11 February 2008

THE Best Meatloaf I've Ever Eaten/Made


1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup minced onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
2 pounds extra-lean ground beef
3 slices bread, toasted and crumbled (I used wheat bread)
7 buttery round crackers, crushed
1 egg, lightly beaten
3 1/2 tablespoons sour cream
1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce, divided
1/4 cup milk
3 tablespoons ketchup

Preheat oven to 350°.

Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat, and cook the onion and garlic 5 minutes, until onion is tender. Remove from heat, and season with salt and pepper.

In a large bowl, mix the onion and garlic, crumbled bread, crushed crackers, egg, sour cream, Worcestershire sauce, and 1/2 can tomato sauce and the milk. Add the meat and mix well. Transfer the mixture to a 5x9 inch loaf pan.

Bake uncovered in the preheated oven 40 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 400°, and continue baking 15 minutes, to an internal temperature of 160°.

In a small bowl, mix the remaining tomato sauce and ketchup. Pour over the top of the meatloaf, and continue baking an additional 10 minutes.

PS-Lately I've also been adding chopped celery. Super yummy!

1 comment:

  1. I made this the other night for my family. I agree 100% with how you titled this recipe. It was delicious! Thank you for sharing!