Meatloaf has always been the go-to recipe in our home when we need to prepare something filling and delicious in a short amount of time. I donâ€™t know how many times a meatloaf has saved us when guests suddenly arrive unannounced and we have to feed them.
What makes meatloaf such a life saver? Simple. It is so easy to cook. You just need to mix different ingredients, bake or steam it and youâ€™ve got a very filling dish that will go well with anything â€“ yes, even on a sandwich.
This recipe for a Savory Meat Loaf is from the Betty Crocker site. It is so easy to make, it will only take 20 minutes of prep time if you already have all of the ingredients on hand. In fact, hereâ€™s a handy tip for anyone who frequently experiences guest raids â€“ have the ingredients for the meatloaf ready and well stocked in your pantry. That way, if you suddenly need to make meatloaf, everythingâ€™s there already. Another tip is if you run out of breadcrumbs you can substitute some quick cooking oats. Itâ€™s actually a great way to add some fiber into your meat dish.
Savory Meat Loaf
- Heat oven to 350Â°F.
- Mix all ingredients except ketchup. Spread mixture in ungreased loaf pan, 8 1/2×4 1/2×2 1/2 or 9x5x3 inches, or shape into 9×5-inch loaf in ungreased rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches. Spread ketchup over top.
- Insert meat thermometer so tip is in center of loaf. Bake uncovered 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes or until thermometer reads 160Â°F.