New twist on an old classic

Growing up, meatloaf was something my parents made quite often. I’ve never disliked meatloaf, but new ways to make it are always welcome. After my parents divorced and my dad remarried, my step mom made her version of meatloaf. She made hers in the microwave, in a special pan, and it was round. This completely baffled my dad and I, and watching him try to get that first piece out of the round meatloaf pan was definitely entertaining! We just always referred to her meatloaf as “Polish Meatloaf” since she married into a completely German family. She also adds, what I refer to as, a layer of ketchup frosting. It’s really thick, and just a little too much for me. My roommate used to make meatloaf on occasion, and it would be kind of greasy. So really, all of this was making me not want to make meatloaf ever…which to Brandon was okay because he’s not a huge fan of it. I found a recipe awhile ago that I tried, it mixed ground turkey and ground chicken, it wasn’t bad, and he didn’t mind it. But, I want to wow him! I want Brandon to absolutely love everything I make! I know that’s unrealistic, that I will make things that one, or both of us, won’t like, but I don’t like to focus on that haha.

So as I was searching through pinterest (seriously, I’m addicted) I found a new recipe for meatloaf and it included a box of Stove Top Stuffing. Now for me, anything that involves Stove Top is A-OK in my book. I love that stuff! Maybe it’s the memories that it brings up of when I was little and we’d have it for dinner as a treat, or maybe it’s just that good. I’m not really sure what it is, and frankly I don’t care! Haha! So, tonight I made this new meatloaf, and honestly I could have eaten the entire loaf pan! I’ve never felt this way about meatloaf before! I almost don’t want to share it with Brandon when he gets home, but shhh, don’t tell him that. I read some of the reviews for the recipe and they mentioned different things to put on top of the meatloaf, like ketchup/mustard concoctions, adding some brown sugar, really whatever you’d put on normal meatloaf. But one person mentioned BBQ Sauce and I don’t know why I’ve never thought of that before. Brandon made some ribs last week and whipped up some homemade BBQ sauce, which there was a lot of extra of, so I put some of that one top and it was delicious!!!

Without any more rambling, here is the recipe:

Stove Top Stuffing Meatloaf

Ingredients:

  •  1 lb ground meat (beef or turkey)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Box Stove Top Stuffing
  • 1 Cup Water

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients together
  2. Put in loaf pan, bake at 350 for about 45 minutes.

That’s it! So simple!! And seriously so good!!!! Like I said, I could have eaten the whole thing! I used ground turkey, and I didn’t take off the extra .25 pound that you get with the package of ground turkey, I just used the whole 1.25 pounds of it. I made the glazed carrots with this and a baked potato and it was the best dinner I’ve had in awhile!! Please make this and enjoy!!

Also, if any of you make any of the recipes I post, please let me know what you think of them! Any way you’ve changed them, tweaked them, or suggestions! I’d love to hear them!

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Recipe from: http://dancingthroughtheminefield.blogspot.com/2012/03/secret-ingredient-meatloaf.html

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