Recipe by Chihuahua Girl
"I wanted a different twist to my meatloaf, so I added a package of dry Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix. Instead of using ketchup for the sauce, I use V8 to add a different taste. Use the spicy if you want more of a kick to your sauce. My kids went back for seconds when normally I have to beg them to just eat meatloaf."
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vegetable juice (such as V8®)
lean ground beef
1 (1 ounce) package
ranch dressing mix (such as Hidden Valley Ranch®)
ground black pepper
Italian-seasoned dry bread crumbs
Very good meatloaf and leftovers were great. I agree with past reviewers, the sauce is so yummy double up on it.
The flavor was very good but the texture was blah. It was too soft. I followed the recipe to a T. Sorry, I try to rate recipes fairly and this did not do it for us.
This meat loaf was absolutely fantastic!! I made it last night and had the leftovers for lunch today. The only thing I might change is making more of the sauce for the drizzle once the meat loaf is cut. That sauce is so good that my husband and I decided that we'll try it as a marinade soon. I highly recommend this recipe.
Very moist meatloaf! Instead of the usual loaf pan (and to stretch it out) i spread it into a 13x9 casserole dish - and cooked it for 40 minutes. I also used 1# lean ground beef & 19 oz lean ground turkey - couldn't tell the difference! Love the added ranch!
I rarely vary from my tried and true sage, bell peppers and onions based family recipe but wanted something different today. I feel bad about rating this because I made so many changes. It’s one of those days I used what I had, and based it loosely on some recipe from some unfortunate submitter on AR. (Sorry, Chihuahua Girl) You know..the kind of dishes that never can be duplicated again, no matter how good it turns out? And mine turned out GREAT! I was into Southwestern but leary of it tasting like taco meat, as one review of a SW style recipe, mentioned. Wanted it more like my regular sage meatloaf (the sage addition is why I zeroed in on this recipe among the many) with a SW flare. Used real onions and garlic instead of powders. Used bell pepper (hark back to family recipe) and some pickled jalapenos for a SW kick…but still not a taco/salsa based flavor. For filler I used torn, stale hard rolls I had (family recipe stuff….I like torn stale bread for the texture instead of bread crumbs) and used a Salsa Ranch salad dressing I had, (oops…I did sneak salsa in there) instead of the dry mix. Omitted the milk because the dressing was already liquid. I made the sauce as written with V8 and doubled it. There’s some ketchup in my family recipe but I never put ketchup on top of it, didn’t bake any of the sauce on top of this either. This sauce was a nice compliment to the ranch flavor. Surprising how the sweet sauce toned down my SW spiceiness without being sour cream-like.
My teens all loved this recipe! My husband who doesn't like meatloaf loved it as well!
Everyone loved this when I made it!! The only thing I did differently was to add about 1 tbsp of red wine vinegar to the sauce to add some tang to it; it was AWESOME!
Yummy,I was looking for a good meatloaf recipe,and now i found it.......Taste even better the next day. Thank You
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Meatloaf with a Ranch Twist
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 176
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