Tuesday, June 3, 2008


As I said yesterday, this is some good meatloaf. If you try it, please let me know what you think.

The Loaf

1-1/2 lbs. lean ground beef
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup cracker crumbs (or bread crumbs - any kinda crumbs)
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup milk (not that gross soy milk - hi Beth)

The Sauce

4 tbsp. brown sugar
2 tbsp. white vinegar
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup catsup
1/4 cup finely chopped onion

The Directions

Mix meat, onion, eggs, salt, pepper, crumbs and milk. Shape into loaf pan. This recipe originally calls for pouring all the sauce over the meat and then baking it. Personally I am not a fan of grease or fat, especially if I can see it. Even if you use super lean beef you will still have that gooey congealed stuff around the sides and top of the loaf (insert gag here). So I put about two teaspoons of the sauce on top and call it good. That way the sauce can season the loaf a bit. When it's done cooking, I drain the you know what off as best I can, and I've even been known to blot the meat on paper towels. I save most of the sauce to serve on the side. This is particularly important for those leftover meatloaf sandwiches.

So....once you have made your sauce decision, place Mr. Loaf in a 350 degree oven and cover with foil. Bake for about one hour. I check it at 45 minutes and remove the foil so the top can brown a bit.


Sandra said...

Mr. Loaf sounds yummy - if I used soy milk and told the kids - they'd move out of the house!

Oh wait ... that might not be such a bad idea ... "Kids won't leave? Stop cooking with cheese!! And start cooking with soy milk!" ;)

If you don't have that cheese commercial stateside my post won't make a lot of sense, LOLOL.

mysteryhistorymom said...

Sounds delicious! I will definitely try it:-) Lori

Beth Leintz said...

Ok- I'm bookmarking this. Hubby just told me that his sister used to make meatloaf in a muffin pan- like mini loafs, so there's more of the crunchy browned edge- so I think I might try that. Thanks!

PS The f*t gre*sy stuff kinda makes me gag, too!

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Kay said...

Mr. Loaf sounds so good. Wish we had had it for my birthday dinner. I can eat meatloaf if there isn't tomato sauce or ketchup mixed with the meat. I'm going to give yours a try. The sauce sound wonderful.

Bella said...

MMMmmmmm....I see 2 things in the sauce that i don't use...so will give this a try and tell them after...they have an aversion to vinegar (if they know)!

Samantha said...

Looks super yummy...can't wait to try it! Beth's idea looks good to me too. Maybe minis won't have to cook so long and I can actually make this during the summer and not roast us too! :)

Michele said...

I'm not a meatloaf fan, but if I do decide to give your recipe a try, who knows, maybe you'll convert me, lol.