The most important thing to remember when making meat loaf is to use healthy and fresh ingredients. It is essential that you buy organic meat free of preservatives, growth hormones, dyes, and chemicals. Believe it or not organic meat is also tastier than grocery store meat. Also try to buy as many other organic ingredients for your meat loaf as you can. What exactly is meat loaf? It is a mixture of ground beef, milk, soup, and eggs. In fact, the first recipe for meat loaf was recorded In 1899, although meat loaf has been around much longer than that. Types Of Meat Loaf There are many, many different recipes for meat loaf. We will start with a traditional recipe for meat loaf. This recipe includes: * Ground beef * Milk * Onion soup * 1 Egg This is a pretty standard recipe for meat loaf; however, there are some recipes that are way beyond this old standard. Like “apple” meat loaf which consists of adding apples and apple juice to the main ingredients. You also can add cheese to the above recipe for a slight twist to the standard version. Next, we have “Asian” meat loaf, which consists of: * Brown sugar * Soy sauce * Gingerroot * Honey This particular recipe gives a flavor of the orient to any meat loaf. If you like most Asian dishes you will enjoy “Asian” meat loaf. For a little spice add some bell pepper, Cajun seasoning and Worcestershire sauce to your recipe and you are sure to get a nice kick out of your dish. For the Italian lover add pizza sauce and/or mozzarella cheese for the ultimate Italian fix. English Meat Loaf One of the most flavorsome recipes for meat loaf that you will ever find is English meatloaf. The original recipe dates back to the year 1320. Consisting of guinea fowl, partridge and other gamey red meats that the English are known for, this English meat loaf recipe is unparalleled in the western world. To get the best texture in this meat loaf, each of the ingredients is ground extremely small using a special kitchen utensil known as a ginder. To make “English” meat loaf use one of the meats listed above and add milk, onion soup, and one egg. As you can see meat loaf can take on many different forms, but no matter what recipe you choose (or invent) meat loaf is sure to be a staple meal in many homes across the globe. Just remember to buy organic to make your meat loaf the best if can be.