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.
i hate to go against the majority, but DH and I did not care for this. too strong sweet and sour taste, we thought between all the additions and also the sauce, you could not taste the meat.
Great! I used skim milk which worked fine. I would def double the sauce next time and maybe sweat the onions a bit before adding them to the meat mixture. Tx for the recipe.
For those who love ketchup with their meatloaf, this is an excellent recipe.
I used gluten-free bread, dairy-free creamer, and only 1/3 an onion. It was great! There was a lot of juice in the pan once it was done cooking, but the juice was delicious and made it very moist. Also, I put in the max of brown sugar so that the sauce wouldn't taste too much like vinegar and it worked great. Very good.
This has been my picky 10 year old's favorite dish for years! I make it more low-carb friendly by substituting 1/4 cup of whipping cream, using lower carb wheat bread, and low-carb ketchup in the meatloaf, then low-carb ketchup and 1 tbsp of the Splenda/Brown Sugar blend in the sauce. I made the regular version for years and when I switched to lower carbs, the kids never noticed!