Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Repost: Meatloaf

A friend of mine (Tobitha) shared a quick and easy Meatloaf recipe a while back. I like anything that is quick and easy, so I decided to give it a try. Robert had to work late that day, so I took him his supper. When he took the first bite, his eyes lit up like a Christmas tree, and I knew right away this was a keeper recipe!

There are three different variations

1 lb. extra lean ground beef
1 pkg. (6 oz.) Stove Top Stuffing Mix (I used Savory Herbs)
1 cup water
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix meat, stuffing mix, water and add-in (see options below). If you have a Kitchen Aid mixer, use it!  Mixing this by hand is HARD on the knuckles because of the Stuffing.  Press into 12 muffin cups sprayed with cooking spray. (You can make one big loaf or two small loaves if you want.  Be sure to increase the cooking time.) Make an indentation in center of each meatloaf with spoon; fill with extra sauce (see options below).

Bake 30 minutes or until cooked through. Top with cheese; continue baking 5 min. or until cheese is melted.

Additional tip: After removing from the oven, let it sit for 10 minutes. This prevents it from falling apart.

Option: American Style (This is my favorite so far!)
1 tsp garlic powder stirred into 3/4 cup barbecue sauce (We like Sweet Baby Ray's Original)

Option: Italian Style
1 tsp. italian seasoning stirred into 3/4 cup spaghetti sauce

Option: Mexican Style (I have not yet tried this variation.)
2 tsp. chili powder stirred into 3/4 cup thick 'n chunky salsa

Source: Kraft Food & Family (love this magazine!)

This is a repost from my personal blog, Kinsey Family Blog.
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