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So Who Has the Best Meatloaf Recipe?

post #1 of 12
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Reading the "What's For Dinner" thread got me to thinking about meatloaf (what LuvMyCat had for dinner) and thinking that everyone has their own meatloaf recipe. Most everyone who has tried my meatloaf said they loved it, so I'd thought I post my "secret" recipe. Keep in mind that I don't measure most of what I put in the meatloaf: these are just the ingredients.

Ground chuck hamburger (about 1 lb. & 1/2)
5-6 eggs
2 cans Rotel
Chopped onions, or onion flakes
Green peppers (optional)
French Dressing
Stove Top Stuffing mix

Bake at 350 degrees for an hour

So who else would like to share their meatloaf recipe?
post #2 of 12
My mom has always made her meatloaf with the recipe on the Lipton Onion soup mix package I love it come to think of it, I don't think I have ever had meatloaf made any other way! yours sound good though, I love Rotel!!

1 envelope Lipton Onion Soup Mix
2 lbs. ground beef
3/4 cup plain dry bread crumbs
2 eggs
3/4 cup water
1/3 cup ketchup
Bake at 350* for one hour
Great, now I want meatloaf
post #3 of 12
I do!!

I love meat loaf, but this is the best one I've ever had and I keep making it again and again.

It started out as a basic meat loaf recipe from a magazine and I've doctored it up and changed it over time and this is the final one.

1 onion, minced
6 slices of raw smoked bacon, diced small
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 pounds of lean ground beef
2 large eggs
4 TBSP white horseradish (bottled)
1/2 cup uncooked rolled oats
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp salt
1 tsp celery seed
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp dill seed
1/3 cup ketchup
2 TBSP packed brown sugar

Combine all ingredients (even the brown sugar and ketchup) and mix well. Pack it into a 2 Litre rectangular loaf pan (I use a glass one). Bake at 350 degrees for 90 minutes. Let stand for 30 minutes then drain off fat.

Makes 8 servings.

Great cold and in sandwiches too.
post #4 of 12
From my childhood. My Dad was the cook in the family, and this was his. It is now mine and still a favourite...

1 1/2 lb ground beef
2 eggs
1 Tbsp dry minced onion
1 cup soft bread crumbs
1 tsp dry mustard
1 Tbsp parsley flakes
1/2 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp meat tenderizer*
1/2 cup consomme, tomato juice, milk, or whatever liquid you like really

In a large bowl fork beat eggs slightly, add onion. Let stand 5-10
minutes, then add bread, mustard, parsley, thyme and pepper. Blend well, add meat and sprinkle with tenderizer. Pour liquid over and blend thoroughly. If mixture does not seem moist enough, add a little more liquid. Form into a loaf on a cookie sheet or in a loaf pan. Bake in 350-375 oven about an hour.

15 minutes before it is finished, top with the following glaze:
1/2 cup ketchup
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp dry mustard

Mix together and spread over meat loaf for last fifteen minutes of cooking.

* If you don't use tenderizer, you will need to add some salt, about the
same amount probably. The seasoning amounts are quite approximate.
post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
I do!!

I love meat loaf, but this is the best one I've ever had and I keep making it again and again.

It started out as a basic meat loaf recipe from a magazine and I've doctored it up and changed it over time and this is the final one.

1 onion, minced
6 slices of raw smoked bacon, diced small
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 pounds of lean ground beef
2 large eggs
4 TBSP white horseradish (bottled)
1/2 cup uncooked rolled oats
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp salt
1 tsp celery seed
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp dill seed
1/3 cup ketchup
2 TBSP packed brown sugar

Combine all ingredients (even the brown sugar and ketchup) and mix well. Pack it into a 2 Litre rectangular loaf pan (I use a glass one). Bake at 350 degrees for 90 minutes. Let stand for 30 minutes then drain off fat.

Makes 8 servings.

Great cold and in sandwiches too.
I have made this one and my family loved it. Now I make a variation of this one and the family loves it.
post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by Ping View Post
I have made this one and my family loved it. Now I make a variation of this one and the family loves it.
It's the only thing I miss since I switched to eating vegetarian at home.
post #7 of 12
This thread makes me Meatloaf is my favorite comfort food!
post #8 of 12
There is a local grocery store that sell's Mom's meatloaf which I know is a blend of ground beef and ground pork. Its about the same price as ground beef so I usually buy and stash some in the freezer!!

If I make from scratch I use a blend of ground beef, ground pork and ground veal with breadcrumbs, egg, onion and herbs and spices.
post #9 of 12
I usually buy the pre made meat loaf mix. I then split my meatloaf in halves and stuff them with sharp cheddar cheese and mushrooms. Then I put the halves together making it so the cheese doesnt leak out while cooking. If done right the center of the meatloaf has the cheese and mushrooms. It's pretty good..
post #10 of 12
Oh, I LOVE meatloaf! Mine is pretty basic and I don't really have a receipe. It's just ground beef, eggs, bread crumbs, fresh onion and green pepper, ketchup, horseradish sauce, worsterchire sauce, organo, thyme, parsely, salt and pepper.

BUT, I created a mexican meatloaf that is awesome. I'm sure I didn't "create" it, but I came up with it on my own so I was pretty proud of myself. Instead of using bread crumbs crush up tortilla chips until fine, Instead of ketchup, use salsa. Throw some cheese in the mix and top with chedder cheese. It is yummy!
post #11 of 12
I guess I'll share mine since I gave the OP the idea for this post.

2lbs lean ground beef
1 half an onion chopped up
3/4 green pepper chopped up
1 egg
1 1/4 cup of bread crumbs
3 or four tbsps of worcestershier sauce
some salt and pepper
some garlic powder

I bake mine a 350 for an hour then turn the oven up to 400 and bake for another 30-40 minutes.
post #12 of 12
I have a good one for a cheesy meatloaf from our low carb book - we've made it several times and it's delicious... I'll have to try to remember to get it on here when I get home from work
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