Saturday, October 31, 2009

Meat Loaf

An easy classic!

You will need:

- 1 lbs of ground beef
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1 small onion
- 2 slices of bread with crust (I used the crust I had saved from the blintzes!)
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp ground mustard
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup barbecue sauce (You can also use ketchup or chili sauce)



First, heat the oven at 350F.

TIP: The oven needs to have fully reached the indicated temperature in recipes. You can't just turn it on and shove the stuff in right away. Bad! :P

While the oven is heating up, peel and chop the garlic finely. Peel and chop some onion so that you have about 3 tbsp. Or more, if you like onions!
Put the beef in a large bowl and add the onions and garlic.

Adding the onions and garlic

Tear the bread in small pieces and add them to the mixture.

Adding the bread

Drop in the milk, Worcestershire sauce, salt, mustard pepper and egg. Mix it all until everything is well blended.

Everything mixed in

Put the mixture in an ungreased baking pan. Pat the whole thing down lightly so it's leveled.

Patting down the loaf

Spread the BBQ sauce / Ketchup / Chili on top of the loaf.

Sauce spread on top

Put into the oven, middle rack and uncovered. Leave for 50 to 60 minutes.
You'll know it's done when you cut into the middle and the juices run clear. BUt I find it so much easier with a meat thermometer. No guessing!! When temperature reaches 160F, it's done!


Take out the loaf and let it rest a few minutes before cutting in slices and serving.

Add some vegetable, and enjoy!


Based on Betty Crocker's meatloaf recipe.


  1. That was some fine meating patting!

  2. Hahaha! Don't you love the sound it makes?!