Meatloaf

@Shar19 (8236)
United States
October 6, 2008 5:55pm CST
I made meatloaf tonight for dinner. I usually make it every couple of weeks or so. I'm looking for some new ways to make it though. I usally put in an egg, bread crumbs, worchestshire sauce, ketchup and some seasonings. If I have an onion, then I'll throw some of that in too. I need some new ideas to spruce it up a bit. Anyone have any ideas?
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@bellaofchaos (11549)
• United States
6 Oct 08
Well sometimes if I have some red and green peppers I'll dice them up and then add them. I also use honey barbeque sauce instead of ketchup with the soy and worchestshire sauce.
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@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
7 Oct 08
Oh, now that's something different - honey barbeque sauce. I definitely have to try that one. I think my family will like that. Thanks for the idea!
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• United States
7 Oct 08
Your welcome .. I use Sweet Baby Rays honey Barbeque sauce and I make sure also to top the top of the meatloaf with it .. It makes a nice glaze.
@sunshine4 (8707)
• United States
6 Oct 08
I make mine similiar to yours. I put in 2 eggs, bread crumbs, italian seasoning, grated parm cheese, garlic, basil, ketchup, a dab of mustard and a little bit of ranch dressing. The dressing gives it a different zing and really tastes good. I have also made it before with stuffing instead of bread crumbs. It was good that way too.
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@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
6 Oct 08
I never heard of ranch dressing in meatloaf before. I think I'd like it but the real test is the kids. I forgot to mention that I have tried it before with some cheese in the middle which everyone seemed to like. Thanks for your ideas.
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@ShellyB (5242)
• United States
6 Oct 08
You can thtow some hot sauce in it and make it spicy. You can throw in it crunchy onions. I have also made it with onion soup mix. (there is a recipe for it on the onion soup mix)
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@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
6 Oct 08
Hot sauce sounds good. I have to watch with the onions though. My daughter won't eat it if she tastes the onions. Maybe I'll make it some night when she's at a friends house. Thanks for the tip!
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@fasttalker (2797)
• United States
6 Oct 08
Try a can of Manwich on the top instead of the ketchup & seasonings. They have different varieties, I use the original and it gives it a different twist! Have a Good Evening
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@ms1323 (259)
• United States
7 Oct 08
Meatloaf, yummy! I put an egg, bread crumbs, sauteed onions, garlic and red peppers (diced finely) mustard, worchestshire and about 1/4 cup brown sugar. Topping: Mix mustard and brown sugar together and let bake on for the last 15 minutes. Sweet and tangy, my son calls it my "famous meatloaf."
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
7 Oct 08
Sounds delicious. I need to try it with the brown sugar. Maybe then my daughter won't complain. Thanks for your input.
@ms1323 (259)
• United States
7 Oct 08
No, thank you - I've decided to make it for dinner tonight!!
@efc872 (1078)
• Jamaica
8 Oct 08
You could add a few stalks of escallion finely chopped, (looks like leeks but smaller and more pungent) a little thyme and a piece of scotch bonnet pepper finely chopped, a little salt and black pepper This should spice it up for you.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
8 Oct 08
I've actually never tried any kind of peppers in my meatloaf before. Sounds like a good idea though. Thank you.
• United States
7 Oct 08
Have you ever tried making it in layers? I put a layer of the meatloaf I've mixed with eggs, oatmeal, etc., then a layer of cheese, another layer of meat and a layer of salsa. After another layer of meat, I put in a layer of sliced boiled eggs, or almost any veggies, or other cheeses, or olives. This can keep going on and on. The layers can be just about anything. I's a great way to use leftovers, especially veggies. The lare never the same twice, and everyone seems to be anxious to see what's hiin there each time!
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
8 Oct 08
I've never made it in layers before. I'm not sure how my kids would like it but I think my husband would. Thanks for your recipe.
@jerzgirl (8170)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
7 Oct 08
My daughter discovered this recipe online and it is FABULOUS!! I think it is absolutely the best meatloaf I have ever had. She also added chopped green peppers to the mix that aren't part of the recipe. This makes quite a large loaf. The only onions are part of the picante sauce, so they are hardly noticeable. Any problems you might have with your daughter might be with the olives, so if you make several small loaves instead of one large loaf, your daughter can have her slices from the olive-free loaf. FIESTA MEATLOAF 2 pounds lean ground beef 2 cups picante sauce, divided (she used mild picante sauce) 1 1/2 cup oats 1 (1 1/4 ounce) package taco seasoning mix 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese 1 (3.8 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chiles Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan or a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Combine ground beef, 1/2 cup picante sauce, oats, taco seasoning and garlic powder; mix well. Press into prepared baking pan. Combine remaining 1 1/2 cups picante sauce, cheese, olives and chiles. Mix well. Pour sauce mixture over top. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until center is no longer pink. (You can leave out the cheese without any loss in flavor.) Makes 10 servings.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
7 Oct 08
That sounds good too. I think I'd have to omit the olives though. I love cheese in meatloaf. Thank you for your recipe.
@emarie (5450)
• United States
7 Oct 08
well, for me, normal meatloaf would be Ground Beef Oatmeal Onions Salt & Pepper Carrots Garlic Eggs Ketchup with Ketchup/Worcestershire sauce/Sugar/Pepper as a topping placed in the last 20min of cooking. That's the basic meatloaf my mother taught me. But I like to do Teriyaki meatloaf as well. Same thing but remove the ketchup and add some Terriyaki sauce, you can even keep the carrots. ground up the veggies and put it in there so the kids will eat them. hehe it tastes really good i think, specially if you have some thinkend teriyaki sauce to top it off.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
7 Oct 08
Sounds good. Another recipe I'll have to try. Thank you.
• United States
8 Oct 08
Some other idea for meatloaf would include: -using barbecue sauce in lieu of the ketchup and worcestershire sauce -adding apples -replacing the bread crumbs with oatmeal -adding carrots -adding italian seasoning -adding turmeric -using ground chicken or turkey