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Southern Meatloaf – Immaculate Bites

Southern Meatloaf – A moist, tender, flavorful chunk of meat that glistens with a luscious sweet glaze. A classic comfort food that will impress everyone. A delicious and easy-to-make family dinner perfect for the holidays.

This wonderful Southern meatloaf saved me from last week’s party emergency. (I blame it on my mama’s brain). But thanks to this super easy recipe, I didn’t show up empty-handed.

When I have a craving for homemade meatloaf, I make three batches because it’s a great pre-eaten meal. One goes to the table for a delicious homemade dinner. The other two of hers are then put in the freezer for a quick meal later (or emergency save for a forgotten party).

Enjoy meatloaf with roasted beans and mashed potatoes

best southern meatloaf

This Southern meatloaf recipe is incredibly moist and tender, making it one of the most famous comfort foods. actually, October 18th is National Meatloaf Appreciation DayWith or without glaze, this superstar boasts sensational flavors from incredible spices.

recipe ingredients

What You Need to Make Southern Meatloaf
What you need for the glaze
  1. aromatic – Sauté garlic, onions, and peppers to remove excess moisture, as well as add flavor. Thyme and parsley also add a spark of fresh flavor and make this meatloaf even tastier.
  2. Ground beef – Lean ground beef is my choice for meaty goodness without a greasy mess.
  3. Bread crumbs, milk, eggs – Powerful meatloaf binder trio locks in moisture for tender juiciness.
  4. spices – Enjoy the rich umami flavor of extra meat by adding beef broth, a dash of cayenne pepper, Worcestershire sauce and ketchup to spice up this delicious beef dish with just the right amount of heat.
  5. glaze – Brush with a beautiful glaze of ketchup, Dijon mustard and sugar for a stunning finish. homemade BBQ sauce Also does tricks.

How to make southern meatloaf

Sauté the vegetables and mix the base

make meatloaf

  • sautéed vegetables – Put about 1 tablespoon of oil in a small or medium pot and put it on medium heat. Add the onions, garlic and bell peppers and sauté for 1-2 minutes to blend the flavors. Be careful not to burn it. Set aside and let cool.
  • mix – Place beef, parsley, bread crumbs, eggs, thyme, white pepper, cayenne pepper, Worcestershire sauce and beef broth in a medium bowl. Then add the chilled onion mixture, followed by the milk and salt. Mix lightly until everything is completely mixed.
  • Migration – Shape meatloaf into bread in a rimmed baking pan or place in a 5-by-9-inch loaf pan and press lightly to distribute evenly across pan.
  • bake Carefully remove from oven for about 40 minutes.
Bake and glaze the bread

meatloaf glaze

  • mix – Mix ketchup, mustard and brown sugar in a small bowl.
  • glaze the meatloaf – Then brush the meatloaf with the ketchup glaze.
  • Bake Again – Return the meatloaf to the oven. Continue baking for an additional 20 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center of the meatloaf registers 160°F/72°C.
  • serve – Let sit for 10 minutes before serving.
sliced ​​southern meatloaf

recipe variations

  1. cornbread crumbs – Use day-old cornbread and add it to your meatloaf mixture for a fun savory twist.
  2. cheese meatloaf – Fill this Southern-style meatloaf with grated or chunk cheese like cheddar, mozzarella, gouda or provolone for a delightful cheese surprise. Hmmm!
  3. bacon – make Bacon-wrapped meatloaf For an extra decadent meat lover’s feast.
  4. Low carb and keto meatloaf – This can be easily achieved with some ingredient substitutions such as almond flour or keto ketchup, and you can omit the sugar.

tips and tricks

  1. 10% fat ground beef not only adds flavor to traditional meatloaf, but it also makes it juicier.
  2. Use your hands or a spoon to mix everything evenly, but don’t over mix. Using too much of the mixture can lead to tough or mushy meatloaf.
  3. You can try frying a small amount of the mix to taste the meatloaf.
  4. You’ll know it’s fully cooked when the internal temperature reaches 160-165°F.
  5. Let the baked meatloaf rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing.

advance instructions

This recipe is a go-to appetizer for a large crowd because it’s so easy. Prepare the meatloaf the day before so it tastes even better after all the flavors have melded together. Cover the meatloaf with foil and store in the refrigerator overnight. When you’re ready to bake, let the oven come to room temperature while preheating.

Alternatively, you can wrap the uncooked meatloaf tightly in plastic wrap and foil and store it in the refrigerator. three months in the freezerIf you want to eat it, defrost it overnight in the refrigerator.

