Ellen's Buffalo Meatloaf Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Ellen's Buffalo Meatloaf Recipe
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Ellen's Buffalo Meatloaf

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"A delicious favorite, modified to be lower in fat and calories, and no one will know you didn't use ground beef."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 8x4 inch meatloaf Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 30 mins

    1 hr 50 mins


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Crumble the bread slice into crumbs and set aside. Grease an 8x8 inch baking dish.
  2. Thoroughly mix ground buffalo meat, onion, egg, ground mustard, tomatoes, salt, pepper, and bread crumbs in a large bowl.
  3. Form the meat mixture into a loaf shape about 8x4 inches and place into the middle of the baking dish. Apply ketchup to the top and sides of the meatloaf.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until meat is no longer pink and ketchup forms a glaze over the meatloaf, 1 1/2 hours. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
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  • Cook's Note
  • Use a slice of twelve-grain organic bread for the best results.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 21, 2014

This is my recipe, so let me add this to what I originally posted. Ground bison emits a "juice" that isn't familiar to me with other ground meats. I don't know what it is. I DO know that I skim it away from the meatloaf and once that's done, it doesn't appear again... not even during reheating. For those of you who've added to the recipe, I suspect the additions altered the chemistry. If the results were tasty, excellent! If not, you might want to try this recipe as posted, and alter it later, once you know what the original tastes like. The quick summary is the ground bison behaves differently when baked than ground beef. I should have mentioned this in my original posting of the recipe. Sorry 'bout that.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 09, 2011

Pretty good.

Jul 06, 2009

Very good, I made them into mini-meatloaves, using a muffin tin. I'm impatient and don't like to have to wait the 1 1/2 hours to eat!

May 08, 2009

I ended up making this with half ground buffalo and half ground beef (didn't pay attention when taking it out of the freezer). I added some fresh garlic, and, like others, diced up the canned tomatoes a little more finely. The only other change I made was to mix some prepared English mustard with the ketchup. Although it crumbled when I cut into it, this was a very tasty meatloaf. Nice and moist too. Thanks!

Jan 25, 2011

Because Im "eating healthy" i modified this a bit and it still came out great. I used whole wheat breadcrumbs I (have also used a whole wheat pita all ground up before as well) and eggbeaters. I used 1/3 cup crushed tomatoes because I dont like tomato chunks and only 1/4 onion. Also I didnt add any salt. This was great and it stuck to my plan.

Mar 27, 2009

Great recipe. I used all antelope instead of buffalo. I doubled the recipe but only used 1 can of diced tomatoes. I didn't have mustard powder so I used a tablespoon of regular mustard. It was good... the only thing I would do different is chop the the onions and tomatoes smaller.

May 04, 2009

This is the first time I've cooked bison. This is an easy recipe that calls for few ingredients and tastes great. Thanks for sharing.

Mar 25, 2009

I have to say this is the best meatloaf I have ever tasted. My fiance' made this for me and I think the only thing she did differently was to use bay leaves in it somehow. (I'm no cook and not one to get on a computer to make a review) But this is gooood.


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  • Calories
  • 179 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.6 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 105 mg
  • 35%
  • Fat
  • 3.7 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 23.8 g
  • 48%
  • Sodium
  • 955 mg
  • 38%

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

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