"Fail-proof meat loaf is great for fall/winter meals with baked or mashed potatoes and brocolli. Leftovers are great in sandwiches. Original recipe printed in Bon Appetit (July, 1991)."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • Grase 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.
  • Preheat oven to 375-degrees F.
  • Place bread in large bowl.
  • Add water and let soak for 5 minutes.
  • Drain off extra water.
  • Mash bread with fork.
  • Add next 7 ingredients (ground beef- pepper) to bread, mixing well.
  • Transfer meat mixture to prepared pan.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Pour tomato sauce over meat loaf and sprinkle with oregano.
  • Return to oven and bake 20- 30 minutes longer.
  • Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.

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  1. Derf2440
    a very nice different meatloaf, thanks ! like the idea of the rye bread, it gave quite a different taste; the parmesan a nice little sharpness to it. The loaf stayed together well and was nicely finished with the tomato sauce. It made great lunch sandwiches the next day, will be making this one again.
  2. Red Hot Chili Peppe
    As my sons would say 'This is bangin'!" Will be making this again.
  3. Brian Holley
    What an easy dish to make. I followed the recipe to the T. However I cooked it in the microwave/combination oven with great success. My DW thought it made a wonderful change, we will polish it off today for lunch. Thanks for a good recipe.
  4. Sunnydaze1004
    This is a GREAT meatloaf recipe. I have made it 3 times now and my family loves it. I only make one change and that is I use a very high fiber whole wheat bread. The texture is like cake and it makes yummy sandwiches. Very simple also!
  5. mariposa13
    Good and easy recipe. Just throw it together and let it bake. This was the first time I made meatloaf and it was very good. I did make one change, I used all white bread instead of rye. I hate rye bread!


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