Authentic Texas Meatloaf Recipe for a Hearty Meal

In the wide world of comfort foods, few things can compare to a well-made meatloaf. And when it comes to meatloaf, no recipe does it better than Poohrona’s Texas Meatloaf. This classic recipe has been passed down through generations of Texans and has become a staple in many homes across the state. I’m excited to share this recipe with you today, and I promise you won’t be disappointed.

If you’re a fan of all things beef, this meatloaf is definitely for you. With savory seasonings like garlic powder, celery seed, and black pepper, this recipe gives traditional meatloaf a real kick. The recipe also uses ingredients like ketchup and tomato sauce to add sweetness and tanginess to the dish. You’ll love how these flavors come together in one delicious entree!

But what really sets this meatloaf apart from others is that signature Texan flair. With its generous use of bell pepper and onion, it reflects the state’s love for bold and hearty flavors. And the addition of Cabot Creamery’s cheddar cheese gives the dish that extra oomph that everyone craves!

So if you’re ready to tackle a true family favorite, keep reading to learn how to make Poohrona’s Texas Meatloaf!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Poohrona's Texas Meatloaf
Poohrona’s Texas Meatloaf

In all honesty, this recipe is one of the best meatloaf recipes out there. Poohrona’s Texas Meatloaf Recipe is a jaw-dropping masterpiece that will satisfy even the pickiest eaters. It’s a family recipe that has been passed down from generation to generation, making it an authentic classic. What makes this recipe truly unique is the combination of flavors and textures. As you sink your teeth into this hearty comfort food, you’ll taste the magnificent blend of garlic powder, celery seed, black pepper and salt. The tangy zing of ketchup mixed with savory tomato sauce delivers a spectacular punch of flavors that will make your tastebuds sing.

What’s even more impressive is how easy it is to prepare. All you need are eggs, parsley, bell pepper, onion, ground beef, and just the right amount of Cabot Creamery cheddar cheese to bring it all together! The recipe doesn’t require any fancy equipment or techniques; all you need is a mixing bowl, a baking dish and an oven. The finished result is stunningly scrumptious and aromatic beyond belief, and the texture is perfectly moist while still being nice and firm.

This meatloaf also pairs well with just about anything – mashed potatoes, green beans, cornbread or fresh rolls are all excellent choices! You could also try adding your own personal twists to the recipe by using different types of ground meat or veggies to create your own unique version of Texas meatloaf. Trust me; this recipe will be a hit with friends or family members who love meatloaf already but are looking for something more special than the classic one they’re used to.

Another thing that makes Poohrona’s Texas Meatloaf Recipe stand out is that it’s extremely versatile. You can make ahead this meal preparation for guests or store leftovers in your fridge or freezer for use throughout the week making it a practical dinner option as well.

With its delectable flavor combination and simple quick prep method + savory taste without adding any exotic ingredients; You can never go wrong with serving this classic meatloaf inspired by Texas recipes. In conclusion, trust me when I say you’re going to fall in love with Poohrona’s Texas Meatloaf recipe–it has everything you want in a dish- flavor, simplicity of cooking method, comfort food satisfaction – what else could you ask for?

Ingredient List

Here’s what you’ll need to gather before getting started:


  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley leaves
  • 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tsp celery seed
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • Salt to taste

Ensure that you have all the ingredients before beginning to make the Poohrona’s Texas Meatloaf Recipe. I prefer using ground beef sourced from local butchers since it’s the backbone of this recipe.

The recipe will call for standard pantry items like ketchup and tomato sauce along with some aromatics like bell pepper, onion, and celery seed. Don’t mind if garlic powder is your herb of choice – it’ll bring out a distinct flavor. And of course, every meatloaf recipe should include eggs to bind everything together. The combination of all these ingredients produces that classic meatloaf taste with a unique Texas twist.

The Recipe How-To

Now, it’s time to make this delicious meatloaf. Get ready to taste the flavors of Texas:


  • 2 lbs. of ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup of ketchup
  • ¾ cup of tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup of parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp celery seed


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef with the chopped onion and bell pepper.

