This classic recipe for the best meatloaf will have your kids asking for seconds!
Meatloaf can be one of the simplest, most versatile dinner ideas. However, it can also be a total turn off for some kids. To make the BEST meatloaf ever, you want to make sure that the texture is acceptable, and that it’s not too wet or too dry.
One way to bring your meatloaf to the next level is to provide a variety of veggies, that fit nicely within a meatloaf. For the best meatloaf, we like mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, and garlic. To really make the flavor stand out, we like spices like thyme, salt, and pepper. Another flavor enhancer is Worcestershire sauce.
Then, to make the meat and veggies really come together, we like cheese, yogurt, and most of all, an egg!
Steps to make the BEST meatloaf
Making the best meatloaf is pretty basic. You don’t need to pre-cook your meat, or even your veggies. Combine all the ingredients in one bowl, and then scoop the entire contents of the bowl into a loaf pan. However, sauteing your veggies first can really bring out the flavor and make a great tasting meatloaf. I prefer to cook the veggies first, and then add them to the meatloaf.
The second thing that will create the best meatloaf is to combine the mixture thoroughly, without over-mixing. This means to mix with our hands! Yes, get your fingers all up into the raw meat and make sure all of the veggies, seasonings, and other ingredients are combined properly.
The last thing that will make your meatloaf the best is to make sure it’s not too sticky or wet, but also not too dry. Sticking with a tried-and-true recipe can help with this. And also, making sure the middle is cooked through, but not over-done.
And that’s it! We like to serve our meatloaf with mashed potatoes, and especially mashed SWEET potatoes! Let us know how it turns out for you!
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