Posts Tagged ‘Meatloaf’

I hope y’all liked the Italian Burger post from a couple of weeks ago because it was the inspiration for this meatloaf recipe.  I am a sucker for Italian flavors, but had never thought about adding them to meatloaf.  This recipe was a huge success and one I will definitely be making again.

The biggest downfall about this main course is that it is so hard to photograph well.  Meat,you are my photography nemesis!!

Italian Meatloaf 1

1 lb. ground beef

2/3 cup plain bread crumbs

1/2 cup shredded pizza blend cheese

1/2 cup favorite pasta sauce

1 tbsp. Italian seasoning

1 tsp. minced onion

1/8 tsp. garlic powder

Salt & pepper to taste

1/2 cup additional favorite pasta sauce

2 slices Provolone cheese



Preheat oven to 375 degrees and prepare a baking sheet with a rack on it.  Cover both with foil and spray with non-stick spray.  Then poke holes in the foil on the rack for the extra grease to dip through. 

Combine all of the ingredients except the second 1/2 cup of pasta sauce and the provolone.  Shape into a loaf and place on the prepared rack.



Bake for 35 minutes or until the internal temperature reads about 155 degrees.  Lay the provolone slices on the baked meatloaf and spread the remaining 1/2 cup sauce over the cheese.  Place back in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.  Let the meatloaf set for about 15 minutes for the best flavor.


Italian Meatloaf 2

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Meatloaf is usually a family pleaser here so I am always happy to find a new variation to try.  This recipe from Kraft has an Italian flair that I really like and the stuffing mix was a tasty alternative to bread crumbs or crushed crackers.  I did have to substitute from the original recipe since the Stove Top stuffing for chicken has chicken fat in it and I am severely allergic to all things chicken.  Bummer!


1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes

6 oz. dry stuffing mix

1 lb. extra lean ground beef

1 egg

1/4 cup finely chopped onion

1/2 cup shredded Italian cheese (I used Fiesta blend because that is what I had.)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Mix the tomatoes with the stuffing mix and set half aside.  Add the beef and egg to half of the stuffing mix, combining thoroughly.  Press in a greased 8 inch square baking dish.

Combine the remaining stuffing mixture with the onions and spread over the top of the meat mixture.  Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes.  Remove the foil and sprinkle the cheese over the meatloaf.  Bake uncovered for 10 more minutes or until meatloaf is done (160 degrees in center).







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Honey BBQ Meatloaf

I have a basic meatloaf recipe that a co-worker gave me and it has been my favorite for quite a while.  In fact, it is the only meatloaf recipe I used until I spotted this little number at Mommy’s Kitchen.   Honey barbecue is my favorite kind of barbecue flavor and since my father-in-law and his cousin actually have bee hives and I have honey that produced by bees buzzing around in my backyard and the fields next door, I just have to try it. 

Wow, it turned out so good.  You get a little sweetness from the honey, but still have the kick of the barbecue sauce and mustard.  Yummy!  If you live in the South Central Kentucky area and would like some local honey, just e-mail me and I will hook you up.

honey meatloaf


For the meatloaf:

1 lb. ground beef

1/2 cup crushed saltine crackers

1/2 cup barbecue sauce

1 tsp. yellow mustard

1 tbsp. honey

1/4 tsp. seasoning salt

pepper to taste

For the glaze:

1/2 cup barbecue sauce

1 tsp. Worcestshire sauce

1 tbsp. honey


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix the ground beef, cracker crumbs, 1/2 cup barbecue sauce, mustard, 1 tbsp. honey, seasoning salt and pepper.  Mix well and shape into a loaf.  Bake for 45 minutes then prepare the glaze.


Mix together all of the glaze ingredients.  When the 45 minutes have passed, spread the glaze onto the meatloaf and bake for another 10 minutes.



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