It seems that most people have strong feelings about meatloaf. Some love it, some hate it, and some can only eat it once every other month. As of today, I would define my relationship with meatloaf as a budding romance. When I was younger, I wouldn’t touch it. I always heard people talk about meatloaf in a negative way. I thought nobody in the world actually liked it, so why would I even try it?
I eventually tried meatloaf when I was in high school – yes, I remember the day. I remember it because it made such a big impression on me. I finally had a plate of the infamous meatloaf, and it was GOOD! I couldn’t believe it. Meatloaf wasn’t supposed to be good, I thought. But this was delicious! It tasted just like my mom’s meatballs, which are fantastic. I was in shock.
Even though I loved my first piece of meatloaf, I didn’t start eating it regularly. I still felt like I shouldn’t like it. Fast forward a few years, and here we are today. I actually look forward to making meatloaf now. Especially because there are so many varieties. My go-to version, of course, is my mom’s recipe. But there are other delicious ones, as well. Moist meatloaf, cheesy meatloaf, mini meatloaves, etc. We have all of those and more in RecipeLion’s (JUST UPDATED) free eCookbook, 24 Must-Have Meatloaf Recipes.
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Traditional Meatloaf Recipes: Prize-Winning Meatloaf
Here’s a classic meatloaf recipe. It originates from the recipe that was on the Quaker Oats container from years back. It’s made with just a few ingredients, so it’s a budget-friendly dinner winner.
Easy Meatloaf Recipes: Jo’s Favorite Meatloaf
By: Jo from Jo Cooks
Jo’s Favorite Meatloaf uses a combination of ground beef and ground pork. It also uses BBQ sauce, which makes it stand out from other recipes. This easy meatloaf recipe is absolutely fantastic.
Cheesy Meatloaf Recipes: Mozzarella-Filled Mini Meatloaves
This recipe makes meatloaf more interesting. Not only are they mini, but they’re stuffed with cheese! This is a fun dinner for kids and kids at heart. Because they’re so small, they can be served as an appetizer, too.
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