30-Minute Meat Loaves
We wondered if we could streamline our favorite meatloaf recipe so that it could be prepped and prepared in less than 30 minutes. Here's how we did it.
Why This Recipe Works
Homemade meatloaf is a family favorite, but most meatloaf recipes’ lengthy cooking time makes them impractical as a quick and easy weeknight meal. For a recipe that could be prepared in less than 30 minutes, we simplified the ingredient list, substituting onion powder and garlic powder for the fresh versions. We also seared the meatloaves in a skillet on the stovetop and then transferred them to the oven for baking, which created a nice crust and cut our meatloaf recipe’s cooking time down to just 15 minutes.