Thursday, February 9, 2012

Easy Pleasing Meatloaf

     I have been dying to try this new Pan Lining Paper from Reynolds Wrap and thought cooking a meatloaf would be a good way to put it to the test.  The paper has foil on one side and parchment paper on the other, it says it is tear resistant on the package so thought it would a good product for dutch oven cooking.  Where parchment paper might not hold up to heavier meals, this product definitely does.  For those of you who are new to my blog, here's a link to an easy way to cut liners for your oven.  The lined paper costs around $4.00 a box but you get 30 square feet, more than enough to cut 15 liners and at least half the price of the pre-cut ones you can buy online.  Also, some people don't like their food coming in contact with aluminum foil as it's cooking, this might make you feel a bit safer.  If you're interested in giving it a try, here's a link to the Reynold's site where you can print out a coupon for $1.00 off a box.
     This recipe from the Kraft company seemed like a very quick and easy way to mix up a meatloaf, especially if you're cooking outside.  Just combine the ingredients in a large bowl, form into a loaf and bake away.  I cut up some potatoes to go along with it, but you can also toss in some quartered onions and carrot chunks to make it more of a one pot dinner.  In my 12 inch oven the meatloaf cooked for one hour with 12 coals around the base of the oven and 28-30 on the lid.  After 30 minutes I moved the center coals to a double ring around the outside of the lid.  This is an outstanding recipe, the meatloaf was moist and juicy but still held together beautifully.  The new lining paper performed like a champ, there was no leakage and clean up was a breeze.

Easy Pleasing Meatloaf
2 pounds lean ground beef
1 6 oz. package Stove Top Stuffing Mix for Chicken
1 cup water
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup barbecue sauce, divided

     Lightly oil or spray dutch oven; line with Pan Lining Paper if desired.
     Combine meat, stuffing mix, water, eggs and 1/4 cup barbecue sauce in large bowl; mix just until blended.
     Shape into loaf in prepared dutch oven.
     Top with remaining 1/4 cup of barbecue sauce.
     Bake at 375 degrees for 55 to 60 minutes until done or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.
     Makes 8 servings.

The foil sided lining paper easily conforms to your dutch oven

Bake meatloaf for one hour at 375 degrees

This is an excellent dutch oven meatloaf and clean up was a snap


  1. Nice! I have used that Kraft recipe several times and really like it.

  2. Thanks Becky, I think it's a keeper too.

  3. I have given you an award. see my blog to receive it. I look at yours every day. I think you do a great job, Thankx for that. Ron Clanton The Outlaw Gourmet

  4. Thank you so much Ron, that is quite an honor! Liddy

  5. Tonight was a two-fer... I cooked the Easy Pleasing Meatloaf as the main course and for my side dish Mayberry's Mexican and Potato and Corn Casserole. My meatloaf review is--This is GREAT! Easy to make and easy to cook. Used Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce. It would be fun to try different brands and flavors of sauces to make the meatloaf taste different. I also used the Pan Lining Paper. Great idea. Clean up was a snap.

    For my Potato and Corn Casserole review go to that page.--K.C.

  6. Glad you liked the meatloaf K.C., trying different sauces sounds like a great idea, thank you for sharing, Liddy

  7. Do you cover this when you put it in?

    1. I did not cover the meatloaf with foil or parchment, only with the lid of the dutch oven. Liddy

  8. Can you use ground turkey with this recipe?