Easy Meat Loaf Recipes: Meatloaf Cooking Procedure & Ingredients

Meatloaf (Photo from Flickr)
Meatloaf (Photo from Flickr)

A Variety of Meat Loaf Recipes

The delicious meat loaf is not made of ground beef alone. This dish can be as yummy with ground pork, ground ham, ground chicken, ground turkey, and salmon flakes. Give this classic dish an interesting twist. Choose one meatloaf recipe to cook from this collection.

Sweet and Sour Meatloaf (from Allrecipes)
Sweet and Sour Meatloaf (from Allrecipes)

Sweet and Sour Meatloaf

Kids will love the sweet flavor of this meatloaf. Ready in 1 hour and 10 minutes. Yields 6 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ pounds of ground beef
  • 1 cup of dry bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon of iodized salt, or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of dried onion, minced
  • 1 can of tomato sauce (15 ounce weight), divided into 2 parts
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of cider vinegar, or to taste
  • ½ cup of white sugar, or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons of prepared mustard

Procedure:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, bread crumbs, salt, ground black pepper, eggs, onion flakes and ½ can of tomato sauce. Blend well.
  3. Put meatloaf mixture into a lightly-greased 5 x 9 loaf pan. Shape the loaf with allowance for the sauce around the edges.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.
  5. In a non-stick saucepan over medium heat, mix together the ½ can tomato sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, white sugar, and mustard. Boil and stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside.
  6. Take out meatloaf from oven after 40 minutes. Pour sauce over the top of meatloaf.
  7. Return to oven and bake at 350 degrees for another 20 minutes.
  8. Cool for 5 minutes before removing meatloaf from baking pan.

How to Make Meat Loaf

Mozzarella Meat Twirl (from Allrecipes)
Mozzarella Meat Twirl (from Allrecipes)

Mozzarella Meat Twirl

Kids will surely love the cheesy tang in this meatloaf. The twirls in each meatloaf slice will provide good presentation and more flavor. Ready in 1 hour and 30 minutes. Yields 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ pounds of ground beef
  • ½ cup of soft bread crumbs
  • 1 whole egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon of dry mustard, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of salt, or to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon of ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 1 package mozzarella cheese, sliced (6 ounce weight)
  • ¾ cup of ketchup ¾ cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce

Procedure:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, mustard, salt and pepper. Blend very well.
  3. On a waxed paper, spread meatloaf mixture into a flat rectangle. Arrange the slices of cheese all over the surface.
  4. Start on one edge of the short side of rectangle. Carefully roll the flat meatloaf, not including the waxed paper. Place meatloaf roll in a baking dish.
  5. In another bowl, combine ketchup, water, and Worcestershire sauce. Pour over meatloaf.
  6. Bake in oven for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
  7. Cool for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

Cheesy Meatloaf (from Allrecipes)
Cheesy Meatloaf (from Allrecipes)

Cheesy Meatloaf

A jazzy meatloaf ‘stuffed' with a delicious surprise. Ready in 1 hour and 15 minutes. Yields 8 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 1 pound of ground pork
  • 1 envelope of dry onion soup mix (1 ounce weight)
  • 2 whole eggs, beaten
  • 1 ½ cups of dry bread crumbs
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • ¾ cup of water
  • 2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese, separate ½ cup

Procedure:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix well together the ground beef, ground pork, soup mix, eggs, bread crumbs, pepper and water.
  3. Stir in ½ cup of cheese to meat mixture. Blend well.
  4. Spread half of meatloaf mixture into a 5 x 9 loaf pan. Distribute the 1 ½ cups cheese on surface. Add the remaining meatloaf mixture.
  5. Bake for 60 minutes.
  6. Cool for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

Pineapple Ham Loaf (for Allrecipes)
Pineapple Ham Loaf (for Allrecipes)

Procedure:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine together eggs, milk, saltines, and ground pepper. Add the minced ham and ground pork. Mix well together all the ingredients.
  3. In a shallow baking dish, form the meat mixture into a 9 x 4 inches loaf.
  4. In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients for sauce. Pour over meatloaf.
  5. Bake for 1 ½ hours. Occasionally taking out meatloaf to baste the meatloaf with its drippings.
  6. Cool for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

Pineapple Ham Loaf

A meatloaf that has the savory tang of ham and a heaven-sent sauce! Ready in 1 hour and 40 minutes. Yields 6 servings.

