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Moist Meatloaf Recipe

Moist Meatloaf Recipe

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I am thankful you stopped by to check out this moist meatloaf recipe.   I love sharing this recipe because it turns out delicious every time I prepare it.  

I am here to not to simply give you the recipe but teach you how to prepare this meatloaf.

If you have not made meatloaf lately because you need a good recipe, try this extremely moist meatloaf recipe with a sweet and tangy, flavorful sauce.  This sauce with the meatloaf makes it perfect.

One of my secrets to this very moist meatloaf is to use a meat thermometer.   As soon as the meatloaf reaches 165 degrees, remove it from the oven.  The meatloaf will continue cooking until it reaches around 170 degrees.  DO NOT over cook meatloaf.  It needs to be moist!  Overcooking it will definitely dry it out, which is probably why a lot of people do not eat meatloaf in the first place.Moist #Meatloaf #Recipe Best #Sauce - This meatloaf is the best ever. Extremely moist and flavorful.

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31 Responses to Moist Meatloaf Recipe

  1. Made this last night for a big group of hungry boys and they ate it all while raving about it! I did make the change of using balsamic vinegar instead of regular and it really is fabulous. After it baked I drained all the drippings, got rid of the oil, which was super easy then boiled it for a few minutes to use as a gravy over mashed potatoes and meatloaf. Sooo good. Thank you.

    • Deanne,

      You made my day! I am so happy to know you tried my meatloaf for your group of hungry boys. I am thrilled they enjoyed it. The balsamic vinegar change sounds good. I might to try it also. I love the idea of using the dripping to make a gravy. You must be from the south. That is something I would definitely do.
      Thank you so much for stopping by and supporting Recipes for our Daily Bread.
      Many Blessings,
      Diane Roark
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  2. What kind of tomato sauce do you use? Is it the canned variety that is more watery than a puree? And is the catsup for the sauce the same as tomato ketchup which is sold in a bottle? Thanks. Hoping to clarify ingredients before I try out this recipe.

  3. If you use the cast iron skillet for cooking ,& take it out of oven at 165 degrees how long do you let it set for until it reaches the 170 degree temp?

  4. This sounds similar to my recipe –which I love and everyone else as well. I do a couple of things differently and have a question. I saute the onions.green pepper to soften it and give it a head start cooking.
    Questions: 1.what kind of bread crumbs do you use ? I usually only use the oats, and
    2. what size iron skillet do you use?

    • Denise,

      Thank you for stopping by Recipes for our Daily Bread. I normally chop all my veggies including onions, bell pepper, and carrots and celery when I am using them in my mini food processor. That way I do not have to saute them. I chop them until they are almost a water consistency. I have a couple of picky older kids and they never complain when I chop things this small.
      I use a 10 cast iron skillet my 97 year old grandmother in law left me and Progresso bread crumbs.
      I hope this helps.
      Thank you again for stopping by.
      Blessings,
      Diane Roark
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  5. I just made this for my wife and I. This was one of the best meatloaf recipes that I have ever tried. I did make a few adjustments..instead of tomato sauce I used Pace picante hot sauce (medium heat)same amount…and for the the topping sauce that called for vinegar, I used balsamic vinegar, it was a winner!! Thank you so much for helping me feed my family.

    • Brain,

      Thank you so much for leaving me a comment and letting me know you tried my meatloaf. You made my day. You sound like a great cook. I am going to have to try the balsamic vinegar in the sauce. I am sure it is amazing!
      When I make this meatloaf, I normally double it and make some smaller ones in cupcake tins. I freeze the smaller one for my son Casey who is obsessed with this meatloaf.
      I am so glad your wife and you enjoyed this meatloaf.
      Many blessings,
      Diane Roark
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    • Lora,

      I normally use the Old Fashion Oaks, long cooking oats. I have also used the Quick Cooking oats and could not tell a difference.
      I hope you get a chance to make this meatloaf. It is truly delicious.
      Blessings,
      Diane Roark

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  7. Diane,
    This was, by far, the best meat loaf I have ever had. I just wish I would have listened to you and doubled the recipe and froze some. My son, who hates meat loaf, was picking at his piece, because he didn’t want to eat it, until it was all gone.

    Thanks again
    Cindy

    • Tammy,

      You made my day!!!! Thank you for taking the time to let me know you enjoyed the meatloaf. It really means a lot to me that you took the time.

      This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, I will be post a huge list of my favorite Thanksgiving SIDES, DESSERTS, AND BREADS from my blog.

      Blessings!
      Diane Roark

  8. Made this last night and can only say it was wonderful! Made 3 one for dinner and 2 more in muffin pan for later. Will be making this over and over!

    • Peg,
      I am very thankful you took the time to let me know you enjoyed this meatloaf. You made my day!! I truly love how moist it is and the sweet and tangy sauce is really good. I like to make extra and freeze it. My teenage son (meat and potato man) takes a piece of meatloaf out of the freezer and warms it in the microwave for a snack.

      I hope you will consider following my blog if you do not already. You can sign up to follow me on the top right hand corner of each page. I am working on five different giveaways starting 10/30/13 to the middle of December. I will be giving away a cutting board and 4 different great cookbook.

      Blessings and thank you again for letting me know about the meatloaf.
      Diane Roark

  9. I admit I am not a meatloaf fan, but my husband is, so I pinned to try this recipe for him, because I am tried making it once and it truly didn’t come out right, but after reading your advice I think I know why now. Thanks Diane and wishing you a great weekend now!! :)

    • Janine,
      I hope your husband loves this meatloaf. The sauce on this one is sweet and tangy. We really like it!

      We are going to have a colder day today with a high around 60. Our football game will be in the 50’s and maybe the 40’s. Great football weather. I am looking forward to it. I hope you have a great weekend too. Times just goes by so fast on the weekends. With my kids getting older, I am very thankful for every minute we are together.
      Blessings,
      Diane

  10. Aunt Diane,
    Just wanted to say I am one of those “I don’t like meatloaf people”….but I made this meatloaf tonight and it was AWESOME!! Absolutely loved it! Such a great recipe.

    • Brittany,
      I am so glad you enjoyed it!! We just got in from Carly’s White Coat ceremony. She is officially in medical school to become a doctor. I was so thrilled to see your comment. I love that you are reading my blog.
      Blessings and lots of love,
      Aunt Diane

  11. I made the meatloaf tonight and it was wonderful!!! It was a hit with the whole family. Thanks so much for posting the recipe and your tips on how to make it. We will definitely be having it often!

  12. Excited to see your recipe. I am always trying new meatloaf recipes. Thank you for visiting me and your sweet comment. I can’t wait to look around and see what great things you have here on your blog. Off to take a look around….

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