Because it’s easy to get my whole family to eat meatloaf without any complaints, it’s one of my go-to supper options. Especially when there are mashed potatoes included in the mix! This Stove Top Stuffing Meatloaf is simple to prepare and requires just 4 ingredients, with an easy ketchup glaze. To make the best dinner for the family on a weekday, serve it with mashed potatoes.
When I prepare meatloaf, I usually always use stovetop stuffing since it eliminates the need for me to carefully measure out a myriad of various spices to give the meatloaf its signature taste. Also, I never bake it without a glaze; instead, I either bake it with gravy or use a method similar to the one I’m going to describe here: with a quick and simple glaze made of ketchup and brown sugar. So simple, but so delicious!
INGREDIENTS YOU NEED:
THE MEATLOAF INGREDIENTS:
A 6-ounces “Stovetop Stuffing Mix” box.
1 Cup.Of hot water.
Lean ground beef; I used 2-pounds.
2 whole eggs.
THE KETCHUP GLAZE INGREDIENTS:
1 C.Of ketchup.
1/4 C.Of brown sugar.
2 Tsp.Of Worcestershire sauce.
1 Tsp.Of yellow mustard.
2 Tsp.Of onion powder.
1st Step – In a large mixing basin, whisk together the stuffing mix and the boiling water. Let sit for 5 minutes.
2nd Step – In the meanwhile, prepare the sauce by mixing all of the ingredients together in a second, smaller bowl. Set aside.
3rd Step – After breaking up the wet stuffing mix with a stir, add the ground meat and eggs. After breaking up the eggs and the meat with a mixer, add a half cup of the ketchup sauce and mix everything together very well.
4th Step – Turn your oven temperature up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
5th Step – Place the meat mixture in a loaf pan that is 5 inches by 9 inches and has been oiled. Be careful to use a lot of pressure while pressing down to produce an equal and hard loaf.
6th Step – Bake the meatloaf for 45 minutes after spreading one-half of the leftover ketchup sauce on top of it.
7th Step – Carefully take it out of the oven and drizzle the remaining ketchup on top.
8th Step – Continue baking for another 5 to 15 minutes, until the center is no longer pink (a thermometer inserted into the thickest portion of the meatloaf should register 160 degrees Fahrenheit).
9th Step – After 5 minutes, remove from the oven and gently cut into serving pieces.