Ever look at the clock and realize you haven't even prepped a thing for dinner yet?
There's no time to defrost any meats from the freezer.
You realize you're missing a key ingredient to make one of your usual signature dishes.
Oh man! Dinner for the family is going to be a real gong show if you don't think of anything, and quick!
I happened to have some ground beef in the fridge (who doesn't have ground beef in their fridge?) and I needed to use it.
Sure, I could've made spaghetti with ground beef (it IS a hit with my toddler) but we just finished eating this dish a few days ago. And I ran out of time to make my easy and yummy shepherd's pie. Not to mention we ran out of potatoes.
I was semi-freaking out.
Then came along Pinterest.
Oh Pinterest. You've helped me soooo many times, I don't know what I'd do without you.
A recipe on my feed caught my eye instantly. "Easy Meatloaf". Ok, meatloaf is already easy to make.. but gathering all the ingredients and measuring, cutting, smelling for flavour is a tad time consuming.
When I saw the recipe for this, I knew it was a sign that I had to try it out. It really looked easy all because of a secret ingredient.
The secret ingredient?? STUFFING MIX!!
Thanks to this blog and her easy meatloaf recipe.. I can confirm that this is a hit for dinner!
Here's what you need:
1 Pound Ground Meat (Beef or Turkey)
1 Box Stuffing Mix
1 Cup Water
Mix everything together, pack it into a loaf pan, and bake at 350 for about 45 minutes.
See! Quick & Easy!
I did add a bit of ketchup + brown sugar mix on top during the last 10-15 minutes which adds a bit of sweetness kick. It's really up to you. You can also add a dash more salt & pepper but it's not really necessary. Ketchup though on the side is a must.. well, for me anyways! :)
I'm going to make sure I have more stuffing mix on hand incase I'm in a real jam for dinner ideas!
Here's a pic of the final product, incase you didn't know what meatloaf looked like.....
|I stole a piece before I took a picture.|