I think I may be different in the fact that I love meatloaf. It’s what I would request every year as a child for my birthday dinner. If I have some burger (beef or turkey) in the freezer without a purpose, it becomes meatloaf. If I go to a restaurant and don’t really know what to order, I’ll get meatloaf… as long as it’s on the menu.
I feel like meatloaf gets a bad rep in the tv world. It’s the meal that seems to always get made fun of or snuffed at. Poor meatloaf. It can come to my house any day and I’ll greet it with open arms… and an open mouth.
Checkout my Nana’s meatloaf recipe below.
This recipe plus a serving of mashed potatoes, baked apples, and string beans…….yum-O!
- About 1.5 lbs hamburger (beef or turkey)
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
- 1 tablespoon ketchup
- 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon dried mustard
- 1/2 chopped onion
- 1/2 chopped pepper
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2/3 cup ketchup
- 1/3 cup brown sugar (a little more if you like it sweeter)
- 1. Preheat the oven to 375*
- 2. Mix the burger, breadcrumbs, egg, veggies, ketchup, Worcestershire, and all the spices together in a large bowl. (I find that doing this by hand it best.)
- 3. Grease a baking dish and place the mixture into the dish in the shape of a loaf.
- 4. Bake for about 35-40 minutes, or until done.
- 1.While the meatloaf is cooking, mix the ketchup and brown sugar together in a small dish.
- 2. About halfway through the cooking process, ladle some glaze over the meatloaf.
- 3. Save the rest to dish over top the meatloaf once it has been plated.