sunday supper: easy meatloaf

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meatloaf. your mind may hate the word, but your taste buds will love it. i cannot remember the last time i actually ate it until today, always shuttering at the thought. but some little bird mentioned numerous times how much he wanted it, so there i went on a mission to make one we both could enjoy. let’s be real, there is no real kitchen expertise you need to throw this together. chop everything up, mix it in a bowl, pour it in a pan and call it a day. i’m on board, one thousand percent.

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easy meatloaf + sauce

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 5-6 slices white bread
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup flat lead parsley, chopped
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • salt + pepper
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1.5 teaspoons worcestershire
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce

here’s how:

preheat oven to 350 degrees. pour 1 cup of milk over bread and let soak for 5-10 minutes.

add meat to a bowl and top with soaked bread, parmesan, parsley, red onion, garlic. liberally season with salt and pepper and mix together with your (clean!) hands. now add your eggs and mix together again until blended. put this aside as you make your sauce. whisk together last five ingredients in a bowl to use as a sauce (ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, worcestershire, hot sauce).

now there are two things you can do. you can pull out your loaf pan and pour the mixture into the greased pan as i did. however, if you don’t have one of these guys — no worries! form the mixture into a loaf on a broiler pan which will allow fat to drain. from here, spread 1/3 of the sauce to the top of the meatloaf and put it in the oven for 45 minutes.

after the 45 minutes is up, take out and spread another 1/3 of the sauce to top and put it back in oven for 15 minutes.

pull out of oven when 15 minute is up an let cool. slice it and add remaining sauce as you wish. serve with mashed potatoes and veggies of choice! mmm.

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sunday supper: easy meatloaf

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