Posted by gabber1981 on Nov - 20 - 2013 under Baking, Beef, Featured, Meatloaf, Onions, Pork, Veal
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds of ground beef or some combination of beef, pork and/or veal
  • 1 egg
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup dried bread crumbs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
Cuisine: Cooking time: 60 - 70 mins Serving: 4 people

The only thing you really have to worry about when whipping together this recipe is getting your hands a little dirty, unless of course you have another way of mixing all the ingredients together.  Yeah, all the meat being smashed between your fingers isn’t the greatest feeling in the world, but it beats having to wash another utensil when all is said and done.  Granted, you do still need to wash your hands, but you’d probably end up washing them at some point anyway . . . right?

If you are short on time or you don’t feel like spending an evening in the kitchen concocting something you’d find in a food magazine for you or your family, then this is the recipe for you.  Once everything is chopped and mixed together, and that really takes no time at all, you can sit down in front of your TV and take in an hour or so of a show you’ve been meaning to catch up on while the oven works its magic.

There are probably a dozen ways that you could improve upon this simple recipe, and if you want to experiment, then I say go for it.  However, if experimenting in the kitchen sounds scary, like it does to me sometimes, then stick to the recipe.  It’s good the way it is, promise.  My husband ate half of the loaf, if that gives you any indication of its tastiness.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy it, and may your tears be few.

Instructions

1.  Preheat your oven to 350 F.

2.  In a large bowl, add the meat, egg, onion, milk, bread crumbs, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

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3.  Combine all the ingredients together.  Go ahead, get your hands dirty.

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4.  In a small bowl, add the brown sugar, mustard and ketchup.

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5.  Mix well.  No need to use your fingers in this step unless you really enjoy a “hands on” approach when cooking.

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6.  Lightly grease a 5×9 inch loaf pan.  Alternatively, you may grease a 9×13 baking dish and form your meat mixture into a loaf.

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7.  Add your meat mixture to the greased pan.  Press down on it a little bit.

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8.  Add your ketchup mixture and evenly spread it over the top.

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9.  Place the meatloaf in the preheated oven and bake for 60 – 70 minutes.  It should come out looking something like the picture below.

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10.  Let it cool just a little, then cut and serve with whatever side dish you’d like.

Meatloaf

 

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