Homemade Meatloaf Recipe

October 24, 2023
Homemade Meatloaf Recipe

The concept of meatloaf kind of makes me raise an eyebrow because, well, it’s a loaf of meat. But when it’s executed well it’s just so good. So filling, so cozy, and so delicious that I look forward to eating the leftovers over the next few days (hello meatloaf sandwich, I’m looking at you).

This Classic Homemade Meatloaf recipe is the traditional meatloaf that we all know and love—tender, juicy, full of flavor, and with the perfectly tangy tomato glaze on top. It’s so perfect when paired with mashed potatoes and green beans. Like a plate of pure comfort!

PREP Time : 15 mins
COOK Time : 50 mins
TOTAL Time : 1 hr 5 mins
SERVINGS : 10 slices


Serving : 1 slice
Calories : 204 kcal
Carbohydrates : 10g
Protein : 15g
Fat : 11g
Sodium : 465mg
Fiber : 1g


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper cored, seeded, and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 green chiles roasted, skin removed, seeded, and rough chopped. Hatch, Pueblo, or Anaheim peppers.
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons oregano Mexican Oregano preferred.
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 28 ounces tomatoes canned, drained, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground sausage
  • 3 cups Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1-15 ounce can creamed corn
  • 8 Tablespoons catsup
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese grated


In a large hot skillet heat olive oil over high heat.

Add onions, bell pepper, and cook until onions start to turn translucent.

Add chile peppers, chili powder, salt, oregano, and cumin. Turn down heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally until flavors blend, about 5 minutes.

Add garlic and cook until fragrant. Add tomatoes and cook stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in vinegar and let cool to room temperature.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine beef and sausage. Add cooked tomato mixture, bread crumbs, eggs, corn and mix well. Divide mixture into 10 1/2 ounce portions and shape into loaves. Or will make two 9 x 5 loafs.

Add 1 tablespoon of catsup to each loaf and spread around on the top.

Bake 40 minutes or until the meat thermometer into the center registers 160 degrees. Pour off any pan juices. Sprinkle cheese evenly over meatloaf and return to oven until cheese melts.

Tent the meatloaf with foil and let rest for 10 minutes. Serve.


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