Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tasty Meatloaf

This meatloaf is my variation on a recipe from my mother-in-law. I’ve never been crazy about meatloaf, but my husband likes it and this recipe is one of the better meatloaves I’ve ever had. It has sort of a classic, savory taste. I prefer it without celery, but my husband loves celery so I sometimes make half with and half without celery. For him, I double the celery (2 cups in a whole batch), but that’s way more than most people would like so the recipe below reflects a more reasonable amount. This meatloaf is just as good leftover (if not better) so it makes a great lunch item for my husband at work.

2 lb. ground beef
1/4 lb. sausage
1 egg
1-1/4 cups oats
1/3 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
5 tsp Worchestershire sauce
2-1/2 tsp ground sage
1/2 tsp oregano
1 tsp celery salt
2 tsp Mrs. Dash original flavor
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp parsley flakes
1 tbsp ground black pepper
1 cup chopped celery (optional) 

Mix the ground beef and sausage together. I usually use ordinary 73/27 ground beef and a sage sausage. Add the egg, oats, tomato sauce, ketchup, Worchestershire sauce, and spices. Mix well. Add the celery last and stir it in by hand to keep the pieces intact.

Press the dough into an 8x8 inch square baking dish or similar sized pan.

Cover the top with ketchup.

Bake at 350F for 55-60 minutes. Remove from the oven and carefully pour off the grease in the bottom. Slice and serve. I typically serve this meatloaf with mashed potatoes and steamed green beans. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. That is exactly the meal my mother would serve us as kids! My husband isn't a big fan of meatloaf but we eat with our church family every week so maybe I'll use this recipe and get to enjoy some!