meatloaf
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My mom’s EASY delicious MEATLOAF

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My mom was an incredible cook.

She prepared delicious meals on such a strict budget.

Today, I made her classic meatloaf.

As an avid deer hunter, my dad provided much of our protein, for the winter months, with Venison.

I know there are animal lovers out there which would find this outrageous, but feeding a family of four on a firefighters salary in the 70’s and 80’s was very tough.

Without deer meat or fish, caught from local lakes, we would have starved.

Meatloaf was not one of my husbands favorite meals, however, he changed his mind after trying my mom’s recipe.

Made with pantry staples, it is not only affordable, but is also hearty and delicious.

PREP TIME: 20 MINUTES           COOK TIME: 45 MINUTES          SERVES: 8

For the meatloaf:

2 lbs. ground beef or ground Venison

2 eggs

1/4 cup finely chopped onion

1/2 stack crushed saltines (1/2 – 3/4 cup)

1/2 cup ketchup

2 T. yellow mustard

1 T. Worcestershire sauce

1/4 cup packed light brown sugar

2 t. Nature’s seasoning

Sauce for top:  1/2 cup ketchup and 1/4 cup light brown sugar

Mix meat, eggs, onion, saltines and seasoning ingredients thoroughly.  Place in a casserole dish and bake at 350º for about 30 minutes, then remove from oven.

In a small bowl, combine ketchup and brown sugar for the sauce.  Glaze over the meatloaf and return to the oven for 10-15 minutes more, until glaze has set.

Remove from oven and allow to rest for about 10 minutes.

Serve.  Excellent with mashed potatoes.

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My Mom's Meatloaf

My husband strongly disliked meatloaf, until he tried my mom's recipe.  Applying the sweet sauce towards the end of cooking makes for a delectable crust which pairs very nice with mashed potatoes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword beef, beef recipes, Easy Meal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Additional Time 8 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 8 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 287kcal
Author Joyce Webster

Ingredients

  • 1 pound 93% Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 Tbsp Worstershire Sauce
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Nature's Seasonings
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 5 -10 saltine crackers
  • 1/3 cup ketchup for sauce
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar for sauce

Instructions

  • Mix meat, eggs, onion, saltines and seasoning ingredients thoroughly.  Place in a casserole dish and bake at 350º for about 30 minutes, then remove from oven.


  • In a small bowl, combine ketchup and brown sugar for the sauce.  Glaze over the meatloaf and return to the oven for 10-15 minutes more, until glaze has set.
  • Remove from oven and allow to rest for about 10 minutes. 

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