Garden Meatloaf Recipe -
Garden Meatloaf Recipe
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Garden Meatloaf

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"I make salsa from my garden, then can for later, and use to make this awesome meatloaf. I use garlic, fresh tomatoes, peppers and onions all from my garden. You can use commercially-made salsa, too."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    50 mins


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  2. Lightly mix the ground chuck, onion, brown sugar, egg, salsa, and bread crumbs in a bowl, and spoon into the prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for about 45 minutes, until the meatloaf is cooked all the way through and the top is browned. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 16, 2010

I submitted this recipe and Im so sorry, even after reading the views, I never checked my typo, you all are right, I only put a little less than a cup of dry bread crumbs.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 21, 2009

I too don't like sweet spicy combo. I left out the brown sugar and instead of bread crumbs I added 1 cup oatmeal. When the meatloaf was just about done, I put about 1/4 cup ketchup on the top and smoothed it out and finished cooking. This was great!


22 Ratings

May 01, 2009

This was super tasty!! I needed a recipe that was quick and included the sparse items I had on hand. Very moist and flavorful; different than any other meatloaf I've ever made. The only thing I added was a sprinkle of crushed saltines and butter in the last 15 minutes (only b/c I have to have a crunch on top). This will definitely be a staple in our household dinners. Thank you!

Jan 22, 2010

The flavor of this meatloaf was subtle but good. I think I would like it better with some sort of sauce over top - maybe some of the salsa and brown sugar combined? It definitely only needs about a cup of bread crumbs/oatmeal. We'll be trying this again.

Aug 07, 2009

This was great. My sister who hate's meatloaf now want's this recipe. Thanks!!

Nov 09, 2009

I wanted to like this meatloaf, but like another reviewer commented, there is way to much bread crumbs, which made the meatloaf mushy. I think with a little tweaking this could be a good recipe. Less bread crumbs, maybe half the amount. Less brown sugar, maybe 2 or 3 tablespoons. I might try this again with the changes I mentioned.

Sep 10, 2009

This was the first meatloaf I have ever made and my husband actually said, "Wow, this is way better than my mom's!" How's that for a compliment! Very tasty recipe, no ketchup needed. Thanks!

Jul 23, 2009

Hubby and father-in law LOVED it! Thanks!


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  • Calories
  • 565 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 43.2 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 127 mg
  • 42%
  • Fat
  • 32.5 g
  • 50%
  • Fiber
  • 2.6 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 24.8 g
  • 50%
  • Sodium
  • 718 mg
  • 29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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