Meat Loaf

463 Ratings
Recipe courtesy ofIna Garten

Total: 1 hr 25 min Cook: 1 hr 25 min

Yield: 6 servings

Level: Easy



  • 1 tablespoon good olive oil
  • 3 cups chopped yellow onions (3 onions)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 cup canned chicken stock or broth
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 1/2 pounds ground chuck (81 percent lean)
  • 1/2 cup plain dry bread crumbs (recommended: Progresso)
  • 2 extra-large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup ketchup (recommended: Heinz)


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

  • Heat the olive oil in a medium saute pan. Add the onions, thyme, salt, and pepper and cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for 8 to 10 minutes, until the onions are translucent but not brown. Off the heat, add the Worcestershire sauce, chicken stock, and tomato paste. Allow to cool slightly.

  • In a large bowl, combine the ground chuck, onion mixture, bread crumbs, and eggs, and mix lightly with a fork. Don't mash or the meat loaf will be dense. Shape the mixture into a rectangular loaf on a sheet pan covered with parchment paper. Spread the ketchup evenly on top. Bake for 1 to 1 1/4 hours, until the internal temperature is 160 degrees F and the meat loaf is cooked through. (A pan of hot water in the oven, under the meat loaf, will keep the top from cracking.) Serve hot.

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463 Ratings

Ren? T.
I have made this recipe  and it's good. I also appreciate  different  meatloaf recipes and like to try them. What I can't  understand is why someone will take a recipe, change the recipe then comment/rate it. It's  beyond me and I  know I'm  not the only one baffled by this, not to mention,  not  the only one to rant online about it.  Give the recipe  a try. If you cook for people who hate meatloaf....DON'T! <div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div></div> See All Reviews Post Review

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