Alton Brown Makes His Good Eats Meatloaf | Food Network

Alton shares the secrets for making a classic Good Eats Meatloaf.
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Good Eats Meatloaf
Total: 1 hr 10 min
Prep: 25 min
Cook: 45 min
Yield: 6 to 8 servings
6 ounces garlic-flavored croutons
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 onion, roughly chopped
1 carrot, peeled and broken
3 whole cloves garlic
1/2 red bell pepper
18 ounces ground chuck
18 ounces ground sirloin
1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 egg
For the glaze:
1/2 cup catsup
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Dash Worcestershire sauce
Dash hot pepper sauce
1 tablespoon honey
Heat oven to 325 degrees F.
In a food processor bowl, combine croutons, black pepper, cayenne pepper, chili powder, and thyme. Pulse until the mixture is of a fine texture. Place this mixture into a large bowl. Combine the onion, carrot, garlic, and red pepper in the food processor bowl. Pulse until the mixture is finely chopped, but not pureed. Combine the vegetable mixture, ground sirloin, and ground chuck with the bread crumb mixture. Season the meat mixture with the kosher salt. Add the egg and combine thoroughly, but avoid squeezing the meat.
Pack this mixture into a 10-inch loaf pan to mold the shape of the meatloaf. Onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, turn the meatloaf out of the pan onto the center of the tray. Insert a temperature probe at a 45 degree angle into the top of the meatloaf. Avoid touching the bottom of the tray with the probe. Set the probe for 155 degrees.
Combine the catsup, cumin, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce and honey. Brush the glaze onto the meatloaf after it has been cooking for about 10 minutes.

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  • You don't just do whatever, either you do or don't.

    PJBearsteinPJBearsteinVor 2 Tage
  • You say "just" too much. And I would omit the onion.

    PJBearsteinPJBearsteinVor 2 Tage
    • @Beer Lake Yes, onions can be omitted by not using them in the first place.

      PJBearsteinPJBearsteinVor Tag
    • What's wrong with you? One does NOT omit the onion.

      Beer LakeBeer LakeVor Tag
  • What would be the best substitute for the egg if a family member can't eat them?

    Katie DeuschleKatie DeuschleVor 13 Tage
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons oil, 1 1/2 tablespoons water, 1 teaspoon baking powder.

      Stephen HillStephen HillVor 12 Tage
  • At what point in the cooking process do you add the glaze?

    Chaz ZChaz ZVor 29 Tage
  • I would have heartburn for a month after eating that!!

    Mike RMike RVor Monat
    • Eric H not for me. Enjoy!!

      Mike RMike RVor Monat
    • But SOOO worth it!

      Eric HEric HVor Monat
  • Please don't waste your time on this one. Seriously the worse meatloaf I have ever eaten. I have made lots of different recipes looking for the perfect one...and this one was far far from it. Dry...dense...crumbly and just nasty tasting. Seriously don't waste your time...or MONEY on this one.

    goo goo geckogoo goo geckoVor Monat
    • That's a shame--he's normally right on. It'd be nice if he did a "Good Eats Reloaded" for this to see if he's made any changes to the recipe since making this episode.

      Julie SchultzJulie SchultzVor Monat
  • Paper is yum! I cho-cho-choose you!

    Zaki ChoudharyZaki ChoudharyVor Monat
  • Did he ever say how long you have to cook it? I don't have a probe

    t Roeet RoeeVor Monat
    • I don't know. I'm sure there's a temperature-to-time conversion chart somewhere.

      Julie SchultzJulie SchultzVor Monat
  • Now I know what is for dinner tomorrow... oh yes.

    Van PollVan PollVor Monat
  • I *attempted* to make this recipe (I didn’t have all the ingredients) and it was the best meatloaf I’ve ever had!

    KimisbratKimisbratVor Monat
  • Alton has a lot of hair in this video but it is also completely obvious that it will not last very long.

    Stephen WhiteStephen WhiteVor Monat
  • Wow. I didn't think there'd ever be a recipe from AB I'd never try. Seems there is one.

    Not that Bitch Again ?!?Not that Bitch Again ?!?Vor Monat
  • I love Alton Browns recipes, but glazing meatloaf is a cardinal sin in my opinion.

    Chuck BorisChuck BorisVor Monat
  • Food Network *butchered* this footage, it is so blown-out, blurry, over-saturated

    Spencer TrumboreSpencer TrumboreVor Monat
  • Am i the only one that thinks meat loaf sounds and looks gross im not American by the way and have also never had it maybe its good butt still

    Deth KountDeth KountVor Monat
    • You're not exactly wrong. It can be famously bad, but when its good, oh boy is it good! My mom makes an amazing turkey meatloaf. I can't say I've ever tried this recipe, but if the reviews say anything, then its quite delicious as well.

