Stove Top Stuffing Meatloaf

This Stove Top Stuffing Meatloaf is a classic, easy dinner recipe that the entire family will love! It’s made with juicy ground beef, a box of Stove Top Stuffing, white onion, green bell pepper, meatloaf seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, and more. It’s tender, savory, and delicious! 

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Easy Meatloaf Recipe with Stove Top Stuffing Mix

This Stove Top Stuffing Meatloaf is one of the best meatloaf recipes I’ve ever had. It’s made with simple ingredients that yield the most flavorful meatloaf. 

This meatloaf is made with lean ground beef, onion and pepper, beef broth, and the perfect seasonings mix to create the best flavor. The little twist is that it uses stuffing mix in place of the breadcrumbs, which creates a deliciously moist texture! 

I love to whip this meatloaf up on any night of the week OR as a way to impress guests for a dinner party. Everyone that tries it will be asking for the recipe! 

Tips and Notes

  • Use ground beef with a little fat. This prevents the meatloaf from becoming too oily or from drying out. We like an 85/15 or 80/20.
  • If you don’t want large pieces of stuffing in the meatloaf mix, you can use a food processor to break the pieces down to crumbs. This isn’t necessary, but does make the texture more uniform. 
  • Don’t over-mix. Over-mixing the meat mixture can results in a dry and tough meatloaf. Mix only until just combined for the best texture.
  • Line and grease the pan. I line the baking sheet with foil, then grease the foil lightly with cooking spray. This keeps the mess to a minimum and prevents the meatloaf from sticking.
  • Check the internal temperature. The best way to know that the meatloaf is done cooking is to use a meat thermometer to check the temp. It should be 160ºF. 
  • This meatloaf can be made in a loaf pan, but you may need to divide the mixture up into two loaves to ensure there’s enough space. 
  • Lighten it up. Try giving your meatloaf a boost of lean protein by using half ground beef and half ground turkey or ground chicken.

Serving Suggestions

This stovetop stuffing meatloaf is an easy main dish that can be served with any of your favorite sides! Here are some tasty pairing ideas:

Top down view of sliced meatloaf.

Storage

Refrigerator: To store leftover meatloaf, let it cool completely at room temperature, then transfer it to an airtight container or wrap it tightly in plastic wrap. It can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days. 

Freezer: To freeze leftovers, wrap individual slices tightly in plastic wrap and foil, then store in the freezer for up to 6 months. 

Reheating: To reheat leftovers, let them thaw overnight in the fridge if frozen, then add them to a baking dish with a tablespoon or two of water or broth. Cover and bake at 250ºF until heated all the way through.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Traditional meatloaf is made using regular bread crumbs. This recipe is made using a box of stuffing mix in place of breadcrumbs, which works beautifully! 

Yes! Well, in this case you’re greasing the foil lining the baking sheet. A light layer of cooking spray helps prevent the bottom of the meatloaf from sticking to the foil as it bakes. 

There are a few keys to ultra-tender meatloaf:

  • Breadcrumbs or stuffing mix: While breadcrumbs or stuffing mix fill out the meatloaf and give it structure, they actually also help maintain the moisture. The breadcrumbs or bread pieces soak up the moisture from the beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, and beef to keep it inside the meatloaf. Without breadcrumbs, that moisture will run out of the loaf as it cooks. 
  • Resting: After the meatloaf is baked, make sure you let it rest for 5-10 minutes before you slice into it. This allows the moisture and juices to settle back into the meat. If you slice into it too soon, that moisture can seep out and result in a dry meatloaf. 
  • Don’t over-mix or over-pack it. When mixing, it’s best to gently fold it together using your hands and stop when just combined. When forming the loaf, gently press the meat together. Don’t firmly press it together.

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Close up view of two pieces of meatloaf on plates.

Stove Top Stuffing Meatloaf

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Author: Kim
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Rest Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 6 ounces unprepared stuffing mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup white onion, finely chopped
  • ½ cup green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • ½ cup beef broth
  • 1 ounce packet meatloaf seasoning mix
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup ketchup

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F, and line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spray the foil lightly with cooking spray, then set aside.
  • Combine all ingredients, except the ketchup, in a large mixing bowl.
    2 pounds ground beef
    6 ounces unprepared stuffing mix
    2 large eggs
    ½ cup white onion
    ½ cup green bell pepper
    ½ cup beef broth
    1 ounce packet meatloaf seasoning mix
    1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Form the mixture into a loaf shape, and place on the prepared baking sheet. Cover with aluminum foil, and bake for 1 hour.
  • Uncover, and brush with ketchup. Bake for an additional 18-23 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 160°F on an instant read thermometer.
    ½ cup ketchup
  • Allow the meatloaf 5-10 minutes to rest before slicing and serving.
  • Scroll up and see the post for tips, FAQs, and storage recommendations.

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Notes

*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of ⅛ of the meatloaf. Actual calories will vary.
*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.
*We use a large sheet pan for this recipe. You can also prepare it in 2 (9×5-inch) loaf pans.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25poundCalories: 419kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 24gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 122mgSodium: 611mgPotassium: 516mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 233IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 112mgIron: 5mg

Nutrition Disclaimer

Kim and John Vargo of More Than Meat and Potatoes and its affiliates are not dieticians or nutritionists. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If preferred, use your favorite online nutrition calculator to double check the amounts. Calories and other nutritional values can vary based on brand and serving size.

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