Ocean House Meatloaf

At the Ocean House, we think meatloaf is the ultimate comfort dish. We wrap ours in bacon from North Country Smoke House in Vermont, adding a salty, smoky layer to final dish.


  • 1 Cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 Cup whole milk
  • 8-10 slices applewood-smoked bacon
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and small diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and small diced
  • 8 Ounces crimini or button mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 Pounds ground beef
  • 3/4 Cups tomato ketchup
  • 5 Ounces Worscestershire sauce
  • 2 eggs
  • Kosher salt and cracked black pepper, to taste

Ocean House Meatloaf - Recipes

Welcome to The Sipping Terrace

The First Tea & Dining Experience Paired with Sipsmith Gin Cocktails in North America

A collection of greenhouses tucked between lime and lemon trees hosts an enchanting new outdoor private dining experience at Ocean House. Serving afternoon tea and dinner, The Sipping Terrace features epicurean delights and Sipsmith gin cocktails for parties of up to four people, allowing for intimate socially distanced soirées with views of spectacular sunsets beyond Watch Hill’s coast.

The Experience

Afternoon tea commences at 3:00 p.m., offering a modern interpretation of traditional tea fare–a selection of savory sandwiches include truffled egg salad smoked salmon and pickled red onion. Mediterranean vegetables and cured olive and garden cucumber and radish. Sweet delights include scones, served with Devonshire cream, lemon curd and preserves as well as assorted miniature pastries.

Dinner seating starts at 5:30 p.m. with a three-course upscale picnic menu including whimsical garden crudité, compressed watermelon and fennel salad with goat cheese, and a flavorful main course served family-style including herb roasted chicken breast, seared Stonington scallops and summer grain salad, followed by a delightful orange thyme mousse cake for dessert.

The Sipping Terrace’s bespoke cocktail menu is designed to delight the senses with tipsy tea options and beautiful drink presentation. All drinks feature Sipsmith gin, one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s “best gin brands to try right now.” Imaginative concoctions include “Hibiscus are Red,” comprised of gin, hibiscus syrup, flowers and soda. Another unique cocktail, “In the Weeds,” artfully combines gin with house-made tarragon tea, lemon, lime and yellow Chartreuse.

Open June 3 to October 10, 2021

Afternoon Tea:

• 3:00 and 3:30 p.m. daily, except Wednesdays


Reservations are non-cancelable & non-refundable.

Summer Supper

• 5:30, 6:00, 8:00 and 8:30 p.m. daily, except Wednesdays


Reservations are non-cancelable & non-refundable.

A portion of the proceeds from the Sipping Terrace will be donated to local charities through the Ocean House Fund for Charitable Giving, which was established to help local children and families in need.


Pioneers of the gin revival, Sipsmith was London’s first copper distillery for nearly two hundred years, on a mission to bring back London Dry Gin to the city where it made its name. Sipsmith combines modern technology with traditional recipes and techniques of yesteryear. All Sipsmith spirits are made by hand and in small batches, driven by the belief that this is the only way to craft spirits of such high quality.

Sipsmith opened its distillery doors in 2009 and its London Dry Gin has since won over 30 international awards. Follow along on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @ sipsmith , # sipsmith . For all things sippable, please visit www. sipsmith .com.


Everything in the spacious Sandcastle room will pamper you from the cozy wingback chairs in front of the fireplace to the luxurious bath with a double spa tub and a separate shower. This is the room for you if you would like to include watching movies during your stay. The crowning touch is the carved mahogany four-poster queen bed. The most elegant and largest room, it is on the northeast corner of Ocean House with a side view of the ocean from the window but with a full viewing experience from the adjoining deck.

Rates: Check our availability for the best rates

Call for specials if available

Winter: Oct 1st to May 31st

Summer: June 1st to Sept 30th

Recipe Summary

  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ⅔ cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon rubbed sage
  • ½ cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Combine eggs, milk, bread crumbs, onion, salt, sage, and mushrooms in a large bowl. Crumble ground beef over mixture and stir well to combine. Shape into a round loaf place in a 5-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on Low until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees F (71 degrees C), 5 to 6 hours.

Whisk ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce in a small bowl spoon sauce over meat loaf. Return to slow cooker and cook on Low until heated through, about 15 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

Snacks, Sides, and Mains

Bisquick Biscuits

According to Andrew Knowlton , BA restaurant and drinks editor (and biscuit enthusiast), "I love scratch biscuits as much as the next Southerner, but sometimes when I'm short on time or simply lazy I'll reach for box of Original Bisquick Mix . It's hard to admit but I think my kids like them more than the scratch ones. And dammit if they may be right!"

All flaky and golden brown… Photo: Bisquick

Lipton Onion Soup Dip and Meatloaf

This one-package-wonder is a powerhouse of flavor. Our readers use Lipton onion soup mix for everything from "Souperior" Meatloaf ( @Swimman79 says it's a favorite comfort food) to potatoes and, of course, a scoopable, spreadable, guilty-pleasure onion dip . That dip, by the way, is made with just two ingredients—sour cream and an envelope of onion soup. Well, three ingredients if you found the entire bag of potato chips consumed alongside.

Jiffy Corn Muffins

A darling retro logo and muffins that come together in a, well, jiffy? BA food director Carla Lalli Music has a soft spot for Jiffy's Corn Muffins . Come on, who doesn't have a box of Jiffy cornmeal lurking in a cabinet somewhere?

The first Jiffy products hit shelves in 1930. Photo: Jiffy

Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce

If you've ever used Ocean Spray's recipe for cranberry sauce, you're not alone. Dawn Perry , BA digital food editor says, "For years after my grandmother died we tried to figure out which one of us had her cranberry relish recipe. Only a couple of years ago did we realize it was just a less-sweet version of the one on the back of the Ocean Spray bag." If it's variety you're looking for, Ocean Spray's website has plenty of variations on the traditional Thanksgiving side, including a jellied sauce , a relish , and a chutney .

