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This Easy Meatloaf is a favorite at my house. It’s the recipe we always use when we want a meatloaf that’s tender, super moist and utterly delicious!

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Easiest Meatloaf Recipe

This easy meatloaf recipe here is the only one you will ever need. Meatloaf is always a favorite in most households because it’s great comfort food plus it’s economical. Truly a classic family favorite! It’s what Sunday suppers are all about!

This meatloaf recipe is super simple to make and just absolutely fabulous. The best, most tender and moist meatloaf recipe you’ll ever need. Serve it with a side of mashed potatoes & gravy and you’ve got yourself a wonderful comfort meal whether it’s for a cold winter night or a warm summer day.

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We all go crazy over it, & it’s the one of the only leftover foods we love.

Ingredients

Meatloaf are so popular because it doesn’t need any complicated ingredients khổng lồ make it. Here’s what you’ll need to lớn make it. Keep scrolling down for complete printable recipe:

Vegetables – I used onion và bell peppers. I find it easy khổng lồ shred the onion using a box grater. As far as other veggies, meatloaves are great to lớn hide veggies in. Try other veggies, like mushrooms, zucchini, carrots, etc.Meat – I usually love to combine pork và beef together for great flavors, but if you’re looking for healthier options try ground chicken or turkey. However, I strongly recommend using pork in a meatloaf if looking for a juicy meatloaf.Breadcrumbs – I love using Panko breadcrumbs. You can substitute the breadcrumbs with a couple slices of bread.Milk – to showroom a little moisture to the meatloaf. If using bread instead of breadcrumbs, make sure khổng lồ soak the bread in the milk.Egg – you’ll need at least an egg khổng lồ bind all the meat và everything together.Worcestershire sauce – a must for that savory and sweet flavor.Barbecue sauce – use your favorite here.
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How to make meatloaf

Making meatloaf is one of the first things I learned lớn cook when I was just a kid. So that shows you how simple it is to make.

Preheat your oven to 350 F degrees và spray a loaf pan generously with cooking spray.Grate the onion with a box grater in a large bowl. Showroom the breadcrumbs and the milk & stir it together. Showroom the rest of the ingredients but only địa chỉ about 3 phần tư cup of the barbecue sauce khổng lồ the meat mixture. Set the entire meat mixture really well using your hands or a spoon.Add the meat mixture khổng lồ the prepared loaf pan and shape it into a loaf. Brush with the remaining barbecue sauce over the vị trí cao nhất of the meatloaf.

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How long to cook

The best temperature khổng lồ cook the meatloaf at is 350 F degrees & it requires about 1 hour, depending on kích thước and shape. 60 to lớn 80 minutes should be more than enough for a 2 pound meatloaf. Best way to lớn tell when a meatloaf is done is to use an instant-read thermometer. Insert the thermometer into the meatloaf and when it reaches 160 degrees F, it’s done.

Let it sit for 10 minutes before slicing into it.

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How lớn serve it

Meatloaf is something we all grew up eating whether it was for Sunday supper or an easy meal your mom made during the week. I personally love it with mashed potatoes or even oven roasted potatoes & veggies. For a healthier version try serving it on a bed of mashed cauliflower.

I sometimes even make meatloaf sandwiches, mind blown! What’s not to lớn love with this classic, it truly is a great meal for all the meat lovers out there.

There are also many different variations of this classic, probably every culture has their own twist lớn it. It’s economical, it’s easy khổng lồ make và it’s always a crowd pleaser.

Tips và tricks

Don’t be afraid khổng lồ mix your meat . Never go all beef, add that ground pork, you’ll over up with a much better tasting meatloaf. Throw in some ground turkey for a leaner version.Soak in your breadcrumbs with the milk, this will ensure it will hold its shape while still staying moist. Don’t be afraid in to add more veggies as well, such as peppers & onions, but sometimes set it in a bit with shredded zucchini, carrots or sometimes even spinach. Great way khổng lồ hide those veggies & keep your it moist.Always always đứng top it with that extra sauce, whether it’s your favorite barbecue sauce or just ketchup, it will địa chỉ acidity và cut the fat a bit.

I wasn’t gonna try this because, I didn’t think the super market had ground pork. Well, they did và this is my new FAVORITE Meatloaf recipe, and it’s easy lớn make. Super moist & tasty. The sausage does it ! Jo is right ! Thank You !

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Leftovers

Store leftover meatloaf in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 lớn 4 days.

Freezing

Yes! Meatloaf freezes extremely well. The great thing is that you can freeze it before or after cooking. To lớn freeze it before, place the meatloaf in a loaf pan & wrap it tightly with plastic wrap, then in foil và freeze. Thaw it out in the refrigerator for about 18 hours before placing it in the oven to bake.

To freeze it after cooking, allow it lớn cool completely. You can either freeze it in individual slices, wrapped up tightly in plastic wrap or wrap up the whole loaf tightly in plastic wrap. Place the wrapped up slices or loaf into a large freezer bag & freeze for up lớn 3 months.

To freeze individual slices, reheat them in the microwave oven. You can also place the frozen loaf on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil or parchment paper in the oven at 350 F degrees until heated through.