Posted on 12-06-2011
Filed Under (Family & Friends, Recipes &Cooking) by Charla

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.

Meatloaf (serves 3-4)

INGREDIENTS:

  • McCormick Meatloaf dry mix
  • 1 lb ground chuck
  • 1 egg
  • 1 slice white bread, crumbled (let bread sit on counter to dry out for a few minutes- easier to crumble)
  • Diced bell pepper (might only use half, depending on your preference)
  • Diced  small onion
  • Brown sugar (approx 1 ½ cups)
  • Ketchup ( a few squirts)
  • 3 strips raw bacon, optional

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!!

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