This Easy Meatloaf is a favorite at my house. It’s the recipe we always use when we want a meatloaf that’s tender, super moist and utterly delicious!
This easy meatloaf recipe here is the only one you will ever need. Meatloaf is always a favorite in most households because it’s great comfort food plus it’s economical. Truly a classic family favorite!
This meatloaf recipe is super simple to make and just absolutely fabulous. The best, most tender and moist meatloaf recipe you’ll ever need. Serve it with a side of mashed potatoes and gravy and you’ve got yourself a wonderful comfort meal whether it’s for a cold winter night or a warm summer day.
Meatloaf is something we all grew up eating whether it was for Sunday supper or an easy meal your mom made during the week. I personally love it with mashed potatoes or even oven roasted potatoes and veggies. I sometimes even make meatloaf sandwiches, mind blown! What’s not to love with meatloaf, it truly is a great meal for all the meat lovers out there.
There are also many different variations of meatloaf, probably every culture has their own twist to it. It’s economical, it’s easy to make and it’s always a crowd pleaser.
TIPS FOR MAKING THE BEST MEATLOAF
- Don’t be afraid to mix your meat when making meatloaf. Never go all beef, add that ground pork, you’ll end up with a much better tasting meatloaf. Throw in some ground turkey for a leaner meatloaf.
- Soak in your breadcrumbs with the milk, this will ensure the meatloaf will hold its shape while still staying moist. Don’t be afraid in to add more veggies as well, such as peppers and onions, but sometimes mix it in a bit with shredded zucchini, carrots or sometimes even spinach. Great way to hide those veggies and keep your meatloaf moist.
- Always always top your meatloaf with that extra sauce, whether it’s your favorite barbecue sauce or just ketchup, it will add acidity and cut the fat a bit.
MEAT LOVER? TRY THESE RECIPES:
- Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf
- Turkey Meatloaf Muffins
- Salisbury Steak Meatballs
- Porcupine Meatballs
- Stout Meatballs with BBQ Sauce
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This Easy Meatloaf is a favorite at my house. It's the recipe we always use when we want a meatloaf that's tender, super moist and utterly delicious!
- 1 large onion finely chopped or grated
- 1 cup breadcrumbs I used Panko
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 lb ground pork
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1/2 green bell pepper finely chopped
- 1 egg
- 1 cup barbecue sauce I used Guy Fieri's Sweet and Smoky Kansas Style BBQ sauce
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp salt or to taste
- 1/2 tsp pepper or to taste
Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray; set aside.
Grate the onion (if not using chopped) in a large bowl. Add the breadcrumbs and the milk and stir it together. Add the rest of the ingredients but only add about 3/4 cup of the barbecue sauce to the meat mixture. Mix the entire meat mixture really well using your hands or a spoon.
Add the meat mixture to the prepared loaf pan and shape it into a loaf. Brush with the remaining barbecue sauce over the top of the meatloaf.
Bake for 60 to 80 minutes or until done. Best way to tell when a meatloaf is done is to use an instant-read thermometer. Insert the thermometer into the meatloaf and when it reaches 160 degrees F, it's done.
Let it sit for 10 minutes before slicing into it.
Note: Video is missing Worcestershire sauce, please add that to the recipe.
To get that gravy that you can see in the video that I'm drizzling over the meatloaf, all I did was mix the pan juices with some more BBQ sauce and it's to die for!
Tip: Place the loaf pan on a baking sheet as you bake the meatloaf so as not to get your oven dirty.
Serve this over creamy mashed potatoes.
Nutrition: Nutritional information assumes 8 servings for the meatloaf. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.
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