Hanky Waving Meatloaf

Pamela Rappaport

By
@Pamelalala

I always hated meatloaf and avoided it. Then I had the idea to make one to suit my taste. Now it's one of my favorite dishes. The flavor comes from the sauce which is based on my grandmother's chili sauce recipe. It's spicy, sweet and full of flavor! If you're ready for a meatloaf that's not your mother's meatloaf give this one a try.


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Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
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Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

SAUCE

2 can(s)
15 oz size diced tomatoes
1
large onion, chopped
1 c
sugar
3/4 c
apple cider vinegar
3 tsp
cinnamon, ground
1 tsp
ginger powder
2 tsp
cayenne pepper (more or less depending on the heat you like)
1 tsp
salt

MEATLOAF

2 lb
ground beef
1/2 c
onion, chopped
1/2 c
celery, chopped
1 c
stale bread crumbs, soaked in milk (drain excess milk before using)
2
eggs
1/2 tsp
greek seasoning
3/4 c
sauce from recipe included here
salt and pepper

Step-By-Step

1SAUCE

2Mix together the dry ingredients for the sauce in a saucepan.

3Add the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil.

4Cook over medium heat until it is reduced by half and thickened. Stir frequently.

5Remove from heat to cool slightly. If too hot when added to the meat it will cook the meat in places.

6TO MAKE THE MEATLOAF

7Preheat oven to 350

8Mix together all of the ingredients and place in a loaf or meatloaf pan. I try to keep the top flat and even a little higher on the sides to contain the sauce that's placed on top.

9Generously top the meatloaf with the sauce. If you can resist putting it all on, reserve a little to serve on the side.

10Bake until it reaches 165 degrees in the middle. About an hour but this varies based on how thick it is.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Meatloafs
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Southern