Granite City Inspired Meatloaf Recipe

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“I found this online and wanted to post it here. I just cooked it last night and it came out delicious. I served it with Bourbon Barbecue Sauce and Mashed Red Potatoes With Garlic and Parmesan. My boyfriend loves Granite City's meatloaf and we really wanted to recreate it. He actually said this was better than GC's. This is what the original poster said about the recipe "This is my 2nd attempt at copying the Granite City meatloaf. It is not quite right, but I think a substantial part of it is close. The end flavor is certainly in the ballpark."”
1hr 45mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Fry bacon in large pan/skillet and remove when done. Remove all but about 3 tbsp grease.
  3. Remove pan from heat and add butter, let it sit until melted.
  4. Add shallots, garlic and celery and saute over medium heat for about 1 minute.
  5. Add carrots and saute for about 1 minute.
  6. Add Guinness, bouillon cubes, pepper and stir well. Add 1/3 cup steak sauce and 1/3 cup ketchup. Return to simmer/very low boil and let simmer for about 90 seconds. Remove from heat.
  7. Chop fried bacon. Combine hamburger, pork, eggs, bread crumbs, and bacon in large mixing bowl; mix well with spoon or hands.
  8. Add brown sugar and shallot and Guinness mixture from pan and mix well.
  9. Knead until consistently moist - add more bread crumbs if too wet, or more Guinness if too dry - it should be a moist but not wet consistency. (we ended up adding more breadcrumbs. I would guess we used at least 3 cups total) Form into an evenly shaped loaf in a large pan - this will NOT fit in a normal meatloaf pan.
  10. Wipe top and sides with the remaining 1/3 ketchup mixed with the remaining 2 tbsp steak sauce.
  11. Bake about 75 minutes in preheated oven at 350 degrees F - until center of loaf measures 160+ with meat thermometer.

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