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Top Meatloaf Recipes


Meatloaf has long been a popular American dish, and many consider it a comfort food. Here are some of the most popular meatloaf recipes on this site, including recipes for the oven, slow cooker, and one for the grill.

1. Bacon-Wrapped Meat Loaf

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf
Photo: Diana Rattray
This delicious bacon-wrapped meatloaf is enhanced with grated natural Parmesan cheese, Cajun spices, and a tasty barbecue sauce glaze.

2. Simple Meatloaf Recipe

simple meatloaf
Diana Rattray
Use the topping mixture or plain ketchup to top off this tasty meatloaf, or serve it with ketchup on the side. This simple meatloaf is made with ground beef, bread crumbs, dried onion, and seasonings. This makes a large loaf, enough for a family of 6.

3. Meatloaf Muffins

Meatloaf Muffins
Diana Rattray
These tasty meatloaf muffins are a nice change from the everyday meatloaf, and the kids will love them. Make sure you use very lean ground beef to keep excess fat to a minimum. 

4. Meatloaf With Gravy

Meatloaf With Gravy
Photo: Diana Rattray
This basic meatloaf is topped with a simple purchased brown gravy, or make the gravy from a package mix. The meatloaf makes a wonderful and comforting meal with mashed potatoes and a side vegetable. Feel free to use a mushroom or onion gravy, if you prefer those flavors.

5. Meat Loaf With Mushroom Gravy

Meat Loaf With Mushroom Gravy
Photo: Diana Rattray
This flavorful, savory meatloaf is served with a homemade beefy mushroom gravy. Serve this excellent meatloaf with mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables for a fabulous family dinner.

6. Tex-Mex Meatloaf

Tex-Mex Meatloaf
Photo: Diana Rattray
Cilantro and jalapeno peppers add flavor, texture, and heat to this great-tasting meatloaf. Serve this nicely-seasoned meatloaf with a Mexican style rice or mashed potatoes for a satisfying family meal.

7. Grilled Meatloaf

Grilled Meatloaf
Photo: Diana Rattray
This flavorful meatloaf is easy to prepare and cook on the grill. Try to keep the grill temperature steady at a medium heat of around 350°, and use a heavy duty disposable aluminum pan or double thickness of heavy duty foil.

8. Green Chile Meatloaf

Green Chile Meatloaf
Photo: Diana Rattray
This savory green chile meatloaf is made with ground beef and chopped mild green chile peppers, along with other southwest-style ingredients. Pepper Jack cheese tops off this tasty meatloaf, but feel free to use American cheese or Cheddar slices.

9. Southwestern-Style Meat Loaf

Southwestern-Style Meat Loaf
Photo: Diana Rattray
This meatloaf is loaded with flavor, and it's delicious served with salsa and potatoes or a Mexican style rice Feel free to use ground pork or more ground beef instead of veal.

10. Savory Meatloaf With Oatmeal

Savory Meatloaf With Oatmeal
Photo: Diana Rattray
This classic meatloaf is made with ground beef, oatmeal, onion, and a little garlic. I love the ketchup topping, but a topping of barbecue sauce or chili sauce would be delicious as well.

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