Thursday, October 1, 2009


Posted by Donna:

Whenever I ask Larry what he wants for a meal, his answer is always "meatloaf." He grew up eating it regularly; so, I guess that's where he developed his love for it. We have a very good Tea Room here in Altus that I enjoy. Larry swallows his pride and goes with me just because they always have meatloaf as a choice on the menu. I think that's why several of the men are more than happy to go there as well.

This is the recipe I always use when making this just for the two of us.

1-1/2 pounds super lean ground beef
1 egg
1 can Hunts tomato sauce
2 T. ketchup
Almost 1/3 cup of chopped green bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped yellow onion
8 crushed saltine crackers
salt/pepper to taste

Mix all the ingredients together and put in a greased casserole dish. Bake at 350 degrees for an hour and fifteen minutes. Take the meatloaf out and cover the top of the meatloaf with the following sauce:

1/3 cup tomato sauce
2 or 3 T. ketchup
About 1/4 cup brown sugar

The measurements for the sauce are approximates. I always start out with the sauce, then do a handful of brown sugar and a couple or three squirts of ketchup. The best thing to do is add and taste to your liking.

Once the meatloaf has been covered with the sauce, place the meatloaf back in the oven for 15-20 minutes.

Larry's not big on leftovers; but, he loves meatloaf sandwiches. We never have any waste on meatloaf.

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Wa Wa Waughs said...

We love meatloaf too! Mine is my Mom's recipe, just no tomato sauce and a little squirt of mustard in the sauce. We love to broil it on a piece of toast with a piece of cheese on top for sandwiches. Like a gourmet burger to me!!

Donna said...

I'll have to try broiling it. That sounds good.

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