Meaty Loaf

Sheri Zarnick


This recipe is awesome for picnics. It is also great served at home. If going to take on a picnic after cooking wrap in foil and several layers of newspaper to keep it warm until ready to eat on your picnic. I pack them in my husbands lunch as he can eat a whole one by himself.


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25 Min
1 Hr


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1 lb
long loaf sourdough french bread
1 small
onion, chpped
1/4 lb
mushrooms, sliced
2 Tbsp
1 large
2 Tbsp
1 c
shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 c
beef broth
1 tsp
garlic powder
1/4 tsp
dried thyme leaves
1 lb
lean ground beef

How to Make Meaty Loaf


  • 1Cut a thin slice from the top of the loaf. Scoop out most of the bread. Tear to make 1 1/2 c. soft bread crumbs(top slice and remaining bread can be used for another recipe)
  • 2Brown onion and mushrooms in 1 1/2 T. butter. Beat egg with ketchup. Mix in bread crumbs, 1/2 c. shredded cheese, broth and seasonings. Lightly mix in ground beef and onion mixture.
  • 3Spoon meat mixture into hollowed out bread. Rub crust with remaining butter. Wrap in foil.
    Bake at 375^ for 1 hour.
  • 4Fold back foil and sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese. Return to oven bake until cheese melts. About 3 minutes.
  • 5If serving at home cut into slices . If taking on your picnic, tailgate, or other road trip. Wrap in foil and newspaper. Serve when ready by cutting in 4" pieces like a submarine sandwich.

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About Meaty Loaf

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

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