The Beauty of Meatloaf on Busy Weeknights
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but when it comes to meatloaf, everything attractive might be found in the taste buds. A staple of American tables since its introduction in the late 1800s, meatloaf has never been considered especially pretty.
Who cares? At its best, meatloaf is undeniably delicious and always satisfying. Warm, filling, flavorful — the ultimate comfort food for a busy workday evening. And, as an added bonus, meatloaf sandwiches are a tasty way to deal with leftovers the next day for a quick and easy lunch.
Most of us know the basics of meatloaf: ground meat, breadcrumbs, seasonings. However, there’s more room for creativity in the meatloaf department than you might think.
As examples of meatloaf with flair, we’ve got a Spanish version with olives and jalapeños, as well as a spiced-up Asian turkey meatloaf. You can even get fancy with a terrific grilled stuffed meatloaf. How about Italian meatloaf? Yeah, got that, too. Of course we’ve also included a great classic meatloaf recipe that’s brimming with flavor.
What could be more beautiful than that?
This recipe lets you choose your favorite ground meat: beef, lamb, or pork. After that, fresh herbs and seasonings result in a moist, flavorful main dish.
Ground turkey is the base for this spicy and exotic meatloaf. A glaze of Thai Chili or Sriracha sauce gives this recipe the right touch of heat.
Smothered in marinara sauce and melted cheese, this turkey meatloaf’s Italian-inspired flavors are delicious with a side of pasta or a tossed green salad.
We love the Mediterranean flavors in these individual meat loaves. Serve the relish on the side so guests can decide how much they’d like.
Perfect for summer, you can also prepare this meatloaf up to six hours before cooking and refrigerate until ready to put on the grill.
Got a beef with beef? Try these great turkey meatloaf recipes instead!