Meatloaf: Baked in a meatloaf pan, or baked on a flat pan?

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I like a flat pan. In a meatloaf pan the ML gets too greasy, no where for the fat to go. Also,on flat pan, the sides get nice and browned.

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  • WOOWHO
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    MEATLOAF : Baked in a "meatloaf" pan , or baked in a "flat pan " ?

    not sure what a "FLAT PAN " infers

    perhaps a square or rectangle bake ware

    REASONABLE thought that a higher thicker formed meatloaf

    compared to a thinner flatter formed meatloaf

    is influenced by pan shape conformity would take longer to cook ... But

    the other issue is i have formed Meat loaf to the detentions

    of 6 inches high and baked it in a rectangle or square pan

    in the shape of a "LOAF " ( oblong shape per dictionary ) or a " BALL "

    the Pan used is not that CRITICAL in baking meat

    it bakes no matter what pan it is in.....

    WOW and who CONVINCED People they NEEDED

    to Purchase a SPECIAL pan to bake meatloaf in

    a CON MAN... another example of Human Gullibility

    HEY do people bake anything other than meatloaf

    in their "MEATLOAF PAN"

    Rachel Ray's 9 X 5 "meatloaf " pan sells for $39.95 DUH what did people bake MEATLOAF in before the INVENTION of the WORDS "Meatloaf pan "

    which is basically a 9 x 5 "LOAF" ( OBLONG ) pan

    now designated as a "meatloaf " pan .

    .. I Know I know a 9 X 5 LOAF "OBLONG " pan or a rectangle or square pan WAIT how did the word MEAT + LOAF become MEAT LOAF ...

    ... MEAT LOAF a traditional German Scandinavian Belgium dish a cousin to the DUTCH MEATBALL

    the "American Meatloaf has its ORIGIN in "SCRAPPLE " a mixture of pork and CORN meal served by German - Americans in Pennsylvania since the colonial days

    Source(s): american advertising Wikipedia dictionary history
  • denise
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    I bake it in a loaf pan, I find that baking it on a flat pan, it tends to spread out into a non-loaf shape, unless its been wrapped in bacon.

  • 3 months ago

    i like to cook in meatloaf pan.... to each n their own tho* whatever works best for You*...halfway through cooking meatloaf in pan, i drain the fat into a jar then put back in oven* turns out wonderful :)...enjoy mash potatoes n veggies on the side* :)

  • GEEGEE
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    On a flat pan. Haven't made it in ages though

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  • 3 months ago

    I prefer to bake it on a rack so the fat and juices drip onto a foil-covered pan.

  • 3 months ago

    Meatloaf pan, bc I prefer the large slices.

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    I use my loaf pan🎃

  • 3 months ago

    I think baked on a flat pan with a meat loaf pan underneath to catch the drippings. I've got a very very clean oven bro.

  • Mark
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    I bake it in a loaf pan. If you want to drain the fat, put some crumpled aluminium foil in the bottom, or use leaner ground beef.

  • oikoσ
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Loaf pan preserves the shape better; flat pan drains off the fat. Chaque un a son gout.

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