The recipe for Hidden Valley meatloaf, called Ranch Meatloaf, requires 3/4 pound ground beef, 1 beaten egg, 1/3 cup dry breadcrumbs and 1 packet of Hidden Valley Original Ranch salad dressing and seasoning mix. The recipe takes five minutes to prepare, 40 minutes to bake and serves four people.
Begin by preheating the oven to 350 F. Mix the beef, egg, breadcrumbs and ranch seasoning together in a large bowl. To ensure moist meatloaf, do not overmix the ingredients. Form the meat mixture into a loaf, and place on a baking sheet or in a loaf pan.
Bake the meatloaf for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted into the center reads 165 F. Allow the meatloaf to sit for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing and serving.
Ranch Meatloaf Patties are one alternative to Ranch Meatloaf. To make the patties, combine 1 pound ground turkey, 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 1/4 cup ranch dressing and 1 beaten egg in a large bowl, along with 1 small, finely chopped onion and a handful of finely chopped chives. Form eight patties and fry in a large skillet for four minutes. Flip the patties, top with barbecue sauce and cook for an additional 10 minutes or until done.