1.06.2011

Best Meatloaf in the Universe


I made meatloaf for the first time ever tonight. I had very low expectations and pretty much expected it to come out burnt or too dry but to my (and my boyfriend's) surprise, it was AH-mazing. The best I've ever had for sure and even Nick said it was a close call between mine and his mom's. I adapted it from this recipe.

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Brown Sugar Meatloaf:

¼ cup packed brown sugar
½ cup ketchup
2 tbsp worcestershire sauce, divided
1½ lbs. lean ground beef
½ cup milk
1 egg
1½ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground black pepper
1 small onion, chopped
¼ tsp ground ginger
¾ cup finely crushed garlic croutons

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly grease a 5x9 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix thoroughly all ingredients except brown sugar, ketchup, and 1 tbsp of worcestershire sauce. Shape into a loaf and place in loaf pan. Bake for 45 minutes.
  3. While meatloaf is baking, mix the brown sugar, ketchup, and the remaining 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce.
  4. Remove meatloaf from oven after 45 minutes and spread the ketchup glaze over the top. Put it back in the oven for 15 more minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160ºF.

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