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megan's coke meatloaf

Recipe by
Megan Stewart
Middletown, OH

I love putting pop in things like ham, so tried it with this meatloaf. I would prefer, after this recipe, to make no other meatloaf recipes! It was just amazing!

yield 2 meatloaves, about 8-10 slices per loaf
method Bake

Ingredients For megan's coke meatloaf

  • 1 pkg
    italian bread crumbs plus plain panko (to total 3 1/2 cups)
  • 6 Tbsp
  • 2 lg
    eggs, well beaten
  • 1 can
    diet coke
  • accent, as needed, to personal taste
  • 1/3 c
    dried parsley
  • 2 tsp
    dried basil
  • 4
    or so grinds pepper from pepper mill
  • 1
    red onion, diced fine
  • 1 sm
    tomato paste
  • 1 can
    petite diced tomatoes
  • 4 1/2 lb
    hamburger (came that way at walmart, not in roll)

How To Make megan's coke meatloaf

  • 1
    In large bowl put both breadcrumbs, parsley, basil, ketchup, pepper and onion. Stir well. Sprinkle Accent over top. Add eggs, mix well. Add can of diet coke. Mix well. Add hamburger, mix well. Put into 2 loaf pans (the large metal ones of mine). Bake at 350 degrees 30 min. Spread tomato paste over the tops of meatloaves, then with a slotted spoon, top with diced tomatoes and a little of their juice. Return to oven, cook 30 min. Check by cutting into center. Can take 55-75 min (check at 60 min, mine took almost 90 min in my large pans). Let sit 10 min out of oven before serving.
  • 2
    Each loaf pan yielded 8-10 slices.

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