Thursday, February 19, 2009

Tasty Meatloaf

I don't think that I've ever met a meatloaf that I didn't like!! I love meatloaf. I would have to say this is one of my favorite meals; meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and greens. (Fried chicken, green beans, coleslaw and corn bread being my other favorite.)

I like to fix my meatloaf in individual pieces rather than in a loaf pan. I am sure you can bake this in a loaf pan if you prefer.

Meatloaf - 6 Servings

2 lbs. ground beef
2 eggs
20 crackers, crushed
seasoning salt /pepper and salt

25 oz. tomato soup
1/4 c. ketchup
1/4 c. brown sugar

Mix all meatloaf ingredients. Form into balls about the size of a baseball. Bake in a glass casserole dish for 30 minutes at 350*. Take out of pan and drain grease.

***At this point you can let the meatloaf cool and freeze it to use at a later time. I do this because we only eat three servings at a time.***

Make sauce: Combine all sauce ingredients in a medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Place meatloaf back into pan and pour sauce over it. Bake an additional 30 minutes at 350*.

We like to use the additional sauce as a gravy for our mashed potatoes. The fully baked meatloaf also freezes fairly well.


Crafty Sue said...

Amber, I love meatloaf too, my recipe is very close to yours except for the crackers... I use bread... a small bun that's 3 or four days old softened in some milk and once it absorbs most of the milk mash it up drain away the excess milk and mix in with the ground meat.
The result is a soft meatloaf.
I will try your method in my next meatloaf , I never used crackers before. Thanks !

Ginger said...

Amber add a chair to the table when you make this meatloaf again.
Got a big kick when i read about your comment over the bottles LOL
Your what makes blogging so fun!
hugs xx