Sheila, my college roommate, emailed me this recipe that she received from her cousin, Bev, who says that she makes a “mean meatloaf.” This sounds very tasty and like it would make a special holiday dish for meatloaf lovers.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except brown sugar and ketchup. I use my hands, so that all ingredients really mix and there’s no meat that doesn’t have the dry mix on it.
In a square pyrex dish, place the 3 strips of bacon. Then add the meat and form into a loaf. My loaf is fairly flat (probably about 1 ½- 2 inches tall) because I want it to cook thoroughly in the center with no pink.
In a separate small bowl mix, with a fork, brown sugar and ketchup. The goal is for the ketchup to wet the brown sugar and turn it into a glaze. The glaze should not taste ketchup-y. spread glaze over meatloaf and bake at 400 degrees for 30 mins or so.
Serve with mashed potatoes and English peas!! Enjoy!!