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Easy Meatloaf Recipes and Recommendations

Easy Meatloaf Recipe

Meatloaf recipe is the delicate choice of your dinner table. Meatloaf is the perfect choice of food for your busy & bustling days or weekends when you find something colorful and tasty while doing literally nothing. Generally, meatloaf has flavor packed inside with ground beef meat, colorful spices and glazed with sweet and tangy sauce. Below, you will find out about easy meatloaf recipes that you can make in no time!

Recipes for meatloaf

Meatloaf recipe is a classic European dish derives from meatballs. This classic recipe has range of cooking techniques and loads of tasty ingredients. Don’t get confused about loads of ingredients. We will show you the simple and fast meatloaf recipe that you can make with less effort.

The following recipes are easy, classic, and amazing recipes suited according to the taste of different people and their culinary imagination. Check the recipes below.

A real EASY recipe

This easy recipe includes not much ingredients. It is easy and simple to make. You need total one and a half hour to cook including preparing and serving this recipe. You need to make the meatloaf at first and later tomato sauce for additional taste. Check the recipe below.



·       Milk 1 cup

·       6-8 Bread slices

·       Ground Beef 2 pounds

·       Grated parmesan 1 Cup

·       Salt

·       Ground Black Pepper

·       Seasoned salt ¼ teaspoon

·       Flat-leaf parsley ½ cup

·       4 Beaten Eggs

·       10 to 12 Bacon Slices

Tomato Sauce

·       Ketchup ½ cup

·       Brown Sugar 6 Tablespoon

·       Dry Mustard 1 Tablespoon

·       Hot Sauce small quantity or 2 tablespoon

·       Worcestershire Sauce  small quantity or 2 tablespoon

The step-by-step guide

Preparing Ingredients

·       Preheat the oven to 350 to 370 degrees F

·       Get milk ready to pour over bread

·       Sit several minutes to soak it into bread

·       Have ground beef, milk-soaked bread, Parmesan

·       Also salt, pepper, seasoned salt, parsley mixed in a bowl

·       Mix the ingredients well while adding all the eggs

·       Use foil-lined broiler pan for loaf shaped meat

·       The foil-lined pan will allow fat to drain from the meat

·       Use bacon slices over the top of the meat

·       Also, put them underneath the meatloaf for support

Making Tomato Sauce

·       Take the ketchup and pour into a bowl

·       Take brown sugar and dry mustard to add into the bowl

·       Also, add hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce

·       Mix it well with all the ingredients in a bowl

·       Add 1/3 of the sauce on top of the meatloaf


·       In the oven bake the meatloaf for 45 minutes

·       After 45 minutes, add some tomato sauce on top of the meatloaf

·       Bake for another 20 to 30 minutes

·       If the meatloaf has pink spots, bake it more for a few minutes

·       Sit for 10-15 minutes before serving

·       You can spread the tomato sauce on the side

A Classic Recipe

We call this recipe ‘classic' because the ingredients including preparation processes are very much simple and your mom surely used to make it. This recipe just needs a total one hour to finish with additional time to serve. Check the recipe and its ingredients below.


·       Ground beef 1lb

·       Bread Crumbs 1 Cup

·       Yellow Onion small pieces ½ cup

·       Milk ½ cup

·       Large beaten egg 1 cup

·       Ketchup 2 Tablespoon

·       Worcestershire Sauce  1 Tablespoon

·       Dried parsley leaves 1 Tablespoon

·       Salt 3 or 4 Tablespoon

·       Garlic Powder ½ Tablespoon

·       Ground Black Pepper ¼ Tablespoon

 Topping Purpose

·       Ketchup ¼ cup

·       Light Brown Sugar 2 Tablespoon

·       Red Wine vinegar 1 Tablespoon

The step-by-step guide

Preparing Ingredients

·       Preheat the oven to 350 to 370 degrees F

·       Take a bowl and add the beef, bread crumbs, onion, milk, eggs

·       Also add 2 tablespoons ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, parsley

·       With salt, garlic powder, and pepper and mix them well

·       You can use your hands to mix the ingredients well

·       In a loaf pan, add the meat mixture and pat the meat down to even layer

·       Stir the ketchup and brown sugar with vinegar in a bowl

·       On top of the meatloaf, add some sauce and spread into even layer


·       In an oven bake it for at least 1 hour

·       Sit for 10-15 minutes

·       Now you can enjoy this classy meal


·       Make sure you mix all the ingredients well

·       Make sure; mixing doesn't make it soft or mushy

A recipe that is worth the labor and time

This is one of the less ingredients recipes but a little rigorous to follow for some people. But the end result is always inspiring for foodies as you will get the recipe juicy with flavorful taste. Check the recipe below.