  2. Add the beaten eggs and mix all ingredients thoroughly.

  3. It’s time to add some flavor! Add one cup of ketchup and three-quarters cup of tomato sauce into your mixture. Mix everything again.

  4. To enhance the taste, sprinkle in one teaspoon of garlic powder, one teaspoon of black pepper, one teaspoon of salt and one teaspoon of celery seed.

  5. Don’t forget to add in the parsley! Mix everything thoroughly and place it into a bread pan.

  6. Cook the meatloaf in a preheated oven set to 375°F for about an hour.

  7. Once it’s finished cooking, take it out and let it cool down before serving.

Now your Poohrona’s Texas Meatloaf Recipe is ready for you to enjoy. It will be sure to become one of your favorite recipes in no time!

Substitutions and Variations

When it comes to making a classic meatloaf, there’s room to get creative and make it uniquely yours. Here are some substitutions and variations that you can try:

– Ground Meat: You can swap out the ground beef for ground pork or turkey for a leaner option. For a heartier flavor, mix in some sausage meat into the ground beef.

– Vegetables: While Poohrona’s recipe calls for bell peppers and onions, you can add any vegetables you like. Try carrots, zucchini, or even mushrooms.

– Sauce: Instead of using ketchup and tomato sauce for the glaze, you could use barbeque sauce or Worcestershire sauce.

– Herbs and Spices: The garlic powder, celery seed, black pepper, and salt in this recipe give it plenty of flavor, but you can also add other herbs and spices to make it your own. Try adding some cumin or smoked paprika for a Tex-Mex twist.

– Cheese: Cheese lovers should try stirring in some shredded Cabot Creamery cheddar cheese into the meatloaf mixture before baking for added richness.

No matter which substitution or variation you choose to make, remember to keep an eye on the meatloaf as it cooks to ensure that it doesn’t dry out. With so many options available to you, making Poohrona’s Texas meatloaf recipe can become a family favorite.

Serving and Pairing

After making Poohrona’s Texas Meatloaf Recipe, it’s time to serve this delectable and comforting dish. The hot and juicy meatloaf should rest for about 10 minutes before carving to ensure the slices don’t crumble. After carving, carefully arrange the slices on a platter or serving dish, as the presentation can be just as important as the taste.

This classic meatloaf pairs perfectly with creamy mashed potatoes or roasted root vegetables. The recipe article suggests devouring this meat loaf with some crispy bacon-wrapped green beans or a side salad tossed with a fresh homemade vinaigrette. Cabot creamery cheddar cheese can add an extra element of flavor when shaved and sprinkled over the meatloaf slices.

As for beverages, I recommend serving it alongside a full-bodied red wine like Shiraz or Malbec to offset its meaty richness or an ice-cold beer, such as a lager or pilsner, for a classic American pairing.

In conclusion, Poohrona’s Texas Meatloaf Recipe is a hearty and delicious comfort food that will fill the bellies of your family, friends, and guests. By pairing this meaty dish with complementary sides and beverages, you’ll enhance its flavors and create a memorable dining experience.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

One of the great things about Poohrona’s Texas Meatloaf Recipe is that it can be made ahead of time, making it perfect for a busy weeknight meal. Once the meatloaf has been cooked, let it cool to room temperature before storing it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It can be stored in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.

To reheat the meatloaf, preheat your oven to 350°F. Place the meatloaf in a baking dish and cover it with foil. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until heated through. I recommend adding a little extra ketchup or tomato sauce to the top of the meatloaf before reheating to keep it moist.

If you have any leftovers, they can be used in a variety of ways. You can slice the meatloaf and make sandwiches with it for lunch, crumble it up and add it to spaghetti sauce or chili for added flavor, or even use it as a topping for pizza. The possibilities are endless!

I highly recommend using Cabot Creamery’s cheddar cheese in your leftover meatloaf creations. Their high-quality cheese will take your dishes to the next level and add delicious flavor.

