Meatloaf California

Meatloaf California


"This is an old family recipe with a touch of Californian flair."


1 h 20 m servings 247 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 247 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 10.7 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 24.3g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 13.9 g
  • 28%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 81 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium:
  • 788 mg
  • 32%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 9x13 inch baking pan with aluminum foil.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the beef, onion, green bell pepper, celery, eggs, soy sauce, and ketchup. Season with basil, parsley, oregano, garlic powder, and 2 teaspoons pepper. Mix in 1/2 cup oats. Gradually mix in remaining oats 1/4 cup at a time until the beef mixture is firm but not stiff. Transfer to the prepared baking pan, and form into a loaf shape.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar, ketchup, brown mustard, mesquite smoke flavoring, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and paprika. Drizzle evenly over the meat loaf.
  4. Bake meat loaf 1 hour in the preheated oven, or to a minimum temperature of 160 degrees F (72 degrees F).
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  1. 52 Ratings


Sorry. Have to disagree with a lot of reviewers. This was overspiced and way too sweet for us. We live in Tex Mex country and love our spice, but this entire blend of dried herbs thrown in wa...

too much pepper? are you crazy?? this is the best meatloaf!! quite tasty. the only change I made is that I reduced the brown sugar to 2 Tablespoons instead of 1/4 cup- the first time I did made ...

Well... I ended up making this meatloaf at the last minute and changed quite a bit due to what I had in my kitchen and It was still a hit!!! First off, I doubled the recipe because I had 2.lbs ...

Edible. Might have given this 3 stars on taste and texture as it was spicy and moist but the presentation was unimpressive - looked like baked dog food and the recipe required a whole lot more p...

it was good but very spicy and the taste of all those dried herbs was overpowering. I won't make it again this way.

Made the meatloaf itself, but without the glaze on top. (Served it with tomato gravy instead) Needed another egg to hold it together better, but had a fabulous flavor that my entire family en...

Mmmmm, I just finished off the leftovers for lunch. Very good, even my picky daughter liked it. I thought my son would love it but he was upset by the veggies showing so I will chop them small...

Best meatloaf I've ever had!!!

My husband loved it, but I thought it was overly spiced.