6 Essential Steps in Making a Good Meatloaf
There are 6 essential steps on making a good
meatloaf, so before you get started, take a look at these helpful
tips. Make a meatloaf that your family will enjoy!
1. To intensify the flavor of your meatloaf it
is a good idea to sauté the garlic, carrots, onions and any other
2. When you combine everything in a mixing bowl
it is best to use your hands to blend the ingredients.
3. Brush mustard and ketchup across the top of your
meatloaf to make the meat more moist.
4. Place your meatloaf mix on a broiler pan that
has already been sprayed with cooking spray.
5. If you have a meat thermometer it is best to
test the meatloaf’s internal temperature so you will know when it is
really done. (160 is a good temperature for ground beef)
6. When it is done, let your meatloaf cool off a
bit before slicing and serving.
In a meatloaf the meat is the number one
ingredient, and it is important to choose a meat that has flavor and
texture. It is best to choose lean ground beef instead of the
fattier meats. Any extra fat will be absorbed by the bread crumbs or
whatever you used to hold your meatloaf together. You can add
liquids to the meat to make it moister.
When you are binding your meatloaf together in
the bowl you can use a variety of products. Some people use
crackers, cereal products or rice instead of bread crumbs. It is
also good to mix and egg with your meat mix as it works very well as
a binding product. If you want to add extra liquids you can use
ketchup, salsa, milk or any other liquid you like.
You can mold your meatloaf in any way you like
and even cook meatloaf in muffin tins to give you individual
portions or leftovers for later. When you meatloaf is cooked all the
way through, let it stand for 10 minutes. You will find that once it
cools down it will be firmer and better for slicing. You can also
make sandwiches the next day with leftovers! Meatloaf is a simple
meal for you to cook your family and the ingredients are easy to