I am looking for a good meatloaf recipe. If anyone has one they would like to share please do. I do not have one.
By tinkbell from Toledo, OH
Here's our current favorite:
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 egg, beaten
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 C. seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 Tbsp. steak sauce
1/4 C. ketchup
1-1/2 Tbsp. prepared mustard
Mix well and bake at 350F for 40 minutes or until juices run clear.
Mine is here:
My main ingredients in my meatloaf is ground beef, chopped onion, 2 eggs, crushed saltines and mixed well by hand. After placing in loaf pan ketchup was coated over the top of it before baking. I sprinkle salt to taste after it's served on my plate.
To this meatloaf recipe, I've tried different things and they all tasted good in it. One was to use rice instead of bread broken up. toast, crushed saltine crackers or Ritz crackers and oatmeal. I've added finely grated carrots or chopped up bell pepper too.
My favorite way is to prepare meatloaf is using the main ingredients I listed first.
I have three that I switch up. The first is a lb to lb and half of ground beef, thats in all three, about 1/4 cup ketchup, half cup seasoned bread crumbs, egg, mix and put into muffin pan cover with more ketchup or bbq sauce. Now when you use a muffin tin to cook your meatloaf you only have to cook it for 20 minutes as opposed to an hour. Also if you use those cupcake liners that have a metal liner use them with your meatloaf meatballs, makes it so much easier to cleanup. The second is with campbells pepperjack soup and I use the recipe behind the label. The third is our favorite and its a Paula Deen recipe.
Bacon Cheeseburger MeatloafRecipe courtesy Paula Deen
1 pound ground chuck
10 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 (8-ounce) package sharp Cheddar, grated
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup bread crumbs, toasted
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/3 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons prepared mustard
1 (3-ounce) can French fried onions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, combine the ground chuck and next 8 ingredients, mixing well.
In a small bowl, combine the ketchup and mustard. Stir 1/4 cup ketchup mixture into meat mixture, reserving remaining ketchup mixture.
Press meat mixture into a 9 by 5 by 3-inch loaf pan, or shape into a loaf and place on a rack in a broiler pan. Spread remaining ketchup mixture over loaf. Bake 40 minutes. Top with French fried onions; bake another 10 to 15 minutes, or until meat is no longer pink
I dont use the french fried onions, and I dont put the bacon on the inside. I make up the meatloaf, put it on a broiler pan in a loaf shape, cover it with slices of raw bacon then cover witih ketchup/mustard mixture, but I add about a tablespoon full of brown sugar to ketchup/mustard mixture, makes like a bbq sauce. This is absolutely delicious.
Also sometimes I make up meatloaf, any recipe and pat it out into burger shapes and broil for 15 minutes till done, then pour a beef gravy over.
I never cared for it, but Mom always put a row of hard boiled eggs in the middle of the meatloaf. I usually put as much onion, parsley, green, red, orange and yellow bell peppers, spicy seasoning, etc. as it can take, but I'm from New Orleans
Mixing in some spicy sausage is different.
Great ideas here! Also since it's garden time, why not a cup of grated zucchini? Just pat it dry on paper towels. Also I use a package of stove top stuffing in my meat loaf mix. This works out well for something a little different. I make this mixture up and put it in paper lined muffin pans, which I freeze. When the muffins are solid I put them in zip lock bags and have a quick dinner with little mess. Add a baked potato, and apple sauce and you're set to go. Good for small families, portion control, and best of all you can cook them in a toaster oven. 350 for like 25 minutes.
I don't use a recipe, but instead of bread or cracker crumbs, I use a package of Stove Top Stuffing mix and 1/2 cup water. I use different flavours, depending on my mood. My family loves it!
I had an old friend come for dinner who loves meatloaf. To make it a bit different I make the regular mixture adding about half cup of salsa. Then roll it out on some waxed paper. Then I place thin slices of black forest ham and mozzarella cheese on top of the meat. Roll it up like you would a jelly roll, the waxed paper makes it easier. Make sure to seal the ends and place the meatloaf with the seam down. You can put some ketchup, BBQ sauce, or any of your choice. When you slice the meatloaf it has a great look and tastes divine!
I read a recipe that I havent tried yet but just might very soon. You just make your meatloaf recipe, put half in loaf pan lay those mozzerella sticks on top filling up space, then add other half of meat mixture, cook as normal. Yummy I bet.
Here is a couple of ideas for the meatloaf. When forming the loaf add some chunks of American cheese inside it, before you bake it, taste yummy! Also my sister-n-law makes up her meatloaf recipe and then forms them into patties and cooks them like hamburgers.Be careful they very delicate. Barbara from Illinois
Use a metal muffin pan, make the meatloaf how you usually would, but don't cook it. Leave it raw. After it is all mashed together, put meat into each section of the muffin pan. Then you lightly press your thumb about halfway down the raw meat. Now you can put whatever you want into that "indent." You can do spaghetti sauce and mozz. cheese. Salsa and cheddar cheese. or even barbecue sauce and cheddar. They're called bite size fiesta loaves:)
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