This was "to die for" good. My DH has never liked my meatloaf but he had a fit over this. I would not change a thing. I got showered with kisses from DH. Thanks for a great recipe.
To NurseDi: Your Ann Lander's Meat Loaf is great. By far,the best I've fixed in ages. My own concotion usually turns out like "Road Kill"! I will definitely be stirring this up again. Thanks for sharing. Laudee
My husband loved this meatloaf.He could only say where's the pieces. (My meatloaf always falls apart)
Wow, this was delicious. The chili sauce on top was different and tasted great. Definitely a keeper at our house, thanks nursedi!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! We LOVED this incredible meatloaf. Moist and did not disintegrate into many pieces when we sliced and served it. Delicious flavor. I have always topped mine with ketchup but the chili sauce is much tangier and we thought it tasted much better.
Totally delish! I didn't use the MSG however. (I just didn't have any on hand so I added a couple of pinches of seasoned salt instead) I also didn't use the bacon or the Chili sauce. Instead of the chili sauce, I used a bottled barbeque sauce which I poured over the top (and added to the catsup that went into the beef mixture). I used the Lipton Beefy Onion soup for added flavor. Other than that, i didn't do anything differently than the written recipe. ...oh I added and extra half hour to the cooking time because I had more than 2 lbs. of ground beef. Hey, I'm positive that this recipe is totally awesome when done to the letter, but I compromised according to what I had onhand and it still turned out wonderfully in my opinion. MY POINT: This is a great recipe that allows for so many adjustments according to personal taste, that it deserves much more than 5 stars.
This is an EXCELLENT recipe...easy and quick, unlike some ML recipes. I took another reviewer's correction using 1/2 C warm water and tomato sauce. I mixed the warm water w/onion soup pkt. and let sit for 5 mins to soften onion flakes. I did everything like the recipe said from that point on, except used 8 oz can tomato sauce as topping instead of chili sauce and then sprinkled with a little black pepper. The chili sauce probably has been substituted for the tom sauce as available spices and taste buds have changed over the years. A tip for new cooks, buy 1 lb bacon, separate into 3-4 slices and place in individual freezer bags so when a recipe calls for bacon, you have it on-hand. Thanks, Nurse Di....I'm a on-going fan.
NurseDi, thanks for a great meat loaf! It was incredibly easy to make and turned out really great and, best of all, it has a solid consistency that really made it nice for cutting into sandwiches later. I used extra lean hamburger but it was still moist and tasty. Thanks again for sharing it with us.
You know, I can cook a lot of things, and honestly, I have had good success at it, and am even crowned "the best cook in the family" but meatloaf, well I've always had trouble with the meatloaf. Probably just over-thinking it. I have tried COUNTLESS recipes, always dissapointed, never quite achieving the taste and texture I wanted. No more! This little recipe was delicious! I couldn't believe it! And STUPID SIMPLE! I am no longer meatloaf challenged, I have found "my" recipe!<br/><br/>Thanks so much for allowing me to no longer be afraid of a large hunk of ground meat!
this was very easy to make and was delicious. the liption onion soup mix didn't make it salty at all like another reviewer stated. as a matter of fact i think next time i'll add a little bit more seasonings. the top was delicious and the best part. we even used chili sauce to dip the rest of the meatloaf in. thanks for sharing.