Sunday, July 24, 2011


If I ask my in house taste tester what he wants for dinner, I am almost always guaranteed the same answer… Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes!

It is his favourite. I love it too, so I don’t mind making it often. It tastes great and makes great left over sandwiches!!

What you need,

1 ½ lbs of lean ground beef
1 medium onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp of season salt
½ tsp fresh ground pepper
1 tbsp dry mustard
2 tbsp Worchestire sauce
1 tbsp tomato paste
½ cup of bread crumbs
1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
½ cup ketchup

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large skillet, over medium high heat, sauté the diced onion until softened and lightly brown. Add in the garlic and stir for about 30 seconds, until you can start to smell it.
Turn off the heat and stir in the season salt, pepper, dry mustard, Worchestire sauce and tomato paste. Let cool slightly.
In a large bowl mix the beef with the egg and bread crumbs, add in the onion mixture and parsley and gently combine, you don’t want to over mix it, it will make the meatloaf tough.

Put the meatloaf mixture on the sheet pan and form into a log shape; spread the ketchup all over the top and sides.
Bake for 60 – 75 minutes until cooked through.

Serve with your favourite mashed potatoes and veggie of your choice. Today was carrots for us!

Classic and delicious!

If you haven’t had a meatloaf in awhile give it a go, you won’t’ be disappointed. It has a huge comfort factor!


1 comment:

  1. What a fine looking meatloaf! It looks so crispy on the outside! This is the best way! And must have ketchup!! I never want meatloaf and suddenly I do!! Wow and I think even Savanna would eat it so it will be fab!! Thanks JennyB!!