Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Meat Loaf tonight

The Mens Health cookbook offered a meatloaf recipe that was fantastic.  I didn't take a picture because it looked like any other meatloaf.  Here is the recipe though:

Mom's Meatloaf
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
2 T. lemon juice
1 tsp. mustard powder
2 pounds lean ground beef
2-3 slices of whole grain bread pulled into tiny pieces
3/4 tsp onion powder
1 egg

1.  preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. cover the inside bottom and sides of a 9 X 13 pan with foil
3. In a small bowl. mix together the ketchup, brown sugar, lemon juice and mustard powder.  Set aside.
4. In a large bowl mix together the ground beef, bread, onion, egg and 1/2 of the ketchup mixture.
Dump into the prepared pan and mound like a loaf.  Bake for 1 hour.
5.  Coat the top with the remaining ketchup mixture and bake for 10 additional minutes.

The texture was really smooth. I don't know if it had anything to do with the lemon juice, because I have never used it in meatloaf, but I would definitely use this recipe again. 

Along with it we had the previous nights muffins, a baked potato and a salad with peas, carrots, celery and a little shredded cheese.  A nice comfortable meal.   

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