How To Make Meatloaf!

This is the first cooking video we ever made. We decided that we should just start shooting stuff and figure it out as we went. In fact, that’s still what we’re doing. But even though it’s totally rough around the edges, you can definitely use the information here to make some wicked meatloaf.

The password for this video is hilahbecrazy.


  1. Randy Boen on April 14, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    You use the exact same recipe that I do. And I do mean exactly the same. But I make 6 pounds at a time for sandwiches the next couple of days. Truly the food of the gods. I loved the unique and classy way you shut your oven door.

    • Hilah Cooking on April 16, 2010 at 12:01 am

      A man after my own heart!

  2. giussepe volpi on April 17, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    sweet and fun. i remember helpin’ mom as a wee lad makin’ meatloaf and stuffin’ in with garlic mashed potatoes and parmesean cheese the puttin’ tomato paste spiced up on top and we used the same meat recipe!!! fuck yeah meatloaf!!!!!

    • Hilah Cooking on April 19, 2010 at 10:18 pm

      That’s a great memory. And that sounds badass.

  3. Zeb on April 18, 2010 at 3:14 am

    Just followed the link to these secret episodes! Can’t believe you forgot the taters!

  4. Cassie on April 28, 2010 at 3:05 am

    Egg-cellent recipe! Another twist I do on meatloaf is to put half the meat in the loaf pan and put two layers of american cheese and then seal it in with the rest of the meat on top. This goes really good with the ketchup. Or you can Italian-ize it by using mozzarella and topping the loaf with tomato sauce (Italian spices in the meat too). Love your vids! Keep them coming!


    • Hilah Cooking on April 30, 2010 at 12:43 pm

      Yum alert!

  5. Jeff on May 6, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Is there anything more lovely than a loaf of meat? I submit that there is not. Hollah!

  6. Wade on May 16, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    How can I get access to see your video on how to make meatloaf? I’d love to learn that one. I’ve never been able to make a meatloaf that did not taste like canned dog food.
    Also, it would be great to see you do videos on making cole slaw, fried oysters, oysters rockefeller, or shrimp scampi. These are a few of my faves.

    • Hilah Cooking on May 17, 2010 at 12:08 am

      Sign up for the newsletter and you will get the information on the hidden webpage and login information.

  7. WizardofWesley on May 28, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    As they say.. “Don’t let your MEATLOAF”…. Y’all did it again.. Great Job…:-)

  8. Tony aka (roustaboob) on youtube on June 6, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    YOOOOOO Hilah, I love your site and all your vids!!! You RAWK!!
    The meatloaf is close to ours, but we have it amped up. Deb adds the following to your base…..
    1 green pepper chopped up
    1 red pepper hacked to shit
    1 japalno pulverised
    1 tea woosterslhire sauce
    1 tea A1 sauce or some dollar store shit
    1/4 cup Parmesion cheeeese
    Slather the top with KC master piece BBQ saws or that panther piss Walmart peddles
    cook just like you did!!!!! This is kick you in the ass stuuf!!!!!!!!!
    Serve with smashed and gravie or seasoned steak fries
    Be well and PLEASE keep up the great work and THE most entertaing show on the web…..Regards, Tony

    • Hilah Cooking on June 6, 2010 at 9:25 pm

      That sounds great! And stretches it a little more, too.

  9. Sherry on July 26, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Girl, are you my long lost daughter? That is my EXACT recipe for meat loaf. I’m so glad I found you whilst looking for directions to season a vintage cast iron skillet! Love your videos and your awesome vintage kitchen!

    • Hilah Cooking on July 27, 2010 at 1:03 pm

      Aha! I knew I had a long-lost mother out there somewhere that gave me recipes in my dreams! Thanks Sherry!

  10. Nance on September 3, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    I love me some cock sauce. Mainly in Pho. HaHaHa

  11. Mike on December 5, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    I like how you flip the bird at us at 1:30 =] I never even tasted meatloaf for a whole 17 years of my life… And then it took me a year to find a recipe. And the fact that it is by you just instils in me the confidence to make an attempt at “COOKING”!

    • Hilah Cooking on December 5, 2010 at 4:31 pm

      That is fantastic, Mike! I have my fingers crossed that you can DO IT! I know you can.

  12. Veronika on April 29, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    My grandma used to make individual meatloaves (aka really chunky hamburger) and adding chopped carrots along with the spices and onions. We’d either eat them dipped in ketchup or on bread, smushed down so we could fit it in our mouths. Delish! This vid almost makes me want to break my veg-ism to make them again. Almost!

    • Hilah Cooking on April 30, 2011 at 8:45 am

      Love that image of you being a kid and smushing things, Veronika! Carrots sound like a great addition. Now you have me thinking about a vegan version, though. Hmm. I better get to work.

  13. Marvin Mansilla on October 10, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Oh, Hilah! This looks freakin’ good. Next time I’m in TX I’m dropping by for dinner. Until then…I’ll have to try my hand at making this.

    Btdubs…did you notice the little bug on your counter at 9:21. I can’t keep my eye off that little guy.

    • Hilah on October 11, 2011 at 10:57 am

      Hell yeah, Marvin!
      Gimme a shout if you’re ever in the ATX.
      (Sorry about the bug!)

      • Marvin Mansilla on October 15, 2011 at 3:36 pm

        Hilah, don’t tempt me girl. I may be in Austin in December for a wedding. Your inbox may be full of creepy emails if that happens. Haha!

        I just got some awesome beef and chorizo from the green market here in NYC and I’m gonna give some of your best recipes a shot. My ex g/f is from Texas and she’s very happy to find out that I’m learning how to cook from a fellow Texan.

        Go Longhorns!

        • Hilah on October 17, 2011 at 9:09 am

          Ha! I’m glad you can find the ingredients up there. Have fun cooking! Say hi to your ex for me! 🙂

  14. Jules on November 6, 2011 at 3:49 am

    Hi Hilah! Im Australia Jules… Im from australia and no we dont ride around on fucking kangaroos…
    I love your show and i love the food you make! Keep it up i look forward to watching future videos….

    Can i make a suggestion!? how about using vegemite in a recipe in honor of all your australian fans!? 😉

    Cheers mate!

    • Hilah on November 6, 2011 at 5:27 pm

      Hey Jules!
      Where in Australia do you live? I lived in Melbourne for about 3 months in 2001. Stupidly, I can’t remember what street.
      I love Vegemite on buttery toast, but what are some other ideas for it?
      Thanks, buddy!

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