Fresh Comfort Food Friday Mom’s Meatloaf

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The month of November brings the thought of warm, comforting food now that the days are dark and cold. What’s more comforting than the aroma of mom’s meatloaf bubbling in the oven on a November day? I use the same recipe my mother used while I was growing up. I like to serve meatloaf with fluffy mashed potatoes, steamed green beans, applesauce and a warm roll. I usually make double this recipe to feed my hungry crew. Here is my favorite meatloaf recipe.

My mom’s meatloaf

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 c. milk
  • 3-4 slices white bread crumbled into small pieces (without the crust)
  • 1/2 c. onion, chopped
  • 1/2 c. ketchup
  • 1 T. yellow mustard
  • 2 T. barbecue sauce
  • 1 T. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1/2 t. garlic powder
  • Add pepper to taste.
  • 1-1/2 lbs. ground beef (90-percent lean) Can use turkey or half turkey/half beef.

Topping

  • 1 c. Ketchup
  • 1/2c. Brown Sugar
  • 1 t. Worcestershire Sauce

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except the beef. Add meat and mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into loaf and place it in an ungreased 9 by 12 baking pan.

For the topping, in a small bowl, combine ingredient and pour the mixture over meat loaf.

Bake 60-65 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with reserved sauce.

Cheesy, easy meatloaf

When shaping the meat into a loaf, split the mixture in half and add shredded cheddar cheese, then shape the two pieces together with the cheese inside. Sprinkle some cheese on top before baking. Delicious!

Do you have a favorite fall recipe?

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