How to Create Nine Different
Meals With One Meatloaf Recipe
By Darlene Arechederra
Imagine having several meals already prepared -- and spending less than
an hour preparing them!2 eggs
That's exactly what you can do with the following recipe. Simply double or
triple the ingredients, then separate into several meals.
Here are some of the scrumptious meals you can create in no time, using
the meatloaf recipe below.
Spaghetti & meatballs in red sauce
Cabbage rolls (just add a bit of rice)
Swedish meatballs in cream sauce
Hamburger patties with brown gravy
Meatballs simmered in crockpot with BBQ sauce/onions
And here's the recipe that will make your life so much easier...
Multipurpose Meatloaf Mix
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup oatmeal
1 T. Worcestershire Sauce
2 lbs. ground beef or chuck
1/2 cup minced or chopped onion
Mix above ingredients in large mixing bowl. Can be microwaved or cooked in
oven (see below.)
Make a simple brown gravy mix from a packet. Use BBQ Sauce with a touch of
brown sugar and brown mustard.
(For a single batch)
Microwave meatloaf on high (wrap lightly with waxed paper) approx. 15
minutes. Drain, then top with your choice of sauce or gravy. Microwave
another 3-5 minutes.
Cover meatloaf with foil and bake approx. 50-60 minutes. Drain, then top
with your choice of sauce or gravy. Bake another 5-10 minutes.
** Will feed approx. 5 people
** You can use low-fat versions of items, too.
A triple batch will make the following:
1 medium-sized meatloaf
2 meatball meals (Swedish, Red Sauce)
Note: While meatloaf is cooking, I make meatballs with a large ice- cream scoop
(the one with the small, moving part that escorts the meat out of the
scoop for you.) It will save your wrist and is so much quicker.
Cook meatballs until just done. Store in an airtight container in fridge.
If freezing, be sure to cool them first. They can be frozen before or
Having such a flexible recipe will make your meal planning and preparation
much easier. And isn't it great to save a bit of time, while saving money,
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