If you don’t care for the texture of onion or other veggies in meatloaf, you are in luck! This delicious recipe for No-Veggie Meatloaf uses onion powder and other spices in place of vegetables. You get the same great taste of a classic meatloaf in this simple recipe that is sure to be a hit with your family.
Plus, this recipe can easily be made with or without cheese! Using cheese often makes dinner time more enjoyable for picky eaters!
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This delicious meatloaf recipe doesn’t have any onions or peppers and is a simple and straightforward recipe you can easily make any day of the week. The No-Veggie Meatloaf is packed full of flavor due to the seasonings used and the ketchup added on top adds just the right amount of sweetness.
Customize this simple meatloaf recipe to your family’s taste and try different spices or add-ons. Enjoy a delicious and satisfying, comfort food meal, without any vegetables in sight!
For this recipe, I prefer to use 85/15 ground beef.
First of all, add the ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Use a large spoon, fork, or even your hands to mix it all together. I find that by using my hands the seasonings get mixed into the ground beef better.
Don't forget to thoroughly wash your hands with warm soapy water.
Spray a baking dish with non-stick spray. I use my dish I also use to bake bread. It is 1 ½ quarts and measures about 8" x 4.5".
Place the no-veggie meatloaf mixture into the baking dish and gently press down. Do not press firmly, just get all the ingredients to reach the edges.
Top the meatloaf mixture with a little bit more ketchup. This adds so much flavor to the baked meatloaf! Bake the meatloaf in a 350-degree oven for about an hour. You want the internal temperature to reach at least 160 - 165 degrees F.
Let the No-Veggie meatloaf cool slightly, slice, and serve. Simple, and good. Meatloaf goes very well with mashed potatoes or a nice side salad.
Now I finally have a kid-friendly, no-onion meatloaf recipe the entire family enjoys.
Insert a meat thermometer into the center of the meatloaf. You want the temperature to be at least 160 - 165 degrees F.
I do both. Adding ketchup to the meatloaf adds flavor and moisture, and adding ketchup to the top of the meatloaf adds a delicious, sweet topping.
Adding cheese to meatloaf is purely optional. I find the kids preferred meatloaf with cheese when they were younger.
Leftover meatloaf? That is the best part. Meatloaf sandwiches are a delicious meal. Slice and slightly warm the meatloaf in a skillet, or the microwave, and use your favorite bread. Add any additional toppings you like and enjoy!
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Simple No-Veggie Meatloaf (with or without Cheese)
- 1 ½ pounds Ground Beef 85 -15
- ½ cups Saltine Crackers crushed
- ⅓ cup Ketchup another ¼ cup on top if desired
- 2 Eggs
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- ½ teaspoon Pepper
- ½ teaspoon Granulated Garlic
- ½ teaspoon Onion Powder
- ½ teaspoon Italian Seasoning
- ½ teaspoon Smoked Paprika
- 1 ½ cups Grated Cheddar Cheese if desired
- Put ground beef and the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
- Form into a loaf and put in a pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. Top with more ketchup if desired.
- Bake in a 350 degree oven for about an hour until done. I let mine cook until the internal temperature was between 160-165 degrees.
- Let cool slightly, slice and serve.