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    Great Meatloaf recipe?

    I love meatloaf and have a plethora of meatloaf recipes. But I have yet to make a meatloaf that is "company-worthy", lol. If anyone out there has a knock-your-socks-off meatloaf recipe that they are willing to share, I would be most grateful.
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    I love Paula Dean's, AKA Basic Meatloaf recipe. Just google it. I add lots of peppers, onions and canned tomatoes. It uses oatmeal instead of other fillers. I do put bacon on top but in my family there are bacon hogs. So instead of strips of bacon, I cut it into squares and shingle the bacon. If you double the recipe, there is no need to double the sauce on the top.

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    I’ve added beef bouillon dissolved in a bit of hot water or powdered onion soup to my regular recipe for added flavor, then I omit any salt. I generally make 2.5 pound meatloaf because It reheats good and DH loves cold meatloaf sandwiches.

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    I use Paula Deen’s basic recipe just as it is. Also made her cheeseburger meatloaf recipe. Both are delicious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toverly View Post
    I love Paula Dean's, AKA Basic Meatloaf recipe. Just google it. I add lots of peppers, onions and canned tomatoes. It uses oatmeal instead of other fillers. I do put bacon on top but in my family there are bacon hogs. So instead of strips of bacon, I cut it into squares and shingle the bacon. If you double the recipe, there is no need to double the sauce on the top.
    Thanks! Looks yummy ... I printed out the recipe and am anxious to try. Will admit that we prefer bread crumbs over an oatmeal filler, but this recipe might be the exception. Worth a try before I go tweeking it. I like a big loaf, so will double the recipe, but will stick with single recipe topping as you suggested. I also like the idea of adding a "shingled" bacon top ... much easier than having to slice through full strips of bacon. Thanks again. Nita

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    I, too, use a bit of oatmeal to help bind along with an egg. I also use a 'meatloaf mix' combo of pork/beef/veal that our market sells. Other than that I add chopped onion and minced garlic and whatever spices in the cabinet are handy and appealing at the time. Never comes out the same way twice but so far no complaints.

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    A while back I made a good one, but I used terriaki sauce, some leftover biscuits which I chopped up in a grinder. I've not been able to repeat it. There was 2 parts beef, one part pork. No tomatoes.

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    My family loves the Best Ever Meatloaf from Allrecipes.com. It has grated carrots and grated cheese in it, which makes it different from other meatloaf recipes I've tried.

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    I really like this one and haven't made any other recipe since I ran across it. It uses 2 1/2 lbs ground beef and makes a large meatloaf. The only change I make is to leave out the parsley when there is none in my garden.
    It also makes great sandwiches.
    Martha Stewart's mother's recipe.

    https://www.marthastewart.com/109219...tyras-meatloaf

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    I have begun using Stovetop stuffing for the bread or cracker crumbs in my meatloaf along with eggs and a little bit of onion. Has a really good flavor. Use any type of stuffing mix but don't think I would recommend the cornbread stuffing.

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    My grandmother made hers like this:

    1 pound lean ground meat
    1 tsp. Horseradish
    Salt & pepper
    Garlic powder
    Dash of Worcestershire sauce
    Packet of Lipton onion soup
    Evaporated milk. Mix it all up. And top it with either catsup or picante sauce. Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes.

    For fun she buried a couple of hard boiled eggs in her loaf. Looked so pretty when it was sliced and it delighted my children.
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    Meatloaf

    1-1/2 pounds lean Hamburger
    1 pound lean Sausage
    2 Eggs
    1 Carrot chopped fine
    1 medium Onion, chopped
    1/4 cup Ketchup
    1/2 cup Milk
    1 cup Oatmeal
    1 teaspoon Salt
    1/2 teaspoon Ground Pepper
    2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning (Thyme, Marjoram, Rosemary combination)

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    In a large bowl, combine ingredients. Mix well. Place in a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan.

    Bake for 1-1/2 to 2 hours. Let cool for 15 minutes.

    Carefully turn loaf out onto a serving platter.
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    Substitute 1/3 of the beef with lean ground pork and also use oats and lots of liquids.
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    This is the one I’ve used for years...Double Cheese Meatloaf. I substitute Pepperidge Farm original stuffing mix for the bread crumbs and I also add a half (15 oz) can of fire roasted tomatoes (Hunts). I use 1 pound ground beef and 1/2 pound of Jimmy Dean original sausage... It is a crowd pleaser.

