Moist & Savory Meat Loaf Recipe
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Moist & Savory Meat Loaf Recipe

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Stop searching for a go-to meat loaf recipe. This is it! Your family will be delighted with this mixture of beef, pork and sauteed onion, with a sweet- and-tangy sauce baked onto the top. Cheese crackers are the secret ingredient in this one. —Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + standing
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + standing
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2/3 cup finely crushed cheese crackers
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground turkey or beef
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  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar

Directions

  1. Saute onion in oil in a small skillet until tender. Cool to room temperature.
  2. Combine the eggs, milk, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, crackers, salt, pepper, thyme and onion in a large bowl. Crumble beef and pork over mixture and mix well. Shape into a loaf; place in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour. Combine ketchup and brown sugar; spread half of sauce over meat loaf. Bake 15-20 minutes longer or until no pink remains and a thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with remaining sauce. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Moist & Savory Meat Loaf in Simple & Delicious October/November 2012, p50

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Reviewed Jan. 7, 2014

I love meatloaf and am always looking for new recipes. I found this recipe to be thoroughly uninspiring, lacking flavor.

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Reviewed Oct. 4, 2013

I used 1 lb. of ground beef and 1 lb. ground pork instead. This recipe was delicious ! My husband loved it.

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Reviewed Apr. 17, 2013

Best meat loaf EVER! My family hates meat loaf but they ask for this one.

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Reviewed Nov. 12, 2012

It's difficult to find something to appease my elderly parents, whom I cook for on a regular basis. My father usually just picks at his food and my mother is a ridiculously picky eater (and usually insists on something bland). I don't think I've ever seen my father devour something so quickly or ask for seconds (and considered thirds!). Very basic, very easy to make, but very tasty and reheats well!

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Reviewed Oct. 12, 2012

This was a very good meatloaf and I was pleased that it stayed together very well and cut nicely. I added 4 cloves of minced garlic and sauteed it along with the onion. I only put in 1/4 teaspoon of thyme and still found it strong. My husband and I did not care for the thyme taste and will leave it out completely next time. I added some fresh minced parsley into the mixture and used all ground beef.I used Goldfish extra cheddar for the crackers. I served it with mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and crescent rolls. My son loved the meal and I will make this easy meatloaf again!

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