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Pot Roast Meat Loaf Recipe

Pot Roast Meat Loaf Recipe

If your taste buds call for pot roast but your pocketbook insists on ground beef, here's the perfect solution! You save on cleanup, too, since the meat and veggies cook in the same dish. —Magdalene Fiske, La Farge, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup crushed saltines
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 4 small onions, quartered
  • 4 small potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 4 medium carrots, quartered
  • 1 large green pepper, cut into strips
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine milk, ketchup, cracker crumbs, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Add ground beef. Shape meat mixture into an 8-in. x 4-in. oval; place in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Place the onions, potatoes, carrots and green pepper around the loaf.
  • 2. Cover and bake at 350° for 1-1/4 hours. Uncover; bake 15 minutes longer or until a thermometer inserted in meat loaf reads 160°. Garnish vegetables with parsley. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 309 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 408mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 25g protein.

Reviews for Pot Roast Meat Loaf

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I_Fortuna User ID: 8342880 248003
Reviewed May. 9, 2016

"This is very much like our recipe. No milk but a couple of eggs instead. This adds more nutrition. Egg yolks have tons of vitamins and protein too. We add a little A1 steak sauce too and one or two cans of mixed veggies so I am not chopping veggies forever. Very easy this way. : )"

Grammy Debbie User ID: 30612 241540
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2016

"This was good, but I had to revise the recipe somewhat. I thought it strange that there was no liquid for the vegetables and even with covering it tightly before baking, when I checked it about halfway through, the vegetables were very dry. So, I whipped up a meatloaf topping of ketchup, brown sugar, worchestershire sauce and yellow mustard and generously topped the meatloaf with it and drizzled some over the vegetables. I recovered the whole pan tightly and baked it for another 45 minutes and then uncovered it, stirred the veggies around and baked for another 15 minutes. The vegetables definitely needed the moisture from the topping and while we enjoyed the dish, I'll probably stick to my favorite meatloaf recipe rather than use this one again."

tedbarb User ID: 8621228 241516
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2016

"This was so easy and delicious. I tossed the vegetables with a tiny bit of olive oil before baking. My husband kept saying how delicious dinner was!"

KristineChayes User ID: 1441542 241499
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2016

"Made this for dinner tonight and family raved about it! I made 1-1/2 times the recipe, added an egg, a Tbs of garlic powder & used bread crumbs instead of crackers. I also added 1/2 cup of minced red & green peppers with purple onion to the meat mixture. I added extra carrots & thinly sliced potatoes around the meatloaf, but no green pepper. It was fantastic. Thank you, Magdalene, for sharing your recipe!"

stirringitup User ID: 6809908 241440
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2016

"Oh, this sounds so good! Can't wait to make it for my family. Does it really require that much Worcestershire sauce? Sounds like a lot, but may be necessary for taste. Please advise."

Bevjeans User ID: 4470458 241191
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2016

"Liked the idea, however, veggies were not done! I even gave them extra time, meatloaf was very good. If I do it again, I would partially cook the veggies first, or when finished baking, remove from pan and microwave them to finish them off."

CMnCA User ID: 3413579 241159
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2016

"Absolutely delicious! I used 1 tbsp Montreal Steak Seasoning instead of salt & pepper and Keebler Club Crackers instead of the Saltine Crackers. Also added 1/4 tbsp of Garlic Bread Seasoning & one egg. Big hit with everyone in my family. This will be my go to Meatloaf recipe from now on!!"

mammawmissi User ID: 5637784 235226
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2015

"J loved it, but I added more potatoes & carrots what the recipe called for would not be enough for my family. The flavor was really great, I will be using this recipe a lot more."

baridgeway User ID: 1700686 46903
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2014

"This was great! Very easy and good flavor. I used bread instead of crackers, added minced garlic, pinch of Poultry Seasoning, splash of hot sause, 1 egg, and a little chopped Green Pepper in with the meat mixture. Did not put the Green Pepper in with the vegetable. Next time I will put in more vegetables, the recommended amounts are not enough. This is now on my go to list!"

angieact1 User ID: 1990802 74204
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2014

"Really tasty meal in one. I used ground sirloin and it did have a little grease, but it gave the veggies extra flavor!"

jbpar User ID: 7645480 40843
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2014

"Sounds and looks delicious...... I really can't rate this recipe yet, as I haven't made it yet. But was wondering as another viewer did, what about all the grease from the ground beef? Wouldn't the vegetables be resting and cooking in all that fat?"

dardar2002 User ID: 3749507 15016
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2014

"I made this yesterday, and it was very good. I also used baby carrots and red potatoes.

My sons loved it!"

bnrudy User ID: 659489 202107
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2014

"I don't know about this, it sound good, but what about all the vegetables won't they greases even when you use very lean ground beef. Please let me know about grease."

BarbaraAnneF User ID: 6630460 46770
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2014

"I used my own meatloaf recipe, incorporating eggs & BBQ sauce, sometimes shredded veggies and cheese crackers. I buy the leanest ground beef (4-7%) and used baby carrots, small red potatoes & large sweet onions. Super good and healthy! Thank you!"

gweaks User ID: 1191347 44457
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2014

"Great idea! I have used this recipe from Carnation Milk since I was first married. My mother even called me for it after visiting the family. I can't wait to show this off to my sister. Thanks."

pamlaw User ID: 4293601 46766
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2014

"Very good but the amount of servings is way off for the vegetables. !/2 a small potato, 1/2 a small carrot and 1/2 a small onion? That's 1 bite not 1 serving per vegetable."

Maricar4 User ID: 7656603 46762
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2014

"Mouth watering dish! Sublime... ??"

claylady01 User ID: 7293258 44834
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2014

"too bland for me,we like a little more spice and I do add eggs,bellpeppers and soft bread instead of saltines plus spices."

Dilli User ID: 7204156 41863
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2014

"No eggs?"

sherryinwv User ID: 2442566 44832
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2014

"So quick and easy, delicious too I might add!!"

2greyhares User ID: 2889717 18971
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2008

"Delicious and easy"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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