Old Fashioned Meatloaf Recipe

A Timeless Classic... Old Fashioned Meat Loaf


2 C finely chopped onion

1 T minced garlic

1 Celery rib, chopped fine

1 Carrot, chopped

½ finely chopped scallion

2 T butter, ghee, animal fat

2 t salt

1 ½ t freshly ground black pepper

2 t Worcestershire sauce

2/3 C ketchup, plus additional for top of loaf if desired

1 ½ pounds ground beef

¾ pound ground pork

2/3 to ¾ C GF bread crumbs

2 large eggs

1/3 cup minced fresh parsley


Preheat oven to 350°

In a large heavy skillet cook onion, garlic, celery, carrot, and scallion in gat over medium heat, stirring about 5 minutes.

Cook vegetables, covered, stirring occasionally, until carrot in tender, about 5 minutes more. Stir in salt and pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and 1/3 C of ketchup and cook, stirring for about a minute more.

In a large bowl combine vegetables, meat, bread crumbs, eggs and parsley.

In a shallow baking pan form mixture into 1 10 by 5-inch oval loaf and spread some ketchup over loaf if desired.

Bake meat loaf in over 1 hour, or until a meat thermometer inserted in center registers 155°

Adapted from Gourmet 1994