Sun-Dried Tomato Meat Loaf Recipe
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Sun-Dried Tomato Meat Loaf Recipe

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Our kitchen staff gives Italian flair to this lightened-up meat loaf by adding tangy sun-dried tomatoes to the mixture. The recipe yields a large loaf, so the extra slices can be used to fix the tasty sandwiches in the recipe that follows.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 55 min. + standing
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 55 min. + standing
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil)
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/4 cup ketchup

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 169 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 515mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 16g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable.


  1. In a large bowl, combine tomatoes and water; let stand for 15 minutes or until softened. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute onion and green pepper in oil until tender. In a large bowl, combine the egg, milk and bread crumbs.
  2. Drain and chop the tomatoes; set aside 1/4 cup for topping. Add onion mixture, basil, oregano, salt, pepper, thyme and remaining chopped tomatoes to the egg mixture. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into a loaf in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  3. Combine ketchup and reserved tomatoes; spread over loaf. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until no pink remains and a thermometer reads 160°. Drain; let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Sun-Dried Tomato Meat Loaf in Simple & Delicious September/October 2006, p56

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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katlaydee3 226892
Reviewed May. 25, 2015

"When I took my first bite of this meatloaf I did not like it. There was a strange medicine taste. However, the more I ate, the better it tasted and I ended up eating two slices. I am looking forward to making the sandwich recipe with the leftovers."

olsoy 222153
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2015

"This was just delicious. I subbed oatmeal for the breadcrumbs, but kept eveything else as written- we all loved it!"

185gal 218300
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2015

"Too spicy! I had never used sun-dried tomatoes before and did not realize what an intense flavor they have."

johnsonya 61351
Reviewed May. 6, 2012

"my nonmeatloaf eating daughter loved it!"

sunflwerchick 133769
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2010

"Very good meatloaf! I followed the recipe to the the "T" and and it came out perfect! my children went back for seconds."

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