This 4 Ingredient Stove Top Stuffing Meatloaf is savory ground beef mixed with stove top stuffing and eggs.
The shortcuts we take for this recipe allow us to have this 4 ingredient meatloaf made up and in the oven in less than 5 minutes!
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Why you’ll love this stovetop stuffing meatloaf
- It’s savory and super flavorful.
- Incredibly easy to make and the stuffing mix helps skip a lot of steps.
- It’s hearty and filling
- It can be made up and in the oven in less than 5 minutes, no joke!
This is the basic way I make this meatloaf and it’s delicious just as it is. You can choose to add a zesty barbeque sauce, ketchup, chili sauce, or even sriracha, as a topping, but it’s completely optional.
Ground beef – I prefer to use regular or lean ground beef for this recipe. Anything leaner may result in a dry meatloaf.
Eggs – You need the eggs in this recipe to help bind everything together.
Stovetop Stuffing – I’m using the cornbread version, but you can use any specific type you prefer (for turkey, chicken, pork, etc).
Barbeque Sauce – Use your favorite kind! I used Kraft’s Chicken and Rib this time, but in the past, I’ve used Sweet Baby Ray’s as well
Salt and pepper: Use these as desired.
Eazy Tip: Remember, salt, pepper, garlic, oil, sugar and water don’t factor into the ingredient count because most people have those pantry items in their kitchen.
How to make this 4 ingredient meatloaf
Honestly, it couldn’t be easier. It’s basically adding everything together and baking it. You’ll put just a small amount of the ketchup or barbeque sauce in the meat mix if you’re using it. Then top the loaf with the rest of it during the last few minutes of cooking.
But check below at the printable recipe card for all the specific directions to make it perfect.
AN EAZY TIP: It’s a good idea to spray the loaf tin with no-stick spray just so the meatloaf doesn’t stick. If you don’t have spray, use butter. No butter? Use parchment paper to line the loaf tin with. DO NOT use wax paper.
How to Level Up This Meatloaf with Stovetop
- Try adding some extra aromatics and flavor enhancers to the loaf. Things like garlic, celery, onions, even small diced carrots would be delicious. It will increase the nutrient list, stretch the loaf a tiny bit and add even extra flavor. Just be sure to saute these ingredients in a pan before adding them to the loaf to give them a head start on cooking.
- Want a bit of a kick? Add some dried chili flakes or your favorite hot sauce!
- Add some fresh herbs to lend that freshness factor. Adding herbs like parsley, oregano or thyme works wonders.
About the Stovetop Stuffing
It comes in different flavors (for turkey, chicken, pork, etc). I used the kind that’s for chicken, but it really doesn’t matter which you use. If you can find one for pork, that would be amazingly delicious too!
Also, no worries if it’s not the “stovetop” brand. As long as the amounts in the box are around the standard four ounces, you’re good to go.
If you wanted to make this meatloaf recipe and make your own stuffing, Cooking Classy has a stuffing recipe that will work. I would probably cut back our recipe to one egg if you use her recipe.
IF you have leftovers (it rarely happens over here..lol), just keep them in a tight-fitting, lidded container in the fridge. The meatloaf will last up to 5 days. Reheat in the microwave, toaster oven, or air fryer if you have one. (The air fryer would be an awesome way to reheat it!)
Freezing the leftovers is a great idea as well. Again, use a freezer-safe, tight-fitting container. Freeze for up to 3 months, then let the meatloaf thaw in the fridge overnight. You could also use a microwave to thaw as well.
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- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 box of Stove top Stuffing, 4 ounces, chicken flavored **see notes
- 2 Eggs
- 3/4 cup Barbeque Sauce
- PANTRY INGREDIENTS:
- Salt and pepper, as desired.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
- In a large bowl, combine the ground beef and the stuffing mix.
- Add the eggs, and 1/4 cup of the barbeque sauce. Add salt and pepper if desired.
- Grease the loaf pan and transfer the meat mixture into the pan.
- Bake in the oven for 40 - 45 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 160F.
- Once it reaches temperature, spread the remaining barbeque sauce over top and turn the oven to broil. Broil for approximately 2-3 minutes or until the top begins to bubble and get some caramelization.
- Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Use your favorite boxed stuffing mix flavor. I used chicken this time, but I've used turkey, pork, etc.
You don't have to use barbeque sauce. Feel free to use ketchup, chili sauce, or even sriracha if you like those flavors. (Just be careful when using sriracha. It's very spicy so using a cup of it might be over the top. 'just sayin'. )
Feel free to add extra ingredients such as onions, carrots, celery, crumbled bacon, shredded cheese, etc.
Serving Size2 slices
Amount Per Serving Calories 512Total Fat 27gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 221mgSodium 811mgCarbohydrates 23gFiber 1gSugar 18gProtein 41g
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands used, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.