Meatloaf with Tomato Gravy

Total Time:
1 hr 55 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
15 min
Cook:
1 hr 20 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Meatloaf:
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 1/2 pounds meatloaf mix (or pork and beef combo)
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • Gravy:
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 (15-ounce) can low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (15 1/2-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Toast the bread crumbs in a dry skillet over medium heat until browned and fragrant, about 1 minute. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and set aside. Add the olive oil, onions, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper to the skillet and cook until onions are tender, about 8 minutes. Let cool slightly. Add the onions to the bread crumbs along with the meat, cheese, and Worcestershire sauce. Toss and mix gently. Add the eggs and stir to coat the meat completely.

Transfer to a foil-lined sheet pan and gently press into desired shape. Bake until an instant read thermometer registers 160 degrees F in the center of the loaf, about 45 minutes.

Tent the meatloaf with foil and let rest for 15 minutes while you make the gravy (or you can make the gravy while the meatloaf is baking).

Gravy: Cook the onions, garlic, and oregano in the olive oil and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat until browned, about 6 minutes. Add the tomato paste and bay leaf. Stir until paste turns brick red and garlic is fragrant, about 3 minutes. Add the chicken broth and crushed tomatoes. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer and cook sauce until it thickens, about 5 minutes. Whisk in Parmesan cheese, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Discard the bay leaf and transfer the sauce to a gravy boat. Slice the meatloaf and serve with the gravy.

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4.5 128
A favorite of my family. item not reviewed by moderator and published
no ketchup for cooking please item not reviewed by moderator and published
I haven't made this in awhile, but am going to. It is soooo good!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe, the whole family loves it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is amazing. The only thing i change is i use a cabernet sauvignon instead of the red wine vinegar. I also use italian bread crumbs. awesome! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everyone gives this 5 stars for a reason! This is probably my best "secret' recipe. It never fails to amaze. I think, in reading some of the few negative comments, that the problem is people stick 100% to the recipe. If ever a recipe called for experimenting and changing things up it is this one. Do not be afraid to play. One of my more favorite combos with this is making meatballs and serving on spaghetti using the gravy/sauce. item not reviewed by moderator and published
A standard in our house now. This recipe also makes for a great meatballs. I cut back the amount of worchshire. item not reviewed by moderator and published
fantastic! made just as the recipe says. The gravy is more like spaghetti sauce but it is still very flavorful. I also add chopped mushrooms when cooking the onions for the loaf. item not reviewed by moderator and published
my husband loves meatloaf, i hate it, until i fixed this recipe!! wow incredible. the only thing i would change is cut back to 1 tsp of dried oregano in the meat mixture,two was a little over powering,especially since you add another in the gravy. definatly follow the gravy steps to a t, it does come out flavorful. now i can't wait to eat meatloaf! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Outstanding. Forget the review that said the tomato sauce was just ordinary. This tomato sauce was incredible! I did add one teaspoon of dry sherry to the sauce at the time I added the vinegar. The order of steps and ingredients is very important to get the sauce to come out flavorful. On the meatloaf, I added 1/4 cup of milk to make it moister. Yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought the meat had good flavor but was a little chewy, maybe it was my mixture. My fav recipe from the old red Betty Crocker cookbook has you add milk so it's always nice and moist. I also thought the gravy was very good but not on meatloaf. It was more like a spag/pizza sauce so I wouldn't use that again for the meatloaf. I think we will stick to BC for this one. Thanks, Abbey Deppen item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the first meatloaf recipe I tried from Food Network and it an awesome recipe. It is definitely one of the top 3 meatloaf recipes I have ever found and I try to make it at least once a month! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe for a date. It was my first time cooking for him! He said it was the most amazing meatloaf he has ever had! The tomato gravy is my new favorite sauce for pasta as well! This is a must try, and it is very simple to make! Feel free to add a little more garlic...I did... