I feel kind of stupid asking this because I've fixed meatloaf dozens of times over the last twenty-some years, and I always thought it was one of those recipes that was impossible to mess up. Hamburger, onion, eggs, breadcrumbs, tomato sauce, a smidge of mustard, done. The flavor was okay, but this time the meatloaf turned out really soft and mushy. I got distracted while I was making it because my preschooler wanted to water the plants. First she yelled from outside, and I couldn't hear what she said, but the word "emergency" was perfectly clear. So I ran out and discovered she just couldn't find the watering jug, and we had a chat about what "emergency" means and how it isn't a word to be used without a good reason, like blood or a fire. Then she tried to fill the watering can and it had a big crack in it, so we had to clean up a trail of water across the kitchen floor. Anyway, long story short, I must have left something out of the meatloaf or put something in twice, or not held my mouth right. Any ideas what I might have done?
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Answer by hellokittykat at 3:09 AM on May. 1, 2013
Depends on the meat you were starting with and how many eggs to how much meat. If it was high fat content and you are used to using something that is leaner, then that could be the case. Also, it usually says on the package how much saline was added to the meat as well, which could affect the texture and moisture content. Those would be my first guesses.
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