The Best Meatloaf Recipes
- by Omaha Steaks
- Apr 19, 2021
These are not your mom’s ground beef meatloaf recipes! Try one of our chef-inspired recipes – Italian Stuffed, Smoked BBQ or Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf – for an upgrade to the traditional comfort food classic.
First, let’s talk about how to keep your meatloaf moist and juicy!
Secrets to a Moist Meatloaf
Nobody wants a dry meatloaf. These five tips will guarantee a juicy, moist meatloaf every time!
1. Use Ground Beef with an 80/20 Fat Ratio
An incredible, juicy meatloaf starts with high-quality ground beef with an 80/20 fat ratio. The fat will melt into the meat as it cooks creating a juicy meatloaf. Our premium ground beef, made from real Omaha Steaks steak trimmings, have been naturally aged 28 days for a bold steak-heavy flavor.
2. Do Not Over Mix the Meat
Overmixing or compressing the meat mixture is a very common mistake that will result in a dry meatloaf. For best results, mix the meatloaf mixture by hand and once the ingredients are incorporated into the ground beef, stop mixing.
3. Add Moisture-Enhancing Ingredients
Add vegetables, soft cheeses or bacon to your meatloaf mixture. Not only do these ingredients add flavor they help keep the meat moist.
4. Don’t Overcook
An overcooked meatloaf will dry out. Insert a meat thermometer in the center of the meatloaf to check for doneness. When the temperature registers 165°F, your meat is fully cooked and ready to rest.
5. Rest 20 Minutes
Resting isn’t just for steak. Remove from the oven and let your meatloaf rest 20 minutes before slicing to allow the juices to redistribute and seal in the moisture.
The Best Meatloaf Recipes
Italian Stuffed Meatloaf
This Italian-style meatloaf is packed with flavor with a luscious center of melted cheeses, roasted red peppers, and spinach presented in a beautiful pinwheel. It’s everything you need for a dinner – meat, cheese, and veggies all rolled into a flavorful meatloaf. This recipe will have everyone coming back for seconds!
Get the Recipe: Italian Stuffed Meatloaf
Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf
Bacon cheeseburger fans – let us introduce you to Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf! This jaw-dropping twist on a classic comfort food is an explosion of flavor in every bite. Bacon cheeseburger meatloaf has everything you love – premium ground beef, smoked bacon, pickles, cheese, and a tangy, sweet glaze. This is the meatloaf recipe you need in your life!
Get the recipe: Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf
Smoked BBQ Meatloaf
Who said meatloaf has to be made in the oven? This ultimate smoked BBQ meatloaf is a perfect excuse to fire up the smoker or grill. It’s sweet, smoky, and meaty. Did we mention there’s bacon, too?
Get the Recipe: Smoked BBQ Meatloaf
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