America's Best Home Cooking: Make All-Star Meatloaf

Here are five tips for making a meatloaf worthy of All-Star Academy.

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Perfect Meatloaf Every Time

Can't seem to get the meatloaf right? Whether it's too dry or doesn't get that crusty top you love so much, these tips will ensure you get it right the next time.

Saute the Vegetables Before Mixing

For tender — not crunchy — veggies, saute them before adding them to the mix.

Soak the Breadcrumbs

Soak your bread or breadcrumbs in liquid (milk or stock works wonders) to add extra moisture to the loaf.

Make Mixing Less Messy

Coat your hands with a thin coat of oil to make mixing easier.

Don't Overmix

Use a light hand when mixing meatloaf! Too much squeezing means tough meatloaf.

Form It Freestyle

Love that crusty brown top on meatloaf? Make your meatloaf freeform (instead of baking in a loaf pan) to maximize the crust exposure.

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