A Canadian Homestyle Favorite: Elaina’s Savory Homemade Meatloaf

Hello, it’s Elaina once again, your culinary guide from the heart of the Canadian prairies. Today, I’m excited to share a dish that is not just a staple in my Winnipeg home, but also a true representation of our local cuisine – my Savory Homemade Meatloaf. This hearty, comforting dish, brimming with high-quality local beef and a medley of spices, is a testament to the homely warmth of prairie cooking.

Savory Homemade Meatloaf Recipe

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Savory Homemade Meatloaf

I use this meatloaf recipe when I want to prepare a make-ahead dish that I either serve for a lunch or dinner meal!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Canada
Servings 8 people
Calories 219 kcal


  • 1 oven
  • 1 mixing bowl


  • 1 lb. Ground beef
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 red onion chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 medium carrot grated
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley dried
  • 2 tablespoons coriander fresh and chopped
  • salt and black pepper to taste


  • Preheat your oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the egg, onion, beef, grated carrot, coriander, breadcrumbs, milk, and parsley. Mix well.
  • Transfer into a lightly greased loaf pan.
  • Combine the brown sugar, ketchup, and mustard in a small bowl. Pour mixture over meatloaf.
  • Bake the meatloaf in your preheated oven for 1 hour. Cool slightly, then slice into serving slices.
  • Serve and Enjoy!


Keyword breadcrumbs, Ground beef, medium carrot

About Savory Homemade Meatloaf

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This Savory Homemade Meatloaf holds a special place in my heart. It’s the kind of meal that brings people together, whether it’s a family gathering, a casual weekend dinner, or when you simply need a little pick-me-up. It’s a celebration of our local beef, seasoned with a blend of spices that add a savory depth of flavor, making it a beloved classic in many Canadian homes.

Cooking Tips

So, what’s the secret behind my Savory Homemade Meatloaf? First and foremost, it’s all about the beef. I recommend sourcing your beef from a local farm or butcher, where you can find the freshest cuts.

Next, let’s talk seasoning. The right blend of herbs and spices is what gives this dish its distinctive flavor. Don’t be afraid to adjust the seasoning to your liking.

Lastly, the baking process. Remember to preheat your oven and avoid overbaking the meatloaf. This will ensure your meatloaf is moist and flavorful.

Serving Suggestions

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Now, how should you serve this mouthwatering Savory Homemade Meatloaf? Here are five ideas:

  • Serve it with a side of creamy mashed potatoes for a classic comfort food combo.
  • Pair it with steamed vegetables for a balanced meal.
  • For a healthier option, serve it with a fresh garden salad.
  • Add a dollop of homemade gravy on top for an extra burst of flavor.
  • Or simply enjoy it as is, letting the savory flavors shine.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some questions I often get about my Savory Homemade Meatloaf:

  • ‘Can I use other types of meat?’ Absolutely! This recipe works well with any ground meat.
  • ‘Can I add vegetables to the mix?’ Of course! Feel free to add finely chopped vegetables for added nutrition.
  • ‘What if I don’t have a loaf pan?’ A baking dish will do just fine.
  • ‘How long can I store the leftovers?’ They should be good for 3-4 days in the fridge.
  • ‘Can this be made gluten-free?’ Yes, just replace the breadcrumbs with a gluten-free alternative.

And there you have it – a peek into my kitchen with my comforting Savory Homemade Meatloaf. It’s not just a meal; it’s a celebration of our local beef and a nod to the homely warmth of prairie cooking. I hope this dish brings a touch of Winnipeg warmth to your table, one delicious bite at a time. Happy cooking!

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