In conclusion, Poohrona’s Texas Meatloaf Recipe is not only delicious as a main course meal but also versatile when it comes to leftovers. Make sure to properly store and reheat your meatloaf for optimal enjoyment throughout the week.

Tips for Perfect Results

When it comes to meatloaf, you want it to be moist, tender and flavorful. To achieve this, there are several tips and tricks I’d like to share with you.

Firstly, use a high-quality ground beef such as grass-fed beef. The higher the fat content, the juicier your meatloaf will be. I recommend using 85% lean ground beef for the perfect balance between flavor and moisture.

Next, don’t overmix your meat mixture. Overmixing can result in a dense and tough meatloaf. So mix the ingredients just until they are combined evenly.

It’s also essential to let the meatloaf rest after baking for at least ten minutes before slicing it. This allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat, making it more tender and juicy.

Another tip is to use fresh herbs whenever possible. For this recipe, I recommend using fresh parsley instead of dried parsley for better flavor.

Additionally, if you prefer a less sweet meatloaf and want more savory taste instead, reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe and add more salt or black pepper according to your preference.

Lastly, using high-quality condiments such as Cabot creamery ketchup, will definitely enhance the flavor to another level.

By following these tips, you’ll end up with the perfect Poohrona’s Texas Meatloaf recipe that will undoubtedly become a family favorite!

Bottom Line

I hope this recipe has convinced you that meatloaf is not only a classic dish, but also a great way to bring family and friends together around the dinner table. The Poohrona’s Texas Meatloaf recipe is the perfect representation of a classic meatloaf with a twist that will leave your taste buds jumping for joy. What’s more, it’s easy to prepare, versatile and can be modified according to your preference.

Whether you’re a seasoned cook or just getting started in the kitchen, this recipe is guaranteed to impress everyone who tries it. So go ahead and try it for yourself, whip up a batch of the Poohrona’s Texas Meatloaf and sit back with your loved ones and enjoy the heartwarming goodness that this family favorite brings. Trust me, with every bite of this rich and flavorful meatloaf, you’ll be making memories that will last long after the last bite.

With these ingredients and my tips, you too can create a delicious classic dish that will leave your guests wanting more. So now that you have all the tools to make this tasty dish, I urge you to get in the kitchen and start cooking! Remember, cooking isn’t rocket science; it’s an art that anyone can master with practice. So don’t be afraid to experiment and have fun with your creations.

In conclusion, whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply spending time together as a family or friends, this Poohrona’s Texas Meatloaf recipe is sure to satisfy your cravings while bringing your loved ones together. So what are you waiting for? Get in the kitchen, fire up that oven, and get ready to make some amazing memories over a delicious meal of Poohrona’s Texas Meatloaf!

Poohrona's Texas Meatloaf

Poohrona’s Texas Meatloaf Recipe

This meatloaf is really tasty. Use the leanest beef, at least 93/7. Dried parsley can be used but only use 2 tsp if you are going with dried over fresh..
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Calories 470.1 kcal


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons parsley, fresh (optional)
  • 2 lbs ground chuck, lean
  • 1/2 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon salt, sea salt is what I recommend
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Preheat oven to 350*.
  • In a large bowl combine 3/4 of the chopped onions and bell peppers (reserving the rest) with the parsley, ground chuck, bread crumbs, and eggs.
  • Add 1/4 cup tomato sauce, 1/4 cup of the ketchup, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper to meat mixture. With clean hands mix well.
  • Put into baking dish and form into a loaf. Set aside.
  • In medium sauce pan mix the remaining ingredients; tomato sauce, ketchup, onion, bell pepper, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper, celery seed and garlic powder. Bring to a boil on medium heat.
  • Cook for 5 minutes, stirring.
  • Pour hot sauce over loaf. Bake at 350* for 1 1/2 hours or until done.
  • Remove from oven and loosely cover with foil until ready to serve.

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Serving: 335gCalories: 470.1kcalCarbohydrates: 22.2gProtein: 31.8gFat: 28.3gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 166.4mgSodium: 1384mgFiber: 2.6gSugar: 12.2g
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