Our Best Meat Loaf Recipes

We bring it back to its roots—then spice it up again for good measure.

All-American Meat Loaf Recipe
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Our Favorite Meat Loaf Recipes

Meat loaf, once the pride and triumph of the thrifty American housewife, now pops up, fancy-pants style, in urban hot spots. It's souped up with exotic chiles, tahini, or truffle oil. It gets the royal treatment: Anyone for Foie Gras--Stuffed Kobe Beef Meat Loaf? But at heart, it's humble food. Our goal here was to cut fat while staying true to the Essence of the Loaf. Then we tried it Italian-style. Then we decided to try a vegetarian version... more about that later.

To start off, we updated the classic recipe by adding cheddar cheese and tangy buttermilk.

View Recipe: All-American Meat Loaf

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