All questions

What can I substitute for bread crumbs in meat loaf??

I want to make meat loaf but I don't have any bread crumbs and I'm not sure what I could substitute for the bread crumbs.

asked by HarleyQuinn33 about 4 years ago

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

No need to email me as additional answers are added to this question.
20 answers 141119 views
Monita
Monita

Monita is a Recipe Tester for Food52

added about 4 years ago

You can make bread crumbs if you have any bread. Place slices in an 250 degree oven to dry it out and then food process. Or you can use matza meal, panko or even flour as a binder

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

No need to email me as additional answers are added to this question.
Uncle Charley
added about 4 years ago

asdf asdf asdf

Uncle Charley
added about 4 years ago

g

Emily
added about 4 years ago

Use oatmeal - regular, classic Quaker is what I've always used. Add 3/4c oatmeal to 1-1 1/2 lbs ground meat.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

No need to email me as additional answers are added to this question.
Susan W
Susan W

Susan W is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added about 4 years ago

Also..lots of recipes call for milk soaked bread.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

No need to email me as additional answers are added to this question.
sexyLAMBCHOPx
sexyLAMBCHOPx

Chops is a trusted home cook.

added about 4 years ago

If you have crackers, blitz them in the in food processor.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

No need to email me as additional answers are added to this question.
savorthis
added about 4 years ago

Yes! My favorite meatloaf is from Cooks Illustrated (doesn't hurt to be slathered in ketchup sauce and wrapped in bacon) and they use saltines.

Nancy
Nancy

Nancy is a trusted home cook.

added about 4 years ago

cooked rice or orzo (tiny pasta that looks like rice).

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

No need to email me as additional answers are added to this question.
davidpdx
added about 4 years ago

Unsweetened cereal: corn flakes, wheat flakes.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

No need to email me as additional answers are added to this question.
Susan W
Susan W

Susan W is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added about 4 years ago

If you are trying to avoid wheat and other grains, paleo types use ground almonds.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

No need to email me as additional answers are added to this question.
mainesoul
added about 4 years ago

I always use oatmeal in meatloaf. It is much healthier than most fillers and gives the meatloaf a nice texture.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

No need to email me as additional answers are added to this question.
SKK
SKK
added about 4 years ago

Julia Childs recipe, which I adore, calls for cooked rice rather than breadcrumbs.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

No need to email me as additional answers are added to this question.
Sarah Smith
added about 4 years ago

I've seen a lot of recipes with oatmeal. But I wonder if quinoa would work too?

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

No need to email me as additional answers are added to this question.
ChefJune
ChefJune

June is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added about 4 years ago

I prefer milk soaked bread in meat loaf to any alternative filler. That's probably because my mom's excellent meat loaves were always made that way. (Just as I also prefer it to have a tomato flavor rather than a "mushroom soup" flavor.) My Jewish grandma always used matzo meal for everything.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

No need to email me as additional answers are added to this question.
gratifi kitchen + bar
added about 4 years ago

Oats! We grind them up first and use in all of our recipes instead of bread crumbs. Added bonus - gluten free.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

No need to email me as additional answers are added to this question.
AKOS
added about 4 years ago

Cooked quinoa works really well, but add extra liquid (ketchup/sauce et al.) or use a higher fat meat as the quinoa can soak up a lot of the juiciness.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

No need to email me as additional answers are added to this question.
Patti in Mississippi
added about 4 years ago

Always use oats in it. Glaze with balsamic vinegar too!

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

No need to email me as additional answers are added to this question.
Michele
added about 4 years ago

Panko has worked for me in desperation.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

No need to email me as additional answers are added to this question.
Craig Riibe
added over 1 year ago

I'm add rice an stuffing to my meatloaf.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

No need to email me as additional answers are added to this question.
BerryBaby
BerryBaby

BerryBaby is trusted source on General Cooking

added over 1 year ago

I made meatloaf earlier this week using two slices of sour dough bread ripped into pieces. It was delicious!

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

No need to email me as additional answers are added to this question.
Recommended by Food52