Meatloaf often gets a bad rap. If you don’t have a good recipe, this dish may come out too dry, too greasy, or too bland. With the right ingredients, however, meatloaf can become a family favorite.
First, it’s important to choose the right meat. Using a fatty meat, such as cheaper ground beef cuts, will leave your meatloaf greasy and flavorless. Instead, choose a lean cut with a lower fat content.
Next, your meatloaf should use a combination of eggs and liquid, such as sauces, to keep it moist. As you’ll see in the recipe below, it’s important to evaluate your mixture before cooking. If it seems too dry, it’s a good idea to add a bit of milk until it reaches the right consistency.
Lastly, make sure your meatloaf is rich in flavor. In our recipe, we use our Vidalia Onion dip mix, ketchup, and steak sauce to flavor the meat mixture. We also add a tasty sauce to add an extra punch.
With these tips and the recipe below, you can discover a new love for this delicious dish!
Vidalia Onion Meatloaf
1 1/2 lbs. Lean Ground Beef
1/2 cup Buttery Round Crackers, crushed
3/4 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
2 Eggs, beaten
1/4 cup Ketchup
2 Tbsp. Steak Sauce
1/2 cup packed Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Ketchup
1/2 tsp. Chili Powder
1 tsp. Salt
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Stir the ground beef, crushed crackers, cheddar cheese, and Vidalia Onion dip mix in a large bowl until well combined.
- Whisk the eggs, 1/4 cup ketchup, and steak sauce in a separate bowl until smooth.
- Blend the egg mixture into the meat until well combined. If the mixture seems too dry, add a little water.
- Press the meat mixture into a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
- Mix together all the glaze ingredients, then spread over top of the meatloaf.
- Bake in preheated oven until the meatloaf reaches 160° F and is no longer pink in the center, about 45 to 60 minutes.