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5 Most-Loved Meatloaf Recipes

These recipes have turned meatloaf shunners into meatloaf lovers.

Brown Sugar Meatloaf - Cooking Time, 60 mins.

A little dash of ground ginger adds flavor to this basic meatloaf.

Rempel Family Meatloaf - Cooking Time, 55 mins.

Cheddar cheese mixed into the meat makes this meatloaf extra-moist.

Mini Meatloaves - Cooking Time, 45 mins.

Kids will love having their own personal meatloaf. This recipe has oats to help stretch the meat and lower the calorie count.

Glazed Meatloaf - Cooking Time, 70 mins.

Topped with a sweet-and-sour glaze made from lemon juice and mustard.

Tantalizingly Tangy Meatloaf - Cooking Time 30-50 mins.

The tangy trick? A small scoop of pineapple preserves.

Feb. 28, 2012 12:02 pm
Try these, this is where I found my recipe I used all the time.... but here are some more ideas.
Mar. 9, 2012 2:10 am
For a Southwestern (USA) taste, why not incorporate green chile into your meatloaf? This gives it a zing.
Mar. 9, 2012 2:16 am
I add green chile, chillie powder and put salsa on top call it my mexican meatloaf
Mar. 9, 2012 3:53 am
If these were actually the 5 most loved recipes, there would be a more savory version. All these sweet versions are fine, but not my favorite.
Mar. 9, 2012 4:12 am
I precook chopped onion and peppers in the microwave before I add them to my meatloaf mixture and I use chipolte bbq sauce instead of ketchup for a little heat.
Mar. 9, 2012 5:11 am
I can't believe that Classic Interstate Meatloaf didn't come in on this list. Though I've not heard of let alone tried these recipes..I shall not be overly excited until they are tried.
Mar. 9, 2012 5:33 am
They all sound horrible to me. Too sweet - and cannot stand any ketchup or tomato sauce. I use mushrooms and onions and cheese and make a mushroom gravy to pour over. To each his own!
Mar. 9, 2012 5:52 am
Should have included Turkey Meatloaf.
Mar. 9, 2012 6:22 am
how about one with Quinoa in place of bread crumbs?
Mar. 9, 2012 6:56 am
My meatloaf is great! 1 lb. lean ground turkey 1 lb. lean ground beef 1 egg 1 c Ritz or Townhouse crackers (or both) 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 1/4 tsp dry mustard 1/4 tsp sage 1 small onion Whatever you want on top (ketchup, tomato sauce, chili sauce....etc. For a smokey taste, add 1 tsp liquid smoke!
Mar. 9, 2012 6:58 am
When growing up we had two types of meatloaf...one was Italian/tomato based (mom used Contadina meatloaf mix) and the other was a delicious oniony meatloaf that had a mushroom gravy. Love them both! None were sweet like these though, not a fan of them.
Mar. 9, 2012 7:02 am
All these recipes sound so complicated. My favorite is 3 lbs. hamburger, 2 eggs, 2 Tbsp worcheshire, 1 envelope Lipton onion soup (may use beefy mushroom too) 1 cup catsup, 1 cup old fashioned oatmeal, 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs. (no chopping) Mix thoroughly with hands (this is really a trade secret) shape into a flattened oval shape and cook on a rack over a 3" deep pan to catch the drippings. Cook at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 min. Let rest for 20 minutes before cutting. YUM!