Ingredients for meatloaf:

  • 2 whole eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup of milk
  • 1 cup of saltines, finely crushed
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 1 ½ pounds of cooked ham, minced
  • 1 pound of ground pork

Ingredients for pineapple sauce:

  • 1 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of prepared mustard
  • 1/3 cup of vinegar
  • ¼ cup of water
  • 1 can of crushed pineapple, undrained (8 ounce weight)

Incredibly Cheesy Turkey Meatloaf (from Allrecipes)
Incredibly Cheesy Turkey Meatloaf (from Allrecipes)

Incredibly Cheesy Turkey Meatloaf

You can create magic just by mixing turkey meat, cheese, and bread. Ready in 1 hour and 15 minutes. Yields 8 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds of ground turkey
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of salt, or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground black pepper, or to taste
  • ¾ pound of Colby cheese, cut into half-inch cubes
  • ½ cup of ketchup, or to taste (optional)

Procedure:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Using your hands, mix well together turkey, milk, bread crumbs, and eggs in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Fold in the cheese cubes into the meatloaf mixture. Transfer to a loaf pan. Spread ketchup on top.
  4. Bake for 1 hour. Cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Zesty Chicken Meatloaf (from Allrecipes)
Zesty Chicken Meatloaf (from Allrecipes)

Zesty Chicken Meatloaf

A delectable meatloaf with a punch! Ready in 1 hour and 10 minutes. Yields 8 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of ground chicken
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 ½ cups of bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons of salsa, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of Ranch-style salad dressing
  • 1 package of taco seasoning mix (1.25 ounce weight)
  • ½ cup of shredded Cheddar cheese, or as needed
  • Sour cream (optional)

Procedure:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine together the ground chicken, eggs, bread crumbs, salsa, salad dressing, and taco seasoning mix.
  3. Pack into a lightly-greased 4 x 8 inches loaf pan.
  4. Bake for 1 hour. Top with cheese. Serve with sour cream.

Mini Salmon Loaf (from Allrecipes)
Mini Salmon Loaf (from Allrecipes)

Procedure:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a Teflon pan, sauté onion until soft. Add celery.
  3. In a bowl, mix well together the salmon, egg, milk, bread crumbs, salt, pepper, and celery mixture.
  4. Pack the mixture to a lightly-greased mini-loaf pan. Size: 5 ¾ x 3 x 2 inches.
  5. Bake for 40-45 minutes. When a toothpick inserted into the center of loaf comes clean, the loaf is already cooked.
  6. In a small bowl, mix well all the ingredients for sauce. Serve dill sauce with salmon loaf.

Mini Salmon Loaf

A tasty ‘salmon' loaf with interesting texture and memorable dill sauce! Ready in 55 minutes. Yields 2 servings.

Ingredients for loaf:

  • ¾ cup of celery, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup of onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 1 can salmon, drained with bones and skin removed (7 ounce weight)
  • 1 whole egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 1 cup of soft bread crumbs
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt, or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground black pepper, or to taste

Ingredients for dill sauce:

  • ½ cup of mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup of sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of milk
  • 2 teaspoons of fresh dill, snipped
  • ½ teaspoon of sugar, or to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon of ground black pepper, or to taste

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rmr 8 years ago from Livonia, MI

Meatloaf is one of my favorite comfort foods! I'll have to try these. Thanks!


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jamterrell 4 years ago

Love meatloaf!Thanks for sharing great ideas.

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