Homemade Meatloaf: A Classic Comfort Dish Made with Love
Meatloaf, a beloved classic comfort dish, is a true staple of American cuisine. It’s a hearty, flavorful combination of ground meat, breadcrumbs, vegetables, and spices, baked to perfection. The beauty of meatloaf lies in its simplicity and versatility. Whether you’re preparing it for a family dinner or meal prepping for the week, this homemade meatloaf recipe will surely satisfy your cravings. Join us as we delve into the secrets of creating a delicious meatloaf that’s bound to become a favorite in your household.
Recipe: Homemade Meatloaf
1 1/4 C. old fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup milk
1 lb. ground beef
2 large eggs, beaten
1 pkg. dry onion soup mix
1 clove garlic, minced
1 T. Worcestershire sauce
3 T. ketchup
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/4 C. ketchup
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. yellow mustard
How To Make Homemade Meatloaf:
Place the oats in a large bowl and add the milk. Stir to coat the oats and let sit for about 15 minutes to soak up the milk. Add in the ground beef, eggs, onion soup mix, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup and pepper.
Use you hand and mix it all together working the oats into the meat.Once it’s all pulled together place it in a 9 x 9 baking pan and form into a loaf about 1 & 3/4″ thick. Place in a 375 degree oven for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile make the topping by whisking the ingredients together. After 30 minutes in the oven, remove and brush with the topping and coat the sides too. Place back in the oven for 10 more minutes. Let sit for 5 minutes before slicing
Pro Tips for the Perfect Meatloaf:
Choose the right ground meat: Opt for ground beef with a fat content of around 85% lean. This will ensure a juicy and flavorful meatloaf without excessive grease.
Don’t skip the breadcrumbs: Breadcrumbs help bind the ingredients together and prevent the meatloaf from becoming too dense. You can use fresh breadcrumbs or dried ones, depending on your preference.
Enhance the flavor with vegetables and seasonings: Finely chopped onion, bell pepper, and garlic infuse the meatloaf with a delightful taste. Dried herbs like oregano and thyme add a depth of flavor.
Rest before slicing: Allowing the meatloaf to rest for a few minutes after baking ensures that the juices redistribute throughout the loaf, resulting in a moist and tender texture.
Customize your toppings: Brush the top of the meatloaf with additional ketchup or barbecue sauce during the last 10 minutes of baking for a tangy glaze.
Nutrition Facts (per serving):
Total Fat: 18g
Saturated Fat: 7g
Total Carbohydrate: 13g
Dietary Fiber: 1g
There’s no denying the comforting appeal of a homemade meatloaf. This classic dish is versatile, easy to make, and sure to please both kids and adults alike. By following this simple recipe, you’ll be able to create a moist and flavorful meatloaf that will be a hit at any gathering. So, gather your ingredients, roll up your sleeves, and enjoy the satisfaction of serving up a delicious homemade meatloaf that will leave everyone craving for more
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