1 egg
2 T. sour cream
2 T. ketchup
2 T. flour
1 package of onion soup mix, dry
1 (1 pound) package of ground sirloin
ketchup for coating the meatloaf
1/3 c. spicy V-8 Juice

Into blender put the first 5 ingredients exactly as given. Blend briefly until smooth.

In medium bowl combine with beef. Mix well. Wet hands to shape into oval loaf.

Bake in Pam-sprayed 2 pound, foil, loaf tin at 400 degrees F for 45 minutes. After first 15 minutes, coat top in ketchup and add the V-8 Juice around the loaf; return to bake the remaining 30 minutes.

NOTE: If you double the recipe, be sure to double all ingredients and time as well, requiring almost an hour and a half total baking. If you make 2 small loaves, however, you do not double the baking time. (Leftovers freeze well to use in 3 months).

(Makes 1 small loaf and serves 2)



  1. This recipe sounds excellent ! Will give it a try soon…..I will use the meatloaf mix I get at bj’s tho…it contains a mixture of ground beef , pork & veal. Thanks ! Michele

  2. I LOVE meat loaf. Thank’s for the recipe. I will be trying Michele’s idea too.

  3. is that an hour and a half to cook it? just the way it is , or only if you double it?

  4. Thanks for the recipe, it sounds like a keeper. I will be testing it with my family this week.

  5. I did not have dry onion soup so substituted dry vegetable soup & cut up 1 onion, added 1 can rotel tomatoes drained & 1 cup oatmeal. Was very tasty.

  6. Never trust me with a recipe!! I’ve got the grill going for today so I am making your meatloaf – except shaping into patties and grilling…..nice big burgers, toasted kaiser rolls and assorted toppings!! YUM! Everyone is smiling!!!!

    Thank you!

  7. I am a little confused about the baking time. Recipe says to bake 45 minutes plus 30 min. for l lb. (total 1 1/4 hr.),but “If you double the recipe, be sure to double all ingredients and time as well, requiring almost an hour and a half total baking.” If you double the time, that would actually be 2 1/2 hrs….Is this correct?? Thank you.

  8. I love the idea for the grill, as soon as it stops raining here, I intend to try it.

    I’ll get back with the results. It has to be good, my family all LOVE meatloaf ,chopped salad on the side should complete it nicely.

  9. I’m going to try this tonite with ground turkey. Thanks also for Kitchen witch’s idea of grilled burgers!

  10. This would be so awesome with Boston Market’s DELICIOUS CORN MUFFINS (hint!) 😉

  11. Amy –

    Make the corn muffins in a large muffin pan or one of Wilton’s cake baking pans that makes a nice size for a burger!!!

    1 box Jiffy Mix Cornbread Mix
    1 box Jiffy Mix Yellow Cake Mix


    2 boxes Jiffy Mix Cornbread Mix
    1 box regular yellow cake mix

    Mix both boxes according to directions and combine the batter. I generally use a large mix bowl and add both boxes together. I add the other ingredients all at once. If you have only boxes of jiffy mix, use a brownie size 8-inch square baking pan. If you use a box of regular cake mix, use a 9 x 13-inch pan.

    Bake at 350 degrees F until done. This takes about 30 minutes. Test for doneness.

  12. I love trying new recipes this one will be at the top of the list, meatloaf is a favorite of mine. Thank You

  13. Thank you,
    for all the recipes,everyone that I have tried has been wonderful.Sometimes when we get a E-mail that is not pleasant, its a reminder to other people to put in a Ata Boy! Good Job!GOD BLESS

  14. Well, People are very ungrateful, they get things for free and instead of saying thank you, they are rude. Carry on the good work.Appreciate all the wonderful recipes.

  15. Great Idea, and thanks for sharing. I’m looking for the “secret recipe” from Bonefish for Bang Bang Shrimp. Hope you can find it. Thanks again. Lady Aud

  16. Thanks so much for the recipe. Hope to try it soon. Meatloaf is my favorite meal, along with mashed potatoes and coleslaw YUM!

