Schmidt's Meat Loaf,Copycat

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 30m
Ready In

Recipe: #38375

March 23, 2022

"Copycat from Columbus, Ohio Schmidt's served with mashed potatoes and green beans & spatzael"

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (271.8 g)
  • Calories 568.8
  • Total Fat - 35.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 124.9 mg
  • Sodium - 1640.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 24.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.4 g
  • Sugars - 5.3 g
  • Protein - 35.4 g
  • Calcium - 68 mg
  • Iron - 3.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 7.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.7 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1


Step 2

Preheat the oven to 350°.

Step 3

Spray a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with nonstick spray and line with parchment paper, allowing 2 inches of overhang on each of the long sides.

Step 4

In a large bowl

Step 5

Combine the breadcrumbs with the applesauce, Worcestershire sauce, onion, kosher and garlic salts, black and white peppers, sugar and mustard

Step 6

Stir to form a paste.

Step 7

Add the pork and beef and, using your hands, gently mix until well blended. Scrape the meatloaf mixture into the prepared pan and press the mixture down slightly to remove any air pockets.

Step 8

Put on cookie sheet

Step 9

Bake until the meatloaf is lightly browned and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 165°, about 1 hour.

Step 10

Cool the meat loaf on a wire rack for 15 minutes.

Step 11

Remove the meatloaf from the pan, cut into thick slices

Step 12

Pour gravy over center of slice

Step 13


Step 14

Heat butter in skillet add onions

Step 15

Add mushrooms

Step 16

Cook down until tender

Step 17

Add gravy and rinse jar out with water ,boullion and cornstarch

Step 18

Cook down until thickened


No special items needed.

2 Reviews


We liked this meatloaf but thought the real winner was the gravy. I loved the mushrooms in the gravy. It was hearty and flavorful. The meatloaf had a little funny flavor for us - I'm not sure if it was our pork or the dry mustard. It was still great served over mashed potatoes and that delicious gravy. Thank you!


review by:
(28 Feb 2023)


We really liked the combination of the meatloaf and the gravy. They went very well together. We have never bought canned gravy but with all the ingredients it was delicious. DH really liked the addition of the mushrooms. I used 1/2 lb of ground pork, 1/2 pd of ground beef and 1/2 # of italian sausage.


review by:
(11 Apr 2022)

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