• Joanna Saltos

Meatloaf

Came out so good! On my first try.



Please forgive my very well-seasoned Pampered Chef Stoneware Loaf Pan? It's been years in the making. (Haha!) Here's a picture of what it looked like once upon a time.


I've made various different types of loaves throughout the years. This pan has been with me for well over 20 years at this point. Sounds like a lifetime ago!!! So, it's definitely worth the investment. Just make sure to follow its care instructions, and it will surely last you a long time as well. I happen to love mine very much.


I can't take full credit for this deliciousness. I originally got this recipe from Quite Simply Us' page. As with many recipes, you can easily make them your own. Below is their original recipe and I will let you know my very minor tweaks.


Momma's Meatloaf from Quite Simply Us


Ingredients


Meatloaf

3 lbs. ground beef

2 eggs

2 cups milk

2 cups breadcrumbs

1 tbsp Worcestershire

2 packs onion soup mix (I used 1 diced onion)

1 tbsp pepper

1/2 tsp salt

1 tbsp garlic powder


Sauce

1/2 cup ketchup

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350℉

  2. Mix all meatloaf ingredients together in a large bowl until well combined. Be sure to mix until JUST combined!

  3. Whisk all sauce ingredients together in a small bowl.

  4. Split meatloaf into two sections and place into two loaf pans.

  5. Spread a liberal bit of sauce atop each meatloaf.

  6. Bake for an hour to an hour and 15 minutes until temperature reaches 165℉.

  7. Let rest for about 10 minutes prior to serving.

  8. Serve with extra sauce, either slathered on top or for dipping.



I don't typically stick to a recipe, at least not completely. But, I must say that I kind of stuck to this one my first time around. For starters, I didn't have that amount of ground beef so I halved the recipe for us.


There were really only three differences. I saw that Lori mentioned that her mom used an onion instead of the onion soup mix. If you've seen my previous recipes, I like to keep things as basic and natural as possible so I did use the diced onion. (Though, if I must be honest, I think the added spices in the onion soup mix must give this recipe that extra oomph in taste.) I just might try using the onion soup mix at some point. I also added a couple of grated garlic to the meatloaf mix because I like adding fresh garlic to everything. (lol) The last difference was the meat. I got the meatloaf pack sold in the supermarket. If I remember correctly, it was beef, veal, and pork.


And that sauce! I was in a little bit of a rush when I made this so I didn't notice that I was supposed to add the glaze before cooking. (Oops!) I added it afterward. It still came out great. My granddaughter enjoyed this so much. The glaze, yummm. She loves ketchup! Typical 3-year-old. Love her so much!


Give it a try! And, please share this blog with your friends and family. Leave your comments below. I'd love to hear from you.


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