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.


★★★★★ 1 vote

25 Min
1 Hr


  • 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


  1. Cut 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)
  2. Brown 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.
  3. Spoon meat mixture into hollowed out bread. Rub crust with remaining butter. Wrap in foil.
    Bake at 375^ for 1 hour.
  4. Fold back foil and sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese. Return to oven bake until cheese melts. About 3 minutes.
  5. If 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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