Classic Comfort: Easy Meatloaf With Savory Stuffing

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This recipe is a lifesaver for busy weeknights. Packed with flavor and surprisingly simple to make, this easy meatloaf with stuffing will become a family favorite.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Stove Top Stuffing Meatloaf (Easy & Yummy Dinner Idea)
Stove Top Stuffing Meatloaf (Easy & Yummy Dinner Idea)

Family-friendly: This comforting dish is sure to please even picky eaters.

  • Easy prep: With minimal ingredients and straightforward steps, you can whip up this meatloaf in no time.
  • Flavorful: The combination of savory meatloaf and stuffing creates a delicious and satisfying meal.
  • Customizable: Feel free to experiment with different stuffing flavors or add your favorite vegetables to the meatloaf mixture.

  • Ingredients

    For the Meatloaf:

  • 1 pound ground beef (80/20 lean-to-fat ratio)
  • ½ pound ground pork
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • For the Stuffing:
  • 3 cups cubed stale bread (such as French bread or sourdough)
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon dried sage
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup chicken broth

  • Directions

    1. Prepare the Stuffing:

  • In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add the celery and onion, and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the cubed bread, sage, thyme, salt, and pepper. Cook for another minute, until the bread is lightly toasted.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the chicken broth. Let cool slightly.

  • 2. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).

    3. Prepare the Meatloaf:

  • In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, ground pork, panko breadcrumbs, dry breadcrumbs, beaten egg, chopped onion, minced garlic, chopped parsley, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, dried thyme, salt, and black pepper. Mix well until everything is evenly incorporated.

  • 4. Assemble the Meatloaf:

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Shape the meatloaf mixture into a loaf on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Spread the cooled stuffing mixture evenly over the top of the meatloaf, leaving a 1-inch border around the edge.

  • 5. Bake: Bake the meatloaf for 1 hour, or until the internal temperature reaches 160°F (71°C) for medium-rare, or 165°F (74°C) for well-done.

    6. Let Rest: Remove the meatloaf from the oven and let it rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

    Nutrition Facts

    (Per serving, about 1/6th of the recipe)

    Calories: 500

  • Fat: 25g
  • Saturated Fat: 10g
  • Cholesterol: 80mg
  • Sodium: 500mg
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Protein: 30g

  • Conclusion

    This easy meatloaf with stuffing is a delicious and satisfying meal that’s perfect for busy weeknights. With minimal prep and a combination of flavorful meatloaf and savory stuffing, it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Don’t hesitate to get creative and customize the recipe with your favorite ingredients!

    FAQs

    1. Can I use ground turkey instead of beef and pork?

    Absolutely! Substitute 1 pound of ground turkey for the combination of beef and pork. You may need to adjust the cooking time slightly, depending on the fat content of the ground turkey.

    2. What can I use instead of breadcrumbs?

    If you don’t have breadcrumbs on hand, you can use crushed crackers, rolled oats, or even cooked quinoa as a substitute.

    3. How can I make the gravy for the meatloaf?