Kate's Hearty Meatloaf Recipe

Dinner is made easy with this simple meatloaf recipe, and it's perfect for a sit-down meal with your family and friends. Or take it on the go the next day and make a tasty meatloaf sandwich for lunch. Either way, this recipe is sure to please your taste buds and your wallet. For more meal ideas, check out "GMA's" recipe index.

Kate's Meatloaf

makes 10 slices


2 pounds organic ground beef


2-3 eggs
Finely chopped (I use food processor on pulse) celery, onion, green pepper, carrots- about 3/4-1 cup of each.
About 1½-2 cups of breadcrumbs- Italian seasoned if on hand. Otherwise, plain works too. May need more breadcrumbs depending on the consistency of the meatloaf.
About 3/4 cup shredded or grated Parmesan cheese (whichever's on hand).
About ¼ to ½ cup ketchup.
About 2 teaspoons of Italian seasoning
About 1 teaspoon of garlic salt


Mix all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl and divide equally into two separate meat loaves. Add a squirt of ketchup to the top of each in a zig-zaggy design. I cover with foil and bake in either a meatloaf pan or a glass bread baking dish at 350 degrees for about an hour (depending on oven) or until bubbly and center is no longer pink.

During the last 15 minutes or so, I remove foil covering and finish baking uncovered.

When there's leftovers (usually I have about half a loaf left over) I put a slice between wholegrain bread with some mayo and ketchup swirled together (a la French dressing!), and a slice of lettuce and tomato too for a delicious meatloaf sandwich for the next day!


Recipe courtesy of Kate Gosselin.