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I need your best meatloaf recipe

Alright, give me your best meatloaf recipe. I looked at the ones in the recipe listings but there are some better ones out there. [p]What I would also like to know is what type of wood would be best for a light smoke flavor....hickory, cherry, pecan...ect.[p]thanks,[p]KT


  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,420
    Cat's meatloaf is without a doubt the best meatloaf I have ever eaten. Here is the link if you didn't catch it. You will not regret the effort.

    [ul][li]Cat's Righteous Meatloaf[/ul]
    Twitter: @dizzypigbbq
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  • RhumAndJerkRhumAndJerk Posts: 1,506
    Here is one that I made last night for cooking tonight. It is simple and from one of those church lady type cookbooks. It is an Italian Style Meatloaf.[p]1.5 lbs Ground Chuck
    3 slices day old white Bread, (Italian is preferred)
    1 Onion diced
    2 cloves Garlic, crushed
    0.5 cup Tomato Sauce
    1 egg
    2 tbls. Parsley
    0.5 tsp. Oregano
    Salt and Pepper to taste[p]Cut the crust off of the bread. Wet the bread and squeeze out the liquid.
    Place all of the ingredients in large bowl and mix with your hands until all is distributed. You may want to shred the wet bread before you mix to ensure even distribution. Do not over mix, because it will cause the meatloaf to have a mealy texture. Pack evenly into a 9x5x3" loaf pan.[p]The recipe calls for cooking at 350 for 1.5 hours, but I would follow Cat’s method for the egging.[p]Hope this helps,

  • ShelbyShelby Posts: 803
    I use a recipe similiar to RhumAndJerk's.
    As for cooking, I go direct at 350* for about an hour and a half. I usually go with pecan wood. Comes out excellent!
    And go straight to sandwiches!

  • KT,[p]If you go to the following site and prep as described, but round it to about a 3"-4" loaf and cook at 300.....check doneness after 45 minutes....usually take 50-60 minutes.[p][p]
  • Tom D.,
    Thanks for the link. I saw a couple of other recipes I may want to try this weekend.

  • GfwGfw Posts: 1,598
    <p />KT, thanks to the SpiceCooks, we do this one frequently.[p]
    [ul][li]Mexican Meatloaf[/ul]
  • SundownSundown Posts: 2,964
    Nature Boy,[p] YES!

  • KT,[p]Reading up on some of the feedback it made me crave meatloaf last night. I printed out and made Kat's Meatloaf and it was AWESOME!! I must say the flavor was great and the cooking time was perfect......can't wait for lunch to have the leftovers (what little we had)!!

  • Tom D., oooops, you gave me credit for Cat's recipe. Ya got the wrong kat!

  • kat,[p]OOPS!! That was Cat's........SORRY Cat!!!

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