Mar. 9, 2012 7:05 am
Our G’kids won’t eat anything that has been near ketchup, (how weird is that?) So I came up with a variation that they absolutely love. No problem with getting them to eat veggies either. They use them to temper the moderate heat in this dish. Steelchef’s Awesome Asian Meatloaf 1. 1 1/2 pounds ground beef; not extra lean 2. 1/2 pound ground pork; not lean 3. 1 cup unsalted crackers, crushed (or dried bread crumbs) 4. 2 eggs 5. 1 -1/2 cups onion, finely chopped 6. 2 stalks celery, finely chopped 7. 3 tablespoons soy sauce 8. 1 teaspoon powdered ginger 9. 2 tablespoons Oyster Sauce 10. !/4 cup Sweet Chili Sauce (Plus additional for glaze and serving.) 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 2. Mix items everything together, (I use the stand mixer.) Press mixture into a well greased bread pan. 3. Bake for about 30 minutes and drain off the grease. Brush the top with sweet chili sauce and return to the oven for 20 minutes. Let the loaf rest for 10 minutes before re
Mar. 9, 2012 7:32 am
kylefletcherbaker, where is the recipe for classic interstate meatloaf?
Mary Horrigan 
Mar. 9, 2012 7:36 am
My mom's secret ingredient was Wheaties in place of bread crumbs! Awesome!
Mar. 9, 2012 7:40 am
The addition of cooked spinach gives the meatloaf class and is healthier.
Mar. 9, 2012 7:50 am
Where can you find the recipe for the classic interstate meatloaf?
Mar. 9, 2012 7:53 am
I use Manwich in my meatloaf only meatloaf I like.
Mar. 9, 2012 8:11 am
I owned a small mom and pop eatery in the 80's and I developed a meatloaf recipe that brought people from miles around. My family asks for it for Christmas presents. Every year I make 10 or so and give them as gifts to neighbors, extended family and one meal for our family. I have to make large quantities because I have never been able to break it down where it tasted the same.
Mar. 9, 2012 8:16 am
LSSMC - Large quantity would be fab, can you share entire recipe plus technique. I do a lot of 100 people dinners. email me at katiebkh@hotmail.com ?
Mar. 9, 2012 8:17 am
My favorite meatloaf recipe is chopped meat add diced onions with garlic powder, ketchup, mustard, worchestire sauce, eggs, bread crumb, parsley, oregeno. Then after I shape it I slice an opening in the top and put 3 slices of cheese in close it up and lay a few slices of bacon on top. I top it with tomato sauce but u can use gravy if u want. Comes out amazing!
Mar. 9, 2012 8:25 am
Baking Hint--I bake most everything and hate scouring SO, I line dish or pan in HEAVY foil to save my sanity. Seldom fry or use stove top. Burned on tomato sauce ruins my whole week.
Mar. 9, 2012 8:31 am
This is a recipe I got from the back of a tv guide years ago...It's one from Vincent Price. Some of you may not know who he is. 1-11/2 lbs of hamburger, a can of OLD FASHIONED VEGETABLE SOUP...has to be old fashioned. USE ABOUT1/2 can and half the liquid to get a moist mixture. Bread crumbs as needed..keep it moist. Shape and bake. 350degrees
Mar. 9, 2012 8:34 am
My recipe is simple, but good. 2-1/2 lbs ground beef 3/4 cup quick cooking oatmeal 1 egg slightly beaten 1 cup tomato juice 1/4 cup finely chopped onion (sauteed in a little margarine until soft) 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper Form into loaf with hands. Bake 350 degrees for 1 hr. Add chili sauce to top and put back in oven for 15 minutes. My grandson loves it!
Britt Bresnahan 
Mar. 9, 2012 8:51 am
Growing up in Sweden my mom made stuffed meatloaf and that's what I make and have got many compliments for it. Use your basic recipe, eggs, breadcrumbs, onion ( I grate mine) garlic, salt, pepper. When it's all mixed I flatten it out on a cutting board and put a liberal amount of chopped ham or bacon, ( if you use bacon be careful with the salt) then slice sharp cheddar and put over the ham. Fold up the sides and ends, making sure it sealed tight so the cheese doesn't leak out. Bake and enjoy!
Mar. 9, 2012 8:53 am
I agree, where is one made with turkey for those of us that don't eat beef ?
Mar. 9, 2012 8:57 am
Not a huge fan of onions so what we do is saute the onions first till they are nice and soft then ad them to the meatloaf mixture. Makes it perfect. We also use multigrain cheerios for our bread crumbs. Yum!!
