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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Best Meatloaf (I've ever had)

The title says it all!!! This is the BEST
MEATLOAF I have ever eaten!!! It would truly
be a shame if you don't get a chance to try this
wonderful & delicious recipe.

Meatloaf is a comfort food...it brings back
memories of Mom's Sunday dinners & family time
spent together after church. My mom was an
incredible woman. She told me she could not even
boil water when she married my dad, but at the end
of her life (58 yrs. old & 31 yrs of marriage she could
make anything including my sisters 4 tiered wedding
cake!!!) It was amazing...as was she!

Meatloaf was made many times (to stretch the
budget) in my family & I remember it always
being good. My mom also made "hash" (leftovers
of whatever kind of meat & potatoes that we had)
even better..but this recipe which I found through
sisterscafe.blogspot.com has gone to the top of my
list for meatloaf.

I changed the recipe somewhat with the
ingredients I had on hand & absolutely
LOVED IT!!! My family paid it high 5's too.
What's great is that besides having a wonderful
comfort food it makes 2 loaves so one can be put
in the freezer to be enjoyed another night or for
sandwiches...they are a "10" too!

P.S. This meatloaf is not dry like alot of meatloaves
usually are. It is moist & tasty & the "Sweet Sauce"
is to die for..Enough said...

RECIPE (makes 2 Lg. Loaves)
3 lbs. ground beef (or 1 1/2 lb. gr. turkey &
1 1/2 lb. gr. beef...lean..whatever you want)
1 lg. onion, chopped finely
1 (8oz.) box stuffing mix (any flavor)
1 8oz. can of tomato sauce
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 c. fat free, light or reg. sour cream
1 packet of dry ranch dressing
2 tsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. oregano
1 egg

Sweet Sauce (Topping)
2/3 c. ketchup
1/2 brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. prepared mustard

DIRECTIONS:

Pre-heat oven to 350F.
1) Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
I used my Kitchen Aid Mixer which is one of my
Favorite Kitchen Items. My sweet daughters
went in together & gave me this wonderful Mixer
years ago. I love it!!! & use it just about on a daily
basis!!

The photo below shows the "paddle" attachment
that works beautifully for this.
2) Mix all ingredients thoroughly. SEE BELOW:
3) Divide into two 9" loaf pans. Do not cover.
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350F. for 1 hr.
4) Remove loaves and drain any accumulated
grease in pans. I pour it into a 5lb. heavy duty
alumunium type can that I keep until filled. Top
with Sweet Sauce and bake an additional
30 min.
5) Done and fabulously delicious!!
6) This meatloaf (paired with homemade mash
potatoes and asparagus with balsamic sauce) is fit
for a king...or queen...Hope you love it!!!
P.S. I will post the asparagus with Balsamic Sauce
in a few days...it's fantastic too!!

6 comments:

  1. Hi Barb,
    Loved seeing the makeover on the chairs. And boy the price was right! I will be stoppiung back this weekend to copy some of your recipies. I am going to try the meatloaf this week. Thanks for signing up to follow my blog and I look forward to chatting with you soon. Blessings...Sherry

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  2. This sounds delicious. I am going to have to try it out next week! I am returning your FF. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  3. My family LOVES meatloaf! I can't wait to try this!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm a new follower!

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  4. I'm going to have to try your meatloaf, it looks yummy!
    I'm Songberries from Friday Follow, I'll follow you back! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  5. I think its neat that you used boxed stuffing. I love it. I am going to do this next time I make meat loaf. Thanks!

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  6. Mmm, I'm excited to try this recipe. I'm sure the sour cream gives it a great flavor. Who would've thought? Thanks for sharing - and I'll be back for the link party - I'm a new follower :)

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