Saturday, March 31, 2012

Secret Ingredient Meatloaf

I know there are some people who don't like meatloaf--but I don't understand those people! I personally love meatloaf, and I know Josh does too. It's a relatively quick and easy meal to make, and since I use ground turkey most of the time, it's not too unhealthy.

My problem was that I never had a recipe, so I just mixed ingredients until the consistency seemed right. I used eggs, breadcrumbs, Worcestershire sauce, and spices. It always tasted good, but often it came out crumbly or too dense. And then someone shared this meatloaf recipe with me, and my life was changed!

Are you dying to know what the secret ingredient is?

Stuffing mix! Here's the magical recipe:

  • 1 Pound Ground Meat (Beef or Turkey)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Box Stuffing Mix
  • 1 Cup Water
Mix everything together, smoosh it into a loaf pan, and bake at 350 for about 45 minutes.

I have made this a couple of times now, and it turns out perfect every time. I love that it doesn't require guesswork! The consistency is always perfect, and thanks to the spices in the stuffing mix, it tastes delicious. We had this last night with roasted broccoli and corn on the cob, and it was perfect!

185 comments:

  1. I will be trying this! Our family loves meatloaf. We always buy the little meatloaf seasoning packets. It has a recipe on the back. Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. I have made this for years. I prefer cornbread stuffing. I put the stuffing in a bowl and enough milk to cover the bread and let it sit and soak up the milk for 15 minutes. I add worcheshire sauce and sausage along with the ground beef. For a topping I mix brown sugar with ketcup and add a little dry mustard. Brush the top for the last 15 minutes.

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    2. THERE IS NOTHING WORSE THAN SOMEONE COPING RECIPIES FROM AN OTHER SOURCE!!! THIS RECIPE IS FROM KRAFT....STOVE STOP BOX STUFFING..BEEN AROUND FOR DECADES!!! FIND SOMETHING ELSE TO DO THAN STEALING IDEAS!!! THIS IS A CASE WHERE WOMEN HAVE WAYYYYY TOOOOO MUCH TIME ON THEIR HANDS!!!!!

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    3. She said it wasn't HER recipe. She said that it was shared with her and now she is sharing. Never once claimed it to be her original idea.

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    4. Really? You are "screaming" about credit for a recipe on a website where she's just sharing things she's found to feed her family. What, you think EVERY recipe EVER made is totally original? You need some serious mental help. Either that or you're not the brightest color in the box.

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    5. Sound like you have too much time on your hands if you are so concerned about a recipe!!!!! Get a life hag!!!!!

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    6. WOW!!!!!!!! Someone needs to get laid

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    7. @Anonymous July 19, 2013 at 1:10 PM... Shut Up.

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    8. I have this in the oven right now .This is my 1st time i've heard of such a thing as Stove Top in meatloaf. It smells great hope the wife and kids like it.Thanks for a new idea.

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    9. I love this recipe and I don't care where it came from. I got it from Pinterest. It is the best meatloaf recipe I have found.

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    10. How is it when you double the recipe?

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    11. Clearly, the SCREAMING anonymous person missed the part where she said that someone shared the recipe with her. Don't be suuuuuch a douche about things that aren't a big deal. Calm down dude. It's so not a big deal.

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    12. SCREAMING anonymous person, you are so tiresome. Don't like what you read? MOVE ON. Leave people alone.

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    13. This recipe is wonderful and easy! I have a two-year-old who loves this, and he's picky about everything! I have limited cooking skills, so if I can make this, anyone can make it!

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  2. That is such a great idea! I never thought of using Stove Top! I have always had issues with making meatloaf. I will plan on making it this way next time!!!! Did you add any type of topping? ketchup? tomato sauce?

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    1. Sometimes! This time I added a little bit of BBQ sauce during the last 15 minutes of cooking. I've done it before with out, it just depends on what kind of mood I'm in! :) Let me know how you like it!

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    2. Do you use the seasoning packet as well or just the breading?

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  3. I usually don't comment on these things but I had to come back and say this was AMAZING. I added a little cayenne pepper and used fat free milk instead of water. I also used ground turkey, and got the whole wheat stuffing. We got 9 slices out of this... only 3 points+ per slice on Weight Watchers!! This is definitely a keeper.

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    1. Thank you...I too am on Weight Watchers and am always looking for recipes...this one is definitely a keeper!!

