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38 Recipes That Take Meatloaf From Retro to Right Now

Updated April 4, 2018
A hearty meatloaf may be the perfect family dinner. The ketchup-glazed classic, served by mothers, grandmothers and local diners everywhere, is as comforting as can be. Certainly, the Homestyle Meatloaf will always have a special place in our hearts, and yet, it’s not the only way to turn a pound of ground beef – or for that matter, ground turkey or ground chicken – into a delicious dinner guaranteed to fill everyone’s bellies! If your grown-up tastes veer toward North African flavors, the Individual Harissa Turkey Meatloaves are for you. Love the classic but need a lighter take? Our Tastiest Turkey Meatloaf is a five-star favorite. And when you have a gang of hungry teenagers to feed, nothing satisfies like our Mozzarella-Stuffed Chicken Parmesan Meatloaf. So, we invite you to dig into this collection of some of Betty’s best meatloaf recipes.

Now that you’ve got every meatloaf recipe you could ever need, here’s the insider knowledge that’ll help you make your best meatloaf every time. The easiest way to mix up your meatloaf ingredients is to do it with your hands. This will also help you avoid overmixing, which results in a tough loaf. To ensure your meatloaf has cooked all the way through, use a meat thermometer. Internal temperature should be 165F for a beef lasagna, check your recipe for more details. Generally, meatloaf can be made a few hours in advance and refrigerated until it’s time to bake. Cover and refrigerate your leftover meatloaf slices. To reheat, microwave each slice on a microwave-safe plate uncovered on Medium-High (70 percent) for 11/2 to 2 minutes. Finally, the only thing that could make your meal any better is ending with a delicious dessert.