Meatloaf

Patience, kitteh!  The recipe is underneath you.  🙂

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Got this one from my Nessipes blog, where the recipes are more about budgets than nostalgia, but meatloaf seems like one of those childhood comfort foods for a lot of folks.  So I thought I’d share it here too.  🙂

One thing my daughter loves is my meatloaf.  I’m grateful for small favors.  🙂

2 envelopes (1 box) Lipton Onion/Mushroom dry Soup Mix
1-1½ pounds ground beef
1-1½ pounds ground chicken or turkey (I like chicken best, and I’ve also seen ground pork used as well.)
2-3 eggs, 1 per pound of meat
milk to moisten
1½ cups bread crumbs (works out to about 6 slices if you make your own)
garlic powder (not garlic salt) to taste, just a couple of shakes of the jar

2-3 pounds of potatoes

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My friend Raga likes to put this topping on her meatloaf.  🙂

Topping:

Combine
3 Tablespoons catsup
3 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 Tablespoon yellow mustard

Spread on meatloaf before cooking.

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Okay, I a little weird about touching raw meat with my hands.  Especially ground beef.  So, I line my loaf pan with cling wrap first.  Then I spray my roasting pan with cooking spray.  This will help with clean up later.

Next, I cut the potatoes up into pieces and toss them into a big bowl and then pour a little oil on them, and maybe some salt, pepper, and parsley or dill weed, and set them aside.

Then I mix all my meatloaf ingredients into another big bowl.  I just use a big spatula, or you could use your mixer if you have one.  When it’s thoroughly mixed, I spread it into the lined loaf pan and press it well into the loaf pan.  Then, I flip it into the roasting pan.  Voilá!  Peel off the cling wrap and you have a perfectly formed loaf, and still a clean loaf pan that you won’t have to wash.  See?  There is a method to my madness.  😉

I pour the potatoes around the meatloaf, put the lid on the roasting pan, and bake it in the oven at 350° for about 2 hours.  I take the lid off then and let it brown up for another 10-15 min. 

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8 thoughts on “Meatloaf

    1. Wish I could make one for you dearheart. 🙂

      I like to make 2, and then freeze one (in the loaf pan wrapped in cling-wrap of course!). I don’t have a stand mixer anymore, so it makes my shoulder ache to mix by hand. If I can minimize that to only having to do it once and get 2 loaves out of it, that’s a bonus. 🙂

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