  17. Thanks for the meatloaf recipe. Hubby really liked it. It is definitely a keeper. Thanks again. Kathleen

  18. Loved the Meatloaf recipe and thanks Kitchen Witch- I made the cornbread too. Absolutely no leftovers! I was hoping to see your Olive Garden Salad Dressing recipe on the blog because the link doesn’t work for me. Olive Garden’s dressing is my fav. Thanks again for sharing.

  19. Jen –

    I posted them last night for those that could not get the link – please check one more time and let me know – if not – I will post it for you!

    Kitchen Witch

    (Recipe Exchange – Olive Garden Dressing)

  20. Thanks Kitchen Witch :)
    Got it- now I just have to try it out.

  21. We tripled the meatloaf recipe (big family) and used two 9×11 cake pans. Didn’t take as long to cook. Husband requested I add sliced black olives. This recipe is absolutely delicious. Everyone ate it and on sandwhiches the next day. Thanks for challenging us to try new recipes. I get stuck in a rut on meal prep in the summer.

  22. Recipe was a hit in my family. Thanks a million for this. It is definetly a keeper in my house. Hope to enjoy new recipes in the future.


  24. Best meatloaf i have ever tasted. Even my wife who wrinkled her nose up loved it. Will be having at least once a month. Thanks Chef Tom

  25. You guys are GREAT! I love to cook but I must say sometimes you want new recipes and you guys come through all the time. I will be trying this a.s.a.p. We all thank you very much.
    peace to you and yours…

  26. Secret Recipe Blog is a really great idea for us aspiring cooks. We would love to prepare food like the experts. Thanks.


  27. Hi Tom… I’m Paola, from Mexico… i love cook… I’m very excited about your blog… i’ve one too, of course i’m not chef, but i love that you can publish your recipes here… a big HOLA from Mexico !!!! by the may excuse my english

  28. I have tried the meatloaf receipe and it is great! I served a large family dinner and made a meatloaf of eight (8) lbs. I didn’t have any laftovers. It was fantastic and I am still getting compliments about it. It was definately the most moist and flavorful meatloaf I’ve ever prepared.


    1/2 cup mayonnaise
    1/4 cup Thai Sweet Chili Sauce (tried bout Cup)
    a few drops of Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce (about /1 tbs )

    Mix the above to make the sauce.

    1 pound of shelled and deveined shrimp

    Dip shrimp in egg white and dredge in dry cornstarch to coat.

    Deep fat fry the shrimp until lighty brown. (about 2-2 minuets)

    Drain on paper towel, put in a bowl and coat withthe sauce.

    Serve in a lettuce lined bowl, top with chopped scallions.

  30. So glad I found this blog. Very interesting things found on here. I am enjoying it very much! Thanks.

  31. This is the first time I have been able to get on the recipe section– It’s great.I don’t know if it;s me or my computer Thank you so much.Nancy

  32. this sounds great, i will try this tomorrow, and we love meatloaf.

    i am waiting for the recipe for the olive garden salad dressing….
    this is a great site, so glad that i found it.

  33. I love getting all these receipes. Meatloaf is my husbands fav and it will be fun to try a different way.
    Note to kitchen witch keep it up giving great receipes and your thoughts!

  34. Chef Tom,
    Could you help with a recipe for Cajun Pintos from Bojangles Restaurant?

    Tony P

  35. I LOVE this blog! Thanks for all the great recipes! Have to tell you about the corn bread though: I made this one and children loved it (corn bread was just an “ok” thing) and the entire pan was gone that night. A few days ago, my sister in law made corn bread and my one daughter whispered in my ear “Mom, this isn’t as good as yours!” Thanks!!

  36. The meatloaf sounds yummiee and very similar to the one that I make, can’t wait to try yours, This blog site is ideal to check out others ideas and opinions. THANK YOU for the opportunity to try some new ideas.

  37. I can’t wait to try this recipe. I have had some failures with meatloaf

  38. I found & tried this recipe for dinner last night for some friends who really like Boston Market’s Meatloaf. They said my meatloaf (Chef Tom’s) has more flavor & tasted better than Boston Market’s! I think we have a winner! Thanks so much for posting this great recipe. It was quick and easy. It’s also easy to remember!

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