We all can remember coming home from a long day at school and being welcomed by the smell of mom's meatloaf in the oven. Meatloaf and savory mashed potatoes is an iconic comfort meal. Now, you can learn how to make meatloaf with this simple meatloaf recipe!
While the classic recipe for meatloaf calls for ground beef, there are no limitations on the type of meat you can use. If you want to get a little fancy, you can even mix the type of meats to give your loaf a unique flavor and texture. One thing for certain is that you should use meat that has fat. Using lean ground meat will give you a dry and unappetizing meatloaf. If you want to limit the amount of fat in your meatloaf, stick to meat that is 80 to 85% lean.
Tossing in some diced veggies will make your meatloaf even more flavorful. You are free to add any type of crunchy veggie including celery, carrots, bell peppers and even mushrooms. Since vegetables are high in vitamins and minerals, they also increase the meatloaf's nutritional value.