Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr
couldn't find any meatloaf seasoning packet-type recipes on here (cuz i don't like to buy them) for more flavor. found this little gem on petitchef.com
- Combine dry spices and seal in ziploc or vacuum seal bag (or jar).
- MEATLOAF DIRECTIONS:1 package Meat Loaf Seasoning Mix, 2 pounds ground beef or ground turkey, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup milk, 2 slices bread, finely crumbled or 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs, 1/2 cup ketchup.
- Mix Seasoning Mix, ground beef or turkey, eggs, milk and bread crumbs in large bowl (Ialso add the ketchup in this step). Shape into a loaf. Place loaf in a shallow baking pan or 9x5-inch loaf pan. Spread ketchup over top of loaf.
- Bake in preheated 375F oven 1 hour or until cooked through. Makes 10 servings, approx 3oz each.
As with most recipes, you try it once then find out what you could do differently, if anything. I found that there was enough salt, but I didn't have dried thyme, so I used ground thyme and cut the amount in half. If you don't do this it is way over powering. Also I used dried basil but only used 1tsp. I also added 1 tsp of all spice. It gives it a really nice flavour. I also substituted the ketchup for bbq sauce on top. Fantastic! My family loves this recipe. If you like spicy....add 1/2tsp of cayenne pepper. Still lots of flavour and some bite!
Stop! Do not make this recipe ! I was in a jam at the last minute, and was out of my usual meatloaf seasoning mix(Mccormick)., so I threw this together ,against my better judgement . I was right the thyme and basil are way overpowering , my husband spit it out and had awful on his face , I never written a review before but I cannot see how someone would post such a terrible recipe.:(, I threw it in the garbage , not suitable for human consumption
WAY too much salt! Trust me, cut it down to 1/2 to 1 tsp. depending on preference. That being said, this mix has pretty good flavoring (minus the saltiness). I've never tasted the meatloaf "packets" like the one this was made to replace, but this seasoning mix definitely turned a rather bland meal into a flavorful one! Side note: those seasoning packets are FILLED with harmful stuff so of course this mix isn't going to taste like the packet! Use your head... What your tasting is pure goodness not processed chemicals :) I would've given it a higher rating if it hadn't been for the amount of salt. <br/>Another change I made is placing slices of bread on the bottom of the loaf pan (omitting it from the meat mixture) so that it soaks up the grease of the meat. Just remove the bread from the bottom before serving (saves you the extra, unnecessary carbs and it makes it a paleo dish!).