Dorie’s Meatloaf – A Savory Delight

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 60 minutes
Servings: 6-8

Dorie’s Meatloaf – A Savory Delight


For the Meatloaf:

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 block of sharp cheddar cheese (shredded yourself)
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Tony’s Creole seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • Splash of Worcestershire sauce
  • Approximately 2 sleeves of crackers (crushed)

For the Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, shredded sharp cheddar cheese, onion powder, Tony’s Creole seasoning, minced garlic, finely chopped onion, eggs, whole milk, Worcestershire sauce, and the crushed crackers. Mix well until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  3. Line a large loaf pan with parchment paper, allowing some overhang on the sides. This will make it easier to remove the meatloaf later.
  4. Place the meatloaf mixture into the lined loaf pan. Press it down evenly to fill the pan and shape the meatloaf. To help maintain its shape, you can use the loaf pan.
  5. Carefully flip the meatloaf onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. This step ensures that the meatloaf retains its shape during baking.
  6. Bake the meatloaf in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  7. While the meatloaf is baking, prepare the sauce. In a small bowl, combine ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. Mix until the sugar is dissolved, and you have a smooth sauce.
  8. After the initial 30 minutes of baking, remove the meatloaf from the oven. Pour the prepared sauce evenly over the top of the meatloaf.
  9. If you prefer, cut the meatloaf into slices at this point to ensure even cooking. Return it to the oven for an additional 30 minutes.
  10. Once the meatloaf is cooked through and has a beautiful glaze on top, remove it from the oven.
  11. Allow the meatloaf to rest for a few minutes before slicing. Serve hot, and enjoy this savory delight!

Dorie’s Meatloaf is a classic comfort food recipe that’s sure to please your taste buds and satisfy your hunger. Serve it with your favorite sides for a hearty and delicious meal.

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