Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Meat Loaf

Not the most beautiful-looking entrée, but it's quite tasty and extremely easy.

1 and 1/2 lbs. ground beef
1 cup fine bread crumbs
1 cup milk
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
2 eggs
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients.
Place in 4.5" x 8.5" loaf pan (sprayed with PAM).
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Optional Sauce:

1/4 cup ketchup
1-2 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. prepared mustard
1/4 tsp. nutmeg

Combine all sauce ingredients and spread over uncooked meat loaf.


Since I prefer to use 80% lean ground beef for a more flavorful meatloaf, I like to use this pan with its removable insert which helps keep the excess fat away from the bottom of the meatloaf.

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At 8:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meatloaf is one of our favorite all-in-the-oven dinners! My variation is to use one egg, one small can of Hunt's tomato sauce and an overflowing cupful of Pepperidge Farm herbed stuffing in the meatloaf mix. The meatloaf goes in the oven along side a covered baking dish of brown sugared carrots and a couple of baking potatoes. Set the timer for an hour and fifteen minutes. Read until the timer goes off. Sit down and enjoy!!

At 10:24 AM, Blogger Les said...

Marcia, the herbed stuffing sounds like a great idea! I think I'll try that instead of bread crumbs next time around. Thanks for the suggestion and for visiting.

At 6:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thought I would clarify one thing in my meatloaf variation...the Pepperidge Farm herbed stuffing is the crumbly kind, not the cubed kind. I also put just a skim of ketchup on top of the meatloaf before putting it in the oven. Gives it a bit of a glaze.

At 7:10 AM, Blogger Les said...

Thanks for the clarification, Marcia!


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