Meat Loaf

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

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