Classic Meat Loaf

  • suze36 Posted: 09/26/11
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    I have been making my husband's favorite meatloaf for 25 years, Italina style. I mad this for him the day I get my new Cooking Light and he loved it!! That means alot since he doesn't like change.,Thanks for the recipe!!

  • cduffy370 Posted: 10/03/11
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    My husband, son and I loved it, and my younger (very picky) son said it was "OK." Rarely will he admit that something he doesn't think he'll like is "OK." I will definitely be using this recipe from now on.

  • contentedgirl Posted: 09/27/11
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    I made this right after I got my new Cooking Light. What an incredible meatloaf recipe! My husband loved it - in fact he made me put the rest away because he wanted to eat every bite! This will be my new meatloaf recipe! I didn't change a thing - it was right the first time.

  • Lesliepatton61 Posted: 10/23/11
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    Flavorful, moist and easy! Definitely a keeper!

  • Whygal Posted: 10/25/11
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    I made this last night and it was good because I used a veal, pork, and ground beef mixture. The flavor was good--I could really taste the worcheshire sauce. I served it with a brocoli/rice casserole. The leftovers made great sandwiches today!!

  • MadamMaddyKJ26 Posted: 10/24/11
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    This was super easy and very flavorful. Hope to make it again!

  • carolfitz Posted: 11/16/11
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    Quick, easy, but just OK results. Made to recipe subbing fresh oregano for dried. Thoroughly combined all ingredients before adding beef, so as not to overwork the meat. Served with smashed potato/carrot/garlic and steamed brussels sprouts. Main flavor of the meat loaf was the ketchup topping.

  • jef9up Posted: 12/07/11
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    I was looking for a "feel good" comfort meal for my under the weather husband. This was an excellent and easy meatloaf recipe. I liked that the recipe only included one kind of ground meat to avoid shopping for specifics. I would usually have to run to the grocery store for fresh parsley however - but it made the dish worthwhile. I followed the recipe exactly and enjoyed the flavourhttp://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/classic-meat-loaf-50400000115820/#, texture and the minimal effort! Served with a spinach salad. Will enjoy the leftovers for lunch today!

  • sifullerton Posted: 11/29/11
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    Mine was crumbly, slightly underdone and just boring. I wouldn't make this one again.

  • detailaddict Posted: 10/24/11
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    This was good but really nothing special for me. It turned out a bit crumbly and difficult to slice, which was apparently due to its being slightly underdone. I thought the main benefit was the small size, as most recipes turn out an enormous loaf that takes too long for two people to eat. We ate this with mashed potatoes and CL Cheddar Beer-Sauce Broccoli (same issue). I may make this again if I have only ground beef on hand, but I think I prefer other recipes that use a blend of beef, turkey, veal and/or pork.

  • culinaryeiny Posted: 01/10/12
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    It's been years since I've made meatloaf and I thought this recipe was very good. I used 96% lean ground beef and a tad more Worcestershire sauce. Mine was not crumbly. Yum!

  • Gaylee Posted: 02/09/12
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    This recipe is really good! I didn't have any panko so I used 1/4 c. plain bread crumbs. I didn't bother to separate the egg, just put the whole egg in. I was a little short of ketchup but didn't miss it. I loved the oregano! (my name should only have one 'e' at the end but I can't figure out how to fix it)

  • tzevaf Posted: 10/22/12
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    I followed the instructions and ingredients, but found the meatloaf a little dry and flavorless. I traditionally make the "iconic" meatloaf, as the magazine describes this recipe, and I don't think I'll stray from it again. I love panko, but it just doesn't have the flavor of Italian breadcrumbs.

  • spinderella Posted: 02/15/12
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    Excellent. Cooked mine about 20 mins longer and added some diced green pepper in with the onions.

  • Meredtih Posted: 08/16/12
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    I never ever review the recipes that I try, but have to give you kudos for this recipe. I have been looking for a great meatloaf recipe for years, but something is always not quite right with all of the ones that I have tried. This is exactly what I was looking for! I was actually looking forward to making a sandwich with the leftovers tomorrow, but there weren't any. It was comepletely gone. My 4 year old ate 3 or 4 pieces and my 7 year old (who doesn't like meatloaf or even hamburgers) ate 2 pieces - it was all gone before she could get a third. Definitely a keeper! Thanks!! Oh - I also cooked mine for about 20 minutes longer.

  • mmidorijoy Posted: 10/10/12
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    So flavorful!! My husband and I loved it!! (And I generally prefer veggies over meat!) The green parsley and onions were too visible for my ultra-picky stepkids... next time I'll just food-process them to make them more discreet. We rarely repeat recipes, but this one will definitely be one that we make again!

  • cookfromchicago Posted: 12/09/13
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    Solid recipe. Nothing gourmet about it but children like it and it's easy! Mine was 160 degrees after only 25 minutes of cooking.

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