If you’ve ever wondered how to make meatloaf, there are a few basic steps that you need to know. The first step is to make sure that you use 85% to 90% lean ground beef. Then, you’ll want to add a sauce with sweet and tangy flavors, like ketchup. Combine this with some brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, vinegar, and salt. Then, place the meatloaf on a baking sheet, and bake it for at least half an hour until the sauce has set.
Mix the meat and the binding ingredients together well. Be careful not to overmix. You don’t want to have a dense loaf, and you don’t want it to be springy or rubbery. If you don’t have the right meat for the recipe, try using veal or pork. If you don’t have ground beef, try substituting 1/4 cup of ground beef with finely grated vegetables. You can also add tomato juice or broth to moisten the mixture. For extra moisture, add wet ingredients, like soft breadcrumbs.
When making meatloaf, you can mix the ground beef with crushed saltines, green pepper, onion, and paprika. Add some salt, garlic powder, and black pepper and mix well. Then, pour the mixture into the loaf pan and bake until it’s done. If you don’t plan to serve the meatloaf right away, you can refrigerate it or freeze it until the desired time.