An easy meatloaf with a simple ingredient list, this Stove Top Stuffing Mix Meatloaf is the perfect dinner for busy nights. Served with creamy mashed potatoes and rich gravy, your family will never guess your secret to such a cozy meal.
I’m not a habitual ‘crazy couponer’, as my husband lovingly calls me during my binges. From time to time though? This Mama likes to save money as much as the next person.
Bonus points when it’s on something I have to buy anyway, like food to feed my hungry, hungry hippos (aka boys).
I also have developed this inherent sense for knowing when things will be on sale.
It may seem like common sense to some, but it took me years to hone my skill of knowing when seasonal items (and particularly what items) would be going on sale.
I know now that in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, usually about two weeks before things like cranberry sauce and stuffing get marked down- drastically. Best sales of the year!
When we first got married, I might’ve bought a box or two- I mean it was on sale after all. That’d be it though.
Since then, I’ve learned that stuffing isn’t just something you stuff your roaster with– it has soooooo many more yummy uses. Thank God for that revelation!
Nowadays, I reeeeeaaaaaalllllllyyyyyy stock up when the stuffing goes on sale.
Which is a really good thing, because it’s the secret ingredient to my family’s favorite weeknight meatloaf- Stove Top Stuffing Mix Meatloaf.
It’s not Grandma’s meatloaf, that takes me some time to get together and has a lengthier list of ingredients. So it’s more of a weekend, special occasion recipe.
With this, I can set my beef to thaw in the fridge before work, come home, and in about 10 minutes have this bad boy in the oven.
A genius hack, cooking meatloaf in a bundt pan reduces the amount of cook time a traditional meatloaf requires. It also gives it a beautifully crisp exterior. And who doesn’t love the crispy bits of a meatloaf?!
Perfectly seasoned, tender, every bite is perfection. Serve it with mashed potatoes & gravy on the side, or go for the ultimate presentation by ‘filling’ it with the potatoes, and liberally drizzling it with thick, rich brown gravy.
This is budget-friendly comfort food, like Mama made, but revised for today’s busy schedule.
- 1 pkg Stove Top Stuffing Mix, any flavor
- 1 cup hot water
- 1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
- 1 pkg brown gravy mix
- 1 scant cup cold water
- 2 large eggs, beaten
Add the stuffing mix to a medium sized mixing bowl. Stir in the hot water and let the mixture 'rest' for 5 minutes. Stir again, and set aside.
To a large mixing bowl, add the ground beef, gravy mix, cold water, and egg. Using your hands, squish and knead all of the ingredients together until evenly combined.
Stir in the stuffing mix until evenly combined.
Spray a bundt pan with non stick cooking spray. Spoon the meatloaf mixture into the prepared pan. Using your hands, or a spatula, press the meat down into a firm, even layer.
Bake the meatloaf at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes, or until no longer pink inside.
Let the meatloaf rest, away from heat, for 5 full minutes. Carefully turn the meatloaf out onto a plate, serving tray, or cutting board.
Slice, and serve with mashed potatoes and your favorite brown gravy.
recipe adapted from Centsless Deals