Ocean House Meatloaf - Recipes

Oh, goodness! That looks incredible! Honey barbecue sauce is one of my favorite condiments and I'm definitely a meatloaf lover!

This is just about how I make my meatloaf. but I have to use the buttery club crackers! Yummmm!

I 'ditto' what Becky said! =) This is soo right up my taste bud alley. YUUUMMM!

Ohhhh I love the addition of the BBQ sauce

I have always enjoyed eating meatloaf ) :) Of course, I LOVE eating meat, so meatloaf isn't hard :) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

I am always looking for a new meatloaf recipe and this looks yummy! Thank you for sharing!

Love the blog and LOVE the recipe! I googled meatloaf recipes and found this site. Love the comments. Keep home cooking everyone!

I am always trying new meatloaf recipes. Well, I put this one on my phone as GOOD MEATLOAF. It was so good
I ate three pieces. I liked the BBQ sauce on it. It also was easy to make without a lot of ingredients. I'll keep using this recipe.

I made a meatloaf a few years ago with bbq and my three yr old lived it he asked for meatloaf and I forgot how to make & I found this recipe and he absolutely loved it. Thanks so much!

Mixed this up last night for an easy dinner tonight. My 9 year old daughter was helping me and did not believe me when I told her to dig in with her hands to mix. I always loved doing that as a kid. Can't wait for dinner (or leftover sandwiches for tomorrow's lunch!)

I threw in onion, bell pepper and a can of mild RoTel - delicious! My boyfriend - who swears he hates meatloaf - ate two large portions and took all the leftovers home with him.

Ocean House recipes for cookies and cocktail

Ocean House executive pastry chef, Donna Yuen, shared her recipe for Ocean House Chocolate Chip Cookies. on southcountyri.com.

Ocean House sommelier, Jonathan Feiler, demonstrated how to make a favorite house wine cocktail, the "RoseYAY!", with ingredients you already have at home online at southcountyri.com.

Ocean House Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup packed light brown sugar

1 cup or 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened

2 teaspoons coffee extract

2 cups semisweet chocolate chunks

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream the light brown sugar and sugar in a small mixer with the paddle attachment.

Add the softened butter and mix to form a grainy paste.

Add the eggs and coffee extract, mixing until just blended. Do not overmix.

Add the remaining ingredients and mix until just combined.

Drop cookies with a scoop onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.

Slightly flatten each scoop of dough and bake for 8 minutes.

Ocean House RoseYAY! Cocktail

Splash of pomegranate juice or grenadine or cranberry juice

Serve on ice in a white wine Glass

Garnish with cherries or orange.

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Ocean House

WHAT Residential resort on a site that formerly held a historic hotel.

WHERE The Watch Hill section of Westerly, R.I.

AMENITIES Restaurants, a private beach and a spa, among others.

PRICES Residences range from nearly $1.5 million to about $3.5 million.

STATUS Planned to open in June 2010. So far 10 units have been sold.


CONTACT (401) 315-5599 or oceanhouseri.com.

DETAILS Development and preservation rarely go hand in hand, but that is somewhat the case with this project in southwest Rhode Island. Opened in 1868, the Ocean House hotel was a landmark seaside resort. Fronting Block Island Sound, the hotel, a yellow Victorian building, remained open until 2003, when disrepair, which by then had allowed only 59 of its 154 rooms to be occupied, prevented it from meeting fire codes and forced it to close completely. The building was found to be too far gone to be restored, so the development group decided to raze and replicate it. Next year the namesake replica is set to open with 49 guest rooms and 23 studio to two-bedroom condominiums. Items from the old building like the front desk, a staircase, mantels, stonework and wood paneling were kept to be used in the new one. The residences, with fireplaces, high-end appliances and granite countertops, will range from 850 to 5,000 square feet, and will all have ocean views. There will be two farm-to-table-style restaurants, one with fine dining and the other more casual, as well as a private lounge and a full-service spa, which will have six treatment rooms. The site includes a 1,000-foot-long private beach. A pool, a fitness center and a croquet lawn will be available as well. New York is about three hours away by car, Boston around two.

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On the Side

With open-air dining set amidst plantation-home decor and a front-row view of Waikiki Beach, Ocean House Restaurant allows diners to eat like celebrities — and, in some cases, with the rich and famous.

“We do get frequent visits by celebrities,” admits Chris Cole, breakfast manager at the beachfront restaurant. “Justin Bieber joined us for dinner not so long ago, and many members of the cast of the new TV series Off The Map have joined us for breakfast.”

Looking over the elaborate menu, it’s enticing to imagine just what these stars may have ordered. Would the Sizzling Ahi Carpaccio ($14.50), Seafood Lau Lau ($26.50) or Crab Stuffed Mahi Mahi ($28.50) have caught their eyes? Or would the Coconut Lobster Skewers ($13.50), Hawaiian Salt & Pepper Steak ($28.50), Pulehu Prime Rib ($29.50) and Lilikoi Misoyaki Butterfish ($31.50) have been more to their liking?

“Having great service with a wonderful view and good food really make Ocean House a nice place to eat,” Cole says. “Add that to the fact that we are located in the Outrigger Reef Hotel, literally on one of the best beaches in the world, and you can see why Ocean House is a destination for an occasion, special or not!”

And when it comes to sustainability, Ocean House is a superstar in its own right. The restaurant proudly serves sustainable seafood and farm-fresh, seasonal produce from local sources.

In a conscious effort to conserve water — something always at the forefront, considering Ocean House’s proximity to the Pacific Ocean — waiters will only serve water upon request.

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