Meatloaf is a dish that graces almost every dinner table at least once. It’s a traditional German/Dutch meal that’s easy to make, delicious, and great for serving large parties.
But sometimes, traditional can mean boring. In an effort to defeat meatloaf boredom, Rachael Ray came up with a list of 13 deliciously untraditional meatloaf recipesthat you’ll want to make again and again!
This recipe has all the tastings of a cheeseburger wrapped into one delicious loaf. In it, you’ll find ketchup, bread-and-butter pickle chips, potatoes, and, of course, perfectly melted cheese. Swap out the bun for mashed potatoes and you’ll be in meatloaf (and cheeseburger) heaven.
For all of the potato lovers out there, this one’s for you. Fill up your plate with parsley and scallion filled slices, and find true joy in the heaping of equally tasty mashed potatoes on top. This recipe is so good, you’ll have seconds (and thirds!).
Turn up the heat with this meatloaf recipe! A spicy twist on the traditional recipe, it has fiery ingredients like chorizo, chipotle chile, adobo sauce, and cumin.
Think meatloaf turned turkey burgers. Take a bite of this dish and experience juicy ingredients like macintosh apple chunks, onions, and celery. Topped with a sourcream cranberry sauce, it’s like a Thanksgiving party in your mouth.
5. The Classic
Sometimes you just have to go traditional. This classic meatloaf recipe has the standard meatloaf mix, bread crumbs, ketchup, and onion all baked into the perfect loaf. Bake some veggies for a well-rounded meal or opt for mashed potatoes for something filling.
6. Lean, & Mean
Trying to stick to a healthier diet? The lean, mean meatloaf uses lean ground beef and eggs to make a low-fat, high-protein dinner. It’s the perfect comfort food recipe without compromising your health.
Is it even American if there isn’t bacon involved? This recipe is bound to make a meatloaf fan out of even the pickiest eaters. They’ll be running to the table the minute the smell of the bacon hits their nose!
This elegant twist on a classic recipe will have your mother begging for the recipe! Thyme, parsley, and scallions combine to create a deliciously herb-y turkey burger, and the orange juice and brown sugar compliment perfectly as a citrus-flavored gravy. Serve over mashed sweet potatoes and you have an easy to make but elegant meal.
9. Asian Turkey
Have Asia on the mind? In this dish, you’ll find all the hints of your favorite Asian recipe – soy sauce, scallions, and chili paste galore!
10. Moroccan Chicken
I know what you’re thinking – a Moroccan chicken meatloaf? It’s a bit of a reach. Just trust us. Once you’ve tried this loaf that incorporated raisins, dried apricots, and turmeric you’ll be making it weekly!
This cheesy Mexican meatloaf pie replaces a traditional crust with red peppers so you reduce your carbs without compromising on your favorite foods.12.
This one’s for the health nuts out there! The bison meat is leaner than traditional beef and the quinoa offers more protein than the breadcrumbs.
Ready to fire up the grill? This recipe has you wrap the meatloaf in aluminum foil and stick it on the grill – perfect for those hot summer days!
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