Meat Loaf with Brown Sugar-Ketchup Glaze - Loaf Pan Variation
Why This Recipe Works
While testing to create our meatloaf recipe, we found out that a trio of beef, pork, and veal, with a higher proportion of ground chuck, was best. This gave the loaf a distinct but not overly strong beef flavor. Loaves made without filler were too hamburger-like. Those made with binders, on the other hand, had that distinct meatloaf texture. Cracker crumbs, quick-cooking oatmeal, and fresh bread crumbs improved the texture in our meatloaf recipe without adding a distracting flavor.