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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Meatloaf Recipe for 40 to 50 People!

I was inspired by a friend today. She was trying to do the math in taking a recipe for 6 and turning it into a recipe for 250! It's not as easy as you think. (6 tablespoons x 41.6666666) Not only do you have to do the math on the ingredients, you also have to have a bowl, pan or container large enough to mix the recipe. I decided to publish my recipe for a large meatloaf that feeds my Wednesday Night Supper group. Enjoy!

15 lbs. ground beef
15 eggs
9 cups bread crumbs*
1 2/3 cups ketchup
6 pkgs onion soup mix
1 tbsp mustard
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp steak sauce
2 to 3 cups warm water**
1 lb bacon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl mix ingredients well. Divide meat mixture in half and place each half in a buffet pan. Pat out flat. Cover with bacon. Brush with tomato sauce if desired. Bake for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until meat is fully cooked.

*Bread Crumbs - I use the parmesan flavor.
**Water - I only use enough water to moisten the mixture to combine.


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

  2. Some friends and I recently began volunteering at a local homeless shelter. Simple, good food in larger quantities is exactly what we were looking for. Thank you.

  3. You are welcome! Have you seen the brown rice recipe? It is for a restaurant buffet pan that feeds about 25-30.

  4. I work at a domestic violence shelter and I am always looking for new ideas to feed up to 40 people at a time. Do you frequently post ideas for the larger crowds? This recipe makes it so easy to prepare the right amount of food for everyone! Thanks!

    1. Kayla, Yes I do! I have many recipes calling for buffet pans of food. All my casseroles can be made for a large crowd. Email me and I can send you a menu list of over 21 meals that feed a large crowd of 45-65 people!

  5. Hello Lynn, I just found you on Pinterest. I am also looking for recipes to feed forty at my local homeless shelter. Do you think I could also email you?

    1. Yes. Email me, and I will see if I can help.

  6. Hi Lynn, I am also looking for recipes to feed approximately 75 homeless people in my city. Do you have a site on Pinterest? If so, could you please give me the name. Thanks so much.

    1. Yes Linda!