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    2. I tried this tonight! Easy, delicious and as a single gramma...lots of meals for me!! Thank you so much!

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  4. Do you make the stuffing before you add it to.the hamburg?

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    1. I asume you do. It doesn't really say.

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    2. No. Just add the stuffing as is.. right out of the box.

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    3. Do you add the stuffing and the season packet?

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    4. The same question has been asked over and over and still no one that has made it has answered it. Do you add the seasoning packet that comes with the stuffing mix?

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    5. Stove Top comes in a mixed together bag. (breadcrumbs and seasoning all in one) So how would you separate the seasoning? Think about it. Also there is no seasoning added to the recipe... so YES you use the seasoning packet.

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    6. Years ago the seasoning packet use to be separate from the crumbs

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    7. yes years ago. not now

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    8. Actually mine come separate, so in fact it isn't years ago as I bought it last week.

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    9. no it says one box of stuffing, you don't make the stuffing before it cooks while it is baking. and yes you add the whole thing of stuffing. it says that all in the ingredients. it says the seasonings from the stufffing make it amazing

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    10. I've made this a few times and no, you do not cook the stuffing beforehand, but you do add both the stuffing and the seasoning to your ground meat. Turns out great!!

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    11. You add the stuffing straight out of the box into the meat, including seasonings. I've been doing this for years! It's so good. I put a little barbeque sauce in the meat as well as a little on the outside. Even my husband eats it, and he told me for years he didn't like meatloaf (turns out, he just doesn't like his mom's meatloaf LOL)

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    12. same here my husband cringed at the thought of having meatloaf i made this and he said.... yup how the heck did mom mess up meat loaf!!! he can eat the whole pan if i let him!!! LOL

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  5. I love meatloaf,but mine is just ok.this sounds amazing,and i will be trying it :)

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  6. I just tried this recipe using your exact instructions and O.M.G... it tasted delicious!! My boyfriend and I both enjoyed it and this recipe will defintitely be on my dinner list from now on! :D

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  7. We make this at our house all the time but instead of bbq sauce we mix ketchup and mustard to make an orange sauce and put it on top then bake!

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    1. At my house we make a sauce of ketchup, mustard and brown sugar...also top with French fried onions

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  8. I love this idea...but instead of bbq sauce I used manwhich sauce its great or sometime used my own brown gravy I make...yum

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  9. Would this work for making meatballs too?

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    1. Yes Lori, but then dont bake it for as long.

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    2. *them for as long. Sorry. You can also bake it in a muffin tin if you wanted.

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    3. I've made this for years mainly cause I'm lazy lol...I stir in small jar tomato sauce and save a little for top ...add a dash or two of worschstire and its a guaranteed win

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  10. For topping i used ketup and brown sugar. Just mix it up ang place on top,and bake for another 15 min. My family loves it.

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    1. I do that too! I cant have meatloaf with out bs and ketchup!

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    2. so cook for an hour instead with the topping?

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  11. Hey Jen...This sounds great!!! I was wondering... if I wanted to make a larger amount, could I just double the whole recipe?
    Thanks, Kathy.

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  12. Do you add the bread cubes and the seasoning packet to the meatloaf?

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    1. yes, says it in the blog. "and thanks to the spices in the stuffing mix, it tastes delicious."

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  13. I only have pepperage farm and it doesnt have alot of flavor. Gonna add a meatloaf packet and a little brown sugar in mine. Then top it odf with ketchup and brown sugar topping! Yum!

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  14. Yeah, I usually don't comment on these things either, but i just had this.. I used turkey-burger and turkey stove top and on top i put the standard 1/2 cup ketchup, 1/4 mustard, 1/4 cup brown sugar (because, let's face it, thats the reason we eat meatloaf in this house)and. IT.WAS.SO.GOOD.. page is in my favorites for-ev-ver!

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    1. I used your topping for this receipe and oh mu gooooosh....so flipping good!!!

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    2. That's the same topping I've used since getting the recipe from my mother-in-law. And, just like you- it is the only reason I look forward to meatloaf! hehe YUM!!

      Gonna have to try this meatloaf recipe now that we have a daughter who has been diagnosed with a tomato allergy. Thanks!

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  15. Well, I dont like meatloaf normally, but i used turkey meat instead and added some cheese in it! It's in the oven now and it smells good!!

