Thursday, September 22, 2011

Meatloaf, Meatloaf, Double Beet-Loaf

Every time I make meatloaf I am reminded of the scene in A Christmas Story where the whiny little brother will not eat his meatloaf. I always have a quiet snicker in the kitchen as his meatloaf, meatloaf, double beet-loaf plays through my mind.. Meatloaf is quick and easy and I believe it is something that every home cook needs to have in their repertoire. It's a classic, it goes a long way, and there are tons of varieties you could make from the classic with beef to a grain loaf to please your veggie friends.

Parmesan Buttered Noodles and Peas round out this home style dish


1 pound of lean ground beef,
1/2 cup of bread crumbs
1 egg
1/3 cup ketchup
1/2 of a large onion
Pinch of Kosher salt
Pinch of pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder


1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup mustard
1/2 cup ketchup

Combine all ingredients for the meat loaf in a large bowl, mixing well to combine. Place in a loaf pan. Combine sauce ingredients and pour over top of the meat loaf. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until the loaf reaches 160 degrees.

Happy Cooking!


1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

Oh, yes, now that Fall has arrived there will soon be meat loaf. I make mine with brown rice, cooked lentils, lots of sauted vegetables, with catsup and brown sugar. Serve with mashed potatoes and gravy and plain yogurt.