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Easy and Delicious Meatloaf Recipe
Nothing says home style comfort food cooking like meatloaf. There are so many different ways to make meatloaf. Many people have one favorite recipe they stick with all the time, and others vary their preparation technique quite frequently. If you're looking for an easy and delicious meatloaf recipe, here's one that you're sure to enjoy!
Simple Meatloaf Recipe
- 2 pounds ground round or ground sirloin
- 1 1/2 cups fine bread crumbs (I use Progresso)
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped (red, yellow, or white ... choose the type you prefer)
- 1/4 cup of egg substitute (Egg Beaters or a similar brand)
- 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 2/3 cup of water
- 8 ounces of tomato sauce
- 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons of prepared mustard (yellow or brown)
- 2 tablespoons of catsup
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place meat, breadcrumbs, onion, egg, pepper, salt, and half of the tomato sauce in a large bowl. Mix well, making sure all ingredients are thoroughly combined. Place in a meatloaf pan or form into a loaf and place in a casserole dish.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the rest of the tomato sauce and the remaining ingredients. When well combined, pour the sauce over the meatloaf.
Place in the oven and bake for approximately 90 minutes. When cooked, remove from oven and drain any grease that cooks out of the meat. Allow to sit for about 10 minutes, then slice and serve.
If you like a lot of tomato flavor, try stirring in some canned diced tomatoes to the meat mixture. If you also want to give your meatloaf a little kick, use Rotel tomatoes instead of plain diced tomatoes. You can use the juice you drain from the canned tomatoes in the sauce instead of the water.
If you like cheesy meatloaf, you can sprinkle some Parmesan cheese into the meat mixture, or even stir in four - six ounces of shredded cheddar cheese. You can also sprinkle a little bit of cheese on top of the loaf for a cheesy topping.
Meatloaf is a delicious main dish that goes perfectly with hearty, comfort food style side dishes. Some of the most popular accompaniments for meatloaf include: mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, green bean casserole, rice and gravy, corn casserole, and other dishes.
If you have leftover meatloaf, it's hard to beat a delicious meatloaf sandwich. Many people enjoy cold meatloaf sandwiches, but others prefer them hot. If you like meatloaf sandwiches, you may even want to cook an extra meatloaf when preparing one for dinner. That way you'll have leftovers to enjoy for lunch for several days.