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Thread: Looking for a REALLY TASTY Meatloaf recipe

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    I tried to use Martha Stewarts Recipe twice now, first time is was too sweet, second time it was just soggy!

    I need a good recipe that even my 5 year old would eat? Is this possible?

    :lol: :lol:

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    Here is mine if u would like to try:
    2#Ground Beef
    1-Large Onion (chopped up)
    1/2-Bell Pepper (chopped up)
    2-eggs
    3/4-Cup Oatmeal (I use minute oats)
    1/2-Tsp.Garlic Powder
    Salt 1 1/2-talbsp.
    Black Pepper (I don't measure this i just sprinkle)
    I use Tomato Sauce to mix the meatloaf up about 1/2 small can.
    I have learn to make up a good meatloaf is to mix everything up really good you no put your hands in and mix up really well Then i put Tin Foil in bottom of the pan and spray the tin foil i then put meatloaf in and shape it up and pat out really well and round the ends.I start this in a cold oven and time it for 1 hour at 350*after taking it out i drain any fat off i don't cover it while i bake it after baking i do let sit for like 10 to 15 mins.before i cut it.
    Hope you enjoy(:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain-moma
    Here is mine if u would like to try:
    2#Ground Beef
    1-Large Onion (chopped up)
    1/2-Bell Pepper (chopped up)
    2-eggs
    3/4-Cup Oatmeal (I use minute oats)
    1/2-Tsp.Garlic Powder
    Salt 1 1/2-talbsp.
    Black Pepper (I don't measure this i just sprinkle)
    I use Tomato Sauce to mix the meatloaf up about 1/2 small can.
    I have learn to make up a good meatloaf is to mix everything up really good you no put your hands in and mix up really well Then i put Tin Foil in bottom of the pan and spray the tin foil i then put meatloaf in and shape it up and pat out really well and round the ends.I start this in a cold oven and time it for 1 hour at 350*after taking it out i drain any fat off i don't cover it while i bake it after baking i do let sit for like 10 to 15 mins.before i cut it.
    Hope you enjoy(:)
    thank you!

    i will try it out.

    You dont use Pork or Veal?

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    Here's my recipe hubby just loves gravy so I usually do 2 cans of the mushroom soup. (if you dont like mushroom you can use cream of chicken. I hope you enjoy.

    2 Lbs Ground Beef
    1 envelope of dry onion soup mix
    1 can cream of mushroom soup

    Mix the beef and onion soup mix together and shape into a loaf shape on HEAVY DUTY foil. Put the mushroom soup on top and fold the foil so nothing can leek out. Put in on a pizza pan and bake at 375 for 1 hr 15 min. Make mashed potatoes and when you remove the meatloaf you have this great gravy for the potatoes.

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    i know someone that used salsa in thiers! i love meatloaf..i use tomato soup instead of paste of sauce.

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    I hate soggy meatloaf and came up with this solution.

    Make your meatloaf early in the day by whatever recipe you like. Allow it to cool pretty well and then slice it. When it is time to serve, pop the slice meatloaf under the broiler for a couple of minutes on each side to crisp up a bit.

    My family likes it much better that way.

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    When I make mine, I usually put a couple of slices of bread on the bottom of the pan, then put my loaf on top of that so it can absorb all the extra grease.

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    I got this from the Taste of Home website and we love it. I was never happy with any meatloaf recipes I tried before this one, and now my husband asks me to make it! I hope you like it too.

    Lil Cheddar Meatloaves

    1 egg
    3/4 cup milk
    1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
    1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
    1/2 cup chopped onion
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 pound ground beef
    2/3 cup ketchup
    1/2 cup packed brown sugar
    1-1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard

    Directions: In a large bowl, whisk egg and milk. Stir in the cheese, oats, onion and salt. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into eight loaves; place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
    In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar and mustard; spoon over loaves.
    Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 40-45 minutes or until no pink remains and a meat thermometer reads 160. Yield: 8 servings.
    (FYI - I increased the cooking time from the original recipe as 25-30 mins just didn't seem long enough. Plus, we like the browned edges. Also, I use only about 1 Tblsp brown sugar in the sauce that goes over the loaves as we don't like it quite so sweet.)

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    Hi, Here is my standard meatloaf recipe. We really like it; it cuts easily, and the flavors blend and the taste is really blended. A friend gave it to me, but she got it years ago from a Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook.
    DOROTHY'S MEAT LOAF
    2/3 c. dry bread crumbs
    1 c. milk
    1 and 1/2 #ground beef or part sausage
    2 eggs, beaten
    1 t. salt
    1/2 t. sage
    dash papper
    1/4 c, grated onion
    Soak bread crumbs in milk; add eggs, meat onion and seasonings. Mix well. Put in loaf pan and cover with sauce.
    SAUCE;
    3 T. brown sugar
    1/4 c. catsup; 1 t. dry mustard
    Bake 350 for 1 hr.
    Serves 4-6.
    ***I use half and half sausage and ground beef.
    ***You don't need to soak the bread crumbs but maybe a minute.
    ***SAUCE: My husband is diabetic, so I usually just squirt ketchup over it before baking. The ketchup sinks down into the meat loaf and we really like it for that.
    ENJOY !!Marta

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    Wow these are Great. I think martha stewart meatloaf comes out greasy - too much ketchup in hers.

