Friday, October 21, 2011

Marvelous Meatloaf



**This isn't your average's ALL in the topping.  I usually serve meatloaf with the classic sides:  mashed potatoes & gravy & some kind of vegi---in this house it's corn.  Enjoy!


1/4 c/ packed brown sugar
1 tsp. spicy brown mustard (or Yellow mustard)
dash (several, actually) Tabasco
1/4 c. Catsup


1 Pound ground beef
1 lg. egg
2/3 c. Cracker crumbs, crushed
1/2 c. Milk
1/2 c. catsup
1/3 c. chopped onion
1/4 c. finely chopped green bell pepper
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. dried sage leaves
1/2 tsp. black pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In small bowl, mix topping ingredients; set aside.  In a large bowl, mix ground beef, cracker crumbs, milk, catsup, bell pepper, onion and all seasonings.  Do not overmix!  Spoon into either a loaf pan OR do as I do & separate into a large muffin tray (the type that holds 6). Spread topping over top of the loaf or muffin cups.  Bake for 1 hr., or until done.  Let stand for 10-15 minutes before removing from pan and slicing or serving.
Makes 6 servings


  1. Love meatloaf and have tried it many, many ways...this recipe ranks up there with the best of them.

  2. I feel the same way....the ONLY thing I can think of to make it better, if possible, is something I saw PioneerWoman (my idol!) does w/her meatloaf. She wraps the top in BACON. OMG, bacon with my topping sounds like heaven and one of these days, I'm tryin' it!!!