Mar. 9, 2012 9:17 am
try using ground turkey, add capers, golden raisens, onion, bell pepper, pine nuts parm cheese and your favorite spices. Good bread crumbs help and sometimes I wrap it in procuietto before baking
Nancy P 
Mar. 9, 2012 9:35 am
Applesauce Meatloaf : 1-1/2 pounds ground beef 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 3/4 cup cracker crumbs 2 eggs 1-1/2 cup milk. Bake 350 for 1 hr 20 min. Glaze for top : 1/4 c brown sugar, BBQ sauce, 4 T prepared mustard. It becomes very juicy, drain before applying sauce. It is very tender, enjoy!
Mar. 9, 2012 9:56 am
I've been looking for a recipe that I used a long time ago. I remember it had mustard sour cream in it. I am not a meatloaf lover, but I did like this one. Has anyone ever seen this? Meanwhile I make an Italian meatloaf for my guys.
Mar. 9, 2012 9:57 am
Our family's favorite, fast & yummy meatloaf includes 1 box of any seasoned Stove Top Stuffing, 1/2 cup catsup or bbq sauce, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup water in 1-2 lbs. lean ground beef. Got a new meatloaf pan which allows fat to drain off while baking.
Mar. 9, 2012 10:01 am
These sound sweet, I use 1lb. ground beef, 1/2 lb turkey, 1/2 lb ground pork, 3 tbspn flour, lipton onion soup mix, 1 egg, 1/4 c. water for moisture, bacon on top. Sometimes I will add bbq sauce for a change, and stuff with cheese. Never have leftovers. (flour instead of oatmeal, or breadcrumbs)
Gma Cherry Pie 
Mar. 9, 2012 10:02 am
I have never used brown sugar in meatloaf. Hmm. My husbands favorite meal is meatloaf and mashed potatoes. Comfort food! Clasic Meatloaf: 1 lb ground meat (whatever you use) 1/2 cup milk, 1 egg, Worchestershire sauce, Lowerys seasoned salt, crushed crackers, I make my own bbq sauce with tom sauce, mustard, brown sugar and hot sauce! YUM!!!!
Mar. 9, 2012 10:10 am
I agree, these are too sweet and I detest ketchup or tomato on a meatloaf. My hubby would hate these. But my grandmother used to make a meatloaf smothered in onions that was moist and delicious and oh-so-flavorful! I've tried to replicate it, but it seems it went with her for the ages.
Mar. 9, 2012 10:17 am
I love to cook and meatlof is the one thing that I struggle with. I will try the suggestions that were given and hopefully be able to find a recipe that is a success.
June Johnston 
Mar. 9, 2012 10:32 am
My favorite is meatloaf cordon bleu......via allrecipes.com.....try it is great.aand simple.
Mar. 9, 2012 10:40 am
I put Tomato soup on top of my meatloaf, I also use dry onion soup and use Crushed Cornflakes, instead of bread crumbs in my meatloaf
Mar. 9, 2012 10:54 am
Hello Kirbygirl, Can't find Campbell's Old Fashioned veg.soup. Would you add all the veggies and then just half the liquid? Exciting to know someone remembers Vincent Price. I have his original hardbound cookbook, "A Treasury of Great Recipes" written by his wife and him. A real classic!
ron widman 
Mar. 9, 2012 11:03 am
Interstate meatloaf is on CDKitchen. Google it, it's the first one listed.
Mar. 9, 2012 11:22 am
No turkey meatloaf??? I did submit one and it is not only great tasting, but is healthy because it contains a lot of vegetables. It's moist because of all the mushrooms, red peppers, sweet onions, etc. Try it!!
Pat in La Quinta 
Mar. 9, 2012 11:51 am
I would also like to add the turkey meatloaf with quinoa from this site. It is tangy and tastes like beef.
