I’ve tried several recipes of meatloaf but was always taken by the one Cracker Barrel serves (on Tuesdays if I’m not mistaken).  I did a search on the internet some years back and found a recipe based on that. My recipe has evolved from that however…I made a few changes that suited our tastes more.

Spouse loves this…he can actually eat one loaf all by himself if I let him.  The thing with meatloaf is, the leftovers are even better served cold, as a sandwich. I’ll serve it first with some vegetables like brussels sprouts (maybe with a honey mustard glaze) and potatoes.  I always make sure there’s still half a loaf for sandwiches.

Mix the following ingredients in a bowl:

1 lb. ground beef

3 oz. chopped onion

1 small diced green pepper

1 egg

1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

1 tbsp. dry mustard (or more, I like this)

4 slices day-old dried bread, torn in small pieces

1/2 c. (more or less) milk

1 tsp. salt (more or less, depending on taste)

1/4 tsp. fresh-cracked black pepper

ketchup/barbecue sauce

Preheat oven to 350F. 

Mix all ingredients lightly with your hands.  Shape into a loaf on a foil-lined baking dish or cookie sheet.   Brush top and sides with a mix of ketchup and barbecue sauce.

Bake for about an hour or until internal temperature reaches 160F. 


6 Replies to “Meatloaf”

  1. I love the photo! I love meatloaf eaten with rice. I know, me and rice. And those brussels sprouts look so green. I might try your recipe. Thanks!

  2. Meatloaf Lover, Spouse doesn’t like mashed potatoes much but I do and I agree with you! Checked out your link and will probably give your meatloaf cake a try one of these days….

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