Meatloaf has been one of my favorite things to make for a very long time. Below are 2 recipes that are the basis of all the meatloaf types I make. See more in the Tips section.
- 1-1/2 lb. extra-lean ground beef
- 1 pkg. 6 oz. STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix for Chicken
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 egg beaten
- 1 tsp. dried thyme leaves
- 1 can 10-3/4 oz. condensed cream of tomato soup, divided
- 1/4 cup Chili Sauce
Heat oven to 350°F.
Mix first 5 ingredients and 1/2 cup soup just until blended; press into 8x4-inch loaf pan sprayed with cooking spray.
Bake 55 min. or until done (160ºF). About 5 min. before meatloaf is done, cook remaining soup and chili sauce in saucepan on medium heat until heated through, stirring occasionally.
Remove meatloaf from pan; top with soup mixture.
- 2 lbs of ground beef
- 1 Tbsp of Olive Oil
- 1 Onion finely diced
- 3 Cloves of Garlic minced
- 4 Slices of Italian brad crust cut off
- ½ cup of Milk
- ¼ cup of Chopped Parsley
- 1 cup of Parmiggiano Reggiano
- 2 Eggs
- Dash of Worcesteshire Sauce
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 3/4 cup of Ketchup
- 2 Tbsp of Tomato Paste
- ¼ cup of Brown Sugar
- 1 tsp of Dried Mustard
- 1 tsp of Paprika
- 1 tsp of Granulated Garlic
- 1 tsp of Granulated Onion
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a sauté pan over medium heat, cook the onion and garlic in the olive oil for about 6 to 8 minutes or until soft and translucent, allow to cool completely.
In a small bowl, put the slices of bread and pour the milk over them, let them sit for a few minutes or until the bread soaks up all the milk.
In a large bowl, combine the beef, the milk soaked bread, cooked onion and garlic, parsley, parmiggiano, worchesteshire sauce, eggs, salt and pepper. Mix until everything is well combined but don’t over mix and compact the mixture too much otherwise your meatloaf will be tough.
Place a cooling rack over a baking sheet (or use a broiler pan) and place the meat mixture onto it and form it into a loaf, set aside.
In a small bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the glaze. Smear half of it evenly over the top and reserve the rest.
Bake the meatloaf for 50 minutes, then smear the rest of the sauce on top and put it back in the oven to bake for another 15 minutes.
Use a muffin pan or shaped baking dish for variety.
Always have fun with toppings try cheese types and veggies. Many soups go well as toppings on meatloaf.