Tuesday, August 12, 2008

MiMi's Meatloaf

Nothing is better than a homemade meatloaf and some creamy mashed potatoes. It is almost better leftover than it is when you first make it - especially those meatloaf sandwiches. YUM!

This is my meatloaf recipe that I make for my family. I hope that you and yours will enjoy as well. Bon Appetit!

4 slices white bread, torn into pieces
2 1/2 lbs. ground beef
1 medium yellow onion, peeled and cut into 8ths
2 cloves garlic
2 stalks celery, cut into 2" pieces
2 carrots, cut into 2" pieces
1/2 cup flat leaf parsley leaves
1 large egg
1 cup ketchup
3 teaspoons dry mustard
1 Tablespoon coarse salt
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
2 Tablespoons brown sugar

Heat oven to 375 degrees.

Place bread in bowl of food processor; pulse until fine crumbs form. Transfer to a medium bowl and add ground beef.

Place onion, garlic, celery and parsley in food processor; pulse until fine.

Add to meat mixture, using hands to mix well.

Add egg, 1/2 cup ketchup, 2 teaspoons dry mustard, salt and pepper.

Use hands to combine thoroughly. Shape into a loaf and place in an 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" loaf pan.

Combine remaining 1/2 cup ketchup, remaining teaspoon dry mustard, and brown sugar in a bowl; stir until smooth.

Brush mixture evenly over top of meatloaf; place in the oven with a baking pan set on the rack below to catch drippings.

Cook until a meat thermometer inserted in center reads 160 degrees, about 90 minutes. ( If top gets too dark, cover with foil and continue baking.)

Serves 8 - 10

*Can also 1/2 recipe and make a smaller loaf which will be the size that is pictured here.


His Doorkeeper said...

Love your new site! Your new header is just so cute!

I love meat loaf! Your recipe makes my mouth water...I must try it soon!

This is a great idea! look forward to more delicious post!

Betsy said...

This looks so good! I'm excited that you have a recipe blog. It looks so snazzy!

Becky said...

What a darling header! Did you design it or did someone design it for you? You meatloaf looks yummy!

Kristin @ Blue Skies said...

This looks amazing! I haven't had meatloaf in ages.

I may have to splurge on WW and give it a try :)

Casey said...

Thanks for commenting. My mom said you guys have a lot in common, so I already love you. The meatloaf looks delicious. Can't wait to try that one. Also your background is precious. Can't wait to check back and see all the good things you will be whipping up.

ThreeGirlyGirls said...

Yay! I'm so excited about this blog!! I so need help with my cooking! I will have try add this on my grocery list next week some time! Thanks for sharing!

Cortney said...

I have been a married woman for 11 1/2 years and have never made meatloaf!!! Can you believe that? This recipe looks delicious, so I think we'll have to try it. I love your background on this blog...soooooo cute!!!

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