I feel like the word meatloaf just immediately turns people off. They really should come up with a better name!
But to be honest, I was like that as a kid. I just knew other people didn’t like it so why would I?? The first time I tried meatloaf was in highschool (or maybe ending middle school) I was at my friends house and her mom made meatloaf. Well…. let me tell you it was the hardest thing in the entire world for me to force down. I’m not exaggerating. I HATED it.
So the fact I tried it again is bizarre… but here I am now totally in love. I do keep it very plain but I will show you what you can add into it to make it more zesty and flavorful!
Ingredients If made from Scratch:
2 tsp dried mustard
2 tsp paprika
1.5 tsp Salt
1.5 tsp Basil
3/4-1 tsp Thyme
1tsp garlic powder
1tsp onion powder
2# ground beef/turkey
1/2 cup milk
If using the McCormick’s meatloaf mix- add milk, eggs.
panko bread crumbs
Mix all ingredients together into a large bowl. Mix together with your hands. Then place into an oven safe dish (it was valentines day so I made small heart patties for meal prep!
If you choose to do small patties- bake for 1 hour
If you Choose to do one large loaf - bake for 1 hour 15 minutes
Enjoy!! My mouth is water just uploading this :)