Coca-Cola Meatloaf

Try this mouthwatering Coca-Cola Meatloaf recipe. The unexpected addition of Coke brings out the amazing flavors in this classic comfort food

coca cola meatloaf

Everyone loves a good meatloaf. One of the ultimate comfort foods. I’ve posted meatloaf recipes before and I will probably never stop as long as I can come up with some good recipes. And this Coca-Cola Meatloaf fits the bill.

coca cola meatloaf

Most meatloaf recipes are very similar (meat, spices, breadcrumbs, etc.), but this one caught my attention because one of the ingredients is Coca-Cola (aka. Coke).

I’ve made this meatloaf with both regular Coke and Diet Coke and to be honest, I could not tell a difference but do prefer to use regular coke for this recipe.

coca cola meatloaf

While Coca-Cola is an unusual ingredient for meatloaf, the process of making this delicious meatloaf is similar to every other basic meatloaf recipe out there.

It takes less than 10 minutes to slap together and about 1 hour to cook. Let it rest for a solid 10 minutes and voila! A delicious meatloaf dinner.

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How to Handle Raw Beef

  • Thaw frozen ground beef on a plate on the lowest shelf of the refrigerator, to avoid dripping onto other foods.
  • Keep raw and ready-to-eat meats separate.
  • Wash hands thoroughly before and after handling raw ground beef. Wash cutting boards, bowls, and utensils used to prepare raw ground beef with hot soapy water and rinse well.
  • Use separate plates to carry raw ground beef patties to the cooking area and cooked patties to the serving area.
  • Use a Thermometer to ensure Ground Beef Reaches the Safely Cooked Internal Temperature of 160°F.
coca cola meatloaf

When it comes to baking your meatloaf, you have a couple of options. You can bake it the traditional way in a loaf pan or bake it on a foil lined baking sheet.

Depending on how lean your ground beef is, you may find the meatloaf sitting in grease. One way to avoid this is to shape the meat mixture into the shape of a loaf and bake it on a baking sheet. This will allow the grease to run off into the pan.

Our friends over at the USDA recommend an internal temperature of 160°F when cooking meatloaf. This should be enough to kill the salmonella.

You can take the meatloaf out of the oven at around 150°F and let it rest for 10 minutes. Check the internal temperature again before slicing & serving.

You will need the following ingredients to make this Coca-Cola Meatloaf recipe. For ingredient amounts please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  • Ground Beef – I like to use 80/20 for meatloaf
  • Bread Crumbs – You can use regular bread crumbs, seasoned bread crumbs or even some Panko bread crumbs
  • Yellow Onion
  • Dried Parsley Flakes
  • Egg
  • Coca-Cola – I like regular coke but you can also use diet
  • Ketchup – I use Heinz brand but use whatever you want (no affiliation)
  • Yellow Mustard – I use French’s mustard (no affiliation)
  • Salt
  • Dried Basil
  • Ground Black Pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, bread crumbs, onion and parsley.
  3. In another bowl, combine the beaten egg, and the remaining ingredients.
  4. Add the wet mixture to the meat mixture. Combine to blend thoroughly. The meat mixture should be soft at this point. Place the meat mixture in a standard loaf pan.
    meat mixture in loaf pan
  5. Bake for 1 hour. Let it sit for about 10 minutes before slicing.

Printable Recipe Card

coca cola meatloaf

Coca-Cola Meatloaf

Try this mouthwatering Coca-Cola Meatloaf recipe. The unexpected addition of Coke brings out the amazing flavors in this classic comfort food
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 424 kcal

Equipment

  • Loaf Pan
  • Bowl for Mixing

Ingredients
 

  • 1 ½ lbs Ground Beef
  • 1 ½ Cups Bread Crumbs
  • ¼ Cup Yellow Onion, finely diced
  • 2 Tbsp Dried Parsley Flakes
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • ½ Cup Coca Cola
  • 2 Tbsp Ketchup
  • 1 ½ Tbsp Yellow Mustard
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • ½ Tsp Dried Basil
  • Tsp Ground Black Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, bread crumbs, onion and parsley.
  • In another bowl, combine the beaten egg, and the remaining ingredients.
  • Add the wet mixture to the meat mixture. Combine to blend thoroughly. The meat mixture should be soft at this point. Place the meat mixture in a standard loaf pan.
  • Bake for 1 hour. Let it sit for about 10 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition

Calories: 424kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 24gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 767mgPotassium: 403mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 175IUVitamin C: 2.4mgCalcium: 78mgIron: 3.8mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. Bobby says:

    Not bad at all…