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    Wow these are Great. I think martha stewart meatloaf comes out greasy - too much ketchup in hers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewcrazygirl
    Wow these are Great. I think martha stewart meatloaf comes out greasy - too much ketchup in hers.
    My recipe is very simple and my family just loves it and it's my own creation!!

    2 lbs. hamburger
    about 2 - 3 cups crushed tortilla chips
    1/2 cup salsa (I use the mild)
    1 egg
    Mix together, put in loaf pan and spread some taco sauce on top. Bake until done. I also drain any liquid while the loaf is baking, keeps it from getting soggy. Enjoy!!

    Kathi in PA

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    Paula Deen's "Basic Meatloaf" is yummy. You should be able to find it on her website.

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    If you make your favorite meatloaf and cook it in your crock pot you will be surprised. Use a crock pot cooking bag put your meatloaf on high for one hour and then turn down to low for two hours it is perfect. It's moist but in a good way. I like a dryer denser meatloaf most of the time but this is very good and so easy to clean.

    I make homemade green tomato relish and add that to meatloaf instead of tomatoe sauce it gives it a nice little bite and lots of flavor. Two of my friends love the relish and use it in their meatloaves and told me to try it. It was very good. You can add a little tomato paste, sauce, soup, chili sauce, or ketchup to the top too.

    Try cooking it in the crock pot see what you think.

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    Sewcrazygirl,no i don't use any pork or veal just plain Ground Beef and pour off any drippings i have after baking it(:)

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    My dh doesn't like meatloaf . . . or at least he didn't until I found this recipe. I also have a 3 and 5 year olds that love this meal.

    Note: Because my family is not very large, I make the meatloaf mixture, freeze half for another quick meal adding 1/2 recipe of sauce just before putting it in the oven. This changes the meal to serve 4. Hope you give it a try!

    Little Meat Loaves

    1 pound lean ground beef or ground turkey
    1 pound ground pork or sausage (I use Jimmy Dean reduced fat)
    2 eggs, beaten
    cup crushed buttery round crackers
    cup milk
    cup grated parmesan cheese
    cup chopped onion
    1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
    1 teaspoon garlic salt

    Sauce:
    1 cup ketchup
    cup packed brown sugar
    1 teaspoon liquid smoke (found in BBQ aisle in small bottle)
    1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

    Preheat to 350 degrees.

    In a large bowl, combine the eggs, cracker crumbs, milk, cheese, onion, Worcestershire sauce, Italian seasoning, garlic salt, ground beef/turkey and ground sausage. Mix together well and scoop into 24 muffin pan.

    In a small bowl, combine the sauce. Mix well and spoon sauce over each muffin/loaf.

    Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. Makes 8 servings.

    (If muffin pans are not available, form into 8 individual loaves. Place loaves in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Bake for 45 - 60 minutes.)

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    Here's my favorite recipe and it has won over many who didn't previously like meatloaf:
    Mix all together:
    2# lean ground Beef
    3 slices Bread, torn up
    1 Egg
    1 cup Milk
    1 med. Onion, diced
    1 Tbs Worcesteshire sauce per lb. of hamburger
    1/4 tsp. Salt, Celery Seed, Dry Mustard, Garlic Powder & Pepper,
    Shape mixture into a loaf shape into a 1x13" pan.
    Bake 90 min. @ 350 degrees.
    Remove loaf from greasy pan to a serving platter.

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    Make that a 9x13" pan.

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    I tend to change meatloaf recipes from time to time:
    I use pizza sauce or salsa in mine instead of catsup.
    All ground beef...no pork yuck..too greasy.
    bread crumbs or crackers
    My meatloaf sizes vary from individual small mini ones to up to 15 pounds... depends of if I make the 15 lber one for my kids, grandkids & parents.

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    Meatloaf Cordon Bleu---Love this!
    Preheat your oven to 350. Mix up 1 lb. ground beef as you would for your regular meatloaf. Then place the mixture on a piece of heavy duty aluminum foil (about 18" long), and flatten into rectangle about 1/4"-1/2" thick. Leave about 3"-4" of the foil exposed all around. Place a layer of thin sliced ham on top to about 1/2" from the edge of the meat, then a layer of thin sliced swiss cheese on top of that. Roll up jelly roll fashion and seal the edge and the ends well. Enclose this in the foil tightly and place in baking pan with sides, (not a cookie sheet). Cook about 1 hour. Remove from oven leaving the foil closed and let stand approx. 15 min so cheese doesn't run out when you open it.
    After cooling, remove carefully from foil (grease will accumulate in the bottom) ( I use 2 spatulas to remove it). Place on serving plate and cut slices about 1/2" thick.
    While meatloaf is cooking, make a brown gravy, and when you serve the slices, put a bit of gravy over it. Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spooky
    Meatloaf Cordon Bleu---Love this!
    Preheat your oven to 350. Mix up 1 lb. ground beef as you would for your regular meatloaf. Then place the mixture on a piece of heavy duty aluminum foil (about 18" long), and flatten into rectangle about 1/4"-1/2" thick. Leave about 3"-4" of the foil exposed all around. Place a layer of thin sliced ham on top to about 1/2" from the edge of the meat, then a layer of thin sliced swiss cheese on top of that. Roll up jelly roll fashion and seal the edge and the ends well. Enclose this in the foil tightly and place in baking pan with sides, (not a cookie sheet). Cook about 1 hour. Remove from oven leaving the foil closed and let stand approx. 15 min so cheese doesn't run out when you open it.
    After cooling, remove carefully from foil (grease will accumulate in the bottom) ( I use 2 spatulas to remove it). Place on serving plate and cut slices about 1/2" thick.
    While meatloaf is cooking, make a brown gravy, and when you serve the slices, put a bit of gravy over it. Enjoy!

