Parmesan meatloaf

Parmesan meatloaf
A classic American recipe for parmesan meatloaf.
Meatloaf is a dish of ground meat formed into a loaf shape and baked or smoked. It is usually made from ground beef, although other meats can be used. American meatloaf is based on a colonial dish from Pennsylvania of German-American origin called scrapple, a mixture of ground pork and cornmeal/cornstarch.
You can also prepare these as 12 mini-meatloaves by greasing a 12-muffin tin and using that instead. If you do this you do not need to repeat step 5.
This recipe for Parmesan meatloaf was submitted to Kitchen Geekery by Cynthia Briggs — a cookbook author.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 3/4 kg lean ground beef
  • 1 cup soft bread cubes
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup  onion (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup thick barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 1 egg (slightly beaten)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp oregano (heaped)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  • Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F or Gas Mark 4.
  • Combine all ingredients except the barbecue sauce; mix lightly.
  • Fold into a greased loaf pan (I use one approx. 5” x 9” x 3”).
  • Gently press to remove large bubbles and bake for 30 minutes, and remove any excess fats that accumulate.
  • Spread over half the barbecue sauce and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Repeat step 5.
  • Serve sprinkled with additional Parmesan cheese and barbecue sauce on the side.
In 2007, meatloaf was voted the seventh favorite dish in the United States according to Good Housekeeping.