Meatloaf is one of those things you love it, you think it’s a complete waste of good ground beef, or you will eat it only if your Mom makes it.
I love meatloaf! My Mom is a use your imagination with what you have on hand kind of a cook. Most of the time it is awesome. I like to use this free form style of cooking also. J does not like this unstructured idea of cooking. Did I mention that J is NOT a meatloaf enthusiast?
As a fan of meatloaf I was bound and determined to find a recipe that J would love. It took a few experiments, but I did it. This recipe also works great for meatballs.
The original recipe is from the Betty Crocker website and is called Mini Meat Loaves.
¼ cup milk
1 pound lean ground beef
1/4 cup dry bread crumbs (any flavor)
1package (0.4 ounce) ranch dressing mix
1tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
Heat oven to 350ºF.
Spray meat loaf pan with cooking spray. (Makes the dishwasher so much happier. Wait I do the dishes … oh never mind … use lots of spray)
Beat milk and egg with fork in large bowl. Mix in beef, bread crumbs and salad dressing mix (dry). Place in meat loaf pan.
Drizzle with Worcestershire sauce.
Bake uncovered 50-60 minutes or until no longer pink in the center.