Do I Cook Meatloaf Covered?


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Monica Stott Profile
Monica Stott answered
  • Do I cover meatloaf to cook it?
Yes, many people do cover their meatloaf while it is cooking. It is best to cover it with tin foil and this will keep it moist, help it cook faster and prevent it from overcooking on the top. Not everyone covers their meatloaf; it is personal preference but it cannot do any harm to cover it.

  • Meatloaf recipe and cooking instructions
One of the reasons that many people cook meatloaf and it is a family favorite in many households is because it is tasty but also so quick and easy to cook. Busy families rarely have the time to cook dishes that take a long time to prepare so meatloaf is a great dish because not only is it quick but it is also filled with goodness and you can add virtually anything you wish. Every family recipe for meatloaf is different and it is a great dish to cook at the end of the week to use up everything that is left in the fridge. This is a typical example of the ingredients that go into a meatloaf.
  • Ingredients
1 pound extra lean ground beef
1 pound country pork sausage
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
2 eggs, beaten
  • Other ingredients that can be tweaked to your liking:
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/4 cup green pepper, chopped
1/4 cup celery, chopped

Simply add all the ingredients together, place in a greased Pyrex dish and pop it in the oven for an hour to an hour and a half. Serve with vegetables to ensure you get even more goodness with your meal.
Susie Profile
Susie answered
Cook it uncovered if you want it to cook faster but cover it if you want it moist.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
If you want a meat loaf that is firm on top cook with out covering it. If you want a softer meat loaf on top cook covered
joseph MeGahee Profile
joseph MeGahee answered
Yeah you should
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I don't.. But I usually put somethin under it so that the stuff don't boil over! Some ppl do! Its your choice it will tast good either way

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