My husband always thought meatloaf was bland and like a large hamburger. I came up with this recipe, now he wants it at least once or more a month!!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 - 9x5 inch meatloaf
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x5 inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.

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  • In food processor or blender, pulse stuffing mix to fine crumbs; place in large bowl. Stir in ground beef, ground pork, onion, green pepper, tomatoes, eggs, seasoned salt, seasoning blend, and pepper. Use your hands to mix very well; pat into prepared pan.

  • Bake in preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, 45 minutes to 1 hour. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (72 degrees C). Cool for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

392 calories; protein 25.5g; carbohydrates 29.7g; fat 18.7g; cholesterol 117.6mg; sodium 1028.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
04/22/2010
I've made this meatloaf twice now. The first time I followed the recipe and only omitted the green bell pepper. Baked it in a loaf pan. It was dense and delicious and made fabulous sandwiches. My one complaint: it was a bit greasy...kind of cooked in it's own fat as it rendered out into the loaf pan. The second time I made a few modifications. Added: 1 tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. Italian herb no-salt blend Substituted: 1 lb. broken up ground beef pepper steaks for the ground beef and bell pepper Cooking: I baked it in a loaf shape on a baking sheet lined with foil. It wasn't as dense but it was plenty moist and wasn't as greasy. It also had a nice crust on it all the way around. I'll be baking it on a baking sheet from now on. Overall: delicious meatloaf.:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/19/2014
No one in my family cared for this meatloaf. Followed recipe as written. Had a different texture probably due to the cornbread stuffing mix and the chunks of tomatoes even though I put the cornbread stuffing in the food processor and used petite diced tomatoes. Was not for us. Read More
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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
04/22/2010
I've made this meatloaf twice now. The first time I followed the recipe and only omitted the green bell pepper. Baked it in a loaf pan. It was dense and delicious and made fabulous sandwiches. My one complaint: it was a bit greasy...kind of cooked in it's own fat as it rendered out into the loaf pan. The second time I made a few modifications. Added: 1 tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. Italian herb no-salt blend Substituted: 1 lb. broken up ground beef pepper steaks for the ground beef and bell pepper Cooking: I baked it in a loaf shape on a baking sheet lined with foil. It wasn't as dense but it was plenty moist and wasn't as greasy. It also had a nice crust on it all the way around. I'll be baking it on a baking sheet from now on. Overall: delicious meatloaf.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2010
Very good! I followed the recipe exactly but added a ketchup & brown sugar topping for the last 10 minutes of cook time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2009
I make a very similar meatloaf only I add about 1 to 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese to the meat mixture and usually use French bread crumbs for a great Italian meatloaf. Even my picky husband loves it! I like the change of pace the cornbread makes though. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2010
This was really tasty and smelled delicious! I baked it in silicone muffin cups instead of a loaf pan, and used ground pork, no beef, and used fresh tomatoes. I cut the recipe in half and it made 12 "muffins." Wonderful served with mashed potatoes! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2011
After a long search I have found my "forever" meatloaf recipe. Even my husband (a real hard case) pronounced it "excellent." No tweaking needed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2009
I have loved meatloaf my entire life and tried many recipes. This is the BEST recipe for meatloaf I have ever had. My husband loved it too! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/18/2009
My family just loved it. Almost ate all of it in one night. Great easy recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/04/2009
I'm not a big meatloaf fan but this was pretty good! I was concerned about so much salt since there is seasoning in the stuffing mix but it was fine. I did use the whole package of stuffing mix (about 2 1/2 cups). Used garlic powder and some herbs from the pantry because I didn't have a garlic/herb blend. Had to cook it a lot longer to get to 160 degrees but I was using a large toaster oven. Next time I will probably make 2 smaller loaves or meatloaf muffins for faster cooking. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2013
I have made this meatloaf recipe several times and it always comes out perfect. It's the only recipe I will ever use. Leftovers are great for sandwiches...slice the meatloaf put in on a baking sheet top each slice with some marinara sauce and a slice of provolone. Heat in the oven until the meatloaf is warm and the cheese is melted. Serve on hoagie rolls. Yum! For those complaining about it being to greasy it's the quality of the meat you are using..not the recipe. The only fat in the recipe comes from the meat. You shouldn't give the recipe a lesser rating because you fail to choose quality ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/19/2014
No one in my family cared for this meatloaf. Followed recipe as written. Had a different texture probably due to the cornbread stuffing mix and the chunks of tomatoes even though I put the cornbread stuffing in the food processor and used petite diced tomatoes. Was not for us. Read More
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