Traditional Meat Loaf
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + standing
I didn’t alter this recipe as I was making it for the first time. I wouldn’t change a thing except I always use meatloaf mix when making meatloaf & meatballs. The carrots got too mushy when I finely shredded them so I put the rest in my chopper which worked great. To those who left out the carrots, you can’t really taste them so your vegetable haters won’t even know they’re in there. They enhance the nutrition of the meatloaf. This is a keeper.
I almost didn’t put the cheese in the mixture because I never add cheese to meatloaf recipes. Then I decided make it exactly as submitted. This is a very tasty meatloaf. I like the texture and flavors. Don’t grate the carrots too small. It’s hard to incorporate mushy carrots into the meat mixture.
Can use the packaged meat loaf mix that they sell in stores?
OK, but much better using a beef-pork-veal mix in decreasing quantity. Mixing in a can of Golden Mushroom soup is also a great taste enhancer.
Looking at the recipe and what my mothers recipe and now mine, is not a traditional recipe that we are use to, and I am talking about 55 years of tradition ?? we use tomato sauce not ketchup in ours, even though this does look nice.....
This is now my go to meatloaf recipe. Don't be afraid to add the grated carrots. My husband really like meatloaf and this is now his favorite.
Impossible Burger is appearing in some advertising with this recipe. I've had Impossible Burger (as a burger) and it is very tasty. Has anyone tried Impossible Burger for this recipe?
I’ve made my meatloaf similar to this for years. I used grated Parmesan in place of cheddar. I shred my carrots, diced my onion and add shredded zucchini and chopped garlic. I sauté this mixture in evoo, most times to carmalized but as long as cooked down. I cool and then start the meatloaf process. A good way to hide veg and because already softened they blend into mixture and the kids never knew they were there
We love this meatloaf! We have this often and we always make an extra batch to put in the freezer. This recipe is SO good, even my picky 3 year old loves this!
We loved this recipe for meatloaf, I am not sure my grandchildren would like it because of the vegetables. I do prefer using Panko bread crumbs rather than bread though.