This is a very simple meatloaf recipe that uses basic ingredients and takes ten minutes to prepare. It is incredibly tasty and a hearty, filling meal. A simple meatloaf recipe, some mashed potatoes, buttered rolls, and a slice of pie for dessert makes the perfect meal!
This recipe is great to memorize and get quick at preparing. Once you've done it a few times, you'll be able to whip this up on a busy night for your family to enjoy. Having simple recipes is essential to a high-functioning household. Let's get into this awesome, simple meatloaf recipe.
1 teaspoon salt
1 package tomato vegetable soup mix
1/2 cup boiling water
1/2 cup ketchup
2 pounds ground beef
2 cups soft bread crumbs
1. Mix the soup mix in the boiling water, let stand for five minutes.
2. Mix bread crumbs, ground beef, eggs and salt, then add the soup mixture and mix well.
3. Place in a greased loaf pan, bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees F.
4. Spread the ketchup on top, and bake for an additional 20 minutes.
Tips for Cooking
Cooking should be fun, especially when you're trying out a new recipe! Follow these tips to make the process as fun as possible:
Consider whether your kids can give you a hand. If you have older children, they can definitely give you a hand with preparing this recipe. Cooking together will make lasting memories for all of you, and can help make the process simpler. Have your kids gather ingredients, measure them out, or mix them! Of course, make sure your kids are in the know on kitchen safety before inviting them to cook with you.
Don't try a new recipe on a busy night. Sometimes, you might have a new recipe planned for a busy night. While adjusting a menu mid-week can be hard, you want to give yourself ample time to prepare a new recipe. If you rush through it, you may make mistakes and the end result won't be what you want. Adjust your menu so that you can try this meatloaf recipe on a calm night.
Don't make it too complicated. This recipe is meant to be simple. Stick to the recipe and use only the listed ingredients. Once you start introducing new ingredients and steps, this recipe loses the “simple” part of its name. Complicated recipes can be fun, but not when they add unnecessary stress and headaches.
Invest in high quality cooking equipment. While it can be tempting to grab the cheapest stand mixer you can find, for example, investing in high quality equipment will make the whole process easier and more efficient. While it's expensive, high quality equipment will last for years and will be worth the investment.
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