Meatloaf is such a classic dish, and for good reason. It’s both hearty and satisfying, perfect for a comforting meal at the end of a long day. But with so many meatloaf recipes out there, it can be hard to know which one to try. That’s why we’ve rounded up these two fantastic recipes for you to try at home.
First up, we have a recipe from Allrecipes for beef meatloaf. This recipe is straightforward and simple, but packs a ton of flavor. To start, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Next, combine one pound of ground beef with one egg, 1/2 cup of bread crumbs, 1/4 cup of milk, 1/4 cup of chopped onion, 1/4 cup of chopped green bell pepper, 1/4 cup of chopped celery, 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper. Mix everything together thoroughly, then shape the mixture into a loaf on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake the meatloaf for 1 hour, or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F. Let it cool for a few minutes before serving.
For our second recipe, we turn to Amanda’s Cookin’ for the best meatloaf recipe ever. This recipe is slightly more complicated, but the results are worth it. To start, you’ll need to mix together 1/2 cup of ketchup, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of dried mustard, and 4 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Set this mixture aside for later.
Next, in a large bowl, combine 1 1/2 pounds of ground beef with 1 cup of bread crumbs, 1/2 cup of minced onion, 1/4 cup of minced carrot, 1/4 cup of minced celery, 2 cloves of minced garlic, 2 teaspoons of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper, and 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce. Mix everything together thoroughly, then shape the mixture into a loaf and place it in a greased 9×5 inch loaf pan.
Bake the meatloaf in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, remove the meatloaf from the oven and spread the ketchup mixture over the top. Return the meatloaf to the oven and bake for another 30 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F.
Both of these meatloaf recipes are sure to become family favorites. They’re tasty, filling, and easy to make. And the best part? You can customize them to suit your tastes. Add extra veggies, switch up the seasonings, or even use a different type of ground meat. The possibilities are endless.
So the next time you’re in the mood for a classic comfort food meal, give one of these meatloaf recipes a try. You won’t be disappointed!