Meat Loaf is a favorite of mine and feel badly that it’s gotten a bad name. Perhaps people have even too many ‘bad’ meatloaf to appreciate the good. Meat Loaf is not a pretty dish but it is excellent paired with a good baked potato, salad and green vegetable. And, who doesn’t like a good meatloaf sandwich from the leftovers? My Mother always had a slice of raw potato on her meat loaf sandwich and it’s good. Who knew!
Meat Loaf is not easy to photograph…my apologies but I won’t apologize for the wonderful results!
1 1/2 pounds ground beef (I prefer ground chuck or sirloin)
3/4 cup quick oatmeal (uncooked)
1/2 cup chopped onion (optional)
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
1/3 to 1/2 cup catsup
2 tablespoons brown sugar
- Mix all but topping together. Pack firmly into a loaf pan. Spread the topping over.
- Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 60-90 minutes or until done. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.