Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Best Meatloaf Ever

Sunday I put a little ham in my crockpot (... because my husband LOVES ham) but since he totally wears the rest of us OUT on ham, I decided to also bake a meatloaf.  I don't make those very often because I haven't always found a recipe that turns out so great.  But, I hit the mother load this time!  This meatloaf is delicious!  The loaf tastes great and the sauce is even better!  Thick and rich and yummy!  I did bake this in a meatloaf pan (the loafpan itself has an insert with another loafpan that has little holes for drainage in it). 

I don't have a picture for this.  My pictures don't always look great and there was just no way to get a good picture of the meatloaf.  But the taste?  Oh my!!!!  It's terrific and I know that if you have meatloaf lovers in your family, this will be "the go-to" recipe for you!

Here's how I made the "Best Meatloaf Ever" AT HOME MY WAY:

Best Meatloaf Ever

  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 slice bread (torn into small pieces)
  • 1 egg (blend before adding to the loaf)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 small bell pepper (seeded and finely chopped) (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Kitchen Bouquet (optional, but I think this made it perfect)
  • 1/2 cup milk


  1. Meatloaf: Combine meat loaf ingredients and place into a loaf baking dish.
  2. Smooth out top.
  3. Sauce: Combine sauce ingredients and pour on top and sides of meatloaf.
  4. Bake at 350°F about 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes or until done. (I baked 1 hour 15 minutes)
  5. Let cool about 5 minutes before serving.
  6. ENJOY!



    1. Sounds yummy:) Have a blessed day! Thanks for sharing the recipe! HUGS!

    2. Never heard of kitchen bouquet until now! What else do you use it in? Meat, gravy, stew, I guess since the label says that-lol. I love meatloaf--wonderful comfort food.

    3. Veronica: I would say Kitchen Bouquet is a browning agent. I use it when I make "Beef and Noodles" (I bake round steak with cream of mushroom soup/Kitchen Bouquet/Water and serve that over wide egg noodles). I also add it to vegetable soup and I even add a little bit to my spaghetti sauce to deepen the flavor. A little bit goes a long way and it lasts forever.

      I did the funniest thing with my leftover meatloaf. Well... first off I stuck slices in some hotdog buns I had (I was out of bread) for my lunch. I love cold meatloaf sandwiches. They were so delicious and I wasn't about to let a bite of that delicious meatloaf go to waste. So, I wrapped up the remaining slices in tortillas, put in sandwiches bags and stuck them in the freezer for lunches on the run. Maybe that sounds a little odd but I love everything wrapped in flour tortillas.. LOL

      Let me know if you try the meatloaf. Have a great day!



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