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this recipe, because I wanted a sauce with my meatloaf. This recipe is a keeper for me, it was very flavorful, moist and best of all it had a nice tomato gravy. My family loved this meatloaf. I will definitely make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family and friends love this recipe--especially the tomato gravy. I substitute different things with the tomato gravy. I made supper for a friend and her family and substituted spaghetti sauce for the tomato gravy in Chicken Parmesan. She said, "You've got to give me the recipe!" item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was an easy recipe - I did it with all ground beef and it turned out great!! Served it with roasted red potatoes which went nice with the tomatoe gravy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very ordinary I have other recipes that are far better. Stick to your old recipe if trying this one for the first time. Not worth it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The best thing about this recipe is you can use one skillet and one meatloaf pan and that's all you'll have to wash. I used the same pan for the three steps and wiped it out between uses. I think the key is that the onions get layered with flavor before being combined with the meat. And the sauce step about the tomato paste blending in a few minutes also made for great flavor layers. I left the oregano out of the sauce because I didn't want to stray too far away from American comfort food. Serving this meatloaf was so much nicer than what I usually make.....the three meats all show up in different colors (beef, pork, veal). It looked greated sliced. I agree with a previous reviewer who recommends garlic mashed potatoes and peas. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This may be a classic recipe as I have read other ppl's comments but this was the best meatloaf I have ever tried. The tomato gravy is superb. I would recommend this to everyone. Very easy to prepare. Thanks Food Network! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Prior to this, I'd tried meatloaf several times and was never pleased. There was something about the ingredients in the tomate gravy that made me try this recipe, and OMGness, I am now a lover of meatloaf. My whole family loved it, even my son who is a very picky eater. I am making this tonite along with some garlic and parmesan mashed potatoes, green beans and cresents rolls. Thanks FN kitchen!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The meatloaf is pretty standard, but the gravy is awesome; and it's super easy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is really the best meatloaf I've ever had. The key is the meatloaf mix of meats (beef + pork + veal) instead of just beef. The flavor is complex and texture very nice and moist. The sauce/gravy is great with the meat. Pair this with some roasted garlic mashed potatoes and peas and you have a great meal. item not reviewed by moderator and published
the flavor is great and it better than the tomato brown sugar sauce your mom made. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this meatloaf many times for alot of people and it is always a hit!! The gravy (sauce) is wonderful. I have yet to have someone not like it! I plan on making it tonight for my new man!! HA!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best meatloaf ever! I am never disappointed when I make it. Highly recommended (and simple to make) item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great dish. My family loved it. I expecially love the sauce. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this several times and it always turns out great!!! Thank you Tyler. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This meatloaf was delicious! I loved it. I used meatloaf mix and threw in a few extra ingredients to beef up the nutrition (pureed carrots & broccoli and wheat bran). The sauce was delicious. Great recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have shared this recipe over and over. I love it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this receipe a few times now and ever time it gets better. I've made it for my parents who were so against "meatloaf" and were open to try something new. They are in love with this version. I will not switch. Why fix what ain't broken. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have been using this recipe and my family loves it. When I try to change from it they complain and ask me to return to it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used turkey meat and it was delicious! I didn't like the sauce though, I prefer to use none or just good ole regular ketchup. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really liked the flavor of the meatloaf and I loved the "gravy" but I'm not sure it really went together. Most of my family didn't care for the combination, but wanted me to use the sauce for chicken. I'm thinking a chicken parmesan with this sauce would be killer! item not reviewed by moderator and published
a typical meatloaf but comes out prety solid and not very moist. i'd suggest putting a can of crushed tomatoes in the meat mixture item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is great - I used better than bouillon beef instead of chicken boullion. And I also added 1/2 cup of Merlot during the gravy making process. I added 1.2 tsp of cayenne pepper and I used a full medium onion in the meatloaf and then used 1/2 medium onion in the gravy. I also chose to use fresh tomatoes instead of canned. item not reviewed by moderator and published
me and my fiance are ameture cooks and we loved it. we used Italian bread crumbs followed this recipe all the way through even our two year old son gave it great reviews loved it food network kitchen make more great ones. everyone else try it with Italian bread crumbs. item not reviewed by moderator and published
it was pretty good item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is probably one of the best meatloafs I've ever eaten! I add mushrooms to the meat and also added tomatoe juice to the sauce and cooked it with the meat. It made it twice as good. I did use a little less oregano though and more garlic. Either way I would recommend this to anyone. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband finally likes meatloaf!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
