I can't understand why ANYONE would put ketchup on top of a meatloaf. We're not 4th graders<br/>eating at the golden arches..It ruins an otherwise decent meal.
I made this and got rave reviews with the few changes I made. <br/>1. I used about a half sandwich bag of crushed croutons. The croutons are easier to use and don't absorb as much liquid, so it holds together a little better than bread. <br/>2. Using a loaf pan rather than a pan that allows for drainage means you've got a lot of grease and juice mixing i with your sauce, especially if you use cheaper hamburger. There's a simple solution for that that will also make a great sauce to spoon over the meatloaf. Halfway through the cooking process, I used a turkey baster to suction off most of the sauce/fat/juice mixture in the pan- don't worry about your meat getting dry because your meatloaf will produce more and you'll be adding half of it back in anyway; if you've got a higher quality meat, you should probably suction off a little less juice, maybe about 2/3. <br/>3. I mixed about 1 cup of cornstarch and a jelly glass of cool water (its absolutely imperative that the water is cool), added 1/2 of the removed juice, and added back to the meatloaf. This may seem like a lot of cornstarch, but it gets diluted when more fat and juice come out of the meat. It makes a nice little sauce for your meatloaf, and at the same time keeps it from swimming in grease. <br/>4. I turned the oven up to about 400, and put the meatloaf back in for 15 to 20 minutes to give the cornstarch/juice mix some time to thicken. Don't worry about your it burning- its covered in a lot of liquid. <br/>5. Get rave reviews from your family and take a nap.
Very very good! I added Challah bread and I think it added a great flavor. Will definitely make again!!!
Made this tonight. The only thing I didn't add was brown sugar because I didn't have any. My hubby is not a big fan with meatloaf so this is my first attempt . I will be updating this review after we eat.. But it already smells yummy. Update: omg u have made my non meatloaf eater hubby love meatloaf he had 4 helpings and wished there was more.....thank you thank you this is a def keeper
Good base recipe, the first time I made it I followed the recipe to the T but it was a little boring for my family. 2nd time making it I added mushrooms, a jalapeno, Worcester, and horseradish sauce. Rounded 1/4 teaspoon of paprika, fennel, oregano, thyme, and rosemary. For the sauce instead of cider vinegar, I used 2 tbsp balsamic and 1 1/2 tbsp of brown sugar. I ended up making it 2 times in 1 week. Very tasty!
I've been cooking for well over 35 years, and I had never made meat loaf. Strange, right? Mostly because all the meat loaf I had in my life tasted gamy or rotten in the middle. Only my grandmother's meat loaf was edible for me, and I was foolish enough not to get her recipe before she died. :( Fast forward to today, and my husband was craving meat loaf. We're also on a tight budget and I'm always looking for things to make that don't break the bank. Meatloaf has long had a reputation for budget friendliness, so I bit the bullet and I looked up some recipes online. This one just clicked for me as soon as I read it. I'm so glad I chose it, because my husband loves it so much that it's now in my regular repertoire of wallet-friendly meals.I used Whataburger spicy ketchup, which was all I had at the time, and that gives the loaf a terrific flavor. The recipe is solid.
We don't really have meatloaf in the UK, so I've never even tried it, let alone attempted to cook it. I went with this recipe because of all the fab reviews and because it appeared really easy. I followed the ingredients almost to the letter. The only change I made was to substitute mushroom soup for the cream as I didn't have any in (and I've not the first clue what half and half is! :0/)<br/>The result was very tasty, beautifully moist and so easy to prepare! I simmered the sauce before using it to make it richer and less acidic and it was the perfect combination to the meat. <br/>Quick, easy, tasty and cheap! Definitely a keeper!
This is a good meatloaf recipe, I just do not think it is the best I have had. I liked the sweet-tangy sauce on top, it is a nice change from just ketchup, but the meatloaf itself needed more flavor. Made for Name That Ingredient Tag.
Instead of mixed bread, i use *Ritz Crackers*..and top with thinnest slices of bacon/turkey or without. In a small bow mix together a combination of 1 tbsp brown sugar, 5 tbsp ketchup mix together and spread this topping all over the meat loaf before cooking. I always have great reviews with my meatloaf twist, so i decided to share with everyone else.
I didn't care for the taste of this.