Pork meatloaf is a simple, yet tasty twist on traditional meatloaf. This pork meatloaf is full of flavor and super easy to make. Kids will love having this for dinner, and you can easily use leftovers to make meatloaf sandwiches for lunch the next day. Meatloaf is by far, one of the best recipes to have ingredients for at all times!
The Best Pork Meatloaf Recipe
I know you probably hate whenever a recipe has a story with it, but I have to tell you this one just incase you have an “anit-meatloafer” in your house like I do.
Since we have been dating Tom has over and over told me about his distain for meatloaf. His mom apparently made meatloaf often and according to Tom it was “a pile of ground beef shoved into a bread pan, baked in the oven and had no flavor.”.
Over and over thru out the years I skipped making meatloaf loaf many time because of this or he would skip eating dinner. Once in a while he would eat a piece of meatloaf just to make me happy, but you could tell that even with added flavors it still brought him back to his moms meatloaf.
Easy Pork Meatloaf Recipe
Then I thought to myself that making meatloaf with ground pork would be a great way to change things up. I would get the meatloaf dinner I love and he would get away from the current thoughts on meatloaf.
The night that I first made this pork meatloaf Tom ate TWO pieces! I was quite shocked and totally did not expect that. I had planned on there being left overs for lunch the next day and between him and the kids devouring this easy meatloaf recipe there was 1 small piece of meatloaf left. From then on I doubled the recipe anytime I made it.
So I guess what I am trying to say is that if you have someone in your house who swears they do not like meatloaf, make this pork meatloaf. I bet their opinion on meatloaf will totally change!
What is meatloaf?
Meatloaf is the combination of ground meat, spices and veggies then topped with a sauce and baked in the oven.
For this easy meatloaf recipe we use ground pork, but some ground beef recipes use ground beef.
There are different veggies that can be added in to meatloaf to change up the flavors, for this pork meatloaf recipe we use green pepper but you can add things like onions, and other veggies that you want to.
For the sauce we use tomato sauce, but other sauces like BBQ sauce is also something you can use with this easy meatloaf recipe.
Easy Pork Meatloaf Ingredients
- Ground Pork
- Green Pepper
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Pasta sauce. You can use homemade pasta sauce or jarred. If I am using homemade, I like to use either creamy tomato sauce or the best homemade pasta sauce.
What to Serve with Pork Meat Loaf
There are lots of sides that go well with pork meatloaf, you can serve your favorite veggie sides and a salad to complete the meal. If you are looking for some side dish ideas, here are a few of our favorites:
- Roasted Cauliflower
- Roasted Brussel Sprouts
- Cheesy Brussel Sprouts with Bacon
- Garlic Rice
- Parmesan Asparagus
- Parmesan Rice
- Baked Smashed Potatoes
Pork Meatloaf Ingredients
- 1 pound ground pork
- 1 green bell pepper
- 1 egg
- 1.5 cups breadcrumbs
- 2 tablespoons garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 8 ounces tomato sauce
How to Make Pork Meatloaf
In a large bowl add ground pork, chopped green pepper, egg, breadcrumbs, garlic powder, and onion powder together in a bowl.
Spray bread pan with nonstick spray and put meatloaf mixture into bread pan.
Cover entire meatloaf with the tomato Sauce.
Bake for 35-40 minutes at 400 Degrees. Look for clear running juices to know that your meatloaf is done.
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Easy Pork Meatloaf
- In a large bowl add ground pork, chopped green pepper, egg, breadcrumbs, garlic powder, and onion powder together in a bowl.
- Spray bread pan with nonstick spray and put meatloaf mixture into bread pan.
- Cover entire meatloaf with the tomato Sauce.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes at 400 Degrees. Look for clear running juices to know that your meatloaf is done.
Makes 6 Servings
10 SmartPoints per serving on Weight Watchers FreeStyle
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