A Luxury Meatloaf

A Luxury Meatloaf


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A friend gave me this recipe for a full-flavored and textured meatloaf that prompted me to toss out my old standby recipe and keep this Cadillac of meatloaves. The yogurt is the secret ingredient! To save time you can sauté the mushroom/onion mixture a day in advance and refrigerate.

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Serving Size / Yield

6 servings


  • 4 Tbs. butter
  • 2 C. mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1-2 Tbs. minced garlic
  • 1 small red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 1/4 lb. ground beef
  • 1 1/4 C. breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 C. grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 C. plain yogurt
  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/4 C. ketchup or chili sauce
  • 1 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 oz. cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1-2 tsp. black pepper

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Set oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan. In a skillet melt butter over medium heat, add in mushrooms, onion, red bell pepper, garlic and thyme; sauté for about 6 minutes, then transfer to a large bowl. Add in all remaining ingredients; using clean hands mix thoroughly. Place mixture into the prepared loaf pan, then place them onto a baking sheet to catch any spills. Bake for 50-60 minutes. Using 2 forks remove the meatloaf from the pan. Let rest 5-7 minutes before slicing.

Reviews (15)

  • Thanks and congratulations for this masterpiece.

    Flag as inappropriate kolaylezzet  |  February 14, 2013

  • Thanks, my favorite.

    Flag as inappropriate spatel  |  January 19, 2012

  • I made this meatloaf last night, OMG!! its was absolutely delicious. My mom who never really says anything, actually commented on how yummy it was that she wants to make it herself!

    Flag as inappropriate ndiperna  |  January 26, 2010

  • I don't get why some said this was not a good recipe. I thought it was great. And if you put raw veggies in a loaf, they will have more moisture. So, maybe they did not follow the recipe? And I make great meatloves and I still just don't like meat loaf..... but this was really good. The guys just loved it and ask me to please make meat loaf more often.

    Flag as inappropriate Sheryll_Rufus  |  January 12, 2010

  • Worst meatloaf i ever ate. Your right mabs718. we had to spoon ours out also. i don't know what other meatloafs some of you have eaten, but this one is pukey.

    Reported ZTHEZS  |  January 10, 2010

  • The butter is used to saute the mushrooms. It is not just stirred into the meatloaf! And since this includes a pound and a fourth of meat plus a lot of other ingredients, do you think you really get enough butter in one serving to be a problem? We have allowed the Food Police to scare us from normal, everyday cooking. Let's don't be fraidy-cats. How do you saute mushrooms with no butter or oil? Sounds like no fat in the meat either,if it is lean.

    Flag as inappropriate planochar  |  January 9, 2010

  • Wondering if anyone has used wheat germ instead or a combo of wheat germ and oatmeal works for me...... and add two eggs and refrigerate it a few hours before baking your meat loaf will help hold it together.

    Flag as inappropriate Sheryll_Rufus  |  January 8, 2010

  • dont you mean the camry of meatloafs?

    Flag as inappropriate markp0730  |  April 27, 2009

  • I made this meatloaf tonight and my husband and son and the two teenage guests I had over all said it was the best meatloaf they had ever eaten!!! I felt the same. Thank you so much for submitting this recipe! The flavors and texture were wonderful and it's great with a little chili sauce on the side. And, you have to understand that my husband and son HATED meatloaf before, but the aroma from the oven kept them from being able to resist!

    Flag as inappropriate loretta88  |  January 9, 2009

  • I tried this recipe... and sorry to say I think it
    would make a better meatball. I will go back to my old recipe from the Quaker Oats box. No one in my family cared for
    it at all.

    Reported caeetizio  |  January 6, 2009

  • Good recipe; however, I agree with omitting the butter and instead of breadcrumbs, I like quick-cooking oats which give a nice nutty flavor and add texture. Also, I cut back on the yogurt to make it less crumbly.

    Flag as inappropriate panfried11  |  January 5, 2009

  • I'm sorry, Iwould not add butter to a meatloaf recipe, I add fresh mushrooms onions and the like strqaight to hmb, also add about half an onion soup mix, or to taste, didn't try the yogurt or that much cheese, if watching fat content. Adding the onion soup mix works for me.

    Flag as inappropriate jody417  |  January 4, 2009

  • For mab719 re: falling apart. Try a bit less yogurt and butter, maybe adding more bread crumbs. It helps to make your own bread crumbs, rather than those fine ground crumbs in a jar already seasoned! Just a few suggestions, hope they help! RSB inTucson, AZ

    Flag as inappropriate Rebecca007  |  July 26, 2008

  • this meatloaf is the best I have ever made, and my family loves it.

    Flag as inappropriate tracyavina  |  March 16, 2008

  • this is a wonderful tasting meatloaf. however, it fell apart and did not stay together. Instead of slicing it I had to spoon it out of the pan. Is there something I could do to make it stay together?

    Reported mab718  |  March 8, 2008

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