"The best meat loaf I have ever found. Try it and you will see." — Matt O
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ground black pepper
1 1/2 pounds
shredded Cheddar cheese
prepared yellow mustard
This was absolutely the best meatloaf I have ever made, or had for that matter, in my life. I highly recommend it. The savory sweet glaze is fantastic! My whole crew normally puts ketchup on everything. Not one of them reached for it!! Amazing!
It was edible and not bad, but I had two problems with this recipe... the onion and the sugar. I ended up only using about 1/3 of the onion called for in this recipe, since a whole onion would have been far too much. It would have been more precise to offer a chopped measurement. Depending on your onion-to-hamburger ratio preference, I'd say about 3/4 to 1 cup of onion, chopped. I recommend that you chop it very fine, sauté it first, or grate it like the carrot. At the end of an hour at 350F and despite being chopped fairly small, the onion was only about half-cooked. I also found using equal parts ketchup and brown sugar made the sauce too sweet. In future preps, two tablespoons brown sugar for me, max.
Will make again, but with many modifications.
I've always found meat loaf bland and a hard sell at my dinner table, until I found this recipe. It's been my stand-by for a couple of years now. Thanks Matt!
I used a pound of meat instead of the 1 1/2 pounds called kept everything the same other than the bread it still turned out great! Glaze on top was perfect texture!
I added oregano, basil and fennel seed. Very tasty.
My husband said it's better than his mother's.
Made no changes. Never do if I'm going to rate a recipe. Family and friends raved about the end product. Skeptical at first with no tomato sauce included in recipe. Perfect texture and taste. Thanks.
I've tried different meatloaf recipes on my 12 year old son over the years with no success...until this one! He loved it and very nearly ate the whole thing in one sitting. I didn't have any carrots or onions in the house and it was still fantastic. Recommend using 3 slices of bread as the recipe calls for, not dried bread crumbs and plan your meal sides timing for 1-1/2 hour cooking time (center not up to temp at 1 hour or even 1-1/4 hours). Thank you for posting a wonderful recipe!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Best Ever Meat Loaf
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 204
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