Monday, January 21, 2013

Amazing Meat Loaf

They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, and with this meat loaf recipe you'll definitely win over your man's heart. Guaranteed! 

This recipe is a staple in our house. I make it quite frequently and it never gets old. The flavor in this meat loaf is unbelievable and Better Homes and Gardens got it right with this recipe! 

Prep: 20 minutes
Bake: 70 minutes 
Makes: 8 servings

2 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup milk
2/3 cup fine dry bread crumbs or 2 cups soft bread crumbs (2 1/2 slices) 
(I typically use the soft bread crumbs)
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley 
1 teaspoon salt 
1/2 teaspoon dried leaf sage, basil, or oregano, crushed. 
(I usually end up putting all of these spices in, no need to skimp on adding flavor to the meatloaf) 
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef, ground lamb, or ground pork
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon dry mustard
(if you don't have dry mustard, don't fret. I've used regular yellow mustard before and it's still delicious!)

1. In a medium bowl combine eggs and milk; stir in bread crumbs, onion, parsley, salt, sage, and pepper.  Add ground meat; mix well. Lightly pat mixture into a 8x4x2-inch loaf pan. 

2. Bake in a 350F oven for 1 to 11/4 hours or until internal temperature registers 160F on an instant-read thermometer.  Spoon off fat. In a small bowl combine ketchup, brown sugar, and mustard; spread over meat. Bake for 10 minutes more. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting into eight slices. 

Nutritional Information: 
Per slice: 225 calories, 10g total fat (4g saturated fat), 108mg cholesterol, 676 mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, 19g protein 

Daily value: 5% vitamin A, 5% vitamin C, 6% calcium, 13% iron
Percent daily values are based on a 2,000 calorie per day diet. 

Getting all of the ingredients ready to go. 
Mix the eggs and milk. Then stir in the bread crumbs, onion, parsley,
salt and sage (and any other spices you choose to add).

Add the thawed lean ground beef to this mixture, and mix well.
Put the mixture into a loaf pan and pat lightly to even it out. 

Bake at 350F for 1 to 1 1/4 hours. Spoon of the fat on top of the loaf. 

After baking for 60-70 minutes at 350F. 

Mix the ingredients for the sauce and pour this mixture over the loaf.
Bake another 10 minutes and enjoy! 

There you have it, a delicious and balanced homestyle meal! 

If you have a chance to make this recipe let me know your thoughts and any changes or additions you made to it.

Happy cooking! Don't forget to check back next Monday for another quick, easy, and delicious beef recipe! 


  1. I don't think I've ever had meatloaf with mustard - I'll definitely have to try this!

  2. It's delicious! Let me know your thoughts once you try the recipe!


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