    This sounds good! I don't have a recipe but start with ground beef and pork sausage. Then I just open the spice cabinet and throw some in the mix.

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    Your house will smell like an Italian restaurant with this recipe! We love it and it's my own creation all because no one liked basic meatloaf recipes.

    Italiano Meatloaf

    yield: 5 mini loaves

    1 lb. of ground beef
    1 egg
    1 tsp. Liquid Smoke
    1/4 c. Quick Cooking Oats
    1/2 c. Italian Garden Pasta Sauce
    4 Tb. minced onion
    1/2 tsp. garlic
    1 tsp. Italian seasoning
    1/2 tsp. Oregano
    1/2 tsp. celery seeds
    1/2 tsp. paprika
    pinch of crushed red pepper
    1 tsp. dried parsley

    For the tops:

    Set aside extra sauce and extra sprinklings of Oregano, Italian Seasoning and Parsley

    1) In a large bowl, mix egg, oatmeal and liquid smoke together. Add pasta sauce and mix well. Mix dry spices together and add to mixture. Add ground beef and mix well.

    2) In an ungreased 9 in. pie plate, shape meat loaf into 5 oval boat shapes placing in the dish with ends touching in the middle (looks like a star). Make a slight impression in the center of each and spoon 1 tsp. of Italian Garden Pasta sauce over the tops of each one. Sprinkle tops with Italian Seasoning, Oregano and mostly parsley to cover. Bake uncovered in a preheated oven @ 350-375 degrees for 40 min.

    ** It's always moist and because they're small, dinner is ready quicker. Grated Parmesan cheese can be added to the middle of the meatloaf and final sprinkling on top if desired. We always omit the salt and I usually never measure ingredients so these are estimates on the spices. Adjust to your taste. Have done these in the crock pot and the presentation is always appealing and they turn out well. Bon appetit Italiano, as we call it! :D

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    I used Martha Tompkins Better Homes & Gardens recipe for years and years except I didn't use sausage, I used poultry seasoning instead of just sage, and I didn't make the sauce.
    It's really a good meatloaf.

    Then my sister gave me this recipe which I like better:

    1/2# ground beef
    1/2# ground pork
    1/2# ground veal

    (With the price of ground veal lately, I've been using 1# ground beef with the pork and am just as satisfied.!

    1 medium onion, chopped
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    2 large eggs, beaten
    2 tsp. Worchestershire Sauce
    Salt & Pepper
    1/2 c. milk
    2/3 c. dry cracker crumbs OR 1 1/3 c. FRESH bread crumbs
    2 Tbls. chopped fresh parsley
    2 tsp. mustard

    Saute onion until softened. Add garlic. Saute for about 1 minute - don't let it brown. Cool slightly.

    Combine all ingredients and mix until it doesn't stick to the bowl. If it sticks to bowl after being well mixed, add a little more milk until it doesn't stick anymore.

    Line a baking sheet or shallow roasting pan with foil. With wet hands, shape meat into a loaf.

    Bake @ 350 degrees about 1 hour. Let stand about 15 minutes to retain all the juices.

    The original recipe called for wrapping the loaf with slices of raw bacon before baking, but I don't bother. The meatloaf is tender and juicy and very tasty without the bacon fat and flavor. And it get nice and brown.
    You can top it with ketchup or BBQ sauce, if you lilke.

    Most of the time, I put peeled quartered potatoes to roast alongside the meat in the same pan. YUM

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    Here is one my family loves.
    Meat Loaf With Sweet And Sour Sauce
    1 1/2 Pounds ground beef
    1 cup tomato sauce or ketshup
    1 cup bread crumbs ( I use Italial Style ) or oatmeal
    1 medium onion finely chopped
    1/4 teaspoon pepper
    salt to tast
    Lightly mix ingreadents and form into a loaf. Place in a loaf pan place in a 350 degree oven. While this is baking,mix the following,
    1/2 cupketshup or tomato sauce
    4 to 6 Tablespoon brown sugar
    2 Tablespoons vinegar
    1 Tablespoon prepared mustard
    1 Cup water
    Pour over meatloaf and continue baking at least 1 hour. While this is baking,base sauce over meatloaf 3 or 4 times.

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    thanks for the recipes

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