I'm not a fan of veal or pork. so I just use plain ground beef and ground turkey. My DH loves it!"
"Great recipe no need to change a thing.... but I only had ground lamb... so that was nice too ... thanks!"
"Very good meatloaf. It made great sandwiches with the leftovers. I used dried herbs -- forget to buy the fresh ones."
"I made this for a family dinner last night and served it roasted carrots and potatoes. What a hit....everyone went home happy and full."
"Like the other reviewers, it did take longer to cook. I subsituted 1 pound ground turkey for the veal and pork. My meatloaf hating husband thought this was a great recipe. Will definitely make again!"
"Good stuff! I added a cup of diced zucchini, used italian-seasoned breadcrumbs, 1# of beef and 1# of pork as I didn't have veal, added 1 tbs dehydrated diced onion and extra garlic. My meatloaf-hating DH really liked it, yay! Mine took about 75 minutes to cook through also, no biggie..."
"I omitted the veal and used pork sausage. Also used cheddar rather than Parmesan, as that's what I had on hand-- and reduced the salt to 1/2 teaspoon since I had sausage in the mix. This was extremely good, though maybe a bit dry, so I'll probably put in a few more tablespoons of milk next time. By the way, I divided it into two smaller meatloaves, but they still took one hour to cook through!"
"This is my most used recipe from this website! I make this recipe often, and our family has loved it every time!!! This recipe responds well to improvisation, which is an excellent attribute to any staple recipe. I always use all ground beef, and at the end I shape mine into a loaf (none of the meatloaf touches the sides of the pan) to facilitate the crispiness of the edges and I usually have to cook it a little longer (I don't usually notice b/c I rely on my meat thermometer so heavily for most cooking). My husband had never had meatloaf before this, and now he asks for it regularly, and loves it always. One last note, do with this recipe what you can, if you don't have flat leaf parsley in the dead of winter, and it's 4.50 for a 1/4 cup at the store, use dried, same goes for the basil, even the garlic, although, I do prefer the real thing when it comes to that ingredient. Thanks for the excellent recipe! Many Happy Meatloafs!!!"
"This was the first time I have ever made meatloaf, never having been a big fan. This was great--full of flavor. You do need to plan more than an hour to cook it. Mine took 1 hr 20 min (but the last 20 was at 350). I used 1 lb. ground turkey and 1 lb. ground beef. I also used only two eggs and added some finely chopped onions and bell peppers. My husband said I could make it again (high praise) and is very excited to have meatloaf sandwiches for lunch this week."
"Sorry. I made this tonight exactly as directed. I had one bite and disliked it intensely. There was no flavor to it at all. Although DH said it was all right he didn't ask for seconds and neither did my guests. I have a brand new oven and it wasn't really done all the way through even after a hour. I won't be doing this one again."
"This was wonderful a big hit with my kids to I did add a few extra veges and only used beef mince bets any meatloaf I have tried this ones a keeper, we ate it with mashed potato."
"This recipe is excellant! I used ground turkey instead of veal and added some fresh mushrooms and onion. It is very easy to make, just mix it all up and form into a loaf. It took a little over an hour to bake though, but I have an old apartment size oven that I think is a little off. Great recipe! Everyone enjoyed it!"
"all i can say WONDERFUL, very easy to make i did omit the veal"