Wild Rice Meat Loaf

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 70 min.


6 servings

Updated: Oct. 24, 2022
I've shared this recipe with many friends. The unique, hearty meat loaf is full of surprises - tangy wild rice and pockets of cheddar cheese make it extra special. Even so, it's not that tricky to prepare...try it and see! -Genie Lang, Jamestown, North Dakota


  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 4 cups cooked wild rice
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound uncooked lean ground beef


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well.
  2. Firmly press into a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 70 minutes. Cover with foil during the last 15 minutes if the top is browning too quickly.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 504 calories, 20g fat (11g saturated fat), 157mg cholesterol, 932mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 32g protein.