PopPop’s Classic Meatloaf Recipe

PopPop’s Classic Meatloaf Recipe

Preparation time: 30 minutes to prep, 1 hour to cook.


3 medium  onions, diced and sautéed until caramelized

6 celery ribs, diced and sautéed

1 Tbsp granulated garlic (dry)

4 Tbsp unsalted butter to sauté onions and celery

1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper

6 tsp Worcestershire sauce

1 ½ cup spaghetti sauce, more if you like a thick topping

3 pounds of ground chuck

2 pounds of ground pork sausage

2 cups old fashioned oats

6 large eggs, beaten slightly

1 cup minced fresh parsley leaves

2 14.5 oz. cans of petite diced tomatoes


1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2 In a large heavy skillet sauté the onions and celery in butter, over medium heat, stirring, until onions are caramelized to a nice brown color

.3 In a large bowl, combine the meats, eggs, vegetables, old fashioned oats, tomatoes, and parsley. Form into 3 loaves in standard bread pans.

4 Bake the meatloaf in the oven for 45 minutes. Add spaghetti sauce in a thin coat on top of meatloaf and bake for another 15 minutes