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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 vegetables first.

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 find.

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