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    I use a basic meatloaf recipe but use half ground beef and half ground pork. Found a recipe that calls for spreading out the meat mixture and adding a layer of sauteed onions, mushrooms, gravy, peppers and shredded cheese, then roll it all up and bake. 15 minutes before its done you pull it out and add the remaining sauteed onion mixture to the top and more shredded cheese and finish baking. Came out great for me the 1st time and it was for guests too. I do add worstershire to my meat mixture as I fine that always give a little more spunk to the taste.
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    You can bake it in a hollowed-out pumpkin or in red peppers to make it fancy for company. I've found that a whole red pepper is a pretty large serving, so I will cut them in half lengthwise. A mixture of ketchup and brown sugar is a good topping. I actually use chili sauce instead of ketchup.

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    I use the meatloaf recipe that was on the Quaker oatmeal box when I was a young girl. It's good basic recipe. Just google Quaker oatmeal meat loaf or Quaker.com

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    I put diced celery, and a can of mashed carrots. I also put one extra egg to make it hold together more.
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    I use the recipe on the Liptons onion soup box and use Panko bread crumbs for the filler. My family loves it. If I try and embellish they complain.
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    I can recommend the America's Test Kitchen Mushroom meatloaf. There is a little more work to it, but it is a great flavored meatloaf.

    I also like Ina Gartner's turkey meatloaf. It makes a huge loaf and is quite delicious and would be good for company any time.

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    Bacon Wrapped Little Loaves

    1 1/2 lb. hamb
    1 egg
    1/4 c. chopped green pepper
    1 t. salt
    1/2 t. instant beef bouillon
    1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
    1/4 c. panko bread crumbs
    1 small onion chopped
    1/4 c. lemon juice
    6 slices bacon, cut in halves

    Combine all but bacon. Shape in 6 loaves. Crisscross 2 half slices bacon on loaves. Bake 50 min. at 350. I got this from a Betty Crocker Hamb. cookbook and have been making it since 1975

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy224 View Post
    I really like this one and haven't made any other recipe since I ran across it. It uses 2 1/2 lbs ground beef and makes a large meatloaf. The only change I make is to leave out the parsley when there is none in my garden.
    It also makes great sandwiches.
    Martha Stewart's mother's recipe.

    https://www.marthastewart.com/109219...tyras-meatloaf
    I have used Martha's moms recipe since I discovered it and its very good...
    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy224 View Post
    I really like this one and haven't made any other recipe since I ran across it. It uses 2 1/2 lbs ground beef and makes a large meatloaf. The only change I make is to leave out the parsley when there is none in my garden.
    It also makes great sandwiches.




    Martha Stewart's mother's recipe.



    https://www.marthastewart.com/109219...tyras-meatloaf
    I agree with this one! Since I tried it, it's the only one I make...I use oatmeal in place of bread crumbs...just the best!

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbaraodle47 View Post
    I have begun using Stovetop stuffing for the bread or cracker crumbs in my meatloaf along with eggs and a little bit of onion. Has a really good flavor. Use any type of stuffing mix but don't think I would recommend the cornbread stuffing.
    I have even used salad croutons the same way. The garlic one were a hit in meatloaf and added to dressing.
    If you always do, what you have always done, The results never change. Change is the wings you give yourself.

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    Old Classic Recipe--Meat Loaf
    My DH loves meat loaf, and meat loaf sandwiches. I found this recipe in an cookbook by Better Homes and Gardens.
    It is the best we have ever eaten.
    1# meat loaf--gr. church
    1/2# sausage
    2 eggs
    1 c. milk
    salt and pepper,
    sprinkle of garlic powder and onion powder.
    bread crumbs of 2 slices of bread--toasted.
    Combine the meats and using a spoon or your hands, (clean of course), so that they are well mixed. Add seasonings, add eggs, beaten and milk.
    Combine all and stir until well mixed.
    Place in a loaf or square pan and smooth down well.
    Place a sauce of Ketchup and Brown Sugar over the top.
    Bake 375 oven about 40 minutes.
    Let cool about 15 min. before cutting.
    Mariah

    Add the bread crumbs. Mix well and put into
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