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No Ordinary Meatloaf Recipe

No Ordinary Meatloaf

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"My husband always thought meatloaf was bland and like a large hamburger. I came up with this recipe, now he wants it at least once or more a month!!"

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9x5 inch meatloaf Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x5 inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In food processor or blender, pulse stuffing mix to fine crumbs; place in large bowl. Stir in ground beef, ground pork, onion, green pepper, tomatoes, eggs, seasoned salt, seasoning blend, and pepper. Use your hands to mix very well; pat into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, 45 minutes to 1 hour. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (72 degrees C). Cool for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 22, 2010

I've made this meatloaf twice now. The first time I followed the recipe and only omitted the green bell pepper. Baked it in a loaf pan. It was dense and delicious and made fabulous sandwiches. My one complaint: it was a bit greasy...kind of cooked in it's own fat as it rendered out into the loaf pan. The second time I made a few modifications. *Added: 1 tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. Italian herb no-salt blend *Substituted: 1 lb. broken up ground beef pepper steaks for the ground beef and bell pepper *Cooking: I baked it in a loaf shape on a baking sheet lined with foil. It wasn't as dense, but it was plenty moist and wasn't as greasy. It also had a nice crust on it all the way around. I'll be baking it on a baking sheet from now on. Overall: delicious meatloaf. :)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 19, 2014

No one in my family cared for this meatloaf. Followed recipe as written. Had a different texture probably due to the cornbread stuffing mix and the chunks of tomatoes even though I put the cornbread stuffing in the food processor and used petite diced tomatoes. Was not for us.

Jun 01, 2009

I make a very similar meatloaf, only I add about 1 to 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese to the meat mixture, and usually use French bread crumbs for a great Italian meatloaf. Even my picky husband loves it! I like the change of pace the cornbread makes, though.

Mar 15, 2010

Very good! I followed the recipe exactly, but added a ketchup & brown sugar topping for the last 10 minutes of cook time.

Feb 16, 2010

This was really tasty and smelled delicious! I baked it in silicone muffin cups instead of a loaf pan, and used ground pork, no beef, and used fresh tomatoes. I cut the recipe in half and it made 12 "muffins." Wonderful served with mashed potatoes!

Jul 05, 2009

I have loved meatloaf my entire life and tried many recipes. This is the BEST recipe for meatloaf I have ever had. My husband loved it too!

Jun 18, 2009

My family just loved it. Almost ate all of it in one night. Great, easy recipe.

Jan 04, 2011

After a long search I have found my "forever" meatloaf recipe. Even my husband (a real hard case) pronounced it "excellent." No tweaking needed.


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  • Calories
  • 392 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.7 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 118 mg
  • 39%
  • Fat
  • 18.7 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 25.5 g
  • 51%
  • Sodium
  • 1029 mg
  • 41%

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

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