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  16. I have this in the oven right now! Can't wait to try it out! :) Will post after we eat-Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Well - I just got to say I made this meatloaf today but I doubled everything and OMG it was so delicious. The last 15 min add covered with a Hawaaian BBQ. It was to die for. What I loved most about it was it was super moist - not dry at all. And you could get any easier than this. Thank you

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  18. This turned out AMAZING!!! I also doubled the recipe. I used 1 lb of ground sirloin & 1 lb of sausage. I topped it with a brown sugar & ketchup mixture and cooked for an additional 15 minutes. Thanks so much for sharing! This is a keeper!

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  19. Made it tonight and LOVED it! This is a keeper recipe! Thanks!

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  20. I will give this recipe an A for effort. Made this and decided that I wont make it again. Will not be a keeper in our house (not even worth tweaking). I make Italian meatloaf, BBQ bacon meatloaf, and Texmex meatloaf. I am a much better cook that what this recipe calls for so I will just stick with my own.

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    1. If you felt the need to toot your own horn on "what a better cook you are" you are probably not that good. Be respectful of others and just don't comment.... and btw this is a much healthier recipe so probably, by the recipe you describe above, you should start considering eating healthier. :) I LOVED THE RECIPE AND I WILL MAKE IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN! GREAT JOB!!

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    2. "I am a much better cook that what this recipe calls for so I will just stick with my own."
      LA DEE FRIKIN DA

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    3. Really??

      I loved this recipe. Thank you for sharing!

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    4. Um, what a unnecessary comment. If you're such a better cook than this recipe calls for, why did you make it in the first place?

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    5. Wow, how mean spirited is this board? I didn't think this recipe lived up to all the hype either, and I'm not even that good of a cook.

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  21. Our is in the oven with bacon wrapped around and baby rays bbq sauce DELISH!

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  22. The same question has been asked over and over and still no one who has made this has answered it. Do you add the seasoning packet that comes with the stuffing mix?

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    1. There is no seasoning packet. Everything is already mixed together.

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    2. READ THE BLOG and I quote from the blog "and thanks to the spices in the stuffing mix, it tastes delicious."

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    3. Um, actually yes there is. I cooked stovetop this past week and it has a seasoning packet in it.

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    4. In that case, just add the seasoning packet!

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  23. Okay Anonymous I haven't tried this YET, but sounds to me like you do use the season pack. She did mention in the instructions that the seasons in stuffing flavored it. Try it if you don't like it next time you know.

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  24. There is no seasoning packet in the newer version of Stove Top. It's all mixed together with the cubes.

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  25. Just made this and it was great! I don't own a loaf pan so I used a muffin pan, it cut the time down to 25 minutes and was instant portion control. Thanks for the great recipe!

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  26. Stove Top comes in a mixed together bag. (breadcrumbs and seasoning all in one) So how would you separate the seasoning? Think about it. Also there is no seasoning added to the recipe... so YES you use the seasoning packet. (I see so many people asking about this.)

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    1. It would be hard to seperate now that its mixed all together but years ago it wasn't packaged that way. There was a little white packet in the box that you had to add to the water and butter.

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  27. Made this for dinner tonight and my family loved it. Thank you so much for sharing. My 7yr old asked for a second piece. Thank you!!

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  28. Making this tonite w/ ground turkey!

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  29. Why do some of you have to be so snippy with the comments? People are just asking a question about the seasoning and someone has to be a jerk about it. Another wants to belittle the recipe while bragging about how great they are. Seriously people, it is meatloaf!

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    1. Amen. Some people just have nothing better to do than be rude.

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    2. PEOPLE CAN JUST BE SOOOOO...... THIS ALL SOUNDS QUITE DELISH TO ME! CAN'T WAIT TO TRY IT.

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  30. A great tip for making meatloaf: line the bottom of your loaf pan with bread (even stale bread works fine). Then add your meatloaf on top of it. The grease from the meatloaf is absorbed by the bread while it cooks. When it's done, just remove the bread from the bottom and throw in the trash. Viola! Your meatloaf will never be greasy again.

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  31. I made this meatloaf tonight with ground turkey, I want to try it again with ground chicken and possibly the bbq sauce . I thought it tasted great and my kids liked it too. It was so easy to make, really nice for a quick dinner.

