heart meatloaf for valentine’s day
Nothing screams, “I love you honey,” more than a heart-shaped chunk of meat, am I right? So I made this recipe for Sir Dave as a little early V-Day surprise. Believe it or not, despite my meatloaf expertise he never seems very thrilled when meatloaf is on the menu. I know, WHAT?! But as soon as he takes a bite he starts oohing and aahing and says, “wow, this is really good” – then proceeds to clean his plate, get seconds, and eat all the leftovers the next day. So while I know meatloaf may not be the sexiest of foods, it is just darn good! 🙂 This is a new recipe filled with veggies that is very easy to make, and yes, Dave loved it!
Cook Time: 1 hour
1 1/4 lbs ground beef
1/2 lb ground pork
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup chopped carrots
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup cream
1 tbs worcestershire sauce
2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place all of the ingredients into a large bowl and mix together – your hands are usually the best tools to do this. Place mixture onto a baking sheet and form into a heart shape. Pop the meatloaf in the oven and cook for 1 hour. Remove from the oven and impress your sweetie! Of course, as with most meatloaf, I like to dip in ketchup because I’m fancy.
64 thoughts on “heart meatloaf for valentine’s day”
Looks so good! Could I whip this up with just ground turkey too?
Yep! But I do have to say Ina’s turkey meatloaf is one of my favorites! https://givememeatloaf.com/2015/02/08/barefoot-contessas-turkey-meatloaf/
Ooooh, thank you 🤗
Thanks Diane! 🙂
Yum-ooooooooooooooooo. I’d have to add a bit of brown mushroom gravy to it because I’m NOT fancy-LOL. Happy V-Day!
Haha! Yep, I’ve made a meatloaf with mushroom gravy too, and it is delish! Thanks for dropping by Cheryl! Happy V-Day to you too! 😀
That looks really pretty!! 🙂 loved it.
Thanks so much! 😀
This looks delicious! I love putting veggies in dishes like this.
It tastes really delicious – thumbs up!
This looks so good and I like the heart shaped hunk of meat. Cute! Ground pork is good mixed in with the beef. Yum!
Thanks! And ya know, a meat heart is just what I do! 😂
Meatloaf in the shape of a heart…. so adorable;) Love that addition of cream too. Thanks for sharing
Many thanks for this recipe Annie. Living in Scotland, we don’t see or hear much about meatloaf (the food, not the singer) so I’ll be delighted to give your recipe a go. 😀
You’re welcome! And we’re actually heading to Scotland for the first time this summer, so I can’t wait to try all the Scottish dishes! ☺️
I can’t wait to try this recipe. Thank you.
Thanks, I hope you do! ☺️
As a confirmed lover of midwestern fare, I know I will love this meat loaf. The veggies inside and broccoli on the side help convince me I’m not sacrificing a healthy diet if I allow myself to be the true Nebraskan I am and indulge! Thanks for passing along the recipe.
Haha, right on Kathy! And my husband is from Omaha, and he certainly approved. ☺️ Thanks for stopping by the blog!
I’ll try it thanks!
I hope you do! 😀
What a great idea…looks cute (and delicious)!
Thanks so much! I think the hubby thought it was cute too. 😀
This was so good
I love words but the sight of your meat loaf is saying much more than words may be able to describe. No wonder it is often said that one picture is worth more than a thousand words.
I trust that it will be as enjoyable as it looks.
You are always welcome.
I’ve made heart-shaped meatloaf with mashed potatoes tinted Valentine Pink with a bit of beet juice. 😉
Ooooh! Love that idea! 😀
Oh man, I can’t believe you didn’t go full anatomy. It’s so obvious: broccoli floret brain, mashed potato omentum! Gaaah. Amateurs.
But ok. Grudging mad props for the meatloaf. Won MY heart 🙂
I’m saving this to make for dinner! My fiancé LOVES meatloaf!
Oh my goodness! My husband says that meat shouldn’t be shaped like a loaf…but this looks so good I bet he’d love it. Thank you!
Haha – it’s something with husbands, right? But once I put it in front of mine, he devoured it! 😀
We’re not really into meatloaf in a big way in the UK. We don’t see many recipes for meatloaf, and it isn’t sold in restaurants. So I’ll need a bit of convincing! Yours does look good though…..
Haha, that’s what I hear! Thanks for stopping by the blog! 🙂
Looks and sounds delicious.
Thanks Vicky! It was pretty tasty!
You are welcome ! I’m going to try some of your recipes! I know they will be amazing!
I bet, have a wonderful day! Enjoying the sunshine here in Ky. and 70 degree day! Amazing!
I have literally just finished eating a meal, and you have successfully made me hungry again 😂😂😂
Haha, love that Sam!! 😀
I tried it… Thank u so much.. It was delicious!!!!
Looks yummy! Love meatloaf!🙌🏽
This is awesome! Wanna try this too! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks! It was fun to make (and eat)!
I know!:) Have a lovely day!
Great valentine gift idea for the boyfriend… I might do this next Valentines, thanks for sharing 🙂
Thanks for stopping by the blog!
This meatloaf looks delicious! I wonder how difficult it’d be to make it in the shape of a clover? 😉
Ha! I think it can be done! 😀
I made this as a special treat for my boyfriend and he said it was the best breakfast has ever had! I feel the same way.
Love it! 😀
Wow, what a delicious recipe! I made this special recipe for my husband and he has given me a big surprise. Really glad making this. Thanks for the recipe.