Mar. 9, 2012 11:56 am
I've recently tried a cheesy meatloaf but I'm looking forward to trying some of these...I especially like the idea of the chipotle sauce!
sandy tinkler 
Mar. 9, 2012 12:46 pm
we raise bore goats,that is meat use to make our meatloaf.I is soo good.GOAT meat is ate by more people than anny other meat in the world.
Mar. 9, 2012 1:22 pm
None of these five recipes look like anything special - a preponderance of ketchup!!! I bought a special meatloaf pan that allows the fat to drip out. Although I use lean ground beef that has more flavor and not so much fat and water filler. I add A1 or HP Sauce (an english sauce similar to Heinz 57)instead of all that ketchup.
Mar. 9, 2012 1:44 pm
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Mar. 9, 2012 2:03 pm
Every meatloaf is a surprise with me. Ground venison(ground with sausage)+ lean beef. Add fresh or frozen spinich, fine chopped waterchestnuts,celery,chopped cranberries or craisons,graded or fine chopped carrots, green or red peppers, graded squash, & whatever your tastebuds find in the frig or pantry. Put 1/2 mixture in pan, add cheese (whatever on hand),cover with remaining, or make a 3-layer. Mini's are fun (just make large enoough to slice for that yummy meatloaf sandwich tomorrow). Favorite glaze: brown sugar, ketchup & worchestershire mixed to your taste. V-8 juice is my best choice for moisture. I've only had one POOR suprise in over 30 years & bad part was it was overcooked & dry.
Mar. 9, 2012 2:11 pm
Healthier Meat Loaf: I use ground turkey, feta cheese, green onion, scallions, and crushed wheat crackers. Depending on who is eating it I will add chilies.
Mar. 9, 2012 2:25 pm
I have made the Turkey Meatloaf for years, now my sister makes it too --and I believe I got it here! I can post it again if people want an awesome and easy turkey meatloaf recipe.
Mar. 9, 2012 2:34 pm
Too much sugar. 2 lbs lean ground beef 1 onion minced 1 bell pepper minced 3 stalks celery minced 1 carrot grated salt, pepper, worchestershire sauce, stone ground mustard, 2 eggs The meat can be all beef or a mixture of turkey and beef. Carmelize the onion; add the rest of the veggies and pour over meat. Beat the eggs, mustard and worchestershire sauce with 1 teaspoon each salt, pepper and granulated garlic. Bake or put in a crock pot lined with a crodk pot bag to drain the jusices. Crock for 5 hours on low, drain and put in a pan, slather with catsup and broild for 3 to 5 minutes. Great flavor none of the sugar except what is in the catsup.
Mar. 9, 2012 2:36 pm
I have never seen any like mine. I use ground turkey, spicy bulk sausage and ground sirloin. I mix in bbq and some hot sauce, use oatmeal as a binder and make layers on my broiler pan so the fat drains. Between layers I add cheese and pickles. Put bacon on top and it's like a cheese burger. YUM!
Mar. 9, 2012 2:37 pm
I think they should have added the Turkey Quinoa meatloaf recipe I got off of Allrecipes. It is really delicious!
Mar. 9, 2012 2:53 pm
I have never heard of brown sugar in a meatloaf. I know that ketchup is high in sugar and sodium and have always thought it complimented the meatloaf. I can't endorse nor even try any one of these meatloaf recipies.
Mar. 9, 2012 2:57 pm
I found the Interstate Meatloaf recipe so here it is: Classic Interstate Meatloaf recipe is ready in 1-2 hrs INGREDIENTS: 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 cups finely chopped onion 1 bell pepper finely chopped 1 celery rib finely chopped 1 teaspoon dried thyme crumbled 2 pounds ground beef 1/2 cup rolled oats 2/3 cup ketchup 2 eggs beaten 2 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 4 slices bacon halved crosswise


In a skillet melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper, celery and thyme. Cover and cook 10 minutes; stirring often. Remove from heat and cool. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl combine ground beef, onion mixture, oats, 1/3 cup of the ketchup, egg, salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly. Spoon mixture in to a large shallow baking dish. Shape it in to a flat loaf. Spread remaining ketchup over loaf. Arrange bacon pieces on top; overlapping if necessary. Bake about 1 1/4 hours or until completely cooked. Let stand 1
Barbara Ferreira 
Mar. 9, 2012 4:02 pm
Because tomato based products are hard on my stomach, I use apple sauce. Two to one hamburger to pork sausage. 1-2 beaten eggs , a handful of contadina bread crumbs, 1 pkg. of Lipton onion soup mix, about a cup of apple sauce. Mix together and make a loaf. Then 'frost' whole meat loaf with more apple sauce. Bake at 350 til done. This also makes the best sandwiches. So make enough with that in mind............
