Chef John's Meatball-Inspired Meatloaf
Chef John's budget-friendly recipe for meatloaf is packed with onions, breadcrumbs, and cheese, and is moist and delicious.
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As the basic go-to meatloaf recipe, this is perfect: John understands all the things like soaking the bread crumbs and using dairy to keep the meatloaf moist and light. I would add sauteed veggies (mushrooms, peppers, celery and carrots, and whatever else was lurking in the veggie drawer), a spoonful of Worcestershire sauce or anchovy paste, and use a mix of beef, pork and veal for the loaf. What is so great about this recipe is that John ROCKS. He just does. No arguments, please.
This might be the best meatloaf I ever ate! Halved the recipe for the two of us. Added a 4-oz can of mushroom pieces just because we like mushrooms. I'm so glad I watched John's video first because it became clear that the tomato sauce in the recipe is intended to be more like a red sauce; meatloaf should taste like a big meatball. Knowing that, I used Rao's marinara sauce, and baked the meatloaf at 375F for 1 hour. Fantastic!!!
This recipe was spot on! Everyone cleaned their plates! Thanks for another hit Chef John!!
Absolutely the best meatloaf I have ever had!! I never really liked meatloaf until now. I make this specific recipe often now and enjoy it every time thanks to Chef John
I made this exactly as Chef John said. All of his recipes are made in a sensible fashion and taste delicious. This recipe produced a delightfully tasty and comforting family dinner. My son just requested it again.
Awesome. Every recipe I've ever tried from Chef John is Awesome. I tweaked this a bit by adding a half pound of ground pork. Great recipe. I'm guilty of using a lot of Chef John's recipes and failing to write reviews. He's never disappointed.