A good, simple All-American meatloaf with a catsup topping. Perfect family supper for any night or share with friends for an old fashioned treat.
You know, one thing that I am not is a food snob. Now, I do enjoy trying all kinds of new foods and fancy restaurants. I love cooking new recipes and experimenting in the kitchen, but I would also sit down and eat a can of Vienna sausages with you, too. And I'd enjoy it. So, if that means I'm not a "foodie" well that's perfectly fine with me.
Now, this recipe is good, plain all-American fare. To me, it's on the same plane as fried chicken and hamburgers. The kind of food folks of my age grew up eating. And we liked it when our mamas put it in front of us.
If you've never tried to make a meatloaf, please don't hesitate any longer. It's kinda like making a big old hamburger. Just get in the kitchen and do it!
So, here's my interpretation of the All-American Meatloaf. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
How to Make All American Meatloaf
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine the meatloaf ingredients in a large bowl. Shape into two loaves on a baking pan. Combine the topping ingredients. Pour half of the topping over the loaves and set aside the remainder. Cook for one hour. Pour over remaining topping during last 20 minutes of cooking time. Check for doneness after one hour. Internal temperature should read between 165 and 170 degrees on a meat thermometer. Remove from oven and let stand 15 minutes before serving.
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For the meatloaf:
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 lb ground pork
- 1 lb ground veal*
- 1 cup bread crumbs
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 ½ tsp pepper
- 2 tblsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 eggs beaten
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 bell pepper chopped
For the topping:
- 1 cup catsup
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2 tblsp mustard
- 1 tblsp Worcestershire sauce
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Combine the first ten ingredients in a large bowl. Shape into two loaves on a baking pan.
- Combine last four ingredients for topping. Pour half of the topping over loaves and set aside the remainder.
- Cook for one hour.
- Pour over remaining topping during last 20 minutes of cooking time. Check for doneness after one hour. Internal temperature should read between 165 and 170 degrees on a meat thermometer. Remove from oven and let stand 15 minutes before serving.
Lana Stuart is the cook and occasional traveler here at Never Enough Thyme. Lana has been cooking since she was tall enough to reach the stove and started this blog in 2009 to share her delicious home cooking recipes. You'll find about 700 recipes here so there's sure to be something your family will like!
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