The point is, that no matter how many new food trends and techniques I love to try, I also relish the opportunity to come back to a classic. And it doesn't get any more classic than our dinner last night.
|My children, it turns out, are less enamored by the solid fare of the 1950s. They both eschewed my delicious meatloaf -- so they doubled up on mashed potatoes.|
This recipe comes from my stepmother who was an amazing cook. To me, meatloaf is all about the sauce, and the this is a particularly saucy, dare I say sassy, loaf. Enjoy!
-In a large mixing bowl combine:
- 1 1/2 lbs ground beef (or turkey or a combo of the two)
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup onions finely chopped
- 1 tsp sage
- 1 tsp parsley
- salt, pepper and any other spices that you like -- Worcester sauce, Cajun seasonings, garlic, chili powder, Tabasco etc.
-To make the sauce, combine in a small bowl:
- 1 tsp mustard
- 3 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/4 cup ketsup
- 2 tsp nutmeg
- Chili powder, cayenne pepper powder or Tabasco if you like spicy stuff
-Pour half the sauce on the meatloaf and bake at 375 for 45 min or so. Pour the rest of the sauce on top just before serving.