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aunt squishy's no-mater meatloaf

a recipe by
Lynsee Gilbert

So you love meatloaf but someone in your family hates all things tomato and it seems like every meatloaf recipe on the planet includes a tomato sauce glaze over the top, or tomato ketchup mixed into the meat, or both. You've tried just leaving them out but the result is a bland, dry, unappealing meatloaf. AmIRight? Well problem solved! The milk and panko crumbs keep the meat moist and juicy and the ranch packet gives it a delicious yet subtle flavor. It's perfect with mashed potatoes & gravy, buttered peas, and a nice hunk of warm bread.

serves 4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For aunt squishy's no-mater meatloaf

  • 2 lb
    ground beef
  • 2 lg
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 3/4 c
    panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 c
  • 1 pkg
    ranch dressing mix (powdered)
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper

How To Make aunt squishy's no-mater meatloaf

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375 F
  • 2
    Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and combine thoroughly.
  • 3
    Line a 9x5 bread loaf pan with parchment paper (it makes removing the meatloaf from the pan for slicing so much easier!)
  • 4
    Add meatloaf mixture to the pan and press gently but firmly.
  • 5
    Bake 40 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160 F