Meat Loaf

Cooking meat loaf has never been simpler with this comfort-food classic recipe topped with a ketchup-based sauce.



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Servings: 8
Prep Time: 20 mins
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Ingredients
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    2   
    eggs, beaten
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    3/4  cup 
    milk
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    2/3  cup 
    fine dry bread crumbs or 2 cups soft bread crumbs
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    1/4  cup 
    finely chopped onion
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    2   tablespoons 
    snipped fresh parsley
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    1   teaspoon 
    salt
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    dried leaf sage, basil, or oregano, crushed
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    1/8  teaspoon 
    black pepper
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    1 1/2  pounds 
    lean ground beef, lamb, or pork
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    1/4  cup 
    ketchup
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    2   tablespoons 
    packed brown sugar
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    1   teaspoon 
    dry mustard

Directions
1.
In a medium bowl combine eggs and milk; stir in bread crumbs, onion, parsley, salt, sage, and pepper. Add ground meat; mix lightly. Lightly pat mixture into an 8x4x2-inch loaf pan.
2.
Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until internal temperature registers 160 degrees F. Spoon off fat. In a bowl combine ketchup, sugar, and mustard; spread over meat. Bake for 10 minutes more. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting into eight slices.
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Makes 8 servings
Variation
  • Ham Loaf: Prepare as above, except use soft bread crumbs. Substitute 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard for the sage, basil, or oregano and omit the salt. Substitute 12 ounces lean ground beef or pork and 12 ounces ground cooked ham for the 1-1/2 pounds ground beef, lamb, or pork. Bake and let stand as above.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 225, Fat, total (g) 10, chol. (mg) 108, sat. fat (g) 4, carb. (g) 13, Monosaturated fat (g) 4, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, fiber (g) 1, sugar (g) 7, pro. (g) 19, vit. A (IU) 242.95, vit. C (mg) 2.95, Thiamin (mg) 0.04, Riboflavin (mg) 0.29, Niacin (mg) 2.76, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0.2, Folate (µg) 16.13, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 1.22, sodium (mg) 676, Potassium (mg) 104, calcium (mg) 60.58, iron (mg) 2.34, Other Carb () 1, Lean Meat () 2.5, Fat () 0.5, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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