Make a delicious and unique homemade meatloaf in your microwave

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Make an Amazing Meatloaf in the Microwave

.It is really easy to make a delicious and unique homemade meatloaf in your microwave!

All the flavors and textures of classic meatloaf, without all the time involved.

Your best bet for this recipe is to cook it at 500 watts on medium heat.

This will help you get an even bake throughout, while still being able to sear the outside of your meatloaf when done.

.In less than 30 minutes, you can be enjoying what could be a great dinner or breakfast option for you and your family/friends!

.How to make Meatloaf in the Microwave?

.Ingredients:

1 lb ground beef (prefer 85/15)

 

1 egg, lightly beaten

 

15 Ritz Crackers, crushed

 

1/4 cup milk

 

1/4 teaspoon salt

 

1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic

 

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

 

1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese

 

1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt

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Meatloaf Sauce:

2 tablespoons ketchup

 

2 tablespoons brown sugar

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In less than 30 minutes, you can make an amazing meatloaf in the microwave!

All the flavors and textures of a classic porky loaf – without all the time involved.

.Step-by-Step-Directions

1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.

2. Liberally grease a 9×5 loaf pan with cooking spray (or butter)

3. Combine all ingredients with your hands until you achieve a homogeneous mixture. You can also use a stand mixer (or even a hand mixer) for this step if you do not have time for kneading by hand.

4. Press out any air bubbles, and then choose a loaf shape that suits your preference and meatloaf pan size/shape. Mix in any herbs/spices you’d like to give it a little extra something.

5. Place your meatloaf mixture into the loaf pan and cover with brown paper, foil, or a lid. The more oven proofing you use, the more evenly it will cook – try to avoid creating holes in your loaf as this can allow for bad air pockets and uneven cooking.

6. Bake for about 50-55 minutes at 450 degrees until an internal temperature of 160 degrees is reached. Test with a meat thermometer (substitute with an instant-read thermometer if you do not have one) – it should read 160 degrees or higher by the time it’s ready (25-30 minutes should be considered a “safe” range).

7. Let the loaf rest for 5-10 minutes, and then enjoy!

.What to serve with a delicious Meatloaf Dish?

.Serving: Top with your favorite sauce or some ketchup and brown sugar to achieve the best flavor combo (or use the meatloaf sauce recipe in the ingredients list if you prefer using a lower calorie option)

.Tasty alternatives:

1.If you would like to vary it up, even more, try adding some onion and garlic to the mix!

 

2.You can also substitute regular or lean ground turkey for ground beef.

 

3.You can also choose from a variety of cheeses such as cheddar, Swiss, Parmesan, etc.

 

.Instruction for making microwave meatloaf:

1.Mix the ground beef, egg, milk, crushed crackers, garlic, and Worcestershire sauce together to form a mixture.

 

2.Spread the mixture out in a microwavable container (put it in a 9×5-inch loaf pan).

 

3.Microwave on high for 13 minutes and then check to see if it is hot by checking with a meat thermometer.

 

4.Microwave on high for more time if needed until an internal temperature of 160 degrees is reached.

 

5.Once cooked at 160 degrees or higher, drain most of the fat from the meatloaf using a colander or strainer.

 

6.Put into a 450-degree oven for 5 minutes, or until it is browned and crispy.

 

7.Remove from the oven and place on a serving dish.

 

8.Top with your favorite sauce or some ketchup and brown sugar to achieve the best flavor combo (or use the meatloaf sauce recipe in the ingredients list if you prefer using a lower calorie option).

 

9.Serve while hot. Enjoy!

 

.Cooking time: 3 minutes to prep, 15 mins to cook

.Important Nutrition Facts:

229 calories (kcal)

 

15g total fat

 

5g saturated fat (g)

 

78mg cholesterol (mg)

 

476mg sodium (mg)

 

4.5g carbohydrate

 

5.1g fiber, 1.4g sugar (g)

 

22.5% calcium, 9% iron, 17% vitamin A, 15% vitamin C, 23% niacin and 2% riboflavin

 

.How do I use the meatloaf in the microwave recipe?

.As mentioned above, simply cook in your microwave on high for 13 minutes.

Check to see if it is hot by checking with a meat thermometer.

Microwave on high for more time if needed until an internal temperature of 160 degrees is reached.

Once cooked at 160 degrees or higher, drain most of the fat from the meatloaf using a colander or strainer.

Put into a 450-degree oven for 5 minutes, or until it is browned and crispy.

Remove from the oven and place on a serving dish.

.You can also use a fork or your hands to make the meatloaf.

It is up to you.

There’s no need for kneading by hand for this step, as you will be using a stand mixer (or even a hand mixer) for the rest of the recipe.

Read the thermometer, substitute it with an oven thermometer and set it at the same temperature level as your oven.

.If you would like to vary it up even more, try adding some onion and garlic to the mix!

You can also choose from a variety of cheeses such as cheddar, Swiss, Parmesan, etc.