      Matt-the-YipperMatt-the-YipperVor Monat
  • *_Don’t squeeze the Meatloaf._*

    chris amaya • 37 years agochris amaya • 37 years agoVor Monat
  • Guess this is the young naive Alton just finding his juices so go have a rest. But yes a rest will help.

    Adventures with FrodoAdventures with FrodoVor Monat
  • Great now I'm hungry.

    William CapWilliam CapVor Monat
  • Good Eats has been helping bachelor's survive since 1999.

    Jimmy HoustonJimmy HoustonVor Monat
  • Unpaleo award

    bardosbardosVor Monat
  • When this first aired I immediately went to the store, got the ingredients and made this. Best meatloaf ever.

  • My mom's meatloaf is everything wrong with a meatloaf. It even kills me. I hate onions.

    DolphinboiDolphinboiVor 2 Monate
  • I do mine alot like this except I top mine with bacon and montery jack cheese and go light on the garlic.

    m .r.bVor 2 Monate
    • Do you probe your meatloaf ? ',:^(

      DspeirDspeirVor 2 Monate
  • No no no1

    Sunshine BakerSunshine BakerVor 2 Monate
  • adds ketchup. dropped

    S SullivanS SullivanVor 2 Monate
  • Good Eats was my favorite and probably only cooking show I really enjoyed. I wish they posted the full episode instead of cutting out parts. Like, why only one egg? What made this show great was not the HOW which every cooking show does fine, but the WHY. His in depth explanations are what made it the show to watch. He's the first chef I'd seen cook mushrooms right.

    valvenatorvalvenatorVor 2 Monate
    • Buy the seasons on DVD or iTunes. Beyond that, it’s now back on the air.

      Skull Rings, Knives, WatchesSkull Rings, Knives, WatchesVor Monat
  • I miss this show, I HATE cutthroat kitchen!

    Quirt ManlyQuirt ManlyVor 2 Monate
  • Any brand will not due when it comes to ketchup!! Heinz only !! if u use anything else god should repo ur tatesbuds

    EJM 412EJM 412Vor 2 Monate
    • nuff said

      Jput.319Jput.319Vor 2 Monate
  • Yum!

    Kort KramerKort KramerVor 2 Monate
  • Idk why I hate Alton, I love hating him though. It's alright

    flesh effigyflesh effigyVor 2 Monate
  • I loved watching his show when I was a kid! He's one of my culinary heroes!

    Mai-Chi NguyenMai-Chi NguyenVor 2 Monate
  • Meat loaf is proof white people suck at cooking

    A ZA ZVor 3 Monate
  • Ah, the days before brand logos were hidden and generic names were used :')

    MentalHealthMattersMentalHealthMattersVor 3 Monate
  • As soon as the awful expression "good eats" is used, move along.

    plekkchandplekkchandVor 3 Monate
    • He's actually pretty well respected in the food community

      Justin KornfeldJustin KornfeldVor 3 Monate
  • He is my favorite chef from food network. He is mr wizard in the kitchen. Bill Nye the science guy and a chef 👨‍🍳

    Zombie PlagueZombie PlagueVor 3 Monate
    • Alton is way more of a science guy than Bill Lie. As for Mr. Wizard, I can agree with that.

      valvenatorvalvenatorVor 2 Monate
  • he obviously never made meatloaf👎

    Arcane GuloArcane GuloVor 3 Monate
  • Meatloaf is right up there with moms apple pie on the hit parade.

    paul dowpaul dowVor 3 Monate
    • It's funny that it gets a bad rep sometimes like fruitcake, but made right it's awesome! Meatloaf, mashed taters and green beans, I have to stop myself otherwise I'd keep eating till I blew up.

      valvenatorvalvenatorVor 2 Monate
  • But Alton is white not brown.

    Shadsy The HedgehogShadsy The HedgehogVor 3 Monate
  • Effin' gag! There's no need to make it this complicated. In fact this is not even meatloaf. More like casserole in lump form.

    H. CollierH. CollierVor 3 Monate
  • The world needs Alton ASMR.

    TeabonesteakTeabonesteakVor 3 Monate
  • 2:04 One egg is enough. In french, one egg is *always* un œuf.

    JW LJW LVor 3 Monate
    • @Savi S. how did you not get that?

      Monkey BoyMonkey BoyVor Monat
    • Well played, JW L, well played.

      John Q. CitizenJohn Q. CitizenVor 3 Monate
    • Savi S. Un in French is one and œuf in French is egg-one egg.

      thechadthechadVor 3 Monate

      Savi S.Savi S.Vor 3 Monate
    • JW L this is crazy

      DarienGash311DarienGash311Vor 3 Monate
  • I use sriracha on mine. I use that deliciousness on everything

    Riko SaikawaRiko SaikawaVor 3 Monate
  • This looks absolutely disgusting

    DopplerDopplerVor 3 Monate
    • You'd still eat it if he made it for you.

