Italian Meatloaf

Total Time:
1 hr 15 min
10 min
5 min
1 hr

12 servings


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Heat 1/4 cup of the olive oil in a medium saute pan over medium heat and add the garlic. Saute 1 minute and then add the peppers and onions and saute until just soft. Let cool.

Whisk together the basil, parsley and eggs in a small bowl, and then add the salt and black pepper. Combine the Parmesan and breadcrumbs in another small bowl. Thoroughly combine the meat, herbs and eggs, Parmesan and breadcrumbs, the Worcestershire, vinegar and remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil together in a large bowl using your hands, making sure not to overmix.

Pack the meat mixture into an oiled loaf pan, if you do not have a loaf pan, form the meat mixture into a loaf shape on an oiled oven tray or baking dish. Top with the marinara making sure to spread evenly over the top.

Bake for approximately 50 to 60 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer registers 160 degrees F in the middle of the meatloaf. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes. Slice and serve.

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Really, really good. Only deviation was using 1 vs. 2red bells, and used 1 lb ground veal / 2lbs ground sirloin" shaped into 2 free form loaves. Used a broiler pan to let fat drain below. Highly recommend that step. Yum!!! Thanks Chef Chiarello! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe exactly as stated despite my better judgement with respect to the eggs and cheese ratio to meat. I figured that given all of the positive reviews it was worth a try. Wow was that a mistake! This was the worst meatloaf I have ever eaten, so bad in fact that my family found it almost inedible and I had to throw it away. The biggest problem- it had the flavor and texture of Parmesan cheese. It also took a full half an hour more to be fully cooked in a large loaf pan ( 12x5x4). Also, as others stated, the recipe was poorly written, since it failed to instruct the reader to add the sautéed onion, garlic, and pepper mixture into the meat before baking. Bottom line- do not waste your time and money on this recipe unless you want to eat "Parmesan cheese loaf" for dinner. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't enjoy cooking, my husband hates meatloaf and we have a toddler who is a picky eater BUT this meatloaf pleased EVERYONE. I used 1/2 beef and 1/2 ground turkey and and used the food processor to mince and disguise the veggies. I sauteed carrots just get in extra veggies. Luckily I knew enough about cooking to know to add the veggies (missed step in directions). VERY GOOD! Some suggested mixing in sausage. I may try again and use 1/3 of each - sausage, ground turkey and ground beef. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this was good but my family didn't really care for it. I won't make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I normally do not like meatloaf, or really meat that much, I made this for my husband and halfed the recipe, switched worsch sauce for liquid animo, used panko bread crumbs and powdered parmesan, the meat I did about 1/2 to 1/2 ground pork to beef and put about 2 tbsp of the marinara in the mix and some hot sauce, I used the rest of the marinara to thinly coat the top of the loaf, fit nicely in a bread pan, amazing, moist. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My fiancé loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Perfection!! Follow recipe closely regarding salt. If you think the salt seems low (which I did) remember the additional salt coming from the other ingredients (worch., balsamic, marinara). I used yellow peppers & green peppers, red onions and white onions. Bread crumbs were Progresso Italian spiced. Delicous!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The meatloaf is delicious. The instructions are written VERY poorly. Watch the video if you want to make this the right way. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Seriously the best meatloaf! This should be the only recipe available it's that good! Dice your veggies and onions small...makes it easier to incorporate. :) item not reviewed by moderator and published

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