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Batch Cooking Meatloaf (makes 4 loaves)

Batch cooking saves time. I like to make 4 meatloaves at a time as part of my Cook-Once, Eat-Twice method of cooking.  This meatloaf is one of RancherMan's Faves! #TexasHomesteader

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword batch cooking, ground beef, ground meat, meatloaf, wild game
Author www.TexasHomesteader.com


  • 4 lbs ground meat (I use wild pork but you can use ground beef if desired)
  • 4 carrots, shredded
  • 2 large onions, finely chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 14.5-oz can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 4 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
  • 4 cups breadcrumbs (I often use oatmeal instead of breadcrumbs)
  • 5 eggs, beaten
  • 2 Tblsp salt
  • 2 tsp prepared mustard
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 Tbsp Dried Thyme, or herb seasonings of choice (I like a couple of fresh stems of Thyme & a sprig of Rosemary, minced)
  • ketchup for top of meatloves



  1. Into ground meat add all other ingredients except ketchup and mix with hands until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  2. Separate into 4 glass loaf pans and pat into a firm loaf, gently sloping to the sides. Bake in 350 degree oven for about an hour or until meat is brown & fully cooked.

  3. Remove meatloaves from oven & spread ketchup on top of the cooked loaves and return to the oven for 10 minutes.