Patience, kitteh! The recipe is underneath you. 🙂
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
My friend Raga likes to put this topping on her meatloaf. 🙂
3 Tablespoons catsup
3 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 Tablespoon yellow mustard
Spread on meatloaf before cooking.
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.