A Christmas Story Meat Loaf
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + standing
Omitted the green pepper (family preference), otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Family really enjoyed this meatloaf with the mashed potatoes.
"meat loaf, beet loaf"!!!
This is a very good meatloaf recipe. I changed two small things: I used a full 2 lbs of ground beef and added a little more salt, because of the addition of the meat.For baking, I did choose to shape mine and bake in a casserole pan...not a loaf pan.We really liked the addition of the peppers!
We are huge fans of bell peppers in anything so we really liked this meatloaf recipe. It held together nicely - especially after resting for a while. We opted to serve the potatoes on the side but still a great recipe we will make again!
your recipe brings back alot of memories. this is the exact same way my mother made her meatloaf while i was growing up. she always said the saltines was the secret ingredient. the only difference in the presentation was that the mashed potatoes were served to the side with my favorite - brussels sprouts - we always called them cababages, which meant baby cabbages.
My family loved this meatloaf. I am not a big ground beef eater, and even I loved it. I will continue to make it, as it has replaced any other meatloaf recipe I used.
I really loved this meatloaf. It is the best I've ever had. It does help to put foil over it once you pull it out of the oven so it has time to set up before you cut it. You can let it sit for about an hour if you would like to, so it does have plenty of time to cool off before cutting. The flavor was so good and I love the mashed potatoes on top. It makes this meatloaf dish very different and delicious. I will be making this often for my family to enjoy.
The meat could have been a little more flavorful. I was worried at first that it wouldn't hold together, but letting it rest for 10 minutes is the key. It held together perfectly. I'll try this again being more aggressive with seasonings.
I didn't add the mashed potatoes but the meatloaf was great!
I made this delicious-sounding recipe a couple of days ago and followed the recipe exactly. The meat loaf did not hold together, and it stuck to the foil. I ended up transferring it to a casserole and re-named it Meatloaf Casserole. I will not make this again.