These Are the Best Meatloaf Recipes You Can Make

Meatloaf can get a bad rap, but when prepared correctly, it can be quite tasty. Meatloaf is a nostalgic dish that packs a meaty flavor, and it can be made in a pinch. It’s perfect for easy weeknight meals and tastes great as leftovers, too. Some like their meatloaf packed with veggies, while others like theirs plain. Some like it on a sandwich, and others prefer it unaccompanied. Regardless of how you like meatloaf served, prepare it at home and enjoy the nostalgic supper right in your own kitchen. Here are 15 recipes that will get you started. There are recipes on this list for everyone — even those who don’t want meat in their meatloaf.

1. Classic Meatloaf

Classic meatloaf with tomato sauce

It doesn’t get much better than this classic meatloaf | iStock.com

Here’s the classic meatloaf recipe from Martha Stewart. If anyone can help you master meatloaf, Martha can. Her tried-and-true formula is one that home chefs go back to time and time again, and for good reason. This meatloaf is made primarily from ground beef, pork, onion, garlic, and egg. It’ll cook for 45 to 55 minutes before yielding 6 servings. Make this meatloaf for your family and friends and remind them what an old-fashioned dinner tastes like.

Ingredients:

  • 3 slices white sandwich bread
  • ⅓ cup whole milk
  • 1½ pounds ground beef chuck
  • ½ pound ground pork
  • ½ medium onion, grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

Head to Martha Stewart for the full recipe. 

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