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Meatloaf help! MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46816 posts
14th Mar '13

So, I found a new recipe for meatloaf, that called for it to be baked in a 9x11 inch pan. I lent my pan to someone so I decided to bake it in a loaf pan instead. The directions said to bake at 350 for 1 hour. It's been baking at that temperature for 1 hour and it's still totally pink in the middle. :?




Since it's a lot thicker in the loaf pan should I turn up the temp of the oven? Or should I just leave it at 350 and bake longer? I don't have a meat thermometer so I've been just peeking in the middle as it cooks. It's been baking uncovered, also... not sure if that makes a difference.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
14th Mar '13

I do 375 for 45-50 minutes when it's in a loaf pan.

user banned New York 15996 posts
14th Mar '13

I'd turn up the heat to 400

Brookie99 1 child; Fort McMurray, Alberta 1126 posts
14th Mar '13

It will have to bake longer. I wouldn't turn the temp up or it will dry out the outside before the inside cooks.

Megan+2 2 kids; Ohio 1812 posts
14th Mar '13

I put my meatloaf in at 350 and it always takes at least an hr and a half or a awhile longer!

Mummy-2-2-Monsters 2 kids; Seven Hills, Australia 8966 posts
status 14th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Brookie99:</b>" It will have to bake longer. I wouldn't turn the temp up or it will dry out the outside before the inside cooks."</blockquote>




:!: this.



Just have to wait longer.



I always cook mine in a loaf pan and I cook it at 200C fan forced for 45 minutes and its perfect.

NICKEL☮POLIS 2 kids; Ontario 6263 posts
14th Mar '13
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user banned New York 15996 posts
14th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting NICKEL☮POLIS:</b>" If you turn it up that high it's just going to burn on the outside instead of cooking the inside. Leave it at 350 until it's cooked through. Should only be an extra 20 minutes, half hour at most."</blockquote>



That's what I cook mine at but it's covered and it doesnt come out burned or dry.

NICKEL☮POLIS 2 kids; Ontario 6263 posts
14th Mar '13
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user banned New York 15996 posts
14th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting NICKEL☮POLIS:</b>" I think it makes a difference that you cover it.. steam (moisture) stays in so it doesn't dry out. Not ... [snip!] ... it at 350. I don't use a loaf pan or cover usually just 'mold' it into a loaf on a baking pan and cook at 350 for 45 mins- 1hr"</blockquote>




Oh for sure it does.