Meatloaf With Caramelized Onions

Recipe by COOKGIRl
READY IN: 1hr 45mins


  • Caramelized Onions
  • 14
  • 1 12
    large yellow sweet onions, cut into 1-inch dice (Vidalia, Maui, Hermiston, etc.)
  • 1 -2
    tablespoon sugar
  • Meatloaf
  • 1
    lb ground grass fed beef (read recipe intro^^)
  • 1
    egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 12
    tablespoons stone ground mustard (standard yellow mustard or Dijon will work)
  • 12
    tablespoon Worcestershire sauce (soy sauce, Braggs will work, too)
  • 1
    garlic clove, minced (I used a small clove of garlic because the Worcestershire sauce I like is roasted garlic flavored.)
  • 12
    cup brown rice meal (read recipe ^intro)
  • dried parsley (optional)


  • Melt the butter in a large pan on medium-low heat. Add the onions and sugar; cook until brown and sweet-approximately 20-30 minutes. Lower the heat if the onions are browning too quickly.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the meatloaf ingredients with the caramelized onions (including all those browned bits at the bottom of the pan!); Do not overmix.
  • Transfer the meatloaf mixture to an oiled or parchment-lined loaf pan. (I used a large soup spoon, patting the mixture down and into the corners of the pan. Use the back of the spoon to smooth the top of the loaf.) If desired, lightly sprinkle the top of the loaf with dried parsley.
  • Bake at 375 for 45-60 minutes or until the meatloaf is not longer pink in the center.
  • Servings are estimated. Cooking time includes caramelizing the onions.