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The Best Homemade Meatloaf

 
The Best Homemade Meatloaf
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One serving costs about $1.74

$1.74 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 80 minutes

Ready in 1 hour and 20 minutes

6 lunch,main course,main dish,dinner
spoonacular Score:41%

Spoonacular Score: 41%

 

The recipe The Best Homemade Meatloaf can be made in about 1 hour and 20 minutes. For $1.74 per serving, this recipe covers 18% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This main course has 354 calories, 29g of protein, and 9g of fat per serving. This recipe serves 6. It is brought to you by Pink When. If you have milk, oregano, salt, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. 1 person found this recipe to be tasty and satisfying. Overall, this recipe earns an improvable spoonacular score of 0%. Best Homemade Meatloaf, Hunt’s “Homemade” Meatloaf, and Homemade Meatloaf (Like Grandma Made!) are very similar to this recipe.

Meatloaf can be paired with Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. Meatloaf will work with many red wines. We recommend something bold and fruity, like a Cabernet Sauvignon or Zinfandel. One wine you could try is Crossbarn by Paul Hobbs Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. It has 4.7 out of 5 stars and a bottle costs about 55 dollars.

Crossbarn by Paul Hobbs Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Dark crimson in color, our Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon exudes enticing aromas of cassis, boysenberry, lavender, sage, cedar, and tobacco leaf. A tantalizing palate offers a medley of peak-ripe, plums, wild berries, thyme, clove and vanillin. Creamy fine grain tannins from front to finish. Rich, savory flavors that coat the mouth entirely and continuously. Dense and mouth wateringly juicy.

» Get this wine on Wine.com

Ingredients

Servings:
1.5 lbs
1.5 lbs lean ground beef
lean ground beef
1 cup
1 cup ketchup
ketchup
0.5 cup
0.5 cup brown sugar
brown sugar
0.75 cup
0.75 cup milk
milk
2
2  eggs
eggs
1.5 tsps
1.5 tsps salt
salt
1 tsp
1 tsp oregano
oregano
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps black ground pepper
black ground pepper
1 small
1 small onion
onion
0.5
0.5  green bell pepper
green bell pepper
0.75 cup
0.75 cup saltine crackers
saltine crackers
1.5 lbs lean ground beef
1.5 lbs
lean ground beef
1 cup ketchup
1 cup
ketchup
0.5 cup brown sugar
0.5 cup
brown sugar
0.75 cup milk
0.75 cup
milk
2  eggs
2
eggs
1.5 tsps salt
1.5 tsps
salt
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp
oregano
0.5 tsps black ground pepper
0.5 tsps
black ground pepper
1 small onion
1 small
onion
0.5  green bell pepper
0.5
green bell pepper
0.75 cup saltine crackers
0.75 cup
saltine crackers

Equipment

oven
oven
frying pan
frying pan
oven
oven
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Pink When

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.09
Ingredient
1.5 pounds lean ground beef
1 cup ketchup
½ cups brown sugar
¾ cups milk
2 eggs
1 teaspoon oregano
½ teaspoons black ground pepper
1 small onion
½ green bell pepper
¾ cups saltine crackers
Price
$9.81
$0.86
$0.35
$0.25
$0.48
$0.05
$0.03
$0.15
$0.18
$0.39
$12.56

Tips

Health Tips

  • Ketchup can pack in a surprising amount of sugar, so read the nutrition facts label and find a brand that doesn't have too much. Of course, you can also make your own ketchup so you can control how much sugar goes in.

  • If you're following a gluten-free diet, make sure your crackers (and all other ingredients) is truly gluten free.

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

  • Studies have shown people who drink full fat milk are thinner than those who drink low-fat or fat-free milk instead. Keep that in mind before you decide to swap. If you want to go dairy free, however, you can replace milk with unsweetened soy milk in most recipes.

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • The price of ground beef is going up. Beans and lentils, on the other hand, are both cheap and filling. Depending on the recipe, you might be able to add beans or lentils to stretch out your beef.

  • Making your own ketchup from scratch won't actually save you money and will definitely cost you more time. Personally, we will be sticking with store bought, but watching our serving sizes to avoid too much sugar.

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

  • get more price tips

Cooking Tips

  • Store brown sugar in an air-tight container to avoid hardening. If your brown sugar still gets too hard to use, you can use one of these techniques to soften it.

  • Make sure you cook ground meat thoroughly. Grinding meat creates a lot of surface area that bacteria can grow on, so eating undercooked ground meat poses a real health risk.

  • To keep your eyes from stinging and watering while cutting onions, trying popping the onion in the freezer for 15 minutes before you plan to start cooking. Chilling the onion slows the release of the enzyme responsible for teary eyes.

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • To avoid antibiotics, hormones, and other nasties in your milk, choose organic whenever possible. If you can't afford organic, look for milk labeled hormone and antibiotic free. It is often less expensive.

  • Bell peppers are unfortunately on the "dirty dozen" list compiled by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). You might want to buy them organic when you can.

  • Choose organic, grassfed beef whenever possible. If you're worried about your grocery budget, try eating a few vegetarian meals so you can afford better meat!

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
353 Calories
28g Protein
8g Total Fat
38g Carbs
10% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
353
18%

Fat
8g
14%

  Saturated Fat
3g
24%

Carbohydrates
38g
13%

  Sugar
29g
32%

Cholesterol
127mg
43%

Sodium
1148mg
50%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
28g
57%

Vitamin B12
2µg
47%

Zinc
6mg
42%

Selenium
26µg
38%

Vitamin B3
7mg
37%

Phosphorus
306mg
31%

Vitamin B6
0.59mg
30%

Vitamin B2
0.4mg
24%

Iron
3mg
21%

Potassium
655mg
19%

Vitamin C
10mg
13%

Vitamin B5
1mg
12%

Magnesium
42mg
11%

Manganese
0.2mg
10%

Copper
0.19mg
10%

Vitamin B1
0.14mg
9%

Folate
33µg
8%

Calcium
83mg
8%

Vitamin E
1mg
8%

Vitamin A
374IU
7%

Vitamin D
0.8µg
5%

Vitamin K
5µg
5%

Fiber
0.85g
3%

covered percent of daily need

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