Meatloaf is a comfort food and something I like to make on Fall/Winter evenings. It’s one of the first things I learned how to make when I first started cooking. There are so many variations on this so feel free to adjust as you wish. I usually don’t follow a particular recipe with my meatloaf and sometimes change it up. Tonight’s meatloaf was a cheesy, oniony one…perfect for a rainy, cool night and definitely comforting. It’s also a great dish to just pop in the oven and let cook while you do other things.
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: an hour at 350 Serves: 2-4
This is a turkey meatloaf but you can use meatloaf mix or all beef. Put following ingredients into a bowl and mix together with your hands. Then form it into the shape of a loaf.
- 1 pound of turkey meatloaf
- 1 egg
- seasoned breadcrumbs (about 2 handfuls)
- garlic powder (few shakes)
- onion powder (few shakes)
- chopped onion (dried)
- 2 handfuls of shredded cheddar
- salt and pepper to taste
Place into a baking pan. I sometimes surround the meatloaf with baby carrots and/or potatoes and mushrooms (canned or fresh).
Tonight I just surrounded it with baby carrots and canned mushrooms.
Then, pour a can of turkey gravy over it with a little water and bake at 350 covered with foil. I take off the foil after 30 minutes and let it cook some more. The last few minutes, I top it with French’s Fried Onions and more cheddar cheese and when the cheese is melted I take it out of the oven. Let cool and enjoy!