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How to Make Meatloaf

How to Make Meatloaf
Making meatloaf at home is an easy and economical way of dishing out yummy comfort food for your friends and family. This Tastessence article provides a list of some great meatloaf recipes.
Parul Solanki
Making the perfect meatloaf, that is delicious and scrumptious, is quite easy. Moreover, this economical entrée can be flavored with the choicest sauces and gravy, making it the perfect family recipe for the choicest occasions. So if you want to learn how you can make meatloaf, then here are a range of meatloaf recipes that will help you dish out this comfort food in a jiffy.
Easy-to-Make Meatloaf Recipes
Simple Meatloaf Recipe
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups dried bread crumbs
  • 3 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp. mustard, prepared
  • ⅓ cup ketchup
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 350ºF. In a large bowl, mix the ground beef with chopped onions, eggs, milk, and bread crumbs. Add pepper and salt to taste. Grease a loaf pan and add the mixture to it. In a separate bowl, mix the ingredients of the meatloaf sauce. Combine the ketchup with mustard and brown sugar. Mix it well and pour it over the meatloaf. Bake the mixture for an hour at 350ºF to get a delectable meatloaf treat.
Italian Meatloaf Recipe
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 4-ounce can mushrooms
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 6 center-cut bacon strips
  • 2 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. basil
  • 1 tsp. thyme
  • 3 tbsp. dry bread crumbs
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • One 8-ounce can tomato sauce
Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Mix the mushroom juice with some water and keep aside. Fry the bacon till they are crispy and set it aside. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, breadcrumbs, mushroom juice, eggs, garlic powder, and salt to taste. Mix this well and place it on a wax paper in form of a rectangle. Sprinkle the herbs and add two tablespoons of breadcrumbs, Evenly distribute the bacon, onion, and mushroom over the meat. Roll it into a seven to eight inches loaf and place it in a baking dish. Bake for an hour and then pour on some tomato sauce. Cook again for twenty minutes. Before slicing and cutting the meatloaf, wait for five to ten minutes after you have taken it out of the oven.
How to Make Meatloaf with Ground Turkey
  • 2 lb. ground turkey
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 3 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 green peppers
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. marjoram, coarsely chopped
  • 3 egg whites
  • 7 tbsp. ketchup
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 6 slices onion, minced
  • 1 tsp. sage
  • 1 tsp. celery salt
  • 2 cans of tomatoes
In a large bowl, mix all ingredients, except for the tomatoes. Cover meatloaf with 1 can of tomatoes and bake it for one and half hour at 350ºF, in a well-greased tube or bundt pan.
How to Make Meatloaf without Eggs
  • 2 lb. ground, lean sirloin/soy crumbles
  • 2 packages frozen creamed spinach
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp. of salt
  • ½ tsp. of ground pepper
  • 1 tsp. of onion powder
  • ½ tsp. of garlic powder
In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together, and add some lightly flavored mustard, thinned with water to the mixture if too dry. Pat the mixture into a greased meatloaf pan with a rack. Place it in a preheated oven of around 350ºF, and cook for around 45 minutes or so.
How to Make Meatloaf without Bread Crumbs
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup uncooked oats
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. prepared mustard
For making meatloaf without breadcrumbs, mix the ground beef, oats, soup mix, and eggs in a large bowl, and make sure that the ingredients are properly mixed. In a glass baking pan, shape the meatloaf mix into the loaf shape. Place it in a preheated oven and cook for thirty minutes.
In the meantime, mix the ketchup, sugar, and sauce in a small bowl. Mix well so as to avoid lump formation. After you have removed the meatloaf from the oven, spread the topping over it using a pastry brush. Cook the meatloaf for thirty minutes at 350ºF. Let it stay on for five more minutes before serving.
How to Make Meatloaf Sauce
  • 2 tsp. beef flavor base
  • 1 cup hot water
  • One 6 oz can tomato paste
  • ½ cup chili sauce
  • 2 tsp. instant minced onion
  • ½ tsp. ground oregano
  • ¼ tsp. ground marjoram
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. sugar
To make meatloaf sauce, start off with dissolving the beef base in hot water. Then in a bowl, combine it with all the other ingredients. For a thicker sauce, add some water to reduce the consistency.
Once you have practiced making meatloaf at home, it is easy for you to enjoy this comfort food with friends and family at every occasion. So try out these yummy recipes and watch your friends wanting one more of the scrumptious meatloaf slice.
Meatloaf without Bread Crumbs