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Carrot Meat Loaf Recipe

Carrot Meat Loaf Recipe

We love to take slices of this tasty loaf to the field during harvest season---I either bake it or cook it up quickly in the microwave---it's a real blessing during our busiest time of year.—Irene Knodel, Golden Prairie, Saskatchewan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 70 min. YIELD:10 servings


  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 envelope (1 ounce) onion soup mix
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard


  • 1. Combine eggs, milk, soup mix, bread crumbs and carrots. Add beef and pork; mix well. Shape mixture into a circle with a 9-in. diameter; form a 3-in. hole in the center of the circle. Place in a shallow baking pan. Bake at 350° for 1 hour. Drain.
  • 2. Combine glaze ingredients; spread over meat. Bake 10 minutes longer or until no pink remains and a thermometer reads 160°.
  • 3. MICROWAVE METHOD: Prepare and shape loaf as above. Place on a microwave-proof platter. Cover with waxed paper. Microwave on high for 16-18 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°, giving the dish a quarter turn every 3 minutes. Drain. Let stand 5 minutes.
  • 4. Meanwhile, in a custard cup, combine glaze ingredients. Spread half the glaze over meat loaf. Return to microwave on medium for 1 minute; remove. Cover remaining glaze with waxed paper and heat in microwave on medium for 1 minute. Serve glaze in center of meat loaf. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 309 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 136mg cholesterol, 579mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein.

Reviews for Carrot Meat Loaf

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m1948.nor User ID: 7683500 18488
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2014

"very moist - I would use a spring form pan next time though"

misterfrenchy User ID: 3619123 18700
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2013

"The best easiest meat loaf we ever had..SUPER!"

cwbuff2 User ID: 5946195 14334
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2012

"Besides tasting good, the presentation of this meatloaf is easy and good enough for guests or a special occasion. I used the mouth of a 16 oz tumbler to make the hole in the center. Also, I used 2.5 lbs of meatloaf mix - wasn't sure it would be enough but it was fine. I've tried many different meatloaf recipes, but this is one of the best! The glaze is delish too."

ncarmichael User ID: 1902898 202080
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2010

"I made this for our Community Free lunch program and it was a real hit. I am always worried about getting veggies into people who do not usually like veggies - they loved this.

I did not use the bread crumbs - I substituted more veggies. I did not have any complaints and many asked for the recipe."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.