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How to Freeze Meatloaf

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I have been working on filling up my freezer with some easy freezer meals like this easy chicken and mushroom fettucine alfredo. Recently my husband mentioned that he would like meatloaf for dinner sometime, and it turns out that meatloaf is VERY easy to make and freeze for later meals.


You can use your own favorite meatloaf recipe or use this one. Just multiply the recipe by however many meatloaves you want to make. I made three. This recipe makes one meatloaf.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 pkg onion soup mix
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups saltine crackers, crushed
1/3 cup water

Note: Instead of using pre-packaged onion soup mix, I used this onion soup mix instead.

Mix all of the ingredients together and place in a lightly greased loaf pan. Use your hands to mix the ingredients together so that the ingredients are all well distributed. If you are going to freeze your meatloaf, after placing it in the loaf pan, remove it from the pan and pat it so that it still is in the shape of the loaf pan.

freezing meatloaf

Place the meatloaf in a ziploc freezer bag and label before placing in the freezer. I used my new Food Saver vacuum sealer that I love! Ziploc bags work great too, but your food will get freezer burned faster than if you use the food saver.

To cook, dethaw completely and put back in greased loaf pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 45 to 55 minutes or until completely done.

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