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Ina's Meat Loaf

Ina's Meat Loaf

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Prep 35 mins
  • Bake 45 mins to 55 mins
  • Stand 10 mins

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  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup chopped green sweet pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon bottled hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup panko (Japanese-style bread crumbs) or fine dry bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup snipped fresh cilantro
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 8 ounces ground pork
  • 8 ounces ground veal or pork
  • 4 slices bacon


  1. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with foil; set aside. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, green pepper and garlic; cook about 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender but not brown, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl whisk together eggs, salt, hot pepper sauce and black pepper. Stir in panko, cilantro, and onion mixture. Add ground meats. With a large fork, stir gently until well combined.
  3. In the center of the prepared pan, shape meat mixture into a 9x5-inch loaf shape. Lay bacon slices in a single layer across the loaf, tucking ends under the loaf.
  4. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 45 to 55 minutes or until internal temperature registers 160 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting into eight slices. If you like, chill leftover meat loaf, thinly slice and serve in sandwiches with lettuce and ketchup. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Ina's Meat Loaf)

Servings Per Recipe 8, sugar (g) 1, sodium (mg) 512, Potassium (mg) 467, calcium (mg) 30, cal. (kcal) 360, iron (mg) 2, vit. A (IU) 292, pro. (g) 27, Folate (µg) 24, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 2, fiber (g) 1, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1, Monounsaturated fat (g) 11, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 6, vit. C (mg) 12, Fat, total (g) 25, Thiamin (mg) 0, chol. (mg) 146, Riboflavin (mg) 0, sat. fat (g) 9, Niacin (mg) 7

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