Italian Traditional Meatloaf Recipe



• 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

• 1 medium onion, finely chopped

• 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

• 1 pound lean ground beef

• 1/2 pound lean ground pork

• 1/2 pound lean ground veal

• 1 egg, beaten

• 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

• 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley

• Salt and black pepper

• 2 cups brown gravy, for serving

For the filling

• 1 egg, beaten

• 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley

• 1/3 cup grated Romano cheese

• 1/3 teaspoon grated nutmeg

• Salt and black pepper

• 2 eggs, hard boiled (remove shell after hard boiled)


1• Heat the oven to 400°F. Butter a 9x5x4-inch loaf pan.

2• Heat the oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic. Cook until the onion is slightly browned, about 5 minutes.

3• In a large mixing bowl, combine the beef, pork, veal, egg, cheese, parsley, salt and pepper to taste, and the cooked onions and garlic. Mix well and set aside.

4• For the filling: In a separate bowl, combine the egg, parsley, Romano cheese, nutmeg, and salt and pepper to taste and mix well.

3• Line the bottom of the loaf pan with about 3/4 inch of the meat mixture. Build up walls on the inside of the pan that are the same thickness. Slice the hard boiled eggs and add in center. Add the remaining meat on top of the eggs so it is completely covered by the meat.

3• Place the meat loaf, uncovered, in the hot oven and bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until the top is golden brown. Remove the meat loaf and allow it to rest about 15 to 20 minutes.

3• In the meantime, heat the brown gravy.

3• Slice the meat loaf and serve with brown gravy. Serves 4 to 6


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