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NO FAIL MEATLOAF HONESTLY

Fpr years I have had problems until I finally did what my MILsure did.

 After you make your recipe, put in a covered pan and put water in the pan with the meatloaf and put the lid  on the pan of meatloaf.   I think it steams the meatloaf.  I am so glad I finally  did what  she did.   Also, my husband loves meatloaf sandwichs. Be sure you  pat  down your  meatloaf       ENJOY

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@my furry friend sadie wrote:

Fpr years I have had problems until I finally did what my MILsure did.

 After you make your recipe, put in a covered pan and put water in the pan with the meatloaf and put the lid  on the pan of meatloaf.   I think it steams the meatloaf.  I am so glad I finally  did what  she did.   Also, my husband loves meatloaf sandwichs. Be sure you  pat  down your  meatloaf       ENJOY


 

@my furry friend sadie  

I form my meatload in burgers because DH makes meatlolf sandwiches.

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@Mary Bailey.  Brilliant!  I love meatloaf sandwiches too but never thought to make it in patties.

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My meatloaf bakes up fine and tastes fine. However it looks awful and falls apart. Sometimes it looks like I'm serving sloppy Joe with our mashed potatoes and glazed carrots.

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This sounds like using a Bain Marie technique. Is that correct? I will definitely try this method. My husband and I order meatloaf at a local restaurant that has been cooked, sliced thick and then placed on grill. It holds together nicely and the grill gives a great flavor.

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@my furry friend sadie, thanks for the suggestion, I am going to give it a try.

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I don't like meatloaf.  I know it's dumb, it's basically a meatball in a different shape and I like meatballs.

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@Auntg 

 

Hi.   You may not be adding enough binding agent.  I use crushed saltine crackers because that's what my Mother did but most people use bread, I think.   Also, you need an beaten egg or two depending on the size of the meatloaf.

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I love meat loaf and make a pretty good one however, I dont have a recipe , I just dump it all together. The one thing I use in it is a splash of soy sauce. I use various dry binders too, oatmeat, rice, bread crumbs. But the one thing I always do--- is mix it up very lightly and NEVER pack it in the loaf pan. Don't want a hocky puck--- I use the loaf pan with the insert in it to drain off the fat--that is a genius invention. Hmmm... sounds really good--may make one for dinner tonight---we love sammies afterward too. Also, since I only use my Breville counter top oven that has a convection feature---I brown the top of it for a few minutes too-----

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@wagirl wrote:

I love meat loaf and make a pretty good one however, I dont have a recipe , I just dump it all together. The one thing I use in it is a splash of soy sauce. I use various dry binders too, oatmeat, rice, bread crumbs. But the one thing I always do--- is mix it up very lightly and NEVER pack it in the loaf pan. Don't want a hocky puck--- I use the loaf pan with the insert in it to drain off the fat--that is a genius invention. Hmmm... sounds really good--may make one for dinner tonight---we love sammies afterward too. Also, since I only use my Breville counter top oven that has a convection feature---I brown the top of it for a few minutes too-----


I don't have the countertop oven but I have the meatloaf pan with the insert.  I ball up some aluminum foil and put under the insert.  Doing so means the meat doesn't sit in all that grease beign released from the meatloaf.