Barbara Ferreira 
Mar. 9, 2012 4:04 pm
I forgot to add salt & pepper and garlic salt to the meatloaf, Duh.....
Mar. 9, 2012 5:38 pm
I use a ground beef pork and veal mix with breadcrumbs and heinz 57 sauce.
Mar. 9, 2012 6:05 pm
I originally got this recipe out of a 1999 TASTE OF HOMES magazine, and it was titled LITTLE CHEDDAR MEATLOAVES, easy to prepare and you will get raves. Try it, you will love it!! (Yes, the recipe calls for onions, either fresh or dried flakes.) Great recipe!!
Mar. 9, 2012 7:34 pm
I have made 'mom's best meatloaf now several times. It IS the best...alot of unsuspecting ingredients.
Mar. 9, 2012 7:35 pm
I actually meant 'Mom's Best Meatloaf' from this website....actually even better then MY mom's.... Tomato juice, smoke flavoring, cornmeal, etc....YUM!!!!
Mar. 9, 2012 7:38 pm
I am not a big fan of meatloaf but my husbands and boys love it. It seems odd that these were the top five since they all seem to be on the sweet side. I have found an alternative for mine and that is I mix the meatloaf (your preference) and then I cust yellow, red and orange bell peppers into rings about 1/2"-3/4" think and press the meat mix into the rings. I sear them (not necessary) and then put them on a rack and pan in the oven for about 30 min which in turn roasts the pepers. I have to make large batches for lunches and usually the boys friends show up because they love them.
Mar. 9, 2012 7:40 pm
Oops meant husband on prior post. Also one added possibility to the pepper rings you could add cheese to them or I have made a mushroom gravy with them also.
Mar. 9, 2012 11:17 pm
LSSMC, I would like to try your Fab recipe also! It would be great if you shared it.:) Or if, like the other person who asked, here is my email sandav8280@gmail.com Yours intrigued me the most! If you do not want to share...I understand.
Mar. 10, 2012 12:20 am
LSSMC, I'd really like to try your recipe too. I sure hope you post it.
Mar. 10, 2012 4:56 am
I am glad to see someone else uses applesauce to. thanks for the tip to coat the meatloaf with it. I dont like ketchup or tomatoe sause with meatoaf. I like the sweeter versions of meatloaf. Thank you everyone for the tips...
Mar. 10, 2012 5:00 am
If you dont like the taste of the chopped onion in the meatloaf, just put the onion in the blender with the eggs. The flavor goes thru and no pieces to chew. If you put your meatloaf on a rack in the pan, put a little water on the bottom so the grease or sauce does not stick to it. Cleanup is easier....
Mar. 10, 2012 5:39 am
I use Paula Deen's Good Meatloaf recipe. I is simple and everyone in my family loves it! Go to her website to get this great recipe
Mar. 10, 2012 5:40 am
Meatloaf is as versatile as chicken. Mine is never the same. A must base is ground meat, onions(yes)& peppers. Everything else adds your personal touch. I've used breadcrumbs, stuffing mix, oatmeal, dried bread cubes, etc. I've added wheat germs, silk tofu, flax seed, etc. Never thought of Quinoa or cornmea. Will try them. Always put catsup, steak sauce, hot sauce, etc on the table. Like salad dressings, use what you want. With 4 teenagers & finicky adults it's best they flavor their own. The only time I got sick was when a nephew of mine poured maple syrup over it. But then again, to each his own. I'll just continue to make my meatloaf with the basics and add accoring to how I feel that day.
