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Find a Favorite Meatloaf Recipe

Looking for a meatloaf recipe to call your favorite? While it's a great budget food (good ground beef extender), no matter what your financial status, you're likely to enjoy the taste of this traditional ground beef recipe.

Recipes range from easy to gourmet and I think everyone should have a favorite family meat loaf recipe!

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Try some of these:

Gound Beef Recipes

Meatloaf made w/stuffing mix

My family's favorite meatloaf. And, it's so easy to make!

2-3 lbs ground beef
1 (6oz) box of Stuffing Mix
1 cup water
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup catsup
1/4 cup tomato sauce
1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning

Combine beef, stuffing mix, water, eggs, and catsup in large bowl. Mix well. Place in loaf pan (may need 2 pans if using 3 lbs beef) Top with tomato sauce and sprinkle with Italian seasoning. Bake at 375 degrees F. for one hour. Let sit 10-15 minutes before serving.

Sweet and Sour Meat Loaf

1&1/2 lb. ground beef
1 c. bread crumbs
1 med. onion, finely chopped or onion flakes
1&1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1&1/2 c. tomato sauce

1/2 c. water
1 Tbsp. prepared French dark mustard
2 Tbsp.vinegar
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
Hot cooked noodles
Parsley or mint

Combine beef, bread crumbs, onion, salt, pepper and half the tomato sauce. Pour into 9 x 5 x 3 in. loaf pan or casserole dish.

Combine 1 c. tomato sauce, water, mustard, vinegar and brown sugar; blend well. Pour half sauce over loaf - bake 350 deg. for 1 hour. Unmold loaf and place on noodles. Heat remaining sauce and spoon over meat loaf. Garnish with parsley or mint. Yield 6-8 servings.

Mexican Meat Loaf

2 beaten eggs
1 8-ounce can tomatoes, cut up
1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper
1 Tablespoon instant minced onion
1 to 2 teaspoons chili powder
1&1/2 teaspoons salt
2 pounds ground beef

Combine first 7 ingredients. Add beef; Mix well. Pat into 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 1&1/2 hours. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Favorite Beef Meatloaf

1 beef bouillon cube
1/2 cup boiling water
1 beaten egg
1&1/2 cups soft bread crumbs (about 2 slices)
2/3 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried basil leaves, crushed
1 pound ground beef

Dissolve bouillon cube in boiling water. Combine bouillon with egg, bread crumbs, dry milk powder, onion, salt, and basil. Add beef and mix well. Pat mixture into loaf loaf pan, or shape into loaf in shallow baking dish. Bake meatloaf at 350 degrees F. for 50 to 60 minutes. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Stuffed Meatloaf Recipe

2 beaten eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup fine dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground sage
1&1/2 pounds ground beef
1 beef bouillon cube
1/2 cup uncooked long-grain rice
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 Tablespoons butter or margarine
1 slightly beaten egg
1/2 teaspoon ground sage

Combine first 6 ingredients and dash pepper. Add beef; mix well. Dissolve bouillon cube in 1 cup boiling water. Cook rice in bouillon over low heat until liquid is absorbed, about 15 min­utes. Cook onion in butter until tender (but not brown.) In a bowl: combine cooked rice, cooked onion, 1 slightly beaten egg, and 1/2 teaspoon sage. Pat half of meat mixture evenly in bot­tom of 8 1/4 x l 3/4-inch round baking dish. Spread rice mixture over meat. Top with re­maining meat. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 50 minutes. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Beef and Apple Meatloaf Recipe

1 beaten egg
1/4 cup milk
3/4 cup soft bread crumbs
2 medium apples, peeled, cored, and finely chopped (2 cups)
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1&1/2 pounds ground beef

Combine egg, milk, crumbs, apple, onion, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Add beef; mix well. Pat into loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 1&1/4 hours. Makes 6 servings.


Turkey Meatloaf Recipes

Top Notch Turkey Loaf

2 beaten eggs
1 6-ounce can evaporated milk
1/3 cup chicken broth
1 1/2 cups soft bread crumbs (about 2 slices)
2/3 cup finely chopped celery
3/4 teaspoon salt
Dash pepper
Dash ground nutmeg
Dash dried rosemary leaves, crushed
Dash dried marjoram leaves, crushed
4 cups coarsely ground cooked turkey
1 (10 1/2-ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
1/3 cup milk
2 Tablespoons chopped canned pimiento

Combine eggs, milk, broth, bread crumbs; celery, and seasonings. Add turkey and mix well. Line bottom of greased 8 1/2x 4 1/2 X 2 1/2­ inch loaf dish with foil; grease foil. Pat in turkey mixture. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 45 minutes, till center of loaf is firm. Invert onto serving platter; remove foil.

Serve with Pimiento Sauce:
Heat together chicken soup, milk, and pimiento. Makes 6 servings.


Ham Meatloaf Recipes

Ham Meatloaf

1 (1O 3/4-ounce) can condensed tomato soup
1 beaten egg
1/3 cup milk
3/4 cup coarsely crushed saltine cracker crumbs (17 crackers)
1/3 cup chopped onion
1 pound ground fully -cooked ham
1 pound ground beef
Mustard Sauce

Reserve half the soup for sauce. Combine re­maining soup, egg, milk, crumbs, and onion. Add ham and beef; mix well. Pat mixture into 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 1 1/2 hours. Drain off excess fat. Let stand 5 min­utes, then turn out on platter.

Serve with Mustard Sauce:
Mix reserved soup with 1 beaten egg; 1 Tablespoon sugar; 2 Tablespoons prepared mustard; 1 Tablespoon vinegar; and 1 Tablespoon butter or margarine, melted. Cook, stirring constantly, just till mixture bubbles. Makes 8 servings.

Mustard Sauce zips up this luscious Ham Loaf. It is not the typically yellow mus­tard-type sauce-it starts with tomato soup. The perfect vegetable partner is buttery parslied new potatoes. - BHG Ground Meat Cook Book

Upside-Down Ham Loaf

2 beaten eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 & 1/2 cups soft bread crumbs (about 2 slices)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning,
1/4 teaspoon pepper1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground fully cooked ham
1 (8 3/4 ounce can) pineapple tidbits
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons prepared mustard
1 teaspoon cornstarch

Combine eggs, milk, crumbs, and seasonings. Add meats and mix well. Drain pineapple reserving 2 Tablespoons syrup. Arrange pineapple tidbits on bottom of 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. Carefully pat meat mixture on top of pineapple. Bake at 350 for 1 1/2 hours.

Drain off pan juices and reserve. Turn loaf, out upside down onto platter. Skim excess fat from pan juices. In saucepan combine panjuices with brown sugar, reserved pineapple syrup, and mustard. Blend cornstarch and 1 Tablespoon cold water; add to brown sugar mixture. Cook and stir till mixture thickens and bubbles. Cook 1 minute longer. Spoon over meatloaf. Makes 8 servings. - BHG Ground Meat Cook Book

Please send us your favorite meatloaf recipe!

Meatloaf Recipe Resources

Country Cooking Recipes

Better Homes and Gardens Ground Meat Cook Book
The Complete Tightwad Gazette
Book of Favorite Recipes - Crofton Newcomers Club of Crofton Maryland 1976

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