Quick And Easy Meatloaf Recipes
Years ago a stack of nice soft bread with jam was always eagerly gobbled down and was a staple at every meal. Wheat or white, homemade or store bought — it didn’t matter, especially when it was spread with butter and your favorite jam, honey or apple butter. Sometimes we watch so many gourmet shows that show you how to make and use breads with names you can’t even pronounce that we forget how much our families love the simple basics like bread and jam.
Keep things simple and easy and you will find yourself not dreading making dinner each night. Go back to the basics like this easy meatloaf recipe, baked potatoes, a green veggie and bread and jam.
I sometimes halve this recipe or make a whole meatloaf and freeze half for later. These meatloaf recipes are super easy, can be made ahead of time, and makes great leftovers!
Bread and Jam
Easy Meatloaf Recipes:
1 lb. ground beef
1 lb. sausage (hot if you like it)
1 cup bread crumbs
2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
3/4 lb. (3 cups) Colby cheese, grated
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Mix all ingredients and place in a loaf pan. Bake 45 minutes.
Here’s another easy meatloaf recipe that is a favorite in our family:
Aunt Mary’s Meatloaf
In a bowl, let soak:
12 slices of bread
2 cups milk
In a second bowl, mix:
4 lbs. ground beef
2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
1-2 Tbps. parsley, chopped
And soaked bread
Place layer of bacon on bottom of 2 loaf pans. Add ground beef mix made into 2 loaves on top the top with more bacon slices.
2 cups ketchup
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 tsp. dry mustard
2 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
hot sauce (optional)
Stir ingredients together. Pour half over the meatloaf . Use the other half for basting and serving. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Add more sauce and bake 25 minutes more.
2 bunches broccoli florets
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1 cup white raisins
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sugar
Mix broccoli, onions, and raisins. Mix dressing. Pour over broccoli mix and chill. Just before serving, sprinkle with sunflower seeds and bacon bits.
Feel free to adjust this salad. Use less or no dressing for fewer calories and, if you prefer, you can use regular raisins instead of white.
For more quick and easy recipes like these easy meatloaf recipes, check out our Dining On A Dime Cookbook!