Are you having a difficult time thinking of the best dish to cook for the family? Do your children need a lot of pressure just to make them eat something other than junk food? If you are clueless about a fabulous recipe that you should cook, then you should try making meatloaf recipes. This classic dish appeals to anyone's discriminating taste buds. Even fussy eaters will find the savory aroma and superb taste of the meatloaf as quite enticing to eat. Moreover, this meat recipe comes with good nutrition.

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This protein-rich dish is perfect for growing children because of the many health benefits it offers. Protein supports strong muscles and nerves. In addition, protein is necessary for the repair and growth of healthy cells. Thus, you should try serving this delicious and nutritious meat recipe for the family.

If you are a busy homemaker, you might feel reluctant to cook a dish that takes too long to prepare. The loads of chores that you need to do might prevent you from spending more time in the kitchen to cook up a great dish. Hence, you will find the recipes presented here as quite helpful. These are some of the simple meatloaf recipes that you should try making for lunch or dinner.

1. Spinach and Cheddar Cheese Meatloaf

Here is one great recipe that will make your children love vegetables. The delightful combination of cheddar and spinach make this meatloaf recipe very appealing to the taste.

Ingredients:

Lean ground beef, 1 pound

Ground veal, 1 pound

Chopped onion, 1 cup

Breadcrumbs, 1 cup

1 egg, beaten

Salt and pepper to taste

Cajun seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon

Whole milk, 1/4 cup

Spinach, 10 ounces

Cheddar cheese (shredded), 1 1/2 cups

Ketchup

Preparation:

In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground meat, chopped onion, breadcrumbs and the seasonings. Pour in the milk into the mixture and blend thoroughly. Then, mould the batter into a loaf shape. Add in spinach pieces over the meatloaf and sprinkle some seasonings. Garnish the top with the shredded cheddar cheese.


Wrap the loaf with a foil and place it on a plate. Refrigerate the meatloaf for a few minutes before placing it in a prepared baking pan. Cook the meatloaf for an hour at 350 degrees F. Then, add some ketchup after cooking the meat. This recipe makes six servings.

2. Meatloaf with Cajun and Salsa

Go for a spicy and savory meatloaf dish by trying this recipe that your family will surely adore.

Ingredients:

Canola oil, 1 tablespoon

Finely chopped onion, 1/2 cup

Minced garlic cloves, 1/2 cup

Minced jalapeno peppers, 3 tablespoons

Red bell pepper, 1/4 cup

Tomato paste, 1/3 cup

Chili powder, 1 tablespoon

Ground cumin, 1 teaspoon

Cayenne pepper, 1/4 teaspoon

Ground turkey, 1/2 pound

Ground beef, 1 1/2 pounds

Bread crumbs, 1/2 cup

Milk, 1/2 cup

Salsa

Preparation:

In a large skillet, sauté the garlic and onion; make sure that they are tender and not browned. When cooked, place them in a mixing bowl. Add in the jalapeno pepper, tomato paste, red bell pepper, and the other seasonings to the garlic and onion mixture. Blend well with a spoon. Then, put in the ground meat, breadcrumbs and the milk. Continue mixing well.

Mould the mixture into the shape of a loaf before transferring it to the greased loaf pan. Bake the batter for 1 1/2 hours at 350 degrees F. When cooked, let cool for about 10 minutes before slicing. Serve the meatloaf with salsa.

These simple meatloaf recipes will surely entice anyone to eat. Try making these dishes now and enjoy the amazing taste of each.