Best-Ever Meat Loaf
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + standing
This is the best I’ve ever had and is now my go to recipe.
I made into small mini loaves and used leftover rice instead of bread crumbs and italian seasoning.
I use a combination of ground turkey and bulk sausage. I also use about a generous cup of seasoned stuffing mix instead of bread. Sometimes I add cheese, but usually not. We don't like sweet topping so top it with bacon slices and make a mushroom gravy instead. (I do agree that the onion and/or peppers should be precooked.) So yeah, it's pretty much a totally different recipe that has evolved from one that's very similar to the one posted here, which I always thought was good but not terrific (hence the 4 stars). My family and I prefer my "adjustments."
One word.......Amazing.....I followed the directions exactly. i did not put the sauce on top. I made a beer, mushroom gravy to to on top. The leftovers were almost even better. I will make this every time now. Janet VFE
Yum! My hubby keeps requesting this delicious meatloaf and I’m not complaining one bit.
WOW, this is the BEST Meatloaf ever! Made it exactly as described but with 4 slices of bread. BEST tasting meatloaf I have ever had. Going in my best recipes file.
Really delicious and moist. Our family calls it company meatloaf it is sooo good. Instead of basil I used 1 teaspoon Italian spice and 2 teaspoons fennel seed with the mozzarella cheese. Next time I will add some garlic.
This meatloaf is really good. I did add more spices though. I added garlic, sage and thyme. This is now my favorite meatloaf recipe. The texture and flavors are spot on!
My favorite meat loaf recipe of all time! I have made it a few times accidentally adding extra or omitting some ingredients but it always still taste amazing!
Good meatloaf recipe! I liked the addition of cheddar and carrots to the mix. I did add the optional sage - not quite a teaspoonful - and it added a nice warmth to the loaf. Next time, just as a personal preference, I may add a little ketchup and worcestershire to the meat mixture. I used ketchup instead of the tomato sauce, so I lessened the brown sugar to taste. Will definitely make this again!