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16 Delicious Meat Loaf Recipes

Taste the ways budget-friendly, back-to-basics meat loaf can incorporate the fresh flavors you love. We've given the classic comfort food a makeover with international ingredients, plus incorporated meat loaf into sandwiches, burgers, muffins, and more!


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    • Italian-Style Slow Cooker Meat Loaf

      Tuck roasted sweet peppers, onion, and zucchini into a ground beef and lamb mixture to boost this slow cooker meat loaf's flavor and nutrients. Balsamic vinegar and crumbled feta cheese add Italian flavor to the simple supper.

    • Best Meat Loaf

      Our tried-and-true meat loaf recipe combines sauteed vegetables, two types of ground meat, and bread crumbs for a moist, flavorful family meal. Combine ketchup and brown sugar for a classic glaze, or try one of our four fantastic variations featuring fruit preserves.

    • Southwestern Meat Loaf

      Ditch the tortilla -- this irresistible update on the classic comfort food packs all your favorite Southwestern ingredients into one moist meat loaf. Swap traditional bread crumbs for crushed corn chips, and flavor the loaf with a zesty blend of taco seasoning and picante sauce.

    • Grilled Meat Loaf Burgers

      Fruity peach preserves keep these grilled meat loaf burgers extra moist while adding a hint of sweetness. Place the meat loaf on toasted buns with cheddar cheese, red onion, and barbecue sauce, and serve with grilled new potatoes.

    • Secrets to Classic Meat Loaf

      Make meat loaf that's moist and tender with our easy-to-follow tips and tricks. Watch as we show you how to properly prep the veggies, work the meat mixture, and whip up a savory glaze.

    • Deep-Dish Mexican Meat Loaf Pie

      This meat loaf makeover transforms the classic comfort food into a spicy pizza pie. Flavored with onion soup mix and crushed tortilla chips, the meat mixture forms a savory crust, while Spanish-style rice, hominy, tomatoes, and peppers form the filling.

    • Meat Loaf Muffins

      Rethink dinner with these adorable meat loaf sliders made with a little muffin tin magic. A scoop of sour cream-and-chive mashed potatoes joins the mini loaves with an irresistible chili-cranberry glaze filling.

    • Slow Cooker Taco Meat Loaf

      We've slow-cooked meat loaf to perfection and piled it into a warm corn tortilla. The Mexican meat loaf joins smoky homemade salsa, creamy avocado, and spicy jalapenos.

    • Macaroni and Cheese Meat Loaf

      Enjoy two comfort foods in one incredible main dish with this macaroni and cheese-stuffed meat loaf. The creamy pasta center helps balance the spicy poblano-studded beef and adobo sauce glaze.

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      Mix-and-Match Meat Loaf

      Our time-honored meat loaf gives options for ground beef recipes galore. Mix and match sage, basil, or oregano with beef, pork, or lamb. Opt for our brown sugar-ketchup topper, or simply substitute barbecue sauce.

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      Next-Day Grilled Meat Loaf Sandwich

      Leftovers have never tasted better. These hearty sandwiches -- filled with provolone cheese, roasted red sweet pepper, and last night's meat loaf -- are simple to grill indoors on a grill pan.

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      Pasta and Meatballs Meat Loaf

      With penne pasta folded into Italian-inspired mini meat loaves, these open-face sandwiches combine all the favorites of a traditional Italian supper, right down to the garlic bread. The all-in-one dinner recipe yields six individual servings, so no one will have to share the hearty family favorite.

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      Moroccan Meat Loaf

      Ground turkey stands in for beef to keep this 30-minute meat loaf recipe low in fat. Mix it with raisins, couscous, curry powder, and cinnamon, then top with spiced tomato chutney for a Moroccan-inspired spin on traditional meat loaf.

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      Classic Meat Loaf Made Easy

      Get our quick and easy tips for making moist and mouthwatering meat loaf. Watch as we show you tips for the perfect mixing technique.

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      Weeknight Meat Loaf with Herbed Potatoes

      Piled with slices of roma tomatoes and flavored with lemon, oregano, and mint, this meat loaf is baked in squares and is brimming with flavor. Rosemary roasted potatoes finish the protein-packed dinner.

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      Meat Loaf Sandwich

      Give meat loaf a tasty makeover by serving it with cheddar, fresh spinach, and spiced tomatoes. Delicious for both lunch and dinner, the meat loaf sandwiches are baked until bubbly, then served atop toasted ciabatta buns.

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      Greens, Eggs, and Ham Loaf

      Take a cue from the classic children's book and bake this pork and ham loaf for a weekend brunch or delicious dinner. A no-cook mock Hollandaise sauce adds rich, tangy flavor.

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      Nutty Meatless Loaf

      Lentils, brown rice, vegetables, and nuts combine to make a hearty vegetarian loaf that's packed with protein and flavor. Garam masala, which flavors this meatless loaf, is a blend of warm to hot spices, such as nutmeg, black pepper, cumin, cinnamon, cardamom, and dried chiles.

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