Mom's Meatloaf... the Sequel

Tammy Brownlow

By
@DoughmesticGoddess

I took my mom's meatloaf recipe as a base - which is very good by the way, and added some new elements. I love left over meatloaf for grilled cheese and meatloaf sandwiches or just a cold sandwich with mayo, lettuce and tomato.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
6 to 8
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

CHUNKY TOMATO - PEPPER SAUCE:

1 medium
onion, finely diced
2 medium
bell peppers, finely diced - i use what ever color i have
3 medium
tomatoes, seeded and finely diced
4 clove
garlic, finely minced
1/4 c
italian parsley chopped
1 1/2 c
ketchup
1 Tbsp
worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp
olive oil

FOR MEATLOAF:

3 lb
ground beef - i use 80/20
2 slice
bread, diced
milk, just enough to soak the bread
1 tsp
cumin
2
eggs, beaten
salt and pepper to taste

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2In a large skillet add olive oil and onion cook on medium 3 minutes. Add Peppers and continue to cook until onions and peppers are tender. Add garlic and cook for 2 more minutes.
3Add ketchup, worcestershire sauce and stir until combined. Add parsley and tomatoes and stir those until combined. Taste and salt and pepper if desired.
4place bread in a shallow dish and gently pour milk in a little at a time until milk is absorbed. Set aside.
5In your mixer place ground beef 1 1/2 cups of the tomato pepper sauce, cumin and eggs. Add the soaked bread. Mix on low speed until well combined stopping and scraping the bowl often.
6This is a tip I learned on the Rachel Ray Show a long time ago - Get about a tablespoon of the meat mixture and microwave until done 20 seconds. Taste to see if additional salt and pepper is desired.
7After you are happy with the flavor place meat mixture in a 9 x 5 loaf pan. Top with 1/2 cup tomato pepper sauce. Then place bacon across the top.
8Bake for an hour to an hour and a half until done. Let sit for 5 to ten minutes. Serve with additional tomato pepper sauce.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Meatloafs
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids