My Mom’s Easy Best Meatloaf Recipe, and that is exactly what it is, made with lean ground beef, chopped peppers, onions, spices and what makes it even more delicious? Your favourite cheese baked and melted right in this Amazing Best Meatloaf.
Best meatloaf, this is what my Mom called it, and I am standing behind it 100%. To tell you the truth I have never eaten any other meatloaf but this one.
Which will make some people say, “then how can you say this is the best if you haven’t tried any other”? Yeah I know, you have a point.
But when you eat something and it is so good, you know there can’t be anything better! Especially when you add some cheese.
I can remember coming home from school and I was so happy to find and smell that amazing aroma drifting all through the house from the kitchen.
It was always one of the best and yummiest dinners ever, especially when my Mom served her meatloaf with roasted potatoes.
So of course I also do it this way to this day. It is so nice to have memories like this to share with your kids and what better way than with a delicious recipe made by your Mom.
I must say not just with my family but quite a few times my Italian friends have asked if I could serve this Best Meatloaf when we get together. That amazing smell gets them every time.
Best meatloaf isn’t one of those Fast Meals that are made and cooked in 30 minutes, on the table in no time. But it is does come together in 10 minutes and only an hour to bake.
And trust me it will be well worth it. One of those perfect Comfort Weekend Meals. Or even weekday when you have the time.
My Mom’s Easy Best Meatloaf
But wait I’m not done yet, this dish just keeps on getting better. You are going to love this Easy Meatloaf right out of the oven, hot and cheesy.
And if by chance you have leftovers (sometimes it is difficult to leave any on the serving plate)!
Refrigerate the leftovers and then the next day slice it up and make a sandwich with some tasty bakery bread and you will certainly agree that you just ate one of the best sandwiches ever!
Oh and don’t forget to put some ketchup on that sandwich, now that’s perfection! Buon Appetito!
- 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef 3/4 kilo
- 1 cup cracker crumbs 85 grams
- 1 cup ketchup 240 grams
- 2 eggs beaten
- 2 tablespoons chopped green pepper 20 grams
- 1 1/4 teaspoons salt 7 grams
- 1 medium bay leaf crushed
- dash of marjoram and thyme
- 6 slices light cheese or regular
Pre- heat oven to 350° (180° celsius)
Combine all the ingredients together, combine well. Add half the meat mixture into a shallow baking dish, top with 3 slices of cheese and top with the other half of meat mixture. Bake approximately 1 hour. After the 40-45 minute baking time, remove from oven and top with the remaining 3 slices of cheese, return to oven to finish baking. Enjoy!