Mar. 10, 2012 5:55 am
Here's my easy meatloaf - everyone loves it. 2 Lbs. Ground Beef (93%) or Ground Turkey. Salt & Pepper to Taste 2 eggs 1 sleeve Saltines (crushed) 1 can Hunts Family Favorites Tomato Sauce for Meatloaf (has the veggies already in it) Preheat oven at 350F. Spray 2 Qt. baking dish with non-stick spray or line with aluminum foil (for easy cleanup). Place all ingredients in large bowl in order listed. Mix well with hands until sticks together well. Form into oval or round loaf. Place in baking dish - Spread Ketchup (BBQ Sauce or your favorite)over top. Bake for 45 minutes Serves 6-8 or 4 hearty eaters. NOTE: Can also shape into individual loaves and bake. ENJOY!
Mar. 10, 2012 6:03 am
I think adding Liquid Smoke to my recipe would be good as well. Going to try cooking it on my new outfoor smoker - supposed to be really good cooked on a smoker.
Peg from F-V 
Mar. 10, 2012 7:34 am
To add veggies without chunks, we put in green peppers, onion, stalk of celery and handful of baby carrots in the blender with the liquids. Pureed, you get flavor and nutrition without kids noticing the veggies are even there.
Mar. 10, 2012 7:41 am
OMG! Such a flap over meatloaf! You either love it or you hate it and if you love it yours is the very best recipe and if you hate it no ones is good enough. I am a major experimenter when it comes to cooking and I will be trying a lot of what I read today...but guess what....I'll probably end up with my tried and true recipe I have used for 50 years. Just basic. Thanks for the tips gals.
Mar. 10, 2012 8:13 am
Paula Deens (Aunt Peggys Meatloaf) is the one we have made for some time, except we use Jennie-O 93/7 ground turkey.
Mar. 10, 2012 9:44 am
A few tips for meatloaf: chop and carmeilze the onion in a pan with butter before adding to meat. It takes about 20 minutes. Also, add 2 shredded carrots and, if you like belll pepper, add a chopped red or green one. Tese steps really add to the taste.
Mar. 10, 2012 12:59 pm
my mom always made a basic meatloaf using ground beef, onion soup, a little garlic powder, an egg and some breadcrumbs, for the gravy she would combine a can of campbells condensed cream of mushroom soup with a tablespoon of french's yellow mustard that is it, bake it in the oven until cooked
Mar. 10, 2012 1:43 pm
LSSMC - Please DO post your fab meatloaf recipe! Like the others, I am intrigued! LWelter102@aol.com IF you have the time to send it directly... Thanks!!
Mar. 10, 2012 1:57 pm
You forgot Beth's Meatload recipe. That is by far our favorite!
Mar. 10, 2012 2:23 pm
I use bottled plum sauce instead of ketchup. I also usually wrap the meatloaf in strips of steaky bacon before baking.
Mar. 10, 2012 9:20 pm
I been making the meatloaf recipe on the Lipton Onion Soup box for years, I add a bit more finely chopped onion. What could be easier than that and everyone loves it.
Mar. 11, 2012 6:53 am
LSSMC, I like all the others would love to have your recipe. I truly like the idea of giving as gifts. Please (when you have time) send me your awesome recipe. I too understand if you choose not to share. sweetladypm@yahoo.com Thank you in advance.
Mar. 11, 2012 12:28 pm
I make my meatloaf with 1 pound of hamburger and 1 pound of hot sausage. I add diced Rotel tomatoes with hobinaros and Italian bread crumbs. I follow the normal meatloaf ingredients to bring it all together. My Sweetheart loves it.