      George PhotakisGeorge PhotakisVor 3 Monate
  • The best meatloaf can ever hope to be is a ruined hamburger

    Burton PorterBurton PorterVor 3 Monate
    • Fake news

      George PhotakisGeorge PhotakisVor 3 Monate
  • Dont pinch the loaf

    Furret CongregationFurret CongregationVor 3 Monate
  • Love Alton. I’m surprised he didn’t wash his hands after touching raw meat.

    theralphatheralphaVor 3 Monate
  • He puts way too many veggies in his meatloaf, but it looks good.

    Phillip GathrightPhillip GathrightVor 3 Monate
  • 03:36

    bizoolinbizoolinVor 3 Monate
  • The Glaze 🧐

    Mikey DMikey DVor 3 Monate
  • Alton my email are you up for the challenge. Check my channel out.

    Eric Brown's Cook What You GotEric Brown's Cook What You GotVor 4 Monate
  • I got a meatloaf recipe Altonmm Brown I challenge you on national tv bring it. Check me out

    Eric Brown's Cook What You GotEric Brown's Cook What You GotVor 4 Monate
  • Skip peeling the carrots!?! NEVER!!! Carrot skin will RUIN a Soup recipe for sure... why chance it with anything you cook!

    Bobby CaldwellBobby CaldwellVor 5 Monate
    • @Caleb Kaminski : The skin is tough, no matter how long you cook it.

      MarcyMarcyVor 8 Tage
    • how would it ruin a soup recipe...?

      Caleb KaminskiCaleb KaminskiVor 2 Monate
  • Damn. I've been botching meatloaf, I'm going to hell.

    Jase stevens CarwileJase stevens CarwileVor 5 Monate
  • Mr. Alton while i can't say i have been watching from day one i have been watching your show for years and have probably seen all your aired episodes. While your meatloaf looks delicious i do five things different, I mix in a bowl yellow mustard, either brown mustard or my favorite chinese spicy mustard, and hot spicy chunky horse radish and put it as a sauce on top 15 minutes before the meatloaf is finished. I also put cheese and red onion in the loaf. :)

    RaeNRaeNVor 5 Monate
  • My mother put straight ketchup on meatloaf. Shes no chef....

    Swanky PantsSwanky PantsVor 6 Monate
  • Meatloaf looked dry before going in the oven. A little ground pork and milk will be useful in the mix.

    Bob SandmanBob SandmanVor 6 Monate
  • Alton is my food hero. Him vs Ramsey in food ninja

    Ryan LynchRyan LynchVor 6 Monate
  • Yummy beautiful looking too mine always look crumbled. Lol

    Benny Sr SilvaBenny Sr SilvaVor 7 Monate
  • too much useless information... ruins show...

    Dan LoranDan LoranVor 7 Monate
    • The useless information WAS the show.

      MarcyMarcyVor 8 Tage
  • I'm amazed he had no fat on his parchment paper....

    JoelJoelVor 7 Monate
    • The bread crumbs soak up the grease, that is why we put them in meat loaf.

      Mr Danforth 374Mr Danforth 374Vor 2 Monate
    • Joel it’s because he used cut up chuck and pork and not ground beef. Just enough fat to moisten the meatloaf but not be squeezed out like ground beef meatloafs.

      Paul DelgadoPaul DelgadoVor 4 Monate
  • 4:20 Glaze it

    Name WitheldName WitheldVor 8 Monate
  • Well I should have watched him before putting two eggs in like another DE-visions video said ughhh

    miguel gonzalezmiguel gonzalezVor 8 Monate
  • You get a grainy texture because you put the meat in a damn food processor.

    Edwin MinteyEdwin MinteyVor 9 Monate
  • Watching in January. I can’t believe they actually fixed this “meatlof” that everyone was talking about in 2018. Took them years to fix it.

    Erron BlackErron BlackVor 9 Monate
  • Alton Brown rocking that Tyler Durden look in this video

    Julie BJulie BVor 9 Monate
  • Damn that looks delicious.

    Hillbilly CatHillbilly CatVor 9 Monate
  • This guy uses a thermometer on eggs sunny side up.

    0sum gamezzz0sum gamezzzVor 9 Monate
  • We Puerto Ricans call all those spices mixed without the breadcrumbs "sofrito" and "recaito" and we use them for meat loaf. Can confirm, best way to make meat loaf. 10/10 I agree with the recipe.

    David ImperatoDavid ImperatoVor 9 Monate
  • It would be cool if you wrote the recipe out in the description.

    Mike AndrewsMike AndrewsVor 9 Monate
    • Just go to and look up Alton brown meatloaf. The whole recipe will be there.

      Paul DelgadoPaul DelgadoVor 8 Monate
  • I never thought about fingering the food processor @1:11. Gamechanging tip.

    James CampbellJames CampbellVor 9 Monate
Alton Brown Makes His Good Eats Meatloaf | Food Network