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  32. OK I am noticing that alot of people are asking about the seasoning in the loaf. If you read the blog the blog says "1 box of stuffing." ok so I would think that you would add everything that is in the box, including the seasoning packet or how ever your seasonings come in the box. OK and if you read the blog like your supposed to do so you can make it right it says, and I quote "and thanks to the spices in the stuffing mix, it tastes delicious." So what do you think you are supposed to do? use it or not? Sorry if I sounded rude but it says it right there in the blog, you can't miss it unless you didn't read it. SO YES YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO USE THE SEASONING THAT COMES WITH THE STUFFING!!!!

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    1. I didn't ask this question but keep in mind, some people are just not cooks. I'm one of those people. So what may seem like a stupid question to you, is a legitimate question to them. Once it's answered, they may say "Hmmm, guess that was a stupid question!" But at least they now know the answer! By boss always says, "It's not a stupid question if you don't know the answer." I'd say thanks and ask the question. He'd then say, "That's a stupid question!" And we'd both laugh! What a great boss!

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  33. I just tried this recipe. Super easy! And yes, you just dump the entire box of uncooked stuffing right in. The only thing I changed was putting the ketchup on top. YUMMY!

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  34. I made this already & loved it!(even my VERY picky husband liked it) Making again tonight but added green onion and a small amount of bell pepper.

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  35. Try using milk instead of water, add a packet of Lipton Onion Soup Mix, and 1/3 cup of ketchup! My husband would trade our first born for a plate of my meatloaf. lol

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  36. I just signed up for pinterest to find new inexpensive quick dinner ideas and this is the first think I found. Sounds yummy and easy. I'm so excited to make this tonight:)

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  37. I made this last night for dinner and it was really delicious. The only thing is next time I would use less water. My meatloaf came out a little soggy.

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  38. What stuffing cornbread or chicken.

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  39. Can't wait to try it. My kids dislike stuffing. I have faith they will love this. I must admit I will add ketchup.

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  40. What size pan are you guys using????

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  41. I love this recipe I've been making it for years. I tweaked mine a little bit I chopped celery ,onion, and carrots real fine for my picky eaters here. Then when I'm mixing it all together I add 1/4 of a cup of bbq sauce. Then mold it then top it we with a little more bbq sauce.

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  42. I think this would be awesome with mashed potatoes baked on top and then covered in chicken/turkey gravy when done!

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  43. Hello, I have a facebook page that I would like you to check out. I love this recipe by the way. Here is the link: http://www.facebook.com/DearLizzie2012 thank you :)

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  44. hey do you add the seasoning packet? lmao

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  45. Can anyone tell me how many ounces of stuffing are in a "box"? I have several bags of stuffing that I'd like to use, but I want to use the correct amount. Thanks much.

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    1. 6 oz. Makes 6 half cup servings if that helps?

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  46. Sounds OK. I'd use 1/2 the stuffing mix and add about 7 oz of frozen drained spinach. Instead of ketchup I use Chili sauce ! YUM

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  47. I have always wanted to make meatloaf but thought it was to difficult. Thanks for the easy recepie. I will try it this week with ground turkey.

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  48. This is so simple to follow...........I can't believe the ridiculous questions.......

    Yes the entire package of stuffing, seasonings and all

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  49. This recipe works great in a muffin tin (cupcake pan) and bakes in 30 minutes. I've been making it this way for years ~ we love it!

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    1. Thanks for the timing for the cupcake pan! making this right now!

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  50. Do you open the box of stuffing mix first? hahaha Sorry, I couldn't resist sharing a little recipe humor after reading some of the comments above! Thought you'd get a chuckle out of it but, Jen, thank you for your patience and for sharing this delicious recipe. It was wonderful! I'm calling it "Jen's Meatloaf" and it will forever have a place at our table! Thanks again, I love your blog!

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    1. Ok Ellis - you just made me laugh so hard! Great comment!

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    2. Of course you dont open the box, the cardboard adds some great flavor! lol

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    3. It CLEARLY says in the blog not to open the box...DUH!

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  51. Making this tonight! Man you people are ruthless about some meatloaf! Lol and if people want to brag about what good cooks they are why are you looking for other recipes!

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    1. I will add fresh garlic, onions, maybe tomatoe's?

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    2. Great question. That is what I was wondering? I went to visit my sis and she made this while I was there. It was wonderful. I will be making it also.

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  52. My mother always made her meatloaf in a covered roasting pan. I am cooking this in a glass baking dish as shown above...do I cover with foil? Will it make a difference? Sorry, I'm not an experienced cook. Thanks for the help!

