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Monday, April 23, 2012

Homemade Meat Loaf Recipe

      Many people have been requesting my recipe for my meatloaf so by popular demand, here it is!  
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                     Melody's MMM Good Meatloaf
                                  2 lbs. beef                                                      1 1/2 c. instant oats
                                  1 1/2 tsp. dried chopped onion      1/2 c. ketchup
                                  6 oz. can tomato paste                      2 eggs
                                 1 1/2 T. Worcestershire sauce        1 tsp. minced garlic
                                 1 tsp. salt                                                     1 T.  BBQ sauce
                                1/2 tsp. pepper                                         1 tsp. soy sauce

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  
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Gather your utensils and ingredients

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Hamburger meat.  We just purchase our hamburger in rolls. 

     Put all the ingredients into a bowl and "smush" them all together with your hands.  I know it is messy and feels gross but it is the only way to get it mixed together well enough.  Once it is mixed together thoroughly, divide the meat mixture into 2 equal parts.  Spray 2 loaf pans with cooking spray.  Place one half of the meat  mixture into each loaf pan and pat down.
     Place one into your preheated oven for 1 hour.  Double wrap the other loaf in foil and then date it and place it in your freezer.  Frozen, it is good for 3 months.  Just pull it out next time you are pressed for time or need something for potluck.  
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The meat in the pans before cooking.

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Wrapped in foil, ready for the freezer.

      Prepare the glaze for the top of the meatloaf by mixing together 1/2 c. ketchup, 1 T. brown sugar, 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce, and 1 T. BBQ sauce (we use Honey BBQ sauce) all together in a small bowl.  Ten minutes before meatloaf is done, pour glaze over top of meatloaf and let it finish cooking.
     This is a VERY moist meatloaf.  If you like a drier meatloaf, just add an additional 1/2 c. of oats and just leave out the tomato paste.

      A great side dish for the meatloaf is my seasoned red potatoes or real mashed potatoes.

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  1. Just came across your blog today and thought I would say hi! You have a great little place here and I look forward to following!

  2. I had my wife make this tonight for supper and it was delicious. I think the other one won't last in the freezer very long cuz I want it again soon.

  3. Carrie, thank you so much. I really appreciate it. If you have any requests or suggestions, I would love to hear them!

  4. This looks so good! I have been looking for a meatloaf recipe. I look forward to trying it! :-) Thanks so much for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." Many blessings, Lisa


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