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Flavorful Company Meat Loaf Recipe

The combination of ingredients in this moist, tasty meat loaf is unbeatable. When entertaining, it's nice to be able to visit with my company while dinner's in the oven. - Donna Biel, La Valle, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. 1-1/2 hours YIELD:6 servings


  • 3/4 cup V8 juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 medium green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2/3 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 2/3 cup chopped celery
  • 2/3 cup sliced pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 1/2 cup cubed cheddar cheese
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • Ketchup


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first 11 ingredients. Crumble beef and pork over mixture and mix well. Shape into a loaf in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish.
  • 2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1-1/4 hours or until no pink remains and a thermometer reads 160°. Drizzle with ketchup. Yield: 6 servings.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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