Beef Onion Loaf Recipe

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When I got married, I made sure to copy this recipe from my mother's files. I've been making it for over 10 years. - Sara Bediz, Lake Jackson, Texas.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + standing
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + standing
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1 can (2.8 ounces) french-fried onions, divided
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 can (15 ounces) sliced carrots, drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) whole potatoes, drained

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 328 calories, 17g fat (6g saturated fat), 105mg cholesterol, 1038mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 25g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine 1/2 cup of tomato sauce, egg, 1-1/2 cups onions, parsley, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into a loaf in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45 minutes; drain. Combine sugar and remaining tomato sauce; spread over the meat loaf. Sprinkle with remaining onions. Place carrots and potatoes around loaf. Bake, uncovered, 15 minutes more or until meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160°. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Beef Onion Loaf in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p35

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nh_youth User ID: 4489321 82177
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2012

"My family really liked this. Have made it twice so far!"

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