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The Cheesecake Factory Meatloaf
The Cheesecake Factory Meatloaf

This meatloaf is not your ordinary meatloaf. It is loaded with veggies like carrots, bell peppers, onions and carrots, mixed with ground pork and ground sirloin and topped with a mushroom gravy and caramelized onions. Serve with mashed potatoes and your favorite vegetables or salad

The Cheesecake Factory Meatloaf

  • Prep Time 25 minutes
  • Cook Time 1 hour 55 minutes approximately in total


  • 1 T. vegetable oil
  • 2 T. minced green bell pepper
  • 2 T. minced red bell pepper
  • ½ c. minced red onion
  • 1⁄3 c. shredded carrot
  • 5 t. minced garlic
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1½ lb. ground sirloin
  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 1 T. minced Italian parsley
  • 1 T. granulated sugar
  • 2 t. salt
  • 1½ t. dried thyme
  • 1 t. ground black pepper
  • 1 t. dried oregano
  • 1 t. ground sage
  • ½ t. paprika
  • ¾ c. whole milk
  • ¾ c. bread crumbs

Grilled onions:

  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 2 T. butter
  • ¼ t. salt
  • ¼ t. ground black pepper

Mushroom gravy:

  • 2 T. butter
  • 1 t. minced garlic
  • 2 T. all-pupose fl our
  • 1- 14 oz. can beef broth
  • 1½ c. sliced mushrooms
  • 1 t. minced Italian parsley
  • ¼ t. salt
  • ¼ t. ground black pepper
  • ¼ t. dried thyme
  • ¼ t. ground sage


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat up 1 tablespoon oil in a medium sauté pan over medium/low heat. Slowly sauté the green and red bell pepper in the oil for 5 minutes. Add the minced onion, carrot, and garlic and cook for an additional 5 minutes, till just softened.
  3. Beat eggs in a large bowl. Add ground beef, pork, sautéed vegetables, and remaining ingredients except bread crumbs. Mix well with hands until everything is combined, then work in the bread crumbs a little bit at a time. Press meatloaf into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan and bake for 1 hour.
  4. Remove meatloaf from the oven and cool for 30 minutes. Let it rest, do not cut.
  5. As meatloaf rests, make grilled onions by melting butter in a
    medium sauté pan over medium/low heat. Add onions, salt,
    and pepper and cook for 20 – 25 minutes, stirring often, until
    onions are light brown.
  6. Make gravy by melting butter over medium/low heat. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Whisk in flour and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until mixture begins to turn light brown. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, until sauce is thick.
  7. Preheat broiler to high. Remove meatloaf from the loaf pan and slice it into nine 1 inch thick slices. Arrange slices to be served on a baking sheet and place under the broiler for 2 to 3 minutes, until hot. Place slices of meatloaf on serving plate, spoon gravy over the meatloaf, and then top with grilled onions.
The Cheesecake Factory Meatloaf
The Cheesecake Factory Meatloaf by Jennifer Weise
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