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Easy Meatloaf Recipe

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This is the easiest meatloaf recipe! The secret is a can of Manwich ensuring it comes out so tender and juicy every single time. This is the perfect comfort food recipe. 

Meatloaf Recipe

I am always on the hunt for a good easy dinner recipe. Something that can be added into our regular rotation. THIS meatloaf is it.

It is super simple, has minimal ingredients, and tastes fantastic! Even my super picky 9 year old requests it on a regular basis.

So, what is the secret?

Recipe Features:

  • Quick and Easy: This recipe takes 15 minutes to prep. That means you can have dinner in the oven in under 30 minutes!
  • Make Ahead: Prep this recipe beforehand and keep it stored in the freezer. Cook as directed or in a slow cooker.
  • Comfort Food Recipe: Pair this ultimate comfort dish with cheesy potatoes and a veggie for a family favorite comfort recipe.

A can of Manwich stirred right into the meat. It gives you a moist and tender meatloaf that is full of delicious flavor. When combined with the six other ingredients you get a super simple meal ready for the oven in under 5 minutes!

Step By Step Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly mist a 9×13 dish with non-stick spray.
  2. Stir together 3/4 cup of the Manwich sauce, eggs, bread crumbs, onion, salt, pepper, and meat. You might need to get messy and put your hands right in there to ensure that all of the ingredients are well combined.
  3. Shape your mixture into a 9×5 rectangle in your prepared dish. Spread remaining sauce on the top and cook for 45 minutes or until an internal temperature of 160 degrees. Cool 10 minutes before slicing.
Saucy Manwich Meatloaf

Tips and FAQ’s:

How do you know when meatloaf is fully cooked?

The best way to know when your dinner is done cooking is to use a meat thermometer (affiliate). I highly recommend purchasing one. We use this one (affiliate) for EVERY RECIPE. It is an easy way to make sure your dinner is ready without over cooking.

How do you keep meatloaf from drying out?

We have all been there. You pull the meatloaf out of the oven only to find that it has shrank and is completely dry. Follow these tips below to help get moist and flavorful meatloaf every time!

  1. Do not over mix! Use your hands to incorporate all of the ingredients until they are only just combined. When shaping your loaf, remember that looser is better.
  2. Use a higher fat meat. We lean towards an 80/20 ratio.
  3. Let your meat rest. Once it has come to temperature, remove from the oven and allow to rest 10 minutes before slicing.

What do you serve with meatloaf?

One of the great things about this recipe is that it pairs well with so many things! We like to serve ours with funeral potatoes and green beans but it also goes great with these sides:

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Manwich Meatloaf Recipe

Manwich Meatloaf Recipe

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

This is the easiest meatloaf recipe! The secret is a can of Manwich ensuring it comes out so tender and juicy every single time. 

Ingredients

  • 1 can Bold Manwich Sauce
  • 2 large eggs, whisked
  • 1/2 cup italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 lbs beef

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly mist a 9x13 dish with non-stick spray.
  2. Stir together 3/4 cup of the Manwich sauce, eggs, bread crumbs, onion, salt, pepper, and meat. You might need to get messy and put your hands right in there to ensure that all of the ingredients are well combined.
  3. Shape your mixture into a 9x5 rectangle in your prepared dish. Spread remaining sauce on the top and cook for 45 minutes or until an internal temperature of 160 degrees. Cool 10 minutes before slicing.

Notes

  • Do not over mix! Use your hands to incorporate all of the ingredients until they are only just combined. When shaping your loaf, remember that looser is better.
  • Use a higher fat meat. We lean towards an 80/20 ratio.
  • Let your meat rest. Once it has come to temperature, remove from the oven and allow to rest 10 minutes before slicing.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 384Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 386mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 33g
This is the easiest meatloaf recipe! The secret is a can of Manwich ensuring it comes out so tender and juicy every single time. 

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