meatloaf was a little dry for me. Possibly cook in less time item not reviewed by moderator and published
very easy and fast. adds a great deal of flavor to dinner item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm not a fan of meatloaf, but everybody loves this recipe. The tomato gravy is what makes this recipe so yummy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
only had a little over a pound of meat. just cooking for two of us. so there was a lot of extra tomato gray. I placed egg noodles in the gravy to cook and served with the meatloaf. we loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this dish a couple of times. Its really good the night you make it, and equally good cold (or reheated) the next day! Try upping the amount of worchester sauce in the meatloaf and Parm-reg in the gravy. It makes it even better. Also, I use 1 lbs 80/20 pork + 1.5 lbs 85/15 beef. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used turkey/ground beef combo and it was delicious. I did add a sprinkle of the meatloaf seasoning mix from the store. The sauce was delicious also! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow! I loved the tomato gravy! I made it the first time with fresh tomatoes and it was delicious! The next time I made it with canned tomatoes and it was still good. The third time, and everytime since I've made it with both fresh and canned tomatoes. Also, I used shallots and onions - marvelous! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a excellent meal served with mashed potatoes and very easy to put together. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was very unhappy with the gravy. It was very salty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This meatloaf was very good. It was not dry and had a very good taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very Tasty and easy!! I'll make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think I should have formed the meat loaf then covered it with the egg. That probably would have given the meat a shiny, crusty coating. Tomato sauce gravy can easily be converted to pasta sauce. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really like things simple and easy. The recipes I've taken so far are the best.The meatloaf is perfect. I will admit that I thro a few extras in, but it's still the best recipe there is. Thanks... item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best Meatloaf and Gravy you will ever taste. Nothing better. You can lose if you make it. I made a double batch and froze 1 meatloaf for a later date; I only will need to make the Gravy. You should diffently try this one. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I found this recipe one night when I couldn't decide what to make for dinner and not only was it simple to make, my family absolutely loves it! My brother especially. They beg for me to make it more often. I highly reccomend this recipe to anyone. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was easy and delicious! I added celery to this also. I used a combo of ground sirloin and 4% fat lean hamburger meat. Very flavorful recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The was the best meatloaf I've ever tasted. I made it just as the recipe says, except I added a heaping tablespoon of Brown mustard. I loved the tomato gravy too. Will make again soon, and want to try it for a special occasion when the "fam" visits. item not reviewed by moderator and published
worth passing on item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe took a little time, but it was worth it. The tomato gravy was delicious and was what I was looking for to dress meatloaf up. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've tried several meatloaf recipes, and I have found this one to be the best, also makes very good sandwiches. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This meatloaf recipe goes over well with the whole family including the 5 & 7 year old. It is rare to find something that everyone likes. The recipe is very forgiving and is pretty fast to put together. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was (thank goodness) very easy and a great recipe. My husband loved it, and it gave me some confidence to try others. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This meatloaf is perfection, but calls for WAY too much salt -- it was almost inedible. I cut it back to just a tsp. in the meat mix and a 1/2 tsp. in the gravy and it was much better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
it was easy to make but i didnt care much for the tomato sauce but it was good item not reviewed by moderator and published
not too hard labor and was tasty with the sauce. but it wasnt the best i've ever had. My fav is still the italian stuffed meatloaf. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've had better and I've had worse. The rest of the family didn't care for it at all. item not reviewed by moderator and published
