a baked loaf of ground meat, usually beef or beef and pork, mixed with cracker or bread crumbs, egg, etc.
also written meat loaf
or meat loaf
A mounded or molded dish, usually baked, of ground beef or a combination of various meats and other ingredients.
- A dish of ground meat formed into a loaf shape, mixed with egg and breadcrumbs, then baked or smoked, and usually served in slices.
- For his meatloaf, he mixed the meat, eggs, chopped onion, breadcrumbs, tomato sauce and a can of beer according to the instructions, then diced in an apple he had lying around.