Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Mattie's Meatloaf...

...Lately, I feel like every time I turn around meatloaf is in my life. People are pinning meatloaf recipes, asking for them on FB, or commenting on how awesome mine is. I have to admit, I think it's pretty awesome as does my husband, my stepsis and most people that sample it. Remember when I had my post-baby surgery, my mom and I had a meatloaf cook-off? Reading back on that post now, it was obvious I was on some major painkillers, why else would I write about dinner and BS in the same post???

Anyways, I found this recipe YEARS ago when Matt and I first got together. He was never a fan of meatloaf growing up, but he would always rave about this recipe. I copied it in my recipe book and titled it "Mattie's Meatloaf." My stepsis is also a huge fan so anytime she watches AR, I make it for dinner the night before so they can have leftovers.

The Loaf
1.5 pounds ground beef
1 egg
1 onion chopped
1 cup milk
1 cup dried bread crumbs
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat over to 350F. In a bowl, mix all ingredients. Place mixture in loaf pan or form a loaf.

The Sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons mustard
1/3 cup ketchup

In a separate bowl, combine all three ingredients. Mix well and pour over meatloaf. Bake at 350F for one hour or until loaf is fully cooked.

My notes: Onions don't sit well with my husband so I only use a half if that much. I always use Italian bread crumbs, not plain. The sauce is what makes the dish in my opinion!

Happy Loaving!


Jenni Brink said...

OMG Yum. I love meatloaf but stink at making it. Do you drain teh grease half-way through? I use extra lean but it still turns to soup basically bc it sits int eh grease. How do you do it?

Christy T said...

We have a family meatloaf recipe that is called "Mattie's Meatloaf" as well and no one knows who Mattie is! The recipe looks pretty much the same only ours specifies "saltine crackers" instead of breadcrumbs - but yes, it is definitely all about the sauce - we have to triple and quadruple that part b/c we use so much of it. Thanks for sharing - I would love to know if you know who Mattie is!