Saturday, April 5, 2014

My ‘no surprise’ meatloaf: nothing new to see here, you can move along



I know, I know:  meatloaf is boring, they’re simple to make & if you google the word ‘meatloaf’ you’ll find 228,565 recipes already out there.   But as much as I love this comfort-grub, half the time I make one I manage to screw it up! 

(That’s what happens when you follow others advice & add junk like chili powder, or carrots, or raisins.  I know what I like, I just have trouble remembering the exact ingredients.)  

I just made one, a real good one too—so I thought I’d post it here, for future reference.  Like I said in the title above, no surprises here.


ApacheDug’s No Surprise Meatloaf 

  • 1 lb. 80% lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup Progresso Bread Crumbs
  • 1 small onion, minced fine (I used a food processor)
  • 1/2 green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce


  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard

1. Mix all ingredients (except for topping) in a large bowl, shape into a small loaf.   Place inside a metal baking pan, lined with heavy foil (and sprayed with a touch of Pam cooking spray).  Bake uncovered at 350F for 70 minutes.

2.  Mix topping ingredients together in small bowl until blended, spoon on top of cooked meatloaf and place back into oven for an additional 10-15 minutes.

3.  Remove from oven, transfer to large plate & let sit for 1-2 minutes.  This serves 2-3 people, but if you want a bigger meatloaf & double the ingredients, make 2 loaves side by side—not one bigger one. 

Note to self, save a couple slices for cold meatloaf sandwiches Monday. Smile


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