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You don’t have to live in the midwest to crave a good meat and potatoes meal.
Meatloaf is such a comforting, easy meal to make. Yes, it is rustic. No, it’s not fancy. But it’s good. And filling. And fairly nutritious, depending on the ingredients used. Think of this recipe as a base. You can easily add some shredded carrots or zucchini to up the nutrition factor. Meatloaf freezes beautifully, so I always make 2, then put one in the freezer for another night.
Serve this easy meatloaf with some roasted sweet potatoes.
What is so great about this recipe is that if you can remember WHAT to put into it, it is really easy to eyeball the amounts you need.
Simple Meatloaf Recipe
What You Need:
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 onion
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup panko bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup barbecue sauce, divided
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
Mix everything together in a large bowl, but only use 4 tbsp of the barbecue sauce. In an ungreased glass pan, form into a loaf. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Drizzle the rest of the barbecue sauce over the top, then bake another 20-30 minutes.
If you’re cooking from frozen, follow the same directions, but it may take up to 20 minutes more.
If you don’t have an hour to bake the meatloaf,a tip I use is baking the simple meatloaf recipe mixture in muffin tins. The smaller size cooks in nearly half the time. Just keep an eye on it. Start at about 15 minutes, and go from there.
Does your family eat meatloaf? Have you ever frozen it?