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


Hey Grandpa, What’s For Supper? – Hamburg Barbecue

5968E47B-F023-462F-A74A-FF8011831203_4_5005_cThis is the favorite hamburg barbecue recipe of my family.  It comes from an old cookbook from when my mom worked at CNA Insurance.  While CNA no longer exists, the comradery lives on in this recipe provide by Cindy Mumford. 

This is a great recipe to take to a pot luck as it travels well in a crock pot, but it must be made on the stove top.

Hamburg Barbecue

2 lb. ground beef

2 Tbsp. white vinegar

1 small onion, chopped

1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

½ c. ketchup

1 tsp. mustard

1 Tbsp. brown sugar

Brown the ground beef and onion in a pan until the raw red color is gone and the meat is browned.  Meanwhile, stir the other ingredients together in a bowl or measuring cup until smooth. Once meat is browned add the sauce to the hamburg; simmer at least 20 minutes.  If you like juicier barbecue add extra ketchup to your taste or mix up an additional batch of the sauce to your taste. This freezes well if you have a smaller family.

Tammy Ely