A.1. Secret Recipe For Meatloaf


Here’s one of our favorites:


2 lbs. ground beef  (I usually use 1 lb. of ground beef and 1 lb. of pork)

2 tablespoons A.1. Steak Sauce

2 teaspoons salt (I use less than this)

1 cup dry bread crumbs

2 eggs

3/4 cup milk

3 tablespoons parsley flakes

1 small onion, minced

1/4 cup shredded carrot


Mix 2 tablespoons A.1. sauce with one can (8 oz.) tomato sauce

Mix all meatloaf ingredients together with one-half sauce mixture.  Blend well.  Put meatloaf into a 9 x 5 x 3″ loaf pan, or shape into loaf in shallow baking pan.  Spread remaining sauce mixture over top of meatloaf.  Bake in 400° oven for one hour. 

pre-baked meatlaof




post-baked meatloaf

I have a Sunbeam Oskar food processor.  It is pretty old (got it in the 80s I believe), but I love it and it works wonderfully.  And it sure saves time when you’re making a meatloaf! 

onion ready to be chopped in food processor

chopped onion

It chops carrots nicely too.

shredded carrots

Ready to eat!


Gail ♥

About Gail

I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, friend, veterinarian, and wanna be writer. I love nature and animals of all kinds, music, cooking, and spending time with my family.
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2 Responses to A.1. Secret Recipe For Meatloaf

  1. Hi, I’m from the UK and have no idea what A1 steak sauce is, but your meatloaf looks truly majestic! I guess putting the sauce over keeps it from getting too dry.

    • Gail says:

      A.1. is a thick, dark brown, tangy steak sauce (although it can be used on other meats as well). I didn’t realize that it is not available in the UK. Apparently, it was created by one of the chefs to King George IV of the UK. Legend has it that when he tasted it, he declared it “A number 1”, which was shortened to “A.1.” It has been around for over 140 years! Thanks for visiting the blog and for commenting. I plan to try your roasted pumpkin seeds. Sounded delicious!!

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