So ever since I can remember meatloaf has never been one of my favorite foods. And it IS my dad's favorite so my mom made it a good handful of times as I was growing up. I always refused to eat it. My husband also never liked it, so I just never even had a desire to make it. Well this last time my mom made it I was there for dinner and decided to try it and wow it was pretty dang good!
So I don't know if it's because I'm getting older or because I'm a mom now but I wanted to try to tackle this staple on many dinner tables. Success was had!! My husband even had seconds, he inhaled it. Our 11 month old inhaled every piece I gave him as well. I made it with a box of cheesy scalloped potatoes and it was a perfect dinner!! Definitely will be making this more often!!
Here's the recipe found on Allrecipes:
|Prep Time: 10 Minutes||Ready In: 1 Hour 10 Minutes|
|Submitted By: Janet Caldwell||Cook Time: 1 Hour||Servings: 8|
"No-fail meatloaf calls for ground beef, onions, egg, milk, and bread. It is topped with a mix of brown sugar, mustard, and ketchup before baking."
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 cup milk
1 cup dried bread crumbs
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons prepared mustard
1/3 cup ketchup
|1.||Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).|
|2.||In a large bowl, combine the beef, egg, onion, milk and bread OR cracker crumbs. Season with salt and pepper to taste and place in a lightly greased 5x9 inch loaf pan, OR form into a loaf and place in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish.|
|3.||In a separate small bowl, combine the brown sugar, mustard and ketchup. Mix well and pour over the meatloaf.|
|4.||Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour|
The only things I did different was I put dried onion flakes (instead of real onion) and some garlic powder in the meat mixture. I did use about 1/2 cup of ketchup like a lot of the reviews suggested and it turned out just right. Maybe just a little less brown sugar next time but we seriously gobbled up half this loaf the first night!!