Mar. 11, 2012 4:17 pm
Ok..my turn.. LSSMC, if you do decide to share your meatloaf recipe, I also would love to have it. Jana.wilcoxson77@gmail.com. looks like several of us are very interested. But I understand if you don't. ;)
Mar. 11, 2012 4:53 pm
I really love all the tips about meatloaf. Everytime I make it, it is a little diffrent, mostly basic. gr. beef, low fat, eggs,crackers or bread crumbs, milk, onion soup or just chopped onions, have to have garlic, salt (a little) pepper, that's it, I am anxious to try other ingredients, no sweet tho.
Mar. 11, 2012 5:24 pm
We also had a restaurant, over 31 years. 1 1/2# hamburger, 1# pork sausage, 1 egg, 4 hard-boiled eggs, 3 slices white bread soaked in milk, then squeezed, small can tomato sauce, 1 clove garlic finally chopped, 1/2 onion grated, salt and pepper to taste. Mix all ingredients well (except hard boiled eggs) Pat out flat on wax paper. Lay four peeled hard-boiled eggs on top. Then roll meat around them into a loaf. Put in pan. Pour smalll can tomato sauce over loaf. Bake 350 about an hour. Serve hot or cold.
Mar. 12, 2012 5:47 am
veggie eater 
Mar. 12, 2012 10:26 am
Why sugar in a meat loaf? Our national nutrition problem is obesity, isn't it?? Try some finely chopper onions; carrots, celery....and go light on the salt, too!!
Mar. 12, 2012 11:16 am
Whenever I make meatloaf I add sauted onions, bell peppers, grated carrot, finely chopped mushrooms and finely chopped red cabbage. Aubergine also works well. This is not only good for the family, but it also makes the meat go so much further. I like the texture of the meatloaf better too.
K7M 8L6 
Mar. 12, 2012 6:34 pm
LSSMC, add me to the list if you decide to share. I make meals at a homeless shelter and we are always looking for inexpensive but delicious recipes. marthadunn@hotmail.com
Mar. 12, 2012 10:38 pm
Gee it's hard to please everyone. Yes everyone has their favourite meatloaf recipe, but you might just like one of these if you try it. My Aunty use to make an awesome meatloaf, but no one thought to get the recipe before she passed away. So I'm happy to try every recipe to see if it even come close to my Aunties recipe. Thanks for the recipes!
Mar. 13, 2012 3:34 am
lssmc , I too would like your recipe for meat loaf...I would understand if you deceided to keep it a secret..sunshine1202@msn.com
Sandy blauert 
Mar. 14, 2012 9:07 pm
My mom always made her meatloaf using graham crackers(crushed), egg and a little milk. Super simple..a little sweet..but not too.
Mar. 17, 2012 3:50 pm
Any meatloaf recipe is 100% better cooked indirect on a charcoal grill. use foil loaf pans so there's no clean up. I like to make mine in the mini loaf pans, so I can add toppings to everyone's likeness. Cooking time is about the same as in the oven If you love charcoal grilling, give this a try, you won't be disappointed.
Mar. 22, 2012 6:28 pm
LSSMC - can you share your meatloaf recipe please.
Chop Chop 
May 16, 2012 9:00 pm
LSSMC I would Love to try your Meatloaf Please, Please Post it Thx :-)
Jun. 1, 2012 5:10 am
Great ideas. But in order to cut back on beef but still retain the taste, i use 1/3 beef, 1/3 turkey and 1/3 tvp (textured vegetable protein). Soak tvp in hot chicken broth to soften. add eggs, parmesan cheese, and ketchup. Good hot or cold. Beekay, you are correct in adding milk to bread in your recipe. My father, who owned his own restaurant by the time he was 21, always told me this kept the meatloaf moist.
Jun. 8, 2012 4:19 pm
LOVE..LOVE..LOVE Meatloaf!!! And some great variations here. Not sure of the ones listed above, though!!:-) My old standby, is with Rice, (rather than bread crumbs or crackers.)