·       Ground beef 2 lb

·       Milk ¾ cup

·       Italian Breadcrumbs ¾ cup

·       Onion small pieces 1/3 cup

·       Chili Sauce 1 Tablespoon

·       Italian seasoning 1 Teaspoon

·       Chopped parsley 2 Tablespoon

Preparing Sauce

·       Chili Sauce ½ Cup

·       Ketchup ½ Cup

·       Brown Sugar 2 Tablespoon

The step-by-step guide

Preparing Ingredients

·       Preheat the oven to 350 to 370 degrees F

·       Take a bowl and combine eggs, milk, and breadcrumbs

·       Mix it well and sit for 5-10 minutes

·       Take beef, onions, chili sauce, Italian seasoning and parsley in a bowl

·       Mix it well with the bowl ingredients

Cooking and Serving

·       Take loaf on the baking tray and bake for 40-45 minutes

·       Mix chili sauce and ketchup and spread the sauce mixture over meatloaf

·       Bake for another 15-20 minutes until it properly gets cooked

·       Sit for 10 minutes before slicing meatloaf

Do you love a moist meatloaf?

So, after all the recipes above you may start loving meatloaf recipes while preparing meatloaf is not a very much complicated task to do. If any step in the recipe goes contrary to the making or cooking, you don’t need to follow those. But you need to follow some advice and rules that would make your recipe delicious. Follow the recommendations below.

·       Make sure you mix the meat with ingredients very well

·       Keep your keen eyes on meatloaf; it may get attached to the pan sometimes

·       Use spatulas to remove meatloaf from the pan

·       You can use parchment paper for easy removal from the pan

·       Also, make sure mixing ingredients don’t make meatloaf to get soft or mushy

Mistakes that might spoil your meatloaf

So, you are ready to make the meatloaf after the brief discussion above. But to cook it perfectly and get the special taste out of it, you need to follow some easy and few gems of advice to get the meatloaf moist free. Follow the recommendations below.

Not including the fat

Determining the proper amount of texture and lean or fat meat ratio, you need to decide the amount ratio in quick succession. The fat in the meatloaf creates liquid, and as a result, the meatloaf becomes moist. Check the recommendations for fat below.

·       The ratio of 70 to 80 percent meat and 20 to 30 percent of fat is acceptable

·       Expert recommends using 30 percent of fat

·       Make sure your meatloaf gets the proper juicy and greasy flavor

·       Leaner meat contains less fat, so add more liquid to replace it with meat juices

Not including cooked vegetables

Yes, the recipes we have discussed above are all about meatloaf, and you might be wondering why we are referring you to add vegetables. Vegetables have roles in meatloaf recipe. Vegetables add moisture and flavor to your recipe. You can use raw veggies to bring variations in flavor.

·       You can use carrots and green vegetables that you can eat raw

·       These colorful and tasty veggies will bring variations in your meatloaf

·       If you are reluctant to use veggies, just cut onions or similar veggies in small pieces

·       Cutting small pieces will make veggies unrecognizable

Ignoring the idea of soaking the bread beforehand

Bread is the essential part of meatloaf. Most of the meatloaf recipe includes breadcrumbs, but the whole bread is also similarly used in meatloaf. It helps to take away all the moisture from meatloaf and binds the meat together. For moist meatloaf, soak the bread in milk and blend them together in the mixture.

Using the meat before it’s properly seasoned

Without proper seasoning, meatloaf is obviously just a plain raw spicy meat. You don’t find the taste or features that you expect from a meatloaf recipe without proper seasoning. You need to be judgmental and predicting the right amount of salt and pepper is a bit difficult task.

·       Season the meatloaf with salt and pepper before mixing it with ingredients

·       Adding dried herbs or spices will cover up the seasoning a bit

Not leaving the meat for some time

If you can't resist your tempt to have the cooked meatloaf soon, then I should tell you that you need to wait a bit of moment. During the sitting time and right after cooking, meat consumes required moisture into its surface. If you start to slice the loaf with no time to give it rest, you will get the dry meatloaf.

·       Keep the meatloaf rest for at least five minutes before cutting it


Meatloaf is a classy and flavorful recipe. This tasty, delicious meat recipe might be your first choice to make your weekend hunger free. The above methods and recommendations will help you make it perfectly. To make your meatloaf recipe perfect and flawless, you need to consider the above suggestions in mind, every time you make it.

So, following these simple steps start making your tasty meatloaf and focus on making it more flavorful by bringing variations.

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