How to eat and store

This old-fashioned meatloaf recipe is appetizing sandwich—A tempting alternative to hamburger patties. And get ready for a flavor fest like condiments mustard BBQ sauce When grilled red pepper sauce.

Cooked meatloaf stays fresh 2-3 days in the refrigerator, 3 months in the freezer if stored properly.

Thaw southern meatloaf in the refrigerator overnight, then bring to room temperature. reheat by baking 25-30 minutes at 250°F/120°C or until fully heated. You can add some beef broth or water to keep it moist. Alternatively, reheat the meatloaf slices in the microwave with a damp paper towel to prevent them from drying out.

Enjoy Southern Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes and Roasted Beans

Frequently Asked Questions

What keeps meatloaf moist?

There are many factors that go into keeping meatloaf moist. Fat content helps too, but it should be less than 15% so it doesn’t get too greasy. Milk is a great meat tenderizer. Eggs add fat and hold it together. Of course, the glaze also locks in the juiciness.

Should I cover the meatloaf while baking?

Usually not. The direct heat from the oven ensures that the meatloaf is perfectly caramelized. However, if it browns too quickly, cover it with foil and uncover it for the last 15 minutes.

Why is my meatloaf falling apart?

The lean-to-fat ratio helps with this recipe because too much or too little fat can cause the meatloaf to fall apart. As such, there may not be enough rest time before slicing.

What to Serve with Southern Meatloaf

Enjoy this classic meatloaf like a true Southerner with these equally delicious combinations.

  1. fries and onions
  2. bacon mac and cheese
  3. sweet potato mashed potatoes
  4. collard green
  5. southern cornbread

Easier ground beef recipes to try

  1. salisbury steak
  2. Dorito casserole
  3. hamburger helper
  4. ground beef curry
  5. Moussaka

Conclusion

This traditional meatloaf is one of my favorite dishes growing up. how about you What was your favorite dish when you were a child? Let us know in the comments. ❤️

see how to make

Southern meatloaf

Moist, tender, savory meaty goodness, bread glistening with luscious sweet glaze. A classic comfort food that will impress everyone. A delicious and easy-to-make family dinner perfect for the holidays.

instructions

  • Preheat oven to 177°C with rack in middle. Put about 1 tablespoon of oil in a small-medium pot and heat over medium heat.

  • Add the onions, garlic and bell peppers and sauté for 1-2 minutes to blend the flavors. Be careful not to burn it. Then let it cool.

  • Place beef, parsley, bread crumbs, eggs, thyme, white pepper, cayenne, Worcestershire sauce, and beef bouillon powder in a medium bowl. Add cooled onion mixture, followed by milk and salt. Mix lightly until everything is completely mixed.

  • Form the meatloaf into a loaf in a rimmed baking pan, or place in a 5-by-9-inch loaf pan and press lightly to distribute evenly across pan.

  • Bake for about 40 minutes and carefully remove from the oven.

  • Mix ketchup, mustard and brown sugar in a small bowl. Then brush the meatloaf with the ketchup glaze.

  • Return meatloaf to oven. Continue baking for an additional 20 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 160°F/72°C.

  • Let stand 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Tips and notes:

  1. 10% fat ground beef not only adds flavor to traditional meatloaf, but it also makes it juicier.
  2. Use your hands or a spoon to incorporate everything evenly, but don’t over mix. Using too much of the mixture can lead to tough or mushy meatloaf.
  3. You can try frying a small amount of the mix to taste the meatloaf.
  4. You know your Southern meatloaf is done when the internal temperature reaches 160-165°F.
  5. Let the baked meatloaf rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing.
  6. Keep in mind that nutritional information is approximate and can vary greatly depending on products used in recipes.

Nutrition Facts Table:

Serving: 240g| | calorie: 512kcal (26%)| | carbohydrate: 38g (13%)| | protein: 27g (54%)| | thick: 28g (43%)| | saturated fat: Teng (63%)| | Polyunsaturated fat: 2g| | Monounsaturated fat: 12g| | Trans fat: 1g| | cholesterol: 109mg (36%)| | sodium: 658mg (29%)| | potassium: 613mg (18%)| | fiber: 3g (13%)| | sugar: 14g (16%)| | Vitamin A: 1112IU (twenty two%)| | Vitamin C: twenty fourmg (29%)| | calcium: 154mg (15%)| | iron: Fivemg (28%)



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