When Mom made this, which she did a couple of times a month, she normally served it with mashed potatoes and green beans or peas.
1 cup milk or half and half
1 cup dried bread crumbs
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper, or to taste
1 1/2 lb. ground beef, or 1 lb. beef and 1/2 lb. ground pork
1 onion, diced small
1 cup ketchup
4 Tablespoons brown sugar
4 Tablespoons brown mustard
Preheat oven to 350°.
In large bowl, beat egg thoroughly.
Add milk (or half and half) and combine well.
Add bread crumbs and spices. Stir well to blend/coat thoroughly.
Add onion and meat. Using your hands, blend everything together well.
NOTE: Using a bit of pork will add an extra level of flavor to your meatloaf. However, if you are a true traditionalist, use only ground beef.
Form into loaf and place in greased baking dish, or form into loaf pan. Alternatively, you can also use a foil lined cookie sheet. I prefer the baking dish method for two reasons: 1) Fat will drain out of the loaf, and 2) you can get more sauce on the loaf.
In a small bowl, thoroughly combine ketchup, brown sugar and mustard. Pour sauce over loaf.
Bake at 350° for one hour.
Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before cutting into slices to serve.
As I mentioned above, you can serve with mashed potatoes and a green vegetable, which is the most traditional way, I think. Alternatively, you can have any other potato dish, noodles or rice.
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PS – Check out my recipe for Meatloaf with Horseradish for a spicier version.
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