Classic Spicy Meatloaf


This is my family's favorite meatloaf recipe. Onion may be substituted for green onions (scallions).

close up view of a sliced Classic Spicy Meatloaf garnished with fresh herbs on a platter
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 cup finely chopped onion

  • ½ cup finely chopped green onions

  • 1 carrot, finely chopped

  • 1 rib celery, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • cup ketchup, divided

  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground black pepper

  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef

  • ¾ pound spicy ground pork sausage

  • 1 cup bread crumbs

  • cup minced fresh parsley

  • 2 large eggs, slightly beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Heat butter in a large heavy skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion, green onions, carrot, celery, and garlic until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Cover skillet with a lid and cook, stirring occasionally, until carrot is tender, about 5 more minutes. Stir 1/3 cup ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper into vegetable mixture; cook until warmed through, about 1 minute.

  3. Mix ground beef, sausage, vegetable mixture, bread crumbs, parsley, and eggs in a large bowl; form into a loaf and place in a rectangular baking pan with 2-inch high sides. Cover loaf with remaining 1/3 cup ketchup.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 1 hour. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

532 Calories
33g Fat
26g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 532
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 13g 66%
Cholesterol 173mg 58%
Sodium 1691mg 74%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 15mg 73%
Calcium 97mg 7%
Iron 5mg 25%
Potassium 676mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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