Marry Me Meatloaf

There is something about men and meatloaf …  they go crazy for it.

A couple months ago I perfected this recipe and my boyfriend just can’t get enough. We now enjoy “Meatloaf Tuesday” in our little apartment every week.

He has even asked me to make it for his friends and  for dinner parties. I know, I know … it’s not the prettiest dish, it’s MEATLOAF.  But they don’t care, trust me.

Men just want good meatloaf and mashed potatoes for the rest of their lives.

Ladies, write this recipe down.

He really loves this meatloaf.

He asked me to marry him about a week ago over a romantic dinner at home. Candles, caprese salad, and a  princess cut diamond.   It was perfect.  I said yes of course, and we have been drinking champagne ever since 🙂

Check out some of my wedding board pins on pinterest!

Shopping List
1.5 lbs Ground Meatloaf Mix (your grocer carries it, should be next to the ground beef)
1 packed Lipton Beefy Onion Soup Mix
1/2 Red Onion, chopped
4 oz. baby bella sliced mushrooms
3 eggs
1 cup Panko bread crumbs
1 cup ketcup
1/2 cup brown sugar
Fresh parsley

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Place your mushrooms in a food processor, pulsing them about 4 times until you have tiny mushroom crumbles. Pour them in a large bowl with your chopped onions. Add your ground meatloaf mix Lipton Beefy Onion Soup mix, eggs, bread crumbs, and 1/2 of your cup of ketchup.

Mix together with your hands until combined. Don’t over mix.

Line the bottom of a large casserole pan with foil, leaving enough to fold over the top later. Place your meat in the foil lined casserole pan. Shape into a loaf about 2 inches high and 6 inches long. (if your loaf is too tall it wont cook in the center)

Sprinkle your brown sugar on top and then your remaining ketchup. Cover with foil and bake for 50 minutes.

Let sit for about 15 minutes before serving, your slices may not be perfect. If there is any fat that has cooked out of the around the loaf, remove with a spoon before serving.

35 Responses to “Marry Me Meatloaf”

  1. Made in Sonoma posted on November 28, 2011 at 6:17 pm (#)

    First of all, CONGRATULATIONS!

    Second, Meatloaf is the ultimate man dish! It’s so funny. My man is the same way. Meatloaf is so hard to photograph! I can never make it look as good as it tastes.

  2. Michelle O posted on November 28, 2011 at 6:19 pm (#)

    Thank you!!! Isn’t it funny how crazy they are about meatloaf? I mean I like ceviche, or filet mignon.. they like MEATLOAF. haha

    It’s SO hard to photograph. My only hope was that little ketchup heart 🙂

  3. Becka (The Elegant Eggplant) posted on November 28, 2011 at 6:55 pm (#)

    So I guess meatloaf is the new Engagement Chicken??? LOVE IT!!!! Congrats to you!! It looks delicious, and I love the heart… my bf would die over this, and maybe I will have you to thank!!! 🙂

  4. Kiri W. posted on November 28, 2011 at 7:27 pm (#)

    Wow, that must be one killer meatloaf! 🙂 I have actually never made one myself – I need ti remedy that!

  5. Sarah Catherine posted on November 28, 2011 at 8:00 pm (#)

    I think the little heart on the meatloaf makes it look cute. Cute meatloaf…why not? Congratulations on your engagement.

  6. claire @ the realistic nutritionist posted on November 28, 2011 at 8:10 pm (#)

    AGAIN, congrats!!! I’m so happy for you!! 🙂

  7. Anita at Hungry Couple posted on November 28, 2011 at 8:50 pm (#)

    Congratulations, Michelle! And I’m sure the meatloaf was yummy 🙂

  8. Curry and Comfort posted on November 28, 2011 at 9:49 pm (#)

    Congratulations Michelle!! I love that plate.. with the heart. Sooo cute!! What a great story to tell your kids some day. Love it!! I wish you and your fiance nothing but the best for your life together. 🙂

  9. janet@fromcupcakestocaviar posted on November 28, 2011 at 11:26 pm (#)

    Congratulations Michelle! that is so awesome!!!

    And yep, you’re right; meatloaf is one of those foods that the males of our species would eat 24/7 if given the chance and yours looks fantastic!

    Now over to pinterest to check out your boards 🙂

  10. Sis. Boom. posted on November 29, 2011 at 3:44 am (#)

    Congrats on your happy news!

  11. Cake posted on November 29, 2011 at 4:40 am (#)

    Congratulations on your engagement! 😀

  12. Lo-mo posted on November 29, 2011 at 4:41 am (#)

    WOOT! Congrats to you both!! Awesome news! My boys love meatloaf and complain that I don’t make it enough! Great looking recipe Michelle!

  13. Foodness Gracious posted on November 29, 2011 at 5:16 am (#)

    Wow congrats, I never knew meatloaf could be so important in lifemaking decisions 😉 I am a man and yes, meatloaf is awesome even on a sandwich the day after!
    Take care..