.Do you have any advice in regards to using this recipe for the best results?

.If you would like to vary it up, even more, try adding some onion and garlic to the mix!

You can also choose from a variety of cheeses such as cheddar, Swiss, Parmesan, etc.

If you would like some extra sweetness with your meatloaf take a look at the cookbook’s varieties.

1.You can also substitute regular or lean ground turkey for ground beef.

 

2.You can also choose from a variety of cheeses such as cheddar, Swiss, Parmesan, etc.

 

3.Use low-fat cottage cheese for a lower-calorie version of the meatloaf.

 

4.Substitute the meat analog for ground turkey or lean ground beef for an even leaner version.

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Is there an alternative recipe?

Yes, there are several alternatives given in this cookbook’s recipe variation alternatives I mentioned above.

You can also try all-year-round variations like turkey, veggie lover’s mix, or even a low-calorie version using ground turkey for calorie control if you’re on a diet.

.This book is an American Cooking Award “Redoute Finalist” Cookbook (and I’m just a bit over the top when I say that this book is my favorite!!!)

if you want to try out her cookbook, looking at reviews online would help you decide if it’s worth the investment or not.

.Can the meatloaf be frozen?

.You can wrap the cooked and cooled meatloaf in plastic wrap, followed by aluminum foil.

Be sure to freeze it in a freezer bag because this will prevent any moisture from getting into the meatloaf.

You could easily thaw it and reheat it in your microwave or oven to serve a real treat at a later date!

1.You can also use an automatic bread machine.

 

2.If you do not have an instant-read thermometer, substitute it with an oven thermometer and set it at the same temperature level as your oven.

 

3.You can also choose from a variety of cheeses such as cheddar, Swiss, Parmesan, etc.

 

4.You can also substitute regular or lean ground turkey for ground beef.

 

5.You can also substitute the meat analog for ground turkey or lean ground beef for an even leaner version.

 

6.If you would like to vary it up even more, try adding some onion and garlic to the mix!

 

7.You can also choose from a variety of cheeses such as cheddar, Swiss, Parmesan, etc.

 

8.Use low-fat cottage cheese for a lower-calorie version of the meatloaf.

 

9.Substitute the meat analog for ground turkey or lean ground beef for an even leaner version.

 

10.Use low sodium organic milk (as found in primary groceries and supermarkets) if you are lactose intolerant.

 

.What is the best kind of ground beef to use in microwave meatloaf?

.As mentioned above, ground beef is a pretty neutral ingredient, and it will work well with most dishes.

If you would like a leaner version of the meatloaf, you may substitute ground turkey or lean ground beef (but be sure to read the nutrition facts provided in the recipe itself before you decide if it’s worth it).

1.If you do not have an instant-read thermometer, substitute it with an oven thermometer and set it at the same temperature level as your oven.

 

2.You can also choose from a variety of cheeses such as cheddar, Swiss, Parmesan, etc.

 

3.You can also substitute regular or lean ground turkey for ground beef.

 

.How do you store microwave meatloaf?

.Just like any meatloaf, you will want to keep the meatloaf covered in plastic wrap and then put it inside a ziplock bag in a large container (or even an extra-large plastic container).

Make sure that it is completely sealed off so that it won’t spoil or lose any moisture.

1.You can also use an automatic bread machine.

 

2.If you do not have an instant-read thermometer, substitute it with an oven thermometer and set it at the same temperature level as your oven.

 

3.You can also choose from a variety of cheeses such as cheddar, Swiss, Parmesan, etc.

 

4.You can also substitute regular or lean ground turkey for ground beef.

 

unique homemade meatloaf in your microwave

Make a delicious and unique homemade meatloaf in your microwave

It is really easy to make a delicious and unique homemade meatloaf in your microwave!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 756 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 microwave

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 15 Ritz Crackers crushed
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoons garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
  • Liberally grease a 9×5 loaf pan with cooking spray (or butter)
  • Combine all ingredients with your hands until you achieve a homogeneous mixture. You can also use a stand mixer (or even a hand mixer) for this step if you do not have time for kneading by hand.
  • Press out any air bubbles, and then choose a loaf shape that suits your preference and meatloaf pan size/shape. Mix in any herbs/spices you’d like to give it a little extra something.
  • Place your meatloaf mixture into the loaf pan and cover with brown paper, foil, or a lid. The more oven proofing you use, the more evenly it will cook – try to avoid creating holes in your loaf as this can allow for bad air pockets and uneven cooking.
  • Bake for about 50-55 minutes at 450 degrees until an internal temperature of 160 degrees is reached. Test with a meat thermometer (substitute with an instant-read thermometer if you do not have one) – it should read 160 degrees or higher by the time it’s ready (25-30 minutes should be considered a “safe” range).
  • Let the loaf rest for 5-10 minutes, and then enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 756kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 45gFat: 54gSaturated Fat: 20gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 3gCholesterol: 248mgSodium: 1416mgPotassium: 794mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 195IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 168mgIron: 6mg
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