Monday, March 28, 2011

5-INGREDIENT MEATLOAF


Do you have a favorite meatloaf recipe? I've enjoyed any number of delicious meatloaves this year: some beef, some turkey, some with sausage, some chock full of veggies, some with bacon, some with sauces. This list goes on. With 2 pounds of ground beef on hand and the desire to try yet another version of this family favorite, I logged on to the Kraft website and found this 5-ingredient meatloaf (and I had all 5) and decided to give it a go.

Serves 8 - 7 SP per serving
2 lb ground beef
6 oz stuffing mix for chicken
2 eggs
1 cup water
1/2 cup BBQ sauce, divided

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place the ground beef, stuffing mix, eggs, water, and 1/4 cup of BBQ sauce in a large bowl. Mix just until blended. Shape into loaf in a 13 X 9 inch baking dish. Top with remaining BBQ sauce. Bake 1 hour or until thermometer registers 160 degrees.

Tell me you can't waltz in the door and have dinner on the table easily with this one!
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TASTE NOTES
I was skeptical of a recipe that called for no seasoning whatsoever, but being familiar with stuffing mix, I knew there'd be plenty of salt and pepper and some dehydrated spices. Before you turn up your nose at this one, let me tell you it was absolutely delicious. Moist and flavorful, the only change I'd make would be to add a bit more BBQ sauce. You'll love it sliced thin for sandwiches and you can slice and freeze any leftovers if, like me, you cook for 2.

8 comments:

  1. How simple...sounds very good! Thanks.

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  2. I can just see in this picture this has to be the best tasting meatloaf I would have ever eaten got to try it your way!

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  3. We use a similar often...great to put in muffin pan to make individual meatloaf muffins :)

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  4. This sounds like a good recipe for a harried day where an easy to prepare, a stick to the ribs type of meal is desired. I bet it makes a wonderful next day sandwich with lots of ketchup on it!

    Thanks so much for your congratulations on my new grandson!

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  5. It certainly looks easy and it is a perfect recipe for a busy day. The best part of meatloaf, however, are the sandwiches made form the leftovers. I'll wager this recipe makes wonderful sandwiches. Have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

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  6. So easy! This is almost exactly the way I make it when I'm in a super hurry :-)

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  7. How unique and smart to use a stuffing mix in the meatloaf--it really looks wonderful. I'm with Mary--I want a sandwich from the leftovers! ;-)

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  8. Meatloaf is one of my favorites and I'm secretly a big fan of that stuffing mix, so I won't be turning my nose up at all. The meatloaf looks delicious and I will keep this in mind for when I need a quick dinner.

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