Magnificent Meatloaf

Darci Juris


I have two male roommates that live with me. They always ask for me to cook them up a casserole or something that will last them the week. This time round they requested meatloaf. I was up for the challenge. Of course, I wanted to make it as tasty and slightly un-traditional. I put this recipe together based off what I had in my kitchen that sounded good. It was so good that even those who claim to not like meatloaf want more of this one.


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20 Min
1 Hr


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1 1/2 lb
ground beef and/or ground sirloin
apple, cored
1/4 c
onion, chopped
1/4 c
celery, chopped
1/2 c
bread crumbs
2 tsp
worcestershire sauce
1 tsp
garlic, crushed or minced
1 tsp
parsley flakes
1 tsp
basil, dried
1 tsp
garam masala spice
1 1/2 c
tomato sauce, divided
1/2 c
cheddar/jack cheese

How to Make Magnificent Meatloaf


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    Place meat in a large bowl, set aside.
  • 2Using a blender or food processor, finely chop the zucchini, carrot and apple. Add to meat.
  • 3Also add to the meat the celery, onion, bread crumbs, egg, worcestershire sauce, garlic, parsley, basil, garam masala, and a 1/2 cup of the tomato sauce. Blend well....don't be afraid to get you hands in there and mix it up thoroughly.
  • 4Transfer meat to a 9x12 casserole dish and form a large rectangle, leaving approximately 1-2 inches around all sides.
  • 5Bake for 45 minutes. Remove from oven, and top with remaining sauce and cheese. Bake for 10 minutes more.
    Remove from oven and let sit for 10-15 minutes before serving.

    Tip: If too juicy, I like to remove the extra juices using a spoon or suction.

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About Magnificent Meatloaf

Course/Dish: Beef, Meatloafs
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American

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