Hey Grandpa, What’s For Supper? – Classic Meat Loaf

D1D4FE9E-626F-42F1-9CAB-487194E81BC0I have to be honest, I’m not a big fan of meatloaf but I have several friends and family members that love it, hot or cold.  So I found this recipe from www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com that they all seem to love. I don’t get it, I rather have a juicy burger but ….

Classic Beef Meatloaf

1 ½ lbs. ground beef (93% lean or leaner)

¾ c. Panko bread crumbs

¾ c. ketchup, divided

½ c. minced onion

1 egg

1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

2 tsp. minced garlic

1 tsp. dried thyme leaves

¾ tsp. pepper

½ tsp. salt

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, ½ cup ketchup, onion, egg, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, thyme, pepper and salt in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly.  Shape beef into 8 x 4 inch loaf on rack in aluminum foil-lined broiler pan.

Place on upper rack in oven and bake 45 to 55 minutes, until instant read thermometer inserted into center registers 160 degrees; brush with remaining ¼ cup ketchup during last 10 minutes of baking if desired.  Let stand 10 minutes. Cut into slices. Good warm or cold (or so I’m told, still not eating it!)

Tammy Ely

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