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Your Next Meat Loaf

Cooking tips for the caring cook.

Your Next Meat Loaf

Use a 1-gallon Ziplock bag to mix all meat loaf ingredients. This accomplishes several things:

  • Hands stay clean and bacteria free
  • You see that everything is well mixed
  • No meat falls out to contaminate the counter area
  • You can easily shape the loaf in the bag then dump it in the pan and pat it with the inside-out bag over your hands.
  • Meat loaf is truly mess-free, no bowl to clean either!

More Meat Loaf Moves

  • Give your meatloaf some zing by replacing plain bread crumbs with seasoned bread crumbs.
  • Use crushed tortilla chips instead of bread crumbs for meat loaf filler. The flavor of the chips makes an excellent variation.
  • To cook meat loaf use a glass pie dish and lay 2 pieces of bread side by side in the middle. Make the meat loaf the normal way and form a loaf. Place the loaf on top of the bread. Cook at the normal temperature. The bread absorbs all the grease.
  • Use a wire potato masher to decorate the top of meatloaf.
  • Try adding 1-cup cooked rice to meat loaf. The meatloaf will be moist, slice firmly and taste new.

Meatloaf Mixing Tip

For easy and more sanitary meatloaf mixing, combine the ingredients with a potato masher.

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