Wednesday, February 13, 2008


I always get the impression that meatloaf is one of those things that no one likes, like fruit cake. Is this true, or is it just me? Now, I've always liked meatloaf, and i think that's because my mom made it so well. But I'm not going to post her recipe here, because I found another one that may be even better than hers (although my sister would call that heresy). Here is some serious stick-to-your-ribs comfort food, people:

Melt-in-your-mouth Meatloaf
(serve with mashed potatoes and you're in heaven)

1/2 cup ketchup
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tsp. dried mustard
2 lbs. ground beef
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
3 slices bread, broken into small pieces
1 egg, beaten

1. Preheat oven to 375.
2. In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar, 1 tbsp. of the lemon juice, and dry mustard.
3. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, onion, bread, egg, remaining lemon juice, and 1/3 of the ketchup mixture from step#2. Mix well and place in a greased loaf pan.
4. Bake in 375 degree oven for 1 hour, drain any excess fat, coat with remaining ketchup mixture and bake another 10 minutes.
Makes 6 servings.


mom said...

That is pretty close to mine. The brown sugar and mustard I add to the tomato sauce that goes on the topping. I can see why they devoured it. I will have to adapt mine!!!

Anne said...

Yeah, I have that feeling about meatloaf too but everyone in this house loves it also and we always ate it growing up. I think maybe the feeling is just due to the fact that it's not really a fancy or pretty dish...I don't know.

But regardless, I am going to have to try this one, too!!

Joannie said...

you ARE a heretic. Hahaha, just kidding. There's MUSTARD in meatloaf!? Ew, gross! Remind me never to eat it again..

Just kidding. I'm actually getting pretty daring, trying all these crazy foods in all these different countries.