Meatloaf is a classic dish that can be enjoyed at any time of the year. Whether you’re looking for a hearty meal to feed your family or a quick and easy dinner to whip up after work, meatloaf is always a great option. But how do you know when your 1 pound meatloaf is cooked to perfection? Read on to find out.
Understand Your Oven
The first step in getting the perfect bake time for your 1 pound meatloaf is understanding your oven. Different ovens have different temperatures and settings, so it’s important to know what works best for yours. If you’re not sure, check the manual or do some research online to find out what temperature and setting will give you the best results.
Prepare Your Meatloaf
Once you know your oven settings, it’s time to prepare your meatloaf. Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). Then mix together 1 pound of ground beef, 1 egg, ½ cup of breadcrumbs, ¼ cup of diced onion, and any other seasonings or ingredients you’d like to add. Once everything is mixed together, shape it into a loaf and place it in an ungreased baking dish.
Bake Your Meatloaf
Now that your meatloaf is ready to go, it’s time to bake it. Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for 45 minutes. After 45 minutes, check the internal temperature with a thermometer – it should read 160°F (71°C). If it’s not quite there yet, continue baking for 5-10 minutes at a time until it reaches the correct temperature.
And there you have it – the perfect bake time for your 1 pound meatloaf. With these simple steps, you can enjoy a delicious meal that’s cooked just right every single time. So get cooking and enjoy.
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