Moist Meatloaf Recipe
My wife once told me that she did not like meatloaf, because all the meatloaf she had ever eaten had been too dry. So she unwittingly set me a challenge to create this recipe. This recipe gives you a super moist meatloaf that is a great meal for all the family.
This was, in fact, my first attempt at making meatloaf, and we were both very pleasantly surprised with the outcome, which worked out perfectly.
My wife loved it and even polished off the leftovers on day 2!!
We kept the leftovers in an airtight box in the fridge, but I would not keep it much more than a couple of days before eating it. Anyway, it did not even last that long before it went!
Honey mustard glaze
When I was researching how people make meatloaf it was interesting to see that a lot of people tend to have a tomato ketchup type sauce on the top on the meatloaf. I had not seen this before, but it made me think about what I would like to put on my meatloaf to add some taste.
I did not want it to be overpowering so that it would not adversely affect the overall taste of the meatloaf. So in the end, I made just a thin layer of sweet honey and mustard glaze that I also use on my baked ham recipe. We think it worked well and we did not need to resort to using any ketchup when we ate this meal!
The secret to keeping meatloaf moist
As I mentioned I am not a meatloaf expert at all. But I did use 12% fat ground beef from Aldi in this meatloaf. I think that will have contributed to keeping the meatloaf moist as the breadcrumbs and onion will have absorbed the fat released from the meat.
I cooked the meatloaf in a bread loaf pan and used parchment paper to stop it sticking. This turned out to be a good idea as it made it very easy to remove the meatloaf from the pan.
I did not cover the meatloaf in the oven as I did not think I needed to. Perhaps this would have resulted in an even moister meatloaf but the outside crust would not have been so well done.
The result was a super moist meatloaf with a crunchy crust, so I think the method I used worked fine.
I hope you enjoy making this meatloaf – let me know how you get on in the comments section below! Thanks!
How to make moist meatloaf
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