Puerto Rico Meatloaf

This recipe came from a friend of my mother’s when growing up.  This is a staple in the Puerto Rican diet.  What makes this different is that you don’t really cook it in a loaf pan, like you would in many recipes.  This meat loaf is a little looser, but still just as tasty.  This recipe is by Kathy Perez. Topeka, KS. 1972.

Puerto Rico Meatloaf

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Puerto Rico Meatloaf

This recipe is from Kathy Perez who made this wonderful meatloaf. 
4.80 from 5 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Puerto Rico Meatloaf
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 260kcal


  • 1 pound ground meat
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 2 beef boullion cubes
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 5 carrots cut lengthwise
  • 1 can tomato juice
  • 2 medium potatoes


  • Mix together, packing together firmly. Roll in seasoned flour with paprika, salt, and pepper. Brown in electric skillet, browning on all sides. Add: 2 beef bullion cubes 1 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 5 carrots but lengthwise 1 can tomato juice 2 medium potatoes Cook covered all together with meat for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until well done.


Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 660mg | Potassium: 300mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 2.2mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

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    • Stephanie

      Thank you for making this clear. This was the recipe, and the title that it was given 40 years ago. Since I can’t get a hold of Kathy Perez, I am going to leave it called this. I hope you can understand.

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