Meatloaf is a meal that I crave on a cold winter night. The recipe that I used called for egg though, and my son has an egg allergy. In order for him to be able to eat it with me it had to be an egg-free meatloaf recipe. Luckily it was easy to modify it and add it to my list of recipes without eggs.
Egg-Free Meatloaf Recipe
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When you say “meatloaf” you often get two different reactions because people seem to either love it or hate it. I’ll admit that as a kid I wasn’t a big fan of it, but things change. As an adult I can’t get enough of it.
My mother’s meatloaf recipe is one of her own creations because she had never been a fan of most meatloaf recipes that she had tried. In the end she took a little of this, a little of that, and created an easy meatloaf recipe that she enjoyed.
To this day she just throws the ingredients into the bowl without really measuring them. I have never had the knack to cook that way, so I use the recipe that I posted below that includes specific ingredient amounts. It still tastes just as good! Promise!
Meatloaf is so soft, that it can be a good food option for young kids to try. With Nick’s egg allergy though our recipe was off limits because it contained egg. One day my mom mentioned to me that she thought we could modify her recipe to be an egg-free meatloaf recipe.
I still remember when we tried to make the meatloaf recipe without the added egg for the first time. We really weren’t sure how it would turn out. Would it taste as good? Would it fall apart on us?
The only difference we have ever found between the two recipes was that with the egg-free meatloaf recipe the meatloaf doesn’t hold it’s shape quite as well, but it still stays together. Basically unless you’re going for a five-star restaurant meatloaf presentation you should be fine.
In the end adjusting the ingredients to remove the egg part turned out to be very easy. There really is no reason to include the egg in my opinion.
Here’s What You Need to Make the Egg-free Meatloaf
For the Meatloaf
- 1lb burger (I personally like to use 1lb of ground turkey burger)
- 1/2 can tomato soup
- 1 Sleeve Ritz crackers crushed
- 1/2 Cup ketchup
- 1/3 Cup barbecue sauce (whatever flavor your family prefers – our family likes this kind of barbecue sauce best)
- 1/2 Cup oatmeal
- Pepper to taste
For the Meatloaf Topping
- 1/4 Cup ketchup
- 1/4 Cup barbecue sauce
How to the Make Meatloaf without Eggs
First you need to combine all of the ingredients for the meatloaf into a large mixing bowl and mix them together. I recommend crushing all of the crackers in the sleeve before dumping them into the bowl. If you find that your mixture is a bit soupy than add some additional oatmeal.
Next, put the meatloaf mixture into a sprayed 2 quart oven safe casserole dish. Bake the meatloaf for 45 minutes at 350.
At some point while the meatloaf is cooking you’ll want to mix the ingredients for the topping together in a bowl.
After the 45 minutes remove the meatloaf from the oven and apply the topping to it. I find it easiest to just pour the topping on to the meatloaf and then move it around with a basting brush.
Finally, put the meatloaf back into the over and bake it for another 15 minutes at 350.
That’s all there is to it! You can see why this is such an easy meatloaf recipe to make! It takes almost no time to make. The only thing that actually takes much time is waiting for it to bake. That isn’t all that easy either because your house will quickly start to smell really good.
Serving Size: 1 Helping
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 400 Total Fat: 16g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 82mg Sodium: 1180mg Carbohydrates: 43g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 19g Protein: 22g
Whether you need an egg-free meatloaf recipe because someone in your house as a food allergy, or just because you are craving meatloaf for dinner and you don’t have any eggs on hand, this egg-free meatloaf recipe is sure to please!
Don’t Forget Dessert
After serving your egg-free meatloaf don’t forget to follow it with a yummy dessert! Be sure to check out all of these dessert recipes that are all egg-free.
- Egg-Free Chocolate Cherry Bundt Cake Recipe
- No Bake, Egg-Free, Chocolate Banana Cream Pie
- No Bake Oreo Pudding Pie