Olive Tapenade Meatloaf Recipe

Olive Tapenade Meatloaf

Serves 6
Put a Mediterranean spin on meatloaf with prepared olive tapenade or basil pesto – a quick and easy recipe.


  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs*
  • 1/3 cup prepared olive tapenade or basil pesto
  • 3/4 to 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Combine all ingredients in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly.
  2. Shape beef mixture into 8 x 4-inch loaf on rack in broiler pan. Bake in 350°F oven 1 to 1-1/4 hours, until instant-read thermometer inserted into center registers 160°F.
  3. Let stand 10 minutes. Cut into slices. Serve with additional olive tapenade, if desired.
  4. Delicious with potatoes, polenta or a good crusty bread and salad.
  5. *To make bread crumbs, place 2 oz of bread (crust removed), onion roll or other roll in food processor or blender container. Cover; pulse on and off to form fine crumbs.

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