The Cheescake's Factory Meatloaf | Source: Facebook/thecheesecakefactory
The Cheescake's Factory Meatloaf | Source: Facebook/thecheesecakefactory

Cheesecake Factory Meatloaf Recipe: Replicate This Tasty Dish at Home

Christell Fatima M. Tudtud
Jan 14, 2024
05:30 A.M.
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The Cheesecake Factory is widely known for its delectable menu, which boasts a wide selection of culinary hits. One standout item on the menu is the meatloaf, and if you're a fan of this, you can recreate it from scratch at home with the recipe below.

The Cheesecake Factory's humble beginnings date back to the 1940s, but in the late 1970s, it became a big hit, establishing its enduring popularity, especially on social media.

Although initially famous for their delicious cheesecakes, they later introduced other notable dishes, including their well-loved meatloaf. The Cheesecake Factory's meatloaf is incredibly tender and tasty. Its gravy perfectly complements the blend of pork and beef flavors.

Meatloaf cut into slices | Source: Shutterstock

Meatloaf cut into slices | Source: Shutterstock

Delicious, homey, and utterly delightful, The Cheesecake Factory's meatloaf has won over food enthusiasts with its irresistible taste. It's the perfect dish for any occasion.

If you want to elevate your meatloaf game, why not try The Cheesecake Factory's recipe in your kitchen? Although the recipe may seem complex, it's pretty manageable! Read on to learn more about The Cheesecake Factory's meatloaf recipe.

The Cheesecake Factory's Meatloaf Recipe

Although The Cheesecake Factory's meatloaf recipe may appear complicated, it's quite easy to follow. Cooking this dish is an excellent way to engage the whole family in the kitchen and is ideal for family dinners and special occasions. Here's the recipe for you to try at home:

Ingredients for the Meatloaf:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 pounds ground pork
  • 2 green bell peppers (diced)
  • 1/3 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup minced onions
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • a pinch of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • fresh thyme, for seasoning

Ingredients for the Mushroom Gravy:

  • 1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 sprig of minced parsley


  1. Sauté all the vegetables. Heat oil in a skillet and sauté the minced onion, garlic, carrots, and bell peppers until softened. Set aside.
  2. Prepare the meatloaf batter. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs and add the other remaining meatloaf ingredients: ground beef and pork, 1/2 cup milk, a teaspoon of salt, a tablespoon of lemon juice, a teaspoon of black pepper, a pinch of granulated sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of paprika, 1 teaspoon of oregano, and fresh thyme. Gently mix all the ingredients including the sautéed vegetables. Coat the meatloaf batter with breadcrumbs.
  3. Bake the meatloaf. Grease the loaf pan with butter and add the meatloaf mixture. Press down the meatloaf mixture into the loaf pan. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F for 1 hour. Let it rest for 30 minutes.
  4. Make the mushroom gravy. In a buttered pan, cook garlic and onion for a minute. Add the mushroom slices. Afterward, add the beef broth and flour. Whisk until it thickens. Season with salt and pepper, then cook again for 10 minutes until desired consistency.
  5. Serve the dish hot. Preheat the broiler, and briefly heat the meatloaf slices. Cut into thick slices, drizzle with mushroom gravy, and garnish with minced parsley. Enjoy!

To enhance the flavor, consider combining ground beef and pork. Adjust the seasoning to suit your taste preferences. For a complete meal, serve the meatloaf alongside mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables.

There are plenty of side dish options to serve with meatloaf. Suggested sides include green beans with slivered almonds, corn on the cob, baked sweet potato fries, salad, roasted carrots, and garlic bread.

With the recipe provided, you can enjoy The Cheesecake Factory's meatloaf in the comfort of your own home. As an added treat, craft your own DIY Raspberry Watermelon Dunkin Refresher to complete your dining experience.

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