Saturday, March 23, 2013

Old Fashioned Meatloaf


Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, buttered corn and rolls....My favorite meal growing up. All those carbs!!. But back in my growing up days (the 60's) you went outside and played, came in for a bite of lunch, then back out until mom called us in for dinner. In the summertime, back out to play until it started getting dark. Burning up carbs in those days was not a problem!! This meatloaf is simple and delicious.  My mom's tried and true recipe for over 50 years.


Ingredients
2 eggs
3/4 cup tomatoe sauce
2/3 cup saltine cracker crumbs
1 small minced onion
1 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 pounds ground beef
1 tsp garlic powder
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 small bell pepper, minced (optional)
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons brown sugar

Directions
In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well (mixture will be moist).
Oven Method:  Pre-heat oven to 350.  Shape into loaf and place in oven.  Bake 50 minutes and then In a small bowl, whisk the ketchup, brown sugar, . Spoon over the meat loaf. Cook 15 minutes longer or until heated through or until a meat thermometer reads 160°.
Slow Cooker Method: Shape into a round loaf; place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until no pink remains and a meat thermometer reads 160°.
In a small bowl, whisk the ketchup, brown sugar, Spoon over the meat loaf. Cook 15 minutes longer or until heated through. Let stand for 10-15 minutes before slicing. Yield: 6 servings.

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