Thursday, April 3, 2014

Supper for Loafers

Do you like comfort food?

We do. Over the years we've tried (and sampled) many meat loaf recipes at home and when dining out. Like many recipes, some were good and some were not so good. Recently we found a new favorite (at least for now).

In this one, added vegetables provided extra moisture and flavor. If you don't want visible chunks of carrots or celery, chop the veggies extra-fine with a food processor. A meat loaf mix of beef and pork is often hard to find in our local supermarket, so we used only beef.

If you prefer, sauté the veggies first. But when chopped fine, there's no need to pre-cook, besides it's an extra step. 

(New) Favorite Meat Loaf Recipe
  • 1-1/2 to 2 lb. ground beef (or use a mix of beef and pork
  • 1/2 to 3/4 C bread crumbs 
  • 2 carrots, chopped fine
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped fine
  • 1 med. sweet onion, chopped fine 
  • 2 TBSP parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 2 tsp dry mustard 
  • 1 TBSP Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 C ketchup 
  • 1 TBSP kosher salt (or 2 tsp table salt)
  • 1 tsp black pepper 
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten 
  • 1/2  C ketchup
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 2 TBSP brown sugar
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Place ingredients in a large bowl. 
  3. Mix  together well using your hands.
  4. Place into glass baking dish and shape into loaf.
  5. Mix together topping ingredients in a small bowl, then spread on meatloaf
  6. Bake for 1 hour (until internal temp. reaches 175 degrees).
  7. Let rest 10 minutes before cutting.

We served with a topping of mushrooms and onions with sides of baked sweet potatoes and sautéed zucchini and peppers.


Anonymous said...

This looks similar to my own recipe. Delicious!

DeniseinVA said...

Oh yum that looks so good! I love meatloaf. I am going to have to give this a try.

Montanagirl said...

Might have to try this one. We both like meatloaf.Sorry About not FTing on Wed. Time just got away from me. Back to eye doctor today with Don. Will try and hook up soon.

Rebecca said...

Looks delicious!

Daisy said...

This sounds great! Rainy here today. Meat loaf would be good tonight.

Doris said...

I love meatloaf...also love how good the house smells when it's in the oven. That looks like a delicious dinner!

Catherine said...

I was just thinking about the menu for the next few days... ahh meatloaf sounds really really good, it's one of my husband's favorites (but alas I can never get it just right. Love the sides you served along with it!

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Sandra said...

that plate looks wonderful to me

William Kendall said...

Sounds delicious. I don't think I've had it with vegetables cooked into it though...

A Quiet Corner said...

Nothing like a good meat loaf!!!...Good morning from Aruba...:)JP

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