Meatloaf, Greek-Style; puppy update

It would probably be more accurate to call this ‘Meatloaf, with the flavors of Greece’ but that would be rather long. I have no idea if they even make meatloaf in Greece but there seems to be some variation in almost every meat-eating culture.

So… this being my blog, and this being my recipe, I shall call it what I like and the food police can do what they will. There is always someone willing to correct me.

That’s why I have dogs….

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Meatloaf, Greek-Style

We add the flavors of the Med to this meatloaf for something a bit different. We loved it!
This makes 6 servings – so leftovers for another dinner and meatloaf sandwiches!

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Beef
  • Method: Oven


  • 16oz (500gr) ground beef
  • 1/2 cup dry-cured Greek olives, chopped
  • 1/4 cup capers, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 3oz feta, cut into cubes
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbs dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1 tbs Dijon-style mustard
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried marjoram
  • 1 cup (8oz, 240ml) tomato sauce


  • In a large bowl lightly beat egg. 
  • Add all ingredients except beef and mix well.  
  • Add beef and mix well.
  • Put into a baking pan large enough to hold it easily, with room all around, and
  • shape into a loaf.
  • Cover and bake at 400F (200C) for 45 minutes. 
  • Remove and pour tomato sauce over the top. 
  • Bake, uncovered, 15 minutes longer or until done. 
  • Remove, let rest 5 – 10 minutes.
  • Slice and serve with sauce.


When making meatloaf (or meatballs) it’s best (and quickest) to use your hands to mix it. 
I sometimes use extra tomato sauce for a side of pasta.


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 384
  • Sugar: 3.5 g
  • Sodium: 500.2 mg
  • Fat: 25.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.4 g
  • Trans Fat: 0.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 15 g
  • Fiber: 1.8 g
  • Protein: 22.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 88.8 mg

Keywords: meatloaf, olives, feta

Meatloaf, Greek-Style

For different flavors: Meatloaf with Mushroom Sauce

The food police need to go after the people who make Vegan Cassoulet. My version is traditional – lots of meat and fat.

Speaking of dogs…. here are the latest pics:

Henry – he’s not really that dark, although he is more tan than Hector. I blamed it on the sun and shade and my phone camera.


I weighed them – as best I could. They are about 18 kilos (40lb).

They are still crazy. If I didn’t shut them in their crates a few times a day I don’t think they would sleep at all.

And whoever came up with the idea of filling Kongs with wet dog food and freezing it has my gratitude forever.

We have not decided which one stays with us and which one goes to someone else. It’s a tough decision as we are trying to balance our preference with what would be best for the pups.

Oh – and what would be best for us.

I’ll still cry.

4 thoughts on “Meatloaf, Greek-Style; puppy update”

  1. It would be wonderful if a neighbor wanted one doggy and then you could have puppy playgroup in a paddock a few times a week so they could reunite and wrestle and do pesty puppy things and exhaust themselves and then you still get to go home with just one!

  2. I’m late to the party so, you’ve decided to only keep one pupper? I know how hard it is with two when they’re this age, but when they get past the terrible twos and the teenage years, having two is a wonderful thing. We’ve always had two until we lost our red girl and I still regret leaving our Murphy alone. I think it would have really helped him to have another. His confidence might not have disappeared completely if we’d rescued another. We’re still debating getting another with Beau here, but we’d get an older rescue. Beau is…exuberant to say the least. We think an older, calmer dog would help.

    I use a loaf pan for my meatloaf. It’s just easier for me 🙂

    • We’ve almost always had 2 also, which is why we decided to take them both. But – we had Sedi (German Shepherd) for 4 years alone and we were able to take her with us whenever we traveled which was nice. And Guapa was an only for 4 years but 3 were Covid so that doesn’t count….
      We may look at another one in 6 months or so… But Hector seems very happy at the moment. He may like his new status!


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