Belgian Meatloaf

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 35m
Ready In

Recipe: #41079

July 04, 2023

"In "Everybody Eats Well in Belgium" by Ruth van Waerebeek, she suggests adding small cubes of Swiss cheese to the meat mixture and placing four thin slices of smoked bacon on top of the loaf while it bakes. This combination of flavors, including port, bacon, and mushrooms, is sure to be a hit with my youngest son."

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (234.3 g)
  • Calories 462.4
  • Total Fat - 29.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 231.7 mg
  • Sodium - 789.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 11.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.7 g
  • Sugars - 4.1 g
  • Protein - 35.4 g
  • Calcium - 88.9 mg
  • Iron - 4.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 5.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

Step 2

Brush a meatloaf pan with 1 teaspoon of melted butter.

Step 3

Soak the breadcrumbs in 3/4 cup of milk.

Step 4

While the bread is soaking, assemble the herbs and spices. You can use about a teaspoon of dry poultry seasoning as an alternative.

Step 5

In a medium skillet, melt the 3 tablespoons of butter.

Step 6

Add the chopped onion to the skillet and sauté for 2 minutes.

Step 7

Add the sliced mushrooms to the skillet and sauté for 5 minutes.

Step 8

Add the finely chopped garlic to the skillet and sauté for 1 minute.

Step 9

In a mixing bowl, add the ground beef and egg. Squeeze the bread crumbs dry and add them to the bowl.

Step 10

Add the sautéed onion mixture, minced herbs, spices, port wine, and cognac to the bowl. Mix well. (You can also add about 2 ounces of Swiss cheese at this point.)

Step 11

Place the meat mixture in the prepared pan and top with the rosemary sprig (or bacon).

Step 12

Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.

Step 13

Reduce the heat to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Step 14

Bake for another 15 minutes.

Step 15

Remove from the oven and let it rest for 10 minutes before serving.


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