Simple recipe updates take this comfort classic from bland and boring to something special.

By Vicki A Poellnitz
November 11, 2008


Here's our secret for moist, tender meatloaf: Use a light touch when combining the ingredients. Overmixing compacts the meat, leading to dry, tough results. Let the meatloaf stand after baking, which helps retain moisture, the same way you allow a steak or roast to rest before carving.