Meatloaf Recipe

Meat Loaf Is Comfort Food

Favorite Restaurant Comfort Food Recipe

A Meatloaf Recipe is thought to be old-fashioned by some people.

Most, however, refer to meatloaf as comfort food, especially when served with mashed potatoes and gravy.

So-called old-fashioned meals have always been served at my restaurant. In fact, after 9-11 my restaurant experienced increased demand for these comfort foods. The demand remains strong today.

Meatloaf Recipe

Favorite Restaurant Beef Recipe

Preparation time: 20 minutes. 10-12 servings.


Ingredients for Meatloaf Recipe:

  • 2 pounds ground chuck
  • 4 ounces onions, finely chopped
  • 3 ounces Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 ounces ketchup
  • 2 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3-6 slices bacon (medium to thick cut preferred)


Instructions for Restaurant Meatloaf Recipe:

  • Combine and thoroughly mix all ingredients being careful to mix lightly (mixing too vigorously will cause the meatloaf to be tough)
  • Form one or two meat loaves and place in one or two loaf pans
  • Top each loaf with 3 slices of bacon
  • Bake in 350 degree F oven for about one hour and 10 minutes
  • Drain off fat
  • Let sit several minutes before slicing or refrigerate and slice cold

(To reheat: place slices in covered skillet with a little chicken or beef stock over low heat until hot. Microwaving not recommended.)

You're now ready to serve it with some potatoes (mashed or otherwise) and vegetables

Any meatloaf remaining can be used in soup or spaghetti sauce or on sandwiches (also loved by my guests - see below).

An option for this beef recipe: Top with tomato sauce or Marinara sauce or brown gravy to serve.

Option #2: Divide your raw meat mixture into 6 ounce portions. Form each portion into a thick, oval patty and fry in a large skillet with a little oil to brown. Then drizzle with beef broth and finish in a 300 degree F oven on a sheet pan (about 30 minutes).

Presto! You've got Salisbury steak for dinner!

Meat Loaf Sandwich Recipe

Preparation time for sandwiches: 15 minutes. Servings: 6-8


Sandwich Recipe Ingredients:

  • Loaf slices
  • Bread, sliced
  • Mayonnaise
  • Cheddar cheese, sliced (optional)
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato, sliced


Sandwich Instructions:

  • If loaf is cold, fry both sides of the slices in a skillet or on a flat grill pan
  • Spread bread slices with mayonnaise and build your sandwiches as follows:
  1. Slice of bread
  2. Lettuce
  3. Tomato
  4. Meatloaf
  5. Cheese
  6. Second slice of bread
  7. Carefully cut sandwich in half with sharp knife

Thanks for visiting. Enjoy your meat loaf recipe and the company of those you share it with!


Don't forget to click around the website for more beef recipes and sandwich recipes. All these recipes are real restaurant recipes!

Did you know? Meatloaf has been voted the seventh-favorite dish in the United States according to Good Housekeeping.

During the Great Depression and WWll, cooking meatloaf was a way to stretch the food budget for families, using an inexpensive type of meat and other ingredients as leftovers.