Tried and True, this recipe was passed down to me from my maternal Grandmother. It is the meatloaf that she used to serve for Sunday dinner and has been a favorite of our family for as long as I can remember! Grandma always served it with scalloped potatoes and creamed corn. Try it with your favorite salad and vegetable side dishes.
For the glaze:
1) In a small bowl, mix together ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce and brown sugar. Set aside. (Note: You may double (or more) the glaze, if desired. Also, a second batch of glaze, simmered over medium-low heat until thick and syrupy, about 5 minutes, is good to serve separately with the meatloaf.)
For the meatloaf:
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2) In a medium skillet, saute onions in olive oil until just translucent, about 5 minutes. Let cool.
3) In a large bowl, mix together onion, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, and milk until well combined.
4) Add ground beef, eggs, crushed crackers, parsley, salt and pepper. Mix with fork until evenly blended and mixture doesn't stick to the bowl. If it sticks add more milk. (Note: Handle meat gently; it should be thoroughly combined but not made into a mushy paste.)
5) With wet hands, pat mixture into a greased 9- by 5- by 3-inch loaf pan. Line loaf pan with parchment paper or foil for easy clean up, if desired
6) Brush with glaze, if desired.
7) Place in center of preheated oven and bake, uncovered, until cooked through and a thermometer inserted into center registers 160 degrees F, about 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours.
8) Drain any excess fat, and allow to rest for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (229g)|
|Recipe Makes: 8 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 103 (29%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 11.4g||15 %|
|Saturated Fat 4.1g||20 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 4.6g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1.7g|
|Cholesterol 176.9mg||54 %|
|Sodium 636.3mg||22 %|
|Potassium 805.4mg||21 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 30.4g||9 %|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||8 %|
|Sugars, other 28.5g|
|Protein 31.2g||45 %|
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Calories per serving: 354
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MARKSADLERThis is truly the best meatloaf meal i have ever prepared and enjoyed. Its Ranks right beside my mothers and grandmothers homemade dish!! This is excellent!!1w ago
mom2littlesI couldve eaten the glaze by itself, yummy! I subbed pepperoncini juice for pepper sauce and didnt have paste so subbed bout 11oz sauce.9m ago
JamiedisappearedThis was the best meatloaf I've made. I saut?ed about a cup of mushrooms with the onions and used a garlic chili sauce instead of ketchup.10m ago
AjkingsleyIf there is ever a 5 star meatloaf recipe this is it. Yummy. Make the extra glaze it is delicious.1y ago
taylorK09very tasty. plan on making again. did fall apart after cooking, might adjust recipe in the future.1y ago
gothdragonI have tried many meatloaf recipes. This one goes to the top of my redo list! Thanks for sharing!1y ago
milkymaidSoo yummy! I used almond milk and kept out the worcestershire, liked it better.2y ago