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)
- 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!!