I grew up eating Stove Top Stuffing. I grew up eating meatloaf. So when I began seeing recipes float around for meatloaf made with stuffing mix, it seemed like a no-brainer that it would be right up my alley. I just couldn't believe I hadn't thought of it before, and once I tried it, I was mad at myself for not thinking of it before.
It seems like stuffing mix was just made for meatloaf, since it provides moistness that's definitely needed in meatloaf. The savory flavor works so well with the beef, and the addition of the stuffing gives the meatloaf a wonderful texture. There are tons of versions of this meatloaf all over the internet and Pinterest, so I just took a very basic one and modified it to our tastes. It was a hit with my entire family, and it made the best leftover meatloaf sandwiches.
Stuffing Mix Meatloaf
heavily adapted from Food.com
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 box stuffing mix, any variety
1/2 cup water
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 shallot, grated
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, divided
1/2 cup ketchup
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a large bowl, combine beef, stuffing mix, water, eggs, seasoned salt, pepper, grated shallot, and 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce. Pat into a loaf shape and place in a meatloaf pan or glass baking dish.
3. Bake for 30 minutes. Combine ketchup, brown sugar, and remaining teaspoon of Worcestershire and spread evenly over the meatloaf. Continue baking for 30 more minutes. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving.