Friday, October 16, 2009

Comfort Food: Meatloaf

So the forecast is calling for *dare I say it* some snow flurries--since the temps will dip low at night.

GEEZ LOUISE--can't fall just be fall? Must we rush the seasons?

This calls for some COMFORT FOOD.

Here is my meatloaf recipe (revised since receiving it from a friend).

I used to hate meatloaf...until this recipe!

It's all about the sauce!

**Mix a pound of ground meat with a packet of Stove Top stuffing (I use the whole wheat kind), an egg and some ketchup (to help moisten).

** Form it into a loaf

**Next, mix 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup of water, 1/2 a tablespoon vinegar, 1/2 cup of ketchup and 2 tablespoons of mustard (to taste--you want it on the sweet and tangy side).

** Pour half of the sauce on the loaf. Put it in the oven for 50 minutes at 350 degrees (it won't dry out!).

** Pour remainder of sauce and continue cooking for 10-20 minutes (depending on your oven).

The brown sugar darkens the sauce.



Christy said...

This sounds like something my husband would LOVE!

Ann said...

I can't believe how dark the sauce gets. It looks good!

for a different kind of girl said...

I make my meatloaf the same way! Well, I skip the sauce and just top it with ketchup while it bakes, but I definitely do the stuffing. The best part about meatlaof? Sandwiches the next day! Sometimes I just make meatloaf so I can have sandwiches later! I definitely now know what I'll be making for supper tonight!

The Budget Babe said...

i love meatloaf, i'll have to try your sauce. i make my mom's classic Polish recipe which involves two small slices of day old bread moistened with milk, chopped fresh parsley, an egg, salt and pepper. also she uses a pork/beef blend (if you use whole foods meat it's a delicacy!). this is making me hungry....

Anonymous said...

i have never made meatloaf but maybe i will try your recipe!

All Women Stalker said...

You made me so hungry!Thanks for the recipe, though. Will definitely try this.


lisa and laura said...

Oh no, please say you're kidding about the snow!

That recipe looks great. My husband loves meatloaf. I'll definitely be trying that out.

. said...

yum, looks great!! I love comfort food.

Barking Dog Shoes said...

WOW! I've been looking for an easy, tasty meatloaf recipe for ages. THANK YOU! This looks fab.

kellygirl said...

Thanks for the recipe. It was delicious! No complaints from the kids for a change. I halved the brown sugar in the glaze and it was still tangy-sweet and good. Thanks again!

Darcie said...

Made your sauce recipe but with Betty Crocker's meatloaf recipe (only because I didn't have any Stove Top Mix at home).
It got rave reviews from my husband and oldest son! Thanks! I'm putting this into my little recipe box to keep!