It’s not the most exciting thing in the world, but when it comes to eating something hearty and nostalgic, there’s almost no substitute for meatloaf. Thing about it- it’s a brick of meat! What could be more indicative of a meal that will undoubtedly fill your tummy and warm your heart? Nothing. Pair it with some veggies and a potato, and you’ve got an All-American meal on your hands. Here’s our fave recipe for a good, classic meatloaf:
- 2 eggs, beaten
- ¾ cup milk
- 2 cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs
- ¼ cup finely chopped onion
- 2 tbsp fresh parsley
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp dried leaf sage, basil, or oregano
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- ½ cup ketchup
- 4 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tsp dried mustard
- In a bowl, combine eggs, milk, bread crumbs, onion, spices, salt/pepper. Add meat. Mix well with hands.
- Pat into a 8x4x2 loaf pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees (f) for one hour and 10 minutes. In the last 10 minutes, combine ketchup, brown sugar, and dried mustard and spread over top of meatloaf, cook for remaining time.
Recipe adapted from my Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook.
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