Meatloaf, with its long and varied history,
comes in many delicious forms. It's been popular for a long time because it's easy, frugal, kid-friendly and highly adaptable. Whether you love the traditional ketchup-topped version, or a more unusual variation, this list of meatloaf recipes has you covered.
Traditional American meatloaf recipes
This basic version uses sautéed veggies and cream for good texture and flavor.
Meatloaf (The Real Food Way):
This version uses the classic half ground beef, half ground pork for a flavorful combo. Flecked with carrots, celery and parsley, this easy version uses basics from your kitchen for an everyday meal.
This lovely traditional version is peppered with carrots, and uses Panko breadcrumbs to bind.
Sundried Tomato and Herb Meatloaf
(pictured above): This version uses grass-fed beef, and very flavorful ingredients, such as sundried tomatoes, balsamic vinegar and soy sauce.
This version shows us just how simple making meatloaf can be!
Turkey and chicken meatloaf recipes
Ina Garten shares a broth-moistened version of turkey meatloaf that sounds lovely.
Grain-free meatloaf recipes
Mini Simple Meatloaves
(pictured above): Using a muffin tin, it’s so easy to make mini meatloaves. This version is delicious, and also grain-, dairy- and egg-free.
This version uses almond flour instead of breadcrumbs, coconut milk instead of dairy for a paleo-friendly version.
3 “GAPS” Meatloaves:
For those on the healing “GAPS” diet, these grain-free meatloaves will be a blessing. Choose between the traditionally seasoned, Asian, or “Breakfast sausage” versions.
You can also make a sort of meatloaf “pizza”! It’s a favorite for those on a low-carb diet, or those avoiding starches.
Flavorful variations of meatloaf
Tandoori Lamb Meatloaf:
With plenty of flavorful spices combined with lovely ground lamb, this recipe made me want to jump into the kitchen to make it right away!
Vegetarian ‘meatloaf’ recipes
This version uses chopped walnuts, lentils, sautéed vegetables, and a balsamic tomato glaze.
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