Meatloaf is one of my favorite meals to both cook and eat. I enjoy coming up with different flavors and ingredients and I’ve been known to throw a ton of veggies in there because the kids never know. You can never have too many “hidden” veggies! Meatloaf is always a quick meal to make on a week night or for company because everything gets mixed in one bowl and then cooked in one pan. It makes for easy clean up too! It’s also convenient that you can use basically any ground meat you have on hand. Beef, pork and turkey are my favorites to use in meatloaf.
I like to use cracker crumbs rather then bread crumbs because I think it adds more flavor. Ritz crackers are the best and they even have whole wheat. I shred the carrots, rather then buying pre-shredded because you want the carrot to be hidden! The carrots and the hot chili sauce will both give the meatloaf an orange-pinkish color, so be sure to use a meat thermometer to check when it’s done.
The easiest (and most delicious) sauce for the meatloaf is just three ingredients: KC Masterpiece Sweet Honey & Molasses, honey and hot chili sauce. This is the perfect amount of sweet and spicy. KC Masterpiece is one of those classic brands that you never need to stray from. They also offer the most delicious flavors. I’ve been keeping an eye out for the Fiery Honey Habanero Barbecue Sauce.
- For the meatloaf:
- 2-3 lbs ground beef
- 1.5 cups crushed cracker crumbs
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup diced onion
- 1 cup shredded carrot
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 3 Tbls hot chili sauce
- 2 Tbls Honey
- 1 tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- For the Sauce:
- ½ cup KC Masterpiece Honey and Molasses Barbecue Sauce
- 2 Tbls hot chili sauce
- 2 Tbls honey
- Preheat the oven to 375.
- Mix all of the meatloaf ingredients in a bowl. Transfer to a baking dish and form into a loaf.
- In a small bowl, mix the sauce ingredients together. Brush on top of the meatloaf.
- Bake for 45-60 minutes.
What are your favorite ingredients to add to meatloaf?
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