Dill Pickle Meatloaf

Dill Pickle Meatloaf

Dill Pickle Meatloaf Recipe

I got this recipe from my friend and fellow food blogger, Suzanne from Thru The Bugs On My Windshield!
Her blog is one of my favorites as it encompasses Suzanne’s love for cooking, travel, and photography. Plus Suzanne is one of the friendliest, funniest and wittiest people I know AND she has a heart about as big as her beloved state of Texas! I urge you to head on over to her blog and get to know her. You’ll not be sorry!

The day I saw Suzanne’s recipe for what she called “Mai’s Ah-Mai-zing Dill Pickle Meatloaf” and she touted it as “THE best meatloaf in the 10 county area”, I immediately hit the print button as I don’t take Suzanne’s recommendations lightly. Being a dill pickle lover myself and never having thought of putting them in meatloaf before, I knew that this recipe would be as terrific as Suzanne said.

Can I tell you something? Suzanne was NOT kidding! This Dill Pickle Meatloaf has won my blue ribbon approval and in my opinion, it would be a fabulous dinner to make for dad this Father’s Day.

Of course, me being me, I adapted Suzanne’s recipe slightly, and when I made it I doubled the ingredients to make an extra-large loaf. The results were AH-MAZING! In fact, I’m already looking forward to the day I make it again.


As a side dish to this wonderful meatloaf, I also made my signature “Greg Potatoes” for which the recipe will follow in another post shortly. Today, it’s all about the meatloaf!!!


1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground turkey
1 medium onion, grated with the juice
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup dill pickle juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 sleeves Saltine crackers, crushed (about 2 cups)
1 cup coarsely chopped dill pickles
2 tablespoons yellow mustard
1 tablespoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

-Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
-Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly.
-Pat the meat mixture into a standard 9″ x 5″  loaf pan that has been sprayed liberally with cooking spray.
-Bake the meatloaf for approximately 1 hour at 375 degrees and then reduce the heat to 350  degrees and continue cooking for an additional 30 minutes. If the loaf gets too brown before the end of the baking time, cover the loaf with aluminum foil and continue baking. I should have done that, but didn’t. Ah well.
-Allow to cool for about 15 minutes and then turn it out onto a serving platter, allow to cool for an additional 15 minutes (covered with foil) and then slice and serve.

Cheers to THE best tasting meatloaf I’ve made in a long, long time Suzanne. You were 100% correct!!!

Until we eat again!

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  1. Awww, you are so kind! I'm so glad you loved it. I need to make this over again and I loved it so much with the browned top on the meatloaf! It makes the very best sandwich, too! So glad you all enjoyed it!

  2. You know, funny thing about me…I don't like meatloaf. It's crazy I know but Ron loves meatloaf. I've never made it for him in the five years we've been married. Maybe I should make him this version. I know I'd surprise the heck out of him if I did 🙂

  3. I hope this comment goes through, for some reason I have had a problem posting comments and decided to give it a try again. Anyway, this is a terrific recipe. I am going to post the link to your blog on food 52 hotline, there was a question about what to do with dill pickle liquid, tah dah!! What a great idea. The meatloaf sounds and looks delicious. I am so glad you posted on my blog because it reminded me to give this another try. Great recipe and the photo's are beautiful.

  4. Yummy looking meatloaf! I love your food blog & just bookmarked it for the future explore. Will try with your recipe soon!

    • Thank you so much. I'm glad you found, and have been enjoying my blog. The fact that you also took the time to comment means a great deal to me. Enjoy the meatloaf! 🙂
      Take care,

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