Classic Moist Meatloaf Recipe

Servings 6


  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon of thyme
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons of chicken broth
  • 1 ½ teaspoons tomato paste
  • 3/4 pound ground chuck 80% lean
  • 3/4 pound of ground sausage
  • 1/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 extra-large egg beaten
  • 1/4 cup ketchup or barbecue sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 325° F.
  2. In a medium pan, heat the olive oil. Add the onions, thyme, salt, and pepper and cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for 8 to 10 minutes, until the onions are translucent but not brown.
  3. Remove from the heat and add the Worcestershire sauce, chicken stock, and tomato paste. Allow to cool slightly.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the ground chuck, sausage, onion mixture, bread crumbs, and a beaten egg and mix lightly with a fork.
  5. Shape the mixture into a rectangular loaf on a sheet pan covered with parchment paper. Spread the ketchup/barbecue sauce evenly on top.
  6. Bake for 1 to 1 1/4 hours, until the internal temperature is 160° F and the meat loaf is cooked through.

Recipe Notes

Recipe courtesy of Old World Garden Farms