Recipe: Old-Fashioned Meatloaf
Have a hankering for some home-cooked contentment? This classic meatloaf recipe is one of our favorite down-home recipes. Just like mom used to make, we could never grow tired of eating meatloaf served with creamy mashed potatoes and green peas. Flavorful, moist, juicy, and incredibly easy to make, you can’t go wrong with this Southern dish. So much so, we’ve decided Meatless Monday should now be called Meatloaf Monday. Fresh out of the oven, it will be the cure for your comfort-food cravings. This is one of our readers' favorite recipes (just read their rave reviews!). While the meaty classic tastes great as a standalone dish, you can prepare it as a sandwich or mix it into a hearty casserole to get the most mileage out of ground beef. Get in the kitchen, pop on an apron, and prepare this easy-to-make meatloaf, which features Creole and Greek seasonings, garlic, and savory Worcestershire sauce. In this recipe, all the typical ingredients are included: ground beef is blended with a mixture of Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs, eggs, chopped onions and celery, and spices. Those timeless favorites are shaped into a loaf pan and baked in the oven for 45 minutes.
But the tasty surprise of this delicious baked loaf, however, is the glaze—which is made Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and ketchup. When completely mixed, pour this sweet-and-sour glaze evenly over meatloaf, and bake for an additional 10 to 15 more minutes or until the meatloaf is no longer pink in the center. Before slicing into this familial favorite, let stand 10 minutes before serving over a bed of fluffy potatoes. And while you’re at it, settle in and enjoy one of our most delicious quick-fix suppers. This recipe elevates the go-to diner choice and is perfect to make any day of the week due to its quick time and simple ingredient list.