Stove Top Stuffing + Meat = NEAT (it totally rhymes and sounds better than feet, ok?!)
I’ve never really been a meatloaf fan, mostly because I’ve never tried it. I mean, come on, it seems like something you would order at Denny’s, plus it seems super complicated. My brain can only handle so many ingredients at once. Like four to be exact.
AND THAT… is why AFTER I discovered the awesomeness of Stove Top Stuffing that I decided this meatloaf was achievable. You mean that’s all I have to do is dump a box of stuffing together with ground beef and eggs? Ok. DOING IT!
Wait a darn minute, you ask?! How do you make delicious meatloaf with just 4 ingredients. Well, in case you haven’t already figured it out, it’s the stuffing. It’s already flavored with seasoning, onions, chicken broth, celery and carrots. Oh, and bread crumbs. They hold everything together.
You can, of course, dump anything else in there that you would like (diced onions, parmesan cheese, garlic, red pepper, etc.), but this recipe is your base, and really all you need.
This easy meatloaf recipe is the best thing since sliced bread (Oh crap, that's bad now!! Forgot about carbs). Oh, well. It's still good. So eat it.
- 1 box Stove Top Stuffing (any flavor)
- 1 pound ground beef
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup ketchup (or more if you'd like)
- 1/2 cup water (or a little more if your beef is super lean)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a bread loaf pan. I hope you have one, otherwise you're screwed.
In a bowl (not a cup), mix together all of the ingredients, but set aside half of the ketchup for later.
You guessed it, now fill the pan with your mixture.
Top it with the remaining ketchup and spread it evenly over the top. You can also use BBQ sauce, chili sauce or a combination of sauces. Whatever.
Bake for 45-60 minutes. Every oven varies so don't blame me if you screw it up.
Enjoy! I'd wait a few minutes before slicing it up. Serve with mashed potatoes, veggies or anything thing else you'd like! Yum Yum in my Tum Tum.
HELPFUL TIP: Add anything else to the mixture that you happen to have on hand (onions, garlic, cheese, spices, herbs, etc.) This is the base recipe, and really all you need, but there's no harm in making it your way.
Also, I've seen this recipe made with 1/2 cup of milk in place of the eggs and water. Up to you!
Don’t forget to pin for later! 🙂