Meatloaf

There are about as many different ways to make meatloaf as there are people to eat it.  Here’s how my family made meatloaf when I was growing up, and how I still generally make it today.

1 lb ground chuck

1/2 cup uncooked oatmeal

1/2  cup stuffing mix

1 tablespoon Worcester sauce

1/3 envelope onion soup mix

1 egg

Combine all ingredients.  Shape into a loaf.  Bake in a loaf pan at 350F for 1-1¼ hours.

I’m currently working my way through the new Good Housekeeping Cookbook and came across a Cajun style variation on meatloaf.  I took a cue from the ingredient list and added 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoons each of dried thyme, nutmeg, cayenne, and ground black pepper to my standard recipe.  If you enjoy spicy, you’ll probably like the result.

What do you put in your meatloaf?

One Comment
  1. Well i was looking for a meatloaf recipie that did not require tomatos, i like tomatos but not in a paste form or ketchup… good job

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