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  53. I've never had meatloaf that I liked before, but I made this tonight and LOVED it! My boyfriend (who loves all kinds of meatloaf) is so excited that I found a recipe I actually like. Thank you, thank you, thank you for this recipe!

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  54. I made this for a friend's house Sunday. Even the kids ate it w/o complaining! I will make it again.

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  55. Try adding ketchup instead of the Bbq sauce sometime :)

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  56. I have done this for YEARS!!!
    Make my meatballs the same way too!!! :O)
    L.r. Smith on fb...

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  57. Next time I'll cook for a full hour. It was still kind of pink after just 45 minutes but we are all at different elevations with different ovens so I guess we just have to see what works. Probably the best meatloaf I've ever made and so simple!

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    1. Mine also seemed still uncooked at 45 minutes, so I cooked it for 50 minutes. It seemed done enough at that point, until I was biting in and there were random raw pink pieces. Definitely should bake for at least an hour.

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  58. How many servings does this make?

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  59. Tried it tonight although I substituted milk for the water. I added salt, pepper, cayenne, and Worcestershire sauce. I also added a ketchup, brown sugar, cider vinegar mixture to the top. It was delicious and easy! Will be making again. Thanks for sharing!

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  60. Just made.this for dinner so easy and.it was very good!!

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  61. Made this tonight but I had to cook it longer than 45 min. anyone else? My hubby had to go to work so just took a piece off the end that was cooked but the middle of the meatloaf was still raw. He says it tastes really good. The rest of us will be chowing down on it when its cooked completely. Right now I set it for 15 min more so we'll see if that did the trick.

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  62. You have converted a meatloaf hater, to a meatloaf lover! I LOVE the recipe as does my super picky 4 yr old! I tried to make the sauce that was listed in several posts but found I was out of brown sugar and regular yellow mustard, so mixed ketchup, spicy brown mustard and a little honey to spread on 1/2 of the meatloaf. Was a hit at our house!

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  63. I loved the texture of this meatloaf, but it was lacking quite a bit in the taste department. I think next time I'll add some Worcestershire sauce and some pepper at least...the stuffing mix seems to have plenty of salt, but there has to be more FLAVOR for this to be a keeper keeper for me...I will probably continue to tweak it though since I liked the texture and that has always been the hard part of meatloaf for me in the past.

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  64. Should this be baked covered or uncovered?

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  65. My question exactly! Covered or uncovered?

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  66. I made this meatloaf last night. I also brushed the top of the loaf with worcestershire sauce and baked the loaf in a casserole dish for one hour. This is a great recipt - thank you!

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  67. OH Ya! I'm going to make this tonight!!!

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  68. Oh! We tried this last night it was sooo good!I tripled the recipe for my family of 7 my truck driver husband took the left overs on the road with him... Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe...

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  69. OK. I was excited to make this because it sounds good, it's only 4 ingredients and all the reviews say it's awesome. But I didn't like it at all. It came out way too moist, which made me feel like I was eating raw hamburger and the stuffing flavor was rather overwhelming cause it did taste like stuffing... that happened to have hamburger in it. My husband took one bite and wouldn't eat the rest. I managed to get down a slice b/c I hate to waste food, but I just had to throw out the rest of it. So, I guess, all I can say is, here's just another rare review of someone who couldn't tolerate this recipe. Definitely worth trying, at the very least though, cause 90% of people like it.

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  70. Meatloaf has always been frowned upon in my house (mainly because of how it turned out), but I am baking this right now...I didn't have an egg, so I used some 1/3 cup of honey, hope it turned out

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  71. I used lean beef a lb and a half with one pkg of savory herb stuffing mix still only one cup water but plenty onion and bell pepper., and one and a half eggs ...with the traditional Ketchup, brown Sugar, cider vinegar.. love love love

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  72. Can you mix this up and put in the refrigerator and cook the next day? I want to take this to a potluck at church.

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    1. I wouldn`t mix ground meat with anything ahead of time-better safe than sory. This recipe goes together so quickly though-2-3 minutes at most-I would make it right before you put it in the oven. I just made it and was in and out of the kitchen with the meatloaf in the oven in less than five minutes.

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  73. This is probably the best recipe I have and I make it almost weekly, it's that good! I make sure I always have the ingredients on hand and I can make it in a whim, even if I'm swamped. I usually make two batches and we nibble on the second loaf throughout the week. Even cold and right out of the fridge, it's delicious! I am tempted to post it on my blog, but that unfortunately it has to do with fashion and interior design. If it didn't, I would post it in a heartbeat! p.s. - I don't even like meatloaf, but I love this recipe. Thank you SOOOO much!