Jun. 29, 2012 7:57 am
Well, I would like to know if anyone was emailed the recipe for LSSMC's meatloaf. If so, why not post it for all of us. I wonder if you used applesauce with extra lean ground beef if it would keep it moist? I like to grind my own beef without a lot of fat and this way I know what is in it. I'm not really a lover of meatloaf, but my husband is. I've never thought I'd do this much research into making a meatloaf but there are many good ideas listed here. I would probably collect all my left-over veggies in a container in the freezer, then chop them up and throw them in. ((^_^))
Jul. 6, 2012 4:17 pm
i usually add some red and green peppers, and onions, finly minced, i saute them, let them cool then combine them with the rest of the herbs, and milk, and onion, and garlic powder,eggs, i use black angus beef, that makes a big difference, it turns out so fluffy and moist, regular beef tastes like chewing rubber bands, try these tips, you will love it hopefully, as that is the only way my friends and family will eat it, once they have tasted the difference in the beef and the light saute on the veggies, i use ketchup on top, or med salsa, both are great or you can combine them, happy eating!!
Sep. 10, 2012 12:52 pm
I use campbells cream of mushroom soup instead of tomato and quick oats instead of rice
Sep. 11, 2012 1:58 pm
I have a great recipe for roquefort meat loaf which my family has adopted as their "very favorite". We serve it with mashed potatoes and a sweet sour cabbage much like my German Russian mother used to make. It is soooo yummy!
Sep. 22, 2012 10:07 am
I've made a lot of meatloaf recipes and really love the one by Martha Stewart's mother. The only thing I refuse to put in meatloaf is OATMEAL. Makes it gummy! If I use any type of bread, I use very finely crushed saltine crackers. They don't weigh down the meat at all! Do the same thing when I make meatballs.
Sep. 27, 2012 9:26 am
Just an FYI for those that don't like a sweet meatloaf....the Rempel recipe is NOT sweet at all, more savory. DH hates sweet foods and has never been a fan of meatloaf until I made the Rempel version. Now he asks for it all the time. And if you have a Nuwave oven, it comes out even more flavorful than in a regular oven.
Nov. 5, 2012 9:14 pm
I read the following post and like mos, we have our favorite way to make meatloaf, but great to see other ideas. I am not a measure person pretty much eyeball, but brown sugar would be more of mixing it with the ketcup and basting meatloaf at the end. I seem to make it different everytime and to what I have on hand but hubby likes it no matter.
Feb. 28, 2013 4:12 pm
made brown sugar meatloaf tonight and sub with splenda brown sugar.Was very good and would make it again. I did add little green pepper also. Good either way, thanks.
Mar. 5, 2013 9:05 am
Dear LSSMC I would love your meatloaf recipe for when EVERYONE in our family visits. I don't mind if it is in large quantities. My e-mail address is teamhinojosa@hotmail.com. I thank you kindly.
May 28, 2013 4:02 am
Unfortunately for me, I am very allergic to MSG(gives me severe heart palpitations) and Lipton Soup products as well as Campbell Soup products have this in them. Also, most commercial broths have it...even when they say no MSG, there are ingredients in them which are "cover up" msg(long list icluding hydrolyzed soy protein and many more). Since there are many reactions from msg, I wonder how many people react in different ways and don't know that it is msg causing it?
Jul. 10, 2013 8:03 am
Click here: Classic Meatloaf Recipe | Simply Recipes
Jul. 10, 2013 8:04 am
Google it.
Aug. 20, 2013 7:17 am
Does anyone know the appropriate time to cook a meatloaf made with 2.25lbs of hamburger? I bake it at 350 but I never seem to let it cook quite long enough. Thanks.
Sep. 10, 2014 2:37 pm
Meatloaf is such a subjective thing, like Potato Sald or Chili. I personally LOVE Rempel Family Meatloaf and Brown Sugar Meatloaf, but I've tried so many recipes that, while good, are not to my (nor my husband's) taste. I appreciate comments that tell me what, in particular, they don't like about the recipe i.e. I don't like onions or I just simply MUST have dark chocolate in my meatloaf, BUT I find it quite arrogant that any ONE person believe he/she has THE best meatloaf recipe. Be kind when reviewing a recipe.
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