I'm 99.999% sure this recipe should only have 1/2 cup bread crumbs, not 2 cups. I added 1/2 cup based on previous meatloaf cooking experiences and it was perfect. Do that and you will be happy with it!
Jan 12, 2012
READ REVIEW FIRST SO I ADDED ANOTHER EGG,1/2 CUP OF KETCHUP, 1 CUP SHREDDED MOZZARELLA CHEESE AND WRAPPED IT IN BACON WHEN FINISHED. COOKED IT THE SAME WAY CAME OUT VERY NICE FAMILY LOVED IT. I COULD TELL FROM MIXING IT UP THE WAY THE RECIPE CALLED FOR WAS REALLY DRY IN MIXING BOWL.
Jun 24, 2009
as a novice, I tend to view recipes as gospel and never make changes. I was so disappointed w/the easy Italian meatloaf. Imagine, 2 cups of bread crumbs & 1 Tbs catsup. It was so dry we threw it out. was like eating sawdust!
CDKitchen Note: I wonder if the fat content of the ground beef would make a difference in this recipe. The submitter didn't specify, but perhaps they used a higher fat ground beef which gave it more moisture after cooking inside the foil?