  14. PolaM posted on November 29, 2011 at 2:49 pm (#)

    Congrats! I’ll have to cook your meatloaf to my BF 😉 !!!

  15. Liz posted on November 29, 2011 at 2:52 pm (#)

    I know you don’t think that your meatloaf photographs well, but it looks soooo delicious! Maybe I think that because I know for a fact that it is!!!

  16. Kimber posted on November 29, 2011 at 4:43 pm (#)

    Congrats!! How exciting is that? You should do a whole line of “house-wife recipes” – that meatloaf recipe sounds amazing!

  17. Sean Marie posted on November 29, 2011 at 5:53 pm (#)

    I’m still so happy for you guys! And still drooling over that meatloaf you made for us a few months ago. I see exactly why he proposed! 😉

  18. Anonymous posted on November 29, 2011 at 6:49 pm (#)

    I’ve found the man of my dreams & I happen to know he loves meatloaf…which I haven’t made for him yet. I believe I will be making him this meatloaf…wish me luck! Congrats to you!!

  19. BestOodles posted on November 29, 2011 at 8:41 pm (#)

    Happy Holiday Michelle and Congrats!
    I nominated you for a Versital award. Please take a look at award rules in my Award blog.

  20. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. posted on November 30, 2011 at 3:54 am (#)

    Well, first of all, Congrats on your engagement! How exciting! This meatloaf does look really tasty!

  21. posted on November 30, 2011 at 1:11 pm (#)

    Ahhhhh congrats on the engagement! I was wondering if your meatloaf was anything like “Engagement Chicken” and I see that it is! The meatloaf looks great and I hope you two have a long and happy life together!

  22. Erica posted on November 30, 2011 at 5:44 pm (#)

    Congratulations! But not surprised — meatloaf AND copious amounts of jello shooters? He’d be crazy not to lock this one down!

  23. Abbey posted on November 30, 2011 at 10:11 pm (#)

    I just stumbled upon your blog trying to find the apple jello shot reipe and found this instead..had to comment! My grandmothers recipe for meatloaf, which is how I still make it today, calls for Lipton onion soup mix. And you’re absolutely right, it makes the best meatloaf! My mom added her twist years ago by using rolled oats instead of the breadcrumbs, which is also great. So cool to see someone else doing something so personal and familiar!

  24. Jay posted on December 1, 2011 at 2:15 am (#)

    wow..sounds scrumptiously tasty..
    chanced by your space from BestOodles blog…amazing space you have…excellent posts with stunning cliks..
    Am your happy follower now..:)
    do stop by mine sometime.
    Tasty Appetite

  25. Laura posted on December 1, 2011 at 4:14 am (#)

    Congratulations on your engagement!! And, I am not much of a meatloaf fan, but you manage to make it look yummy!!

  26. Jaymee Sire posted on December 1, 2011 at 7:58 am (#)

    Congrats! I’m obsessed with your blog. Recently started a food blog of my own working my way through the alphabet. Might have to do meatloaf for “M” and definitely Jell-O Shots for “J.” 🙂

  27. Eating Deliciously posted on December 4, 2011 at 3:34 pm (#)

    Congratulations! Loving the ketchup heart garnish.

  28. Anonymous posted on December 5, 2011 at 3:53 pm (#)

    I commented above as anonymous & said that I have found the man of my dreams (who loves meatloaf) I had not made him meatloaf yet…but how could I resist “Marry Me Meatloaf”?!
    I did in fact make it for him on Friday night, with garlic mashed potatoes. On Sunday he brought up marriage for the first time & I think I may be getting the ring for Christmas!!!
    This meatloaf has powers! 😀

  29. liz boss posted on December 8, 2011 at 12:39 am (#)

    congratulations! i’m excited to watch as you plan for the big day!

  30. Megan posted on December 14, 2011 at 12:49 am (#)

    Best wishes! I love the anonymous comment above about the power of this meatloaf. haha

  31. Mo (New on U) posted on December 16, 2011 at 8:35 pm (#)

    I’m making this tonight. I’ll let you know how it goes 😉

  32. becca posted on March 22, 2012 at 12:59 am (#)

    I made this tonight. My husband said its the best meatloaf I’ve ever made — the only other meatloaf I’ve made is Michael Chiarello’s from foodtv. Props to you!

  33. Ruthanne posted on August 17, 2012 at 8:33 pm (#)

    This is an amazing Meatloaf..My kids loved it and asked for seconds ( very picky eaters)Its a keeper! Thank You for sharing..

  34. itwasonlyadream posted on January 14, 2013 at 2:14 am (#)

    Michelle, this meatloaf is In. Cre. De. Bull. Seriously. If I wasn’t so gay I would grab the first man I could find and make it for him so I could marry him. I LOVE cooking and wish the twenty-something ladies I dated cared about things like this as much as I do. Alas, they are only into brainless things like coffee and yoga and nail polish, too! Good thing they’re so darn cute!


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