A yummy, juicy, classic meatloaf is a most appetizing and mouth-watering dish, and the meatloaf glaze gives you an incredible taste. So here today we are going to make our best recipe for meatloaf. And as this recipe is my favorite so I am super excited to share my favorite recipe with you. And I will also guide you that how you can make a perfect meatloaf.
You have to remember that meatloaf needs a suitable time and temperature to cook. Here in this article, you will able to know what is the best time and temperature for meatloaf.
Making a perfect meatloaf is not much difficult, it can easily make with simple ingredients. Today I will give you the recipe for 2lb meatloaf and 3lb meatloaf. You will also know in this article How you can cook meatloaf at 375 degrees.
How Long To Cook Meatloaf at 375 Degrees?
Meatloaf is a dish of ground meat containing varieties of seasoning and glaze mixture. Although it is an old dish bit this is almost everyone’s favorite meal since childhood. In different countries its name is different, but this recipe is famous for American dishes.
Meatloaf is such a simplest recipe as it just needs to combine all the seasoning and make the shape of a loaf with the help of your hands and then you can bake it. Time management is very very necessary for this recipe. You can waste your meatloaf if you have no understanding of the exact time and temperature for cooking meatloaf.
The upper surface of the meatloaf can dry after a few minutes so that’s why an amazing sauce can make it super juicy and maintains its moistness from inside and outside. It will also increase the flavor of meatloaf.
Now I m going to tell you how much time is necessary for baking meatloaf at 375 degrees.
1). For 1lb meatloaf:
You have required 35 to 40 minutes for cooking meatloaf at 375 degrees, make sure to check that the internal temperature of the meatloaf reaches to 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
2). For 2lb meatloaf:
It will take almost 50 to 55 minutes to bake at 375 degrees, and the internal temperature should be 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
3). For 3lb meatloaf:
3lb meatloaf can take 1 hour and 30 minutes at 375 Fahrenheit for done properly. You can check the internal temperature of the meatloaf by using a food thermometer that should be 160 degrees for done meatloaf.
How long to cook meatloaf at 375 degrees? Super Easy Recipe:
You can make the tasty meatloaf at home in a simple and easy way just by following my recipe.
- 2lbs lea ground beef
- 1 chopped onion
- 1tbsp minced garlic
- 4 tsp chopped parsley
- 1 tsp of salt
- ½ tsp of smoked paprika
- ½ tsp of ground black pepper
- 100 gr Italian breadcrumbs
- 2 eggs
- 4 slices of bread
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1tsp red chili flakes
For meatloaf glaze:
- 2 cup ketchup
- 1 ½ cup BBQ sauce
- 1 tbsp mustard paste
- 1tsp of garlic powder
- ¼ tsp red chili flakes
- ½ tsp of salt
- ¼ tsp of black pepper
- 2 tsp of lemon juice
- 3 tbsp of brown sugar
- Preheat the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit
- Take a large bowl and add ground beef to it
- Add all the seasonings in it
- Add socked bread slice to the bowl
- Mix all the mixture well to combine nicely
- Take a baking pan and shap the loaf with the help of your hands, or use a loaf pan for making its perfect shape
- Put the baking tray into the oven and bake it for 45 to 50 minutes
- Prepare the meatloaf sauce in a bowl on low flame
- Spread all the glaze on the meatloaf and put it into the oven for 5 minutes more
- Take out the baking tray from the oven and rest in for 5 minutes
- Now cut into evenly in pieces
- Your tender and juicy meatloaf is ready to eat
What is the exact temperature for a perfect meatloaf?
The perfect time and temperature of meatloaf is 375 degrees Fahrenheit. At 375 degrees it generally requires 45 to 50 minutes.
You can also bake meatloaf at 350 degrees Fahrenheit but it will take more time to cook.
At 350 degrees meatloaf will take 1 and a half hours to cook.
Remember that you should check the internal temperature with the help of a food thermometer.
A flavorful meatloaf just needs all the right ingredients and cooking time. Perfect temperature and time can make your meatloaf perfect.
A delicious glaze can make your meatloaf more appetizing and juicy, and mountains meatloaf moist in a perfect way.
Can you freeze the meatloaf and cook frozen meatloaf?
Yes, why not, you can also freeze the meatloaf with a plastic sheet or aluminum foil in an air-tight container. Whenever you want to make meatloaf, you can use it again.
Frozen meatloaf can take more cooking time than fresh meatloaf. You can bake frozen meatloaf at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
It takes proper time for baking properly from inside and out so always try a food thermometer to check when its done.
Freezing meatloaf is a good option but not again and again, it can reduce its moistness and flavor which makes this recipe rich in flavor.
Tips and tricks to improve the recipe:
- It is preferred that use grated onion because it retains moisture.
- Use different vegetables such as carrots, and bell pepper, in meatloaf for a different flavor.
The classic meatloaf is easy to make at home, so you can enjoy it with you your family because it’s a complete family meal.
Grated vegetable meatloaf can make it juicier and more favorable. It can also maintain its moister and make it very very juicy. Socked bread slices i milk and add to the mixture. It can also help for maintaining the meatloaf’s moisture.
Try to use beaten eggs as they help to bind all the ingredients. Don’t over-compress the meatloaf. just make its shape efficiently and bake it.
The advantage of meatloaf is that it is fully nutritious. It’s a healthy meal.
Its second advantage is that you can freeze meatloaf.