Monday, July 15, 2013

Barbara's Meatloaf

When I think of meatloaf, I think of Kyle's mom.  She makes the best meatloaf there is.  I have made some of my own adjustments to the recipe, but it still has that taste which reminds me of home.  This is NOT the healthy version.  I have made a healthy version using either the leanest ground beef or ground turkey.  Either way, its up to you!  This recipe can feed about 4-6 people


2 pounds of ground beef or ground chuck (80/20)
2 teaspoons of black pepper (season to taste)
3 teaspoons of salt (season to taste)
2 eggs
1/2 cup of milk
5 slices of bread
3 tablespoon Ketchup
3 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
1 can of tomato sauce (if you can find the tomato sauce specific to meatloaf, get it!  Hunt's seasoned tomato sauce for Meatloaf is excellent)
1 small onion diced (about 1/2 cup)
1 green bell pepper diced (about 1/2 cup)
1 tablespoon of dark brown sugar
Loaf pan

  1. Preheat your oven to 350
  2. Make your breadcrumbs by placing the bread in a food processor and pulse until "sandy"
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the onions, bell pepper, bread crumbs, salt, pepper, eggs, ground beef, ketchup, milk, Worcestershire sauce, and half of the tomato sauce.   Mix well with your hands.  If you don't like to get dirty then you can use the KitchenAid.  
  4. Put your meat mixture in the loaf pan and place in the oven
  5. Meanwhile, take the last half of the tomato sauce and mix with brown sugar in a  small bowl
  6. Bake for 50 minutes, take the pan and drain excess fat/grease.  Top with the remainder of the tomato sauce mixture and return to oven.   Bake for another 10 minutes, let sit for a few minutes and serve!  

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