Mama Cindy's Super Simple Meatloaf

Cindy DeVore

By
@valleygreennaturals

Thirty years ago, when my husband and I were first married, a traveling salesman came to our door, selling encyclopedias. With our purchase, we received a giant cookbook with hundreds of all-American and international recipes. Even with its broken binding and stained pages, we still refer to the old cookbook today!

Although my meatloaf recipe has morphed just slightly from the book's version, I still use the original key ingredients to give it a sweet and savory flair -- sweet pickle juice and brown sugar.

This is a super simple recipe, and it makes for great comfort food. Enjoy!


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Serves:

4

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

50 Min

Ingredients

1 lb
lean ground beef, preferably grass-fed
1
egg, farm fresh
2 Tbsp
sweet pickle juice
3 Tbsp
ketchup
1/2 c
italian bread crumbs
2 pinch
salt
2 pinch
pepper, ground black
3-4 Tbsp
ketchup
2-3 Tbsp
brown sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a bowl, add ground beef, egg, pickle juice, ketchup, bread crumbs, salt and pepper. With clean hands, dig in and knead ingredients, mixing them well through the beef.
2
Form the ground beef into a small loaf, and place into a loaf pan. Using a spoon or fork, make an indented area along the top of the loaf.
3
In a separate bowl, add the remaining ketchup and brown sugar. Mix it well to make a sauce, breaking up any chunks of brown sugar.
4
With a spoon, spread the "sauce" over the top of the meatloaf. Bake at 375 for 45 to 50 minutes. Serve with organic green beans and baked potato for a hearty and satisfying meal!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Meatloafs