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  74. I made this last night...it was AMAZING! Thanks for sharing :-)

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  75. Just Put it in the oven... Can't wait! Used Turkey though!

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  76. I made this lastnigt and my family loved it. I added bell pepper, onion and ketchup to the top. I will definitly be making this again.

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  77. Dumb question: do u thaw and brown ground beef 1st?

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    1. thaw the ground beef and then mix ingredients together and bake. You do not brown the ground beef.

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  78. try with cream of mushroom soup on top mix with half can of milk not the full can then pour on top last 20 min. its to die for the best ever

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  79. I am about to make this and am unsure of how to make the topping. I would like to use ketchup, worcestershire and brown sugar but I don't know how much. Can anyone help?

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    1. 1 cup ketchup, tablespoon brown sugar and tablespoon worcestershire sauce.

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  80. I had to Cook this for about an hour and a half.

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  81. Making now for the first time. Hope its good.The only thing i added was onion. Will let u know.

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  82. Could this somehow be adapted for a slow cooker?

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  83. making this now, made a mistake by cooking the stuffing mix, but not all the way, i hope it still does great, will let u know how it turnes out.

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  84. In the oven now , cant wait. I kept shaking the stuffing box looking for the seasonings. They have always been in a seperate package when i have used stovetop .I am using Savory Herb stuffing , didnt think chicken , turkey , or pork would compliment the ground beef. Think I will put some sort of topping and cook a bit longer after reading posts. Thanks for sharing.

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  85. You're my new meatloaf hero, my family loved it so that means it's a keeper for sure, crazy how easy and tasty, lots of possibilities for sure.........thanks for sharing with us, so so glad I "pinned" you :)

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  86. Planning on making this for dinner tonight........hope it's delicious as everyone says :-)

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  87. Just made this for the 1st time today and it was a hit. Super easy to make. I doubled the recipe and baked it in a glass cake pan for 45 minutes. Was juicy and perfect. Thanks for the awesome recipe.

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  88. would it be safe to assume that using 2# ground beef you would double all the ingredients??

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  89. Been doin this for yrs, run my stuffing thru Cuisinart so they're like breadcrumbs and store them in airtight canister. FYI - try adding a packet of dry onion soup mix, much more flavorful! And... I've discovered a loaf pan is not necessary, just hand-form the loaf and bake on a sheet pan.

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  90. Great recipe. My boys loved it and nothing was left over. Making it again. This time making mearloat cupcakes :-) Thanks for a great recipe!

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  91. Making this tonight :)

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  92. This post changed my meatloaf life. My husband loves meatloaf, but I never wanted to make it because I'm a lazy cook and too many ingredients bother me. I have made this countless times since I found it on Pinterest, and I just love it. So easy, and so tasty. Thanks for rockin my meatloaf world!

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  93. I might add that you use a 6 ounce box of Stove Top Stuffing (there are other sizes). People that don't cook often aren't always familiar with things that we might feel are obvious. Bloggers should keep this in mind and be as specific as possible so we can all enjoy the recipe.
    I've made this before and it's absolutely delicious! I first came across the recipe on the Stove Top website. They suggest 2 pounds of meat to 1 box (6 oz) of stuffing, 2 eggs, 1 cup water - which is how I've made it. Bake 1 hours @375.
    Either way it's worth a try!

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    1. Just breathed a sigh of relief! Thanks for this comment! I used a lb. of gr. beef and a lb. of ground turkey, doubled all ingredients but the stuffing i see thar you only add one cup of liquid, but I think I'll be ok since the turkey is dry compared to the beef. It looks like the meatloaf I typically make. It's in the oven now. Fingers crossed.

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  94. I made this last night. I used the stuffing mix along with 11/2 lbs of ground beef and 1 lb of mild Italian ground sausage. I also added a cup of ketchup, dried minced onions and some dried parsley. I only added 1/2 cup of water. I them put ketchup on the top during the last 10 minutes in the oven. I baked it for a hour overall. It turned out delicious. I had some as a meatloaf sandwich today for lunch and it was great.

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  95. Made this tonight. It was amazing! My husband was very impressed. I topped it with some BBQ sauce. Will be making this again.

