• Beth Kilgo

Meatloaf: A recipe

No, not the singer, and not the song from Phineas and Ferb, although that song readily describes the food item. I personally know several people who like meatloaf, so I decided to add my two cents about it.

The recipe is as follows:


  • Ground beef

  • Worcestershire sauce (for flavor)

  • Store bought meatloaf seasoning (great value etc.)

  • Two eggs (or more depending on how much meat you intend to cook)

  • Breadcrumbs (so the meat will stick together)

  • Other seasonings you want to add (steak sauce gives it an interesting flavor)

  • A pan; typically in a loaf shape but it can be round or more square, is needed and should be coated in nonstick spray or olive oil.


  • Thaw meat

  • Gather the ingredients.

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees

  • Put all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix well.

  • Spray the pan and add the meat.

  • Cook the meatloaf for thirty minutes to an hour or until fully cooked

  • Add ketchup to the top if desired.

  • Let cool and serve.

I know there are people who might not be able to eat gluten, but there are alternatives to the breadcrumbs. One option is to put gluten-free oats through a food processor; however, that option may not be do-able. Another option is to crush up fiber cereal or gluten-free flax cereal. Corn flake crumbs or crumbled up Jatz biscuits are also valid. The easiest would be panko gluten-free breadcrumbs. There are other ways to replace the breadcrumbs so you can experiment or just leave it out altogether.