All the reviews that claim this recipe turned out too salty, I wonder if you used regular table salt or sea salt? Kosher salt is flaky and it takes more of it than regular salt. If using regular salt or sea salt, definitely only use 1tsp. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have tried at least 30 meatloaf recipes over the years and this one is by far the best we've ever had. Love the gravy! I'm Italian (no wonder)! Thanks Tyler, for this, and many other recipes of yours! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a good choice for an excellent tasting, easy meatloaf. I do prefer using all beef rather than meatloaf mix. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I like the recipe a lot. Had to give it a 4 because I liked it more than my husband did. On the other hand, he ate more than I did. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My wife didn't like this a whole lot, but I loved it. Then again, I've always loved a tomato glazed meatloaf. You can make a really exception one person meal by scaling this recipe down a little. Very very good if you like tomatoes and meat together. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a dish the whole family will really enjoy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this as a last minute alternative for guests and they came back asking for more! A few days later, we ran into our guests and they joked, asking for the leftovers! Definitely a great dish for those who savor the old days of meatloaf by Mom. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This meat loaf is the best I have tried to date. From the comments here, looks like some people can cook and some can't. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very disappointing. The tomato gravy was too salty and bland. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have been looking and looking for a good tomato gravy to use with meat loaf, one that doesn't rely on ketchup. This one was PERFECT!!! I did add chopped celery and great pepper to the meat loaf because I like it that way. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is easily the best meatloaf I've ever had. The combination of the pork, veal and beef give it a unique flavor. I can't wait to make it again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have never made meatloaf before and according to my husband it turned out great! I love your easy recipes! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I knew when seeing this dish cooked on tv that it would be a great dinner. It was awesome! Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The best meatloaf me and my husband had had!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent replacement for ketchup! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was looking forward to making this meatloaf after watching the show, but was very disappointed with the finished product. I follow the receipe exactly except for adding less salt. I still found it to be salty and somewhat lacking in flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple to make. Fantastic taste, given such simple ingrdients, much better than the old meatloaf tomato glaze recipes. I didn't have crushed tomatoes, so used a partially drained can of diced tomatoes instead & simply took 8 more min. to "reduce" this sauce. This sounds weird, but use the sauce on top of the mashed potatoes also,yummy & a great lo cal/fat alternative to butter. item not reviewed by moderator and published
meatloaf was great but the tomato gravy really made the meal. A recipe box keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was really good. My family loved it, def will make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This meatloaf was just, well, delicious. I've never had a delicious meatloaf before. There were so many different flavors. They all just burst in your mouth. Definitely make it with mashed potatoes! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This meatloaf turned out flavorless for me. Needs something added, some Italian seasoning and parsley maybe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love meatloaf and so does my family I used this recipe and baked it in a muffin pan. Kids wented wild. It was so different. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is absoulutely one of the best meatloafs I have had. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm not a big meatloaf fan, but this turned out very tasty. Makes plenty of gravy. This recipe is a keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The meatloaf turns out ok, but the gravy takes too long to make for not being very tasty. Have a better dinner with just ketsup. item not reviewed by moderator and published
it was pretty good item not reviewed by moderator and published
The tomato sauce for this recipe was delicious!! The meatloaf was very good.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everyone in my family LOVED this. The gravy is great all by itself! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I keep making this, without the veal of course, I have a heart. But I just don't love it the way I do other ideas from Tyler - whom I love. This one is good, but not a keeper for me. I must say not a meatloaf lover anyway. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to make. The first meatloaf my kids like. item not reviewed by moderator and published
yummy, yummy, yummy. must have mashed potatoes with it, and the tomato gravy is just wonderful. So much more gourmet than my grandma's meatloaf with ketchup! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was looking for a variety of ways to make meatloaf, and this is definately a really good change of pace. My husband was really skeptical of the tomatoe gravy, but he loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I absolutely love this recipe! Not only is it easy, it is so delicious. The tomato gravy is a perfect compliment to the meatloaf. I was tired of the traditional ketchup with meatloaf. I love this! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This meatloaf is incredible. My son usually refuses to eat anything that even resembles meatloaf until now. The tomato gravy is the best. I will definately make this again and again!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I especially liked the tomato gravy and the meatloaf was so full of flavor and extremely moist! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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