- 1 Egg
- 1 cup Water
- 1 1/2 lbs Ground Beef
- 6 oz Stove Top Stuffing 1 package
- 1/2 Ketchup
- 1 Seasoning Salt
- 1 Garlic Powder
- 1 Onion Powder
- 1/2 Pepper
- 1/4 Brown Sugar
- Bell Peppers, optional diced and pre-baked, 5 minutes
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan. If you’re using bell peppers, slice them in half and remove the seeds. Bake them in the preheated oven for 5 minutes to soften.
In a large bowl, whisk together the egg and water. Add in the ground beef, Stove Top Stuffing mix, seasoning salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and pepper. Use your hands to gently mix the ingredients until well combined. Be careful not to overmix, as this can lead to a dense and tough meatloaf.
Press the meat mixture into the prepared loaf pan, ensuring it’s evenly distributed. If you’re using bell peppers, place the softened pepper halves on top of the meatloaf, cut side up, and press them gently into the meat mixture.
In a small bowl, combine the ketchup and brown sugar to create a sweet and tangy glaze. Spread the glaze evenly over the top of the meatloaf, and if using, over the bell peppers as well.
Bake the meatloaf in the preheated oven for 55 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 160°F (70°C) when measured with a meat thermometer.
Remove the meatloaf from the oven and let it rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving. This will allow the juices to redistribute and result in a juicier, more tender meatloaf. Enjoy your delicious Stove Top Stuffing Meatloaf with a side of mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables for a complete, comforting meal.
To store leftover meatloaf, allow it to cool completely before wrapping it in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Then, place the wrapped meatloaf in an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
Reheating Stove Top Stuffing Meatloaf
When you’re ready to reheat your meatloaf, there are a few options to choose from:
- Microwave: Place a slice of meatloaf on a microwave-safe plate and cover it with a microwave-safe lid or another plate to prevent splatters. Heat on medium power for 1-2 minutes, or until heated through.
- Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Wrap individual slices or the entire meatloaf in aluminum foil and place them on a baking sheet. Reheat for 15-20 minutes, or until warmed through.
- Air Fryer: If you’re a fan of air fryers, preheat your air fryer to 350°F (175°C). Place the meatloaf slices in the air fryer basket, making sure they’re not touching. Reheat for 3-5 minutes, or until heated through.