For many people, meatloaf is the ultimate comfort food. I’m married to one of those people. Allen considers it a special treat to have meatloaf and mashed potatoes with peas, and there are few meals that are easier to get to the table. That means meatloaf is in regular rotation at our house. For variety, I use a couple of different recipes and sometimes I just wing it with my own concoction.
J-Burger spiced up our burgers last fall, making them juicy and flavorful in a hurry. Its creators at August Kitchens alerted us to their J-Meatloaf seasoning, and we picked up a jar at Central Market. The ingredients are almost identical to the ones I use in my “recipe-free” version , so I knew the flavor profile would be familiar. I liked the convenience of the Worcestershire sauce, onions and spices being ready to go from the jar. (Time savings – woo-hoo!) I made August Kitchen’s recipe straight from the jar label and it was very good. The meatloaf was moist and the savory flavors were pleasing. It was a nice change of pace from the tomato-based sweet seasonings so common in Southern meat loaf, while still being in the comfort food zone. We loved it!
- 1 1/2 pounds lean ground meat
- 5 tablespoons J-Meatloaf Savory Onion Seasoning
- 1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
- 1 well-beaten egg
Preheat oven to 325°. Mix all ingredients, form into a loaf, and place in a greased baking dish. Bake for about 45 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 155°.
We found J-Meatloaf online. Keep it on hand for meatloaf magic!