Meatloaf

The weIf you are someone that enjoys meatloaf, it’s probably like a comfort food to you. It definitely is for us! Meatloaf is a simple dish to make that you can customize easily to accommodate your taste buds. Sorry no food pics on this one. To see a picture collage of a few of my other recipes, please see the main menu.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs or crushed crackers
  • 1 sauteed onions
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons diced jalapenos
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme or oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Barbecue Sauce  -Ingredients & Directions

  • Combine 16 ounces tomato sauce, 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, 2 teaspoons mustard, 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder, 1 teaspoon paprika, 1 teaspoon chili powder,1 teaspoon cayenne pepper & 1/2 teaspoon cumin. Combine well. Use 1/4 cup in making the meatloaf recipe & add 1/2 cup to the top of the meatloaf before it goes into the oven to make. Pour the remaining sauce on the meatloaf after it has been in the oven for 45 minutes.

Meatloaf Directions

  • Mix spices & bread crumbs. Combine with ground beef. Set aside.
  • Beat egg & milk until well combined. Set aside. Add sauteed onions, jalapenos & Worcestershire sauce. Combine well into the milk mixture.
  • Add the milk mixture to the ground beef.
  • Bake in a greased bread pan at 350 degrees for 55 minutes.
  • Upon taking the meatloaf out of the oven, reserve the juices from the meatloaf. Let the meatloaf rest for 30 minutes. Remove the meatloaf from the pan & let rest for 10 more minutes & then cut into serving slices.
  • Once the meatloaf has been cut, lay the individual pieces of meatloaf on their sides & drizzle/spread the reserved juices. The juices will soak into the meatloaf adding extra flavor & tenderness. This is also a great idea to use even if you have baked your meatloaf ahead & are serving it later.
  • For an additional touch of flavor add a thin layer of barbecue sauce or steak sauce.

 

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