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How to Make a Homemade Meatloaf is simple if you follow my 10 steps below.
Meatloaf is such a comfort food for everyone! Many consider it to be a wonderful family meal. And you don’t need to wait for your family to come over to make it. You can make it just for yourself and your hubby. I am here to help you do that.
Besides, I love making meatloaf because it is versatile, adaptable, and good. You can change the meat, and the veggies, and add different herbs or spices for assorted flavors. It is easy to make a one-dish meal. Additionally, you can stir in some potatoes or other veggies when making the batter.
Homemade Meatloaf is wonderful when sliced and placed into a sandwich, like a Reuben. You can even slice it very thin and serve it like bologna. Add chips or fries and wallah, you have a delicious meal.
Learn how to make meatloaf and you will be the star of dinners, lunches, and parties every time! Meatloaf can be such a versatile meal, which can be prepared to suit any palette. Try my recipe for meatloaf and then take it in whatever direction you’d like. If you are looking for a hearty main dish that the entire family will love. This is a recipe to have handy!
Choose the Right Ingredients for homemade meatloaf
You need to choose the right ingredients when making homemade meatloaf. Also, choosing the right type of meatloaf mix, as well as the right spices and seasonings.
How to Make Homemade Meatloaf-10 Tips
There are many ways to make meatloaf. Furthermore, there are some things you should keep in mind when making meatloaf. So, that you end up with a delicious loaf.
First, you need to use lean ground beef instead of pre-ground beef.
Second, you need to add enough liquid to moisten the mixture.
Third, you need to cook the meatloaf at low heat until it reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
Fourth, now you want to get your recipe (which I will give you at the end of this post), read over it, and gather your ingredients. Having your ingredients together will lessen your prep time when you start putting them together.
Fifth, make sure that you follow the recipe to the letter. Do not skip any steps or you will wind up with a less than desirable dish!
Sixth, Measure the ingredients for Meatloaf carefully! It is especially important that you measure your ingredients carefully. If you want your ingredients to be exact, especially if you are new to baking, use a kitchen scale to weigh out your meats, breadcrumbs, and other ingredients. The reason you should do this is that the weight of these ingredients can vary from brand to brand and type to type.
Seventh, Mix all your ingredients together very well. You will need to do this before adding more of the ingredients. I will stress this here, follow your recipe to the letter for the best results!
Eight, Next, you want to get your pan, a 9.25×5.25-inch loaf pan that is more than 2 inches deep. This will allow your meatloaf to rise higher and not end up being a fried “meatloaf patty.”
Ninth, go ahead and pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees F. while you are putting your meatloaf together. A hot oven is crucial to getting your best results.
Tenth, Let the meatloaf rest for about 5 minutes before you serve it up.
Bake it up!
Now that you have gotten all your ingredients incorporated into the meat, it is time to put them in your prepared meatloaf pan. Bake at the temperature specified in the recipe following this post.
Serve it up!
Beef is a reliable source of protein. You don’t have to be a vegetarian to enjoy this dish. We all need some type of meat. Eggs are an excellent source of protein, as well. They have vitamin A, and they contain phosphorus, Vitamin B12, biotin, choline, and folate. That is why you should add eggs to your meatloaf recipe.
Serve your meatloaf with green beans, mashed potatoes, cornbread, rolls, or biscuits. You can get much more southern than this! Enjoy!
My Recipe for “Homemade Meatloaf“
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 cup Progresso™ Italian Style Breadcrumbs
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1(14-oz.) jar tomato pasta sauce
1. Heat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except pasta sauce; mix well. Add 1 cup pasta sauce; mix well. Press mixture into an ungreased 9.25×5.25-inch loaf pan.
2. Bake at 350°F. for 40 minutes. Pour the remaining pasta sauce over the meatloaf. Bake an additional 15 to 20 minutes or until thoroughly cooked in the center and the meat thermometer registers 160°F. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Conclusion of How to Make a Homemade Meatloaf
I hope you have enjoyed “How to Make a Homemade Meatloaf: 10 Tips for Perfect Results.” I would love to know what you think about this recipe. You can leave your comments at the end of the article.
My family loves it and I know yours will too! Enjoy! 🤤
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