My family and I really enjoyed this meatloaf. I made a few small changes. I decided to puree and slightly saute the vidalia. I drained off the liquid and then added it to the mixture. I soaked two slices of 2 day old french bread in water, squeezed out the water and then crumbled the bread into the mixture instead of using a slice of bread. I added about 1/4 cup of seasoned breadcrumbs. I found the topping to be a bit watery so I added about 3 extra tbsps of ketchup to it. Deelish! Thanks!
This is a good recipe, my favorite that I've tried for this meal, but I do have a few constructive criticisms to offer. I would saute the onions before using them in this, they need to be softened. While we're talking about onions, I would definitely use half an onion instead of full. I could taste it and so could my family that there was just too much onion in there. Another thing would be to add one less tablespoon of the apple cider vinegar and replace it with half n half or milk. But just that one tablespoon. I only say that because it was just too intense with all four in the recipe. You know how vinegar is. Something I like to do when making this is to add three tablespoons of mustard right into the bowl of meat along with everything else. It gives it some extra flavoring. I also use ritz everything crackers for the breadcrumbs for even more flavor. It comes out perfectly this way. Overall, even before I made adjustments it was great. Give this a try.
This meatloaf was amazing. I added 1 teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper to spice it up a bit. So moist and so good
I substituted the ketchup in the sauce for cranberry sauce... Adds a tartness without removing the sweet. Reccomended!
recipe is great but I added JALAPENOS and oh yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Ive made this recipe at least 5 times for my family and again tonight. Never fails to impress. Plus its very easy to cook. Thanx for contributing.
This one needs some work. The sauce is way too sweet and vinegary, the meat it too bland. I'm giving stars for moisture of the meatloaf. I will make this again, but I will have to rework it and it's going to end up being a different recipie since I will add some seasoning to the meat and do something with the sauce.
Sorry, yes another review! I'm not allowed to let my mother-in-law know that my hubby ate meatloaf and loved it! We all did. It was wonderful and tasty. We will definitly have this often. Thank you! **After years now of making this it's still fantastic! I use sweetened condensed milk, and go a bit heavier on the brown sugar! When I say meatloaf for dinner tonight my family smiles! Everyone makes sure they are home :)
Absolutely delicious! This is not an Italian style meatloaf, nor a mushroom/brown gravy type meatloaf, so read the negative ratings with that in mind. It's very good for what it's intended to be: a meatloaf made to go with a sweet-sour sauce. I doubled this recipe and made individual meat loafs in an over-sized muffin tin to freeze. They didn't last long! I too needed to double the sauce, because it's so tasty you WILL want extra. HINT: What was unexpected was how wonderful the dipping sauce by itself is with fried egg rolls! Throw away those duck sauce packets that come with take-out and make this dipping sauce instead. You will be so glad!
LESS IS MORE. The beauty of this meatloaf is its simplicity. The only aromatics are the onions, and it's not loaded with a menagerie of meaningless vegetables and spices. Meatloaf is about meat. After 50 years searching for the best meatloaf, my search is over. THIS IS IT.