How to Make Meatloaf
See our mixing technique for the perfect meatloaf (it's the secret to this ultimate comfort food).
Meatloaf is the ultimate comfort food. Everyone has their favorite recipe but there is a secret that makes a big difference, don't overmix. First, combine all the wet ingredients then add the bread and seasonings and blend them together. This forms a binder that helps retain the meatloaf's shape and keeps it moist. Now, that the major mixing is done, add the meat and use your hands. Yes it's a little messy but using your hands to gently combine the meat with the other ingredients gives you the feel for when everything is mixed up, without going so far that your dinner turns into a brick of meat that is on the dry side and even a little tough. And no amount of catch up will fix that.