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  96. This recipe is so easy, affordable and great for toddlers and my very picky husband who turns up his nose to other meatloaf recipes that have any green or red peppers or onion. The stove top gives excellent flavor and my family loves it!

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  97. First time to try this ... sounds good I put the BBQ sauce on top before I put it in the oven so it cooks over the top of the meatloaf. I never make good meatloaf mine always is crumbly or falls apart so hope this is better than my last attempts!

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    1. THESE LOSERS THAT START THESE BLOGS ARE IDOTS...ESPECIALLY COPYING RECIPES FROM A KNOWN SOUCE....KRAFT FOODS...NO BIG SECRET!!!.....AT LEAST GIVE PEOPLE THE RESOURCES AND IDEAS...INSTEAD OF LETTING EVERYONE WONDER!!!! YOUR AN IDIOT!!!

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    2. While you're on the subject of IDIOTS, it's "you're" (you are), NOT "your" - just saying you might want to get a little more perfect before you start attacking people that are just trying to help others. That goes for all the other hateful people leaving rude comments - how are YOU helping, seriously?

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  98. Here is the link to the Kraft recipe. It offers some details not provided here and might help some people. (I see nothing wrong with the blogger sharing the recipe. She never claimed it was her original creation.) The Kraft recipe is slightly different, anyway.

    http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/easy-pleasing-meatloaf-57841.aspx

    I cannot believe how incredibly rude and just mean so many commenters have been on this post. Such rudeness is completely unnecessary and just vile. I will never understand people who are filled with such hate. If you are one of those commenters, take a good look at yourself and ask yourself why you feel the need to be so mean to others. All of the mean commenters here have serious issues.

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  99. I make this and my whole family loves it! Instead of the one cup of water I add I can of petite diced tomatoes or if you like it spicy one can of Rotel. I also use closer to 2 lbs of hamburger and 2 eggs, one box of stuffing and one can of the tomatoes. AMAZING!

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  100. This blog is too funny...anger management or prozac..lol..Mean comments over meatloaf..Get a life!

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  101. To the haters rambling about "copying" recipes: After years of making (not-too-good) meatloaf using cracker crumbs, I had a flash of brilliance and wondered if I could use Stove-Top stuffing instead. I've never known anyone to do this, so I Googled it and found this page. So, now if I make it with Stove-Top, am I stealing a recipe from someone who stole a recipe? And isn't just about any casserole ever made ultimately "stolen" from the Cambell Soup Company?

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  102. I've made this with turkey meat twice, both time my family like a lot, tonight trying it with beef :)

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  103. I used ground chuck, doubled the recipe and it was AMAZING!!!! I will always make meatloaf this way from now on!!!!! My daughter DOES NOT like meatloaf but LOVES stuffing, she ate two pieces of this!!!! IT IS A WINNER!!!!!

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  104. I tried this recipe theother night. It was a BIG success with my husband and kiddos! My husband said I need to make meatloaf more often!
    -Cyn

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  105. Finally got around to trying my food pins and I tried this awhile back. While I loved it, hubby wasn't as thrilled. Still can't figure out why. Definitely going to make again and he's just going to have to suffer. LOL! Thanks for a great recipe

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  106. I have never liked meatloaf until I found this recipe! Family really likes it too!! Thanks for sharing! Have made it many times and passed it along to my friends and family!

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  107. TO THE LADY COMPLAINING ABOUT THIS NOT BEING AN ORIGINAL RECIPE!!!
    GET A LIFE !! YOUR THE ONE WITH TO MUCH TIME ON YOUR HANDS !!! QUIT YOUR BITCHING !!! START COOKING !!!

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  108. My question is for the loaf pan size? Does it matter what size it is with cook time?

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  109. I have this in the oven right now! This is my kind of recipe!

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  110. this is a great idea. and so easy . thanks for your tips.

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  111. I make this with the Cranberry stove top! So good!

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  112. I'm making this tonight! I'm so excited! Hope it turns out good....*fingers crossed*

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  113. My family LOVED this recipe! It's so quick and easy to make. I'm making it again tomorrow night and it will become a regular meal in our house.

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  114. made this for dinner tonight,it was awesome,thanks!

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  115. My goodness can't believe that person's negative comments above. No on has copyrights on recipes. This is why I like pinterest. We are confronted with many recipes and cannot try them all. So glad when someone else does and let's us know. Keep it up.

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