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Not Your Average Meatloaf

Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword meatloaf
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings 8


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon chives chopped
  • 2 tablespoons parsley chopped
  • 1 teaspoon thyme leaves
  • 2 eggs
  • About 1 cup of panko If the eggs are on the larger or smaller end, you may need a bit more or a bit less. The mixture should be somewhat wet but not liquidy at all
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 ½ teaspoons salt pepper
  • 1 (8oz.) can of tomato sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large pan, add the oil, diced onion, and diced celery.  Next, saute for about 5 minutes or until the onions have cooked down and are partially translucent.  Then, add the garlic and continue cooking for about 2 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients except for the tomato sauce.  Next, put the mixture in an oiled loaf pan.  Cover the top with tomato sauce.  Bake the meatloaf for about 45-55 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 155-160 degrees.

Recipe Notes

The next day, toast a piece of bread, smear it with mayo and mustard, place a large piece of meatloaf on top, sprinkle with a bit of salt, and enjoy.  Truly one of the easiest but most satisfying sandwiches you will ever make.