Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 1 decade ago

How do I make great Meatloaf?

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  • wanda
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    check this out, i made it last week, it's very good =)

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  • 1 decade ago

    1 lb. hamburger, 18 crackers crushed, 1 egg, 1/4 cup milk, 2 tsp. seasoning salt, 1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning, splash of mustard, A-1, soy sauce (actually depends on what I have in fridge). Mix altogether. Bake in meatloaf pan for 1 hour at 325. Remove and cover with ketchup. Bake another 20 min. Some people like to add onions, green pepper, or maybe shredded cheese on top til browned. My 3 sons are all grown but still love my meatloaf.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The secret to great meatloaf is 1\4 of half and half

    Keeps the meat moist

    and all of your favorite meatloaf veggies and enough salt

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  • 1 decade ago

    2 lbs. ground beef

    2 eggs

    1 cup dry plain bread crumbs

    1/3 cup Lea & Perrins worcestershire sauce

    1/3 cup finely chopped onion

    ¼ cup Heinz Tomato Ketchup

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. In 13 x 9-inch baking or roasting pan, shape into a loaf. Sprinkle top with additional Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce.

    Bake uncovered 1 hour or until done. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

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  • 1 decade ago

    If you want something that's a bit more healthy you can make it with ground turkey - or mix half ground turkey with the beef.

    For my topping - I mix ketchup, brown sugar and white wine and pour on top of meatloaf half way through cooking. It's great!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Turkey Loaf

    Adapted from Alton Brown, “Good Eats”

    Makes 8 servings


    For the MEATLOAF

    6 ounces seasoned croutons

    1 tsp black pepper, ground

    ½ tsp cayenne

    1 Tbs chili powder

    1 tsp thyme, ground

    2 tsp oregano, ground

    ½ red onion, coursely chopped

    1 carrot, coursely chopped

    5 garlic cloves, coursely chopped,

    ½ red bell pepper, coursely chopped

    2½ pounds ground turkey thigh (i.e., dark meat)

    1 tsp kosher salt

    1 whole egg

    For the MUSHROOMS (optional)

    This is an optional addition that adds flavor and texture to the final loaf. Use it if you have the time and inclination.

    2 Tbs olive oil

    1 Tbs sweet butter

    1 Tbs minced garlic

    ½ tsp red pepper flakes

    1 pound champignons, sliced

    ¼ cup dry Marsala or Sherry

    For the GLAZE

    ½ cup catsup

    1 tablespoon cumin, toasted and ground

    dash Worcestershire sauce

    dash hot pepper sauce

    1 tablespoon honey


    Unwrap turkey and allow to warm toward room temperature.

    MUSHROOMS (If using)

    Heat a medium saucepan or skillet to medium hot and add 2 Tbs olive oil. When oil is hot, melt the butter in it. When the butter stops foaming, add the garlic and pepper flakes and cook briefly with stirring, long enough to flavor the oil but not brown the garlic, about 20 - 30 seconds. Add in mushrooms and stir around to coat with oil. Add a generous pinch of salt and a few grinds of black pepper and cook, stirring regularly until the pan appears almost dry. Add the wine and cook with stirring until it is mostly evaporated. Remove the contents of the pan into a bowl and set aside.


    Preheat oven to 325deg.

    In the bowl of a food processor, combine croutons, black pepper, cayenne, chili powder, thyme and oregano. Pulse until mixture has a fine texture. Remove into a large mixing bowl. Place the onion, carrot, garlic, and bell pepper into the processor bowl. Pulse until finely chopped but not pureed. Remove this into the large bowl with the crouton/spice mix.

    Crumble the turkey into the large bowl and combine it with the crouton/spice mix and chopped vegetables.

    Coursely chop the sautéed mushroom and add them to the turkey mixture.

    Salt the mixture, add the egg, and combine everything thoroughly. Try not to compress the mixture too much.

    Place the seasoned turkey into a 6”x10” loaf pan, pressing it in gently. Place a piece of parchment on a rimmed cookie sheet and invert the meatloaf pan onto the parchment so the turkey loaf comes out of the pan. Place the loaf in the oven.

    While the loaf begins to cook, make the glaze. Place the catsup, ground cumin, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce, and honey into a small saucepan and heat gently, stirring with a small whisk. It should remain thick; it's heated only to facilitate blending it thoroughly.

    When the glaze is ready, and after the loaf has cooked for about 20 minutes, remove it from the oven briefly and paint top and sides completely with the glaze. Before returning the loaf to the oven, insert a remote reading thermometer into its center. Place it back in the oven. It will be done when the internal temperature reaches 170deg (takes roughly 60 minutes if the turkey is at room temperature).

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  • 1 decade ago

    One and a half to 2 pounds ground beef thawed. Mix in two eggs, any spices you like to taste, 1 to 1 1/2 cups dry oats (oatmeal), and about 1/2 a sm. jar of pace picante sauce. mix all this really well and mold into a log into an appropriate size cassarole dish. Bake at 350 degrees till done in center. Usually about 45 minutes. Top with Ketchup or remaining picante sauce or your choice of sauces.

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  • 1 decade ago

    When I make meatloaf I use beef, onions, cheese, black olives, bread, and tomato sauce

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  • 1 decade ago

    Get on

    look up Tylers Ultimate recipe for meatloaf


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  • 1 decade ago

    That Lipton onion soup mix is really good in it. Also, and egg and breadcrumbs (or crushed crackers) help hold it together. I've also made them topped with tomato paste and cheddar cheese.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I use ground beef, 2 eggs, oatmeal, garlic, cut up tomatoes, tomato paste, and make sure you mix it by HAND! Also a tad of ketchup never hurts :)

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