I hope you like leftovers!
Meatloaf is the classic dinner that goes a long way. This is a great meal for kids and families because it's easy, makes a ton, and is loved by kids and adults alike.
I love this mealoaf recipe because it is so versatile! I like to add diced onions and peppers, but you can customize the base recipe however you wish.
Pair with mashed potatoes and a green veggie and you have a comforting, balanced winter meal.
You will need:
1-1.5 lbs ground turkey or 90% lean ground beef
1 cup milk of choice
1 cup breadcrumbs
salt and pepper
1/2 cup diced yellow onion
1/2 cup diced bell pepper
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp garlic powder
Add all ingredients in a large bowl and combine until uniform.
Transfer to 1 or 2 greased loaf pans.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
*Other customization ideas:
Buffalo Meatloaf: add buffalo sauce in place of 1/4 cup of the milk
Ketchup Meatloaf: add canned tomato sauce in place of 1/4 cup of the milk and top loaves with ketchup before baking for a sweet ketchup roasted top
Veggie Meatloaf: add other veggies, like diced shallot, shredded zucchini, chopped green onion, or mushrooms for a fiber-filled twist