Best-Ever Meat Loaf

Best-Ever Meat Loaf

"'THE COMBINATION of onion, carrots, parsley and cheese--plus the tomato-mustard topping--makes this meat loaf unusually colorful. This is an attractive entree to serve, and it has a unique, unforgettable flavor. The recipe lends itself easily to being doubled or halved to suit the number you're cooking for, and it also freezes well!'"
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1 h 30 m servings
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  1. In a large bowl, beat eggs. Add milk and bread; let stand until liquid is absorbed. Stir in the onion, carrot, cheese and seasonings. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well.
  2. Shape into a 7-1/2-in. x 3-1/2-in. x 2-1/2-in. loaf in a shallow baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes.
  3. Combine the topping ingredients; spoon half of the mixture over meat loaf. Bake 30 minutes longer or until meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees F, occasionally spooning remaining topping over loaf. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

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This is the best meatloaf we have ever eaten. Thank you for your recipe, my family are waiting for the next one. Thank You again.

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I simply do not understand the rave reviews for this recipe. I made it last night and did not deviate from the recipe. I doubled it because of the reviews. I also used the thyme. All four me...

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This is the best meatloaf we have ever eaten. Thank you for your recipe, my family are waiting for the next one. Thank You again.

Very Good! I used breadcrumbs (and reduced the milk to about 2 tbsp) instead of the torn bread. We LOVED the addition of the grated carrots and the cheese. Thanks for sharing. :)

This was a good, solid old-fashioned meatloaf recipe. I really liked the grated carrot in it, and the onion gave a lot of flavor. I used three slices of soft white bread, just rubbed them betwee...

I simply do not understand the rave reviews for this recipe. I made it last night and did not deviate from the recipe. I doubled it because of the reviews. I also used the thyme. All four me...

We added ground turkey and Italian sausage to the recipe. The brown sugar was just a little sweet for the meat. But, overall it was a great recipe. The meat was very moist.

I loved this recipe! I'm not a huge fan of hamburger meat but this was very lite tasting plusthe veggies made it as healthy as it was filling!

Delicious! I added a few garlic cloves and that was it. Everyone loved it. It makes great sandwiches too.

I just made this recipe tonight, and it really was the best! ... very moist, full of flavor.. I just doubled the sauce ingredents, 1cup of tomato sauce, 2teaspoons of mustard, and only used 1/2 ...

this recipe was fantastic, best meatloaf ever, all i added was soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and tomato sauce and sugar, about two tbs, inside the actual meat loaf. and cut down the milk used...

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