Melt in Your Mouth Meatloaf

  • 40 mins
  • 11 ingredients
  • Servings 8
  • Prep 20 min
  • Cook 20 min
  • Cuisine
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  • 2 lbs ground beef or turkey or meats of your choice
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3 cups 1/2 inch bread cubes, white or multigrain
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely minced
  • 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbs granulated garlic
  • kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 tbs fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 3 tbs brown sugar

The key to a juicy melt in your mouth meatloaf is to use a “panade”, which is bread cubes mixed with milk and eggs, then added to the meat and combined. This will give you a soft texture that still has the right amount of bite. You may use beef, turkey, pork, veal or a combination of meats.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, combine the eggs and milk.
  • Add the bread cubes, mix and let soak for a few minutes. (You can also use Ritz Crackers)
  • Add the meat, onion, garlic powder, parsley, Worcestershire, salt and pepper.
  • Mix well and form into a single loaf and place evenly in a loaf pan.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 50 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine the ketchup and brown sugar.
  • Top the meat with the sauce during the last 10 minutes of cooking.
  • Serve with additional sauce on the side.
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  1. Hey, there’s no cook time indicted..just says to top with the sauce during last 10 minutes…and I just put it in the oven, ughhh

  2. I am having to cook for much longer than 20 minutes. I will not give this recipe a thumbs down, but all the same, my ground beef was still pink after 20 minutes.

    Ryan Michael Yablow March 31, 2020 at 1:48 am Reply
    • Recipes are a basic blue print. As you are cooking adjust based on what you are seeing and taste. Improvise adapt and overcome

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