~ Mom's Meatloaf ~

Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

I've done some tweaking to my Moms original recipe...just a little more of this and that. I can never leave well enough alone...LOL! She enjoys my version as well. That makes me happy!

I hope you'll try it sometime...add other spices to your liking...make it your own...

Enjoy!


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Serves:

4 - 6

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 lb
ground beef
1/4 medium
green bell pepper, finely chopped
1 medium
onion, finely chopped
2 clove
garlic, minced
3 - 4 slice
bread, ground into crumbs
1/4 - 2/3 c
milk
3
eggs, beaten
1 tsp
season salt or to taste
1/2 tsp
pepper or to taste
1/2 c
shredded parmesan cheese
1 1/2 tsp
better than buillon, beef paste
3 - 4 Tbsp
chopped italian or regular parsley

TOPPING - OPTIONAL

1/2 c
ketchup
1 tsp
each - ground dry mustard & a-1 steak sauce
1/8 c
heaping brown sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a food processor I pulse bread until fine crumbs are produced.

Place in a small bowl and add the milk to moisten crumbs. Toss and set aside.
2
In the rinsed bowl, I place green pepper, onion and garlic and pulse until small chopped & uniform. ( this can be done by chopping as well, I find my processor is so much quicker. )
3
In a large bowl, crumble in the ground beef, to this add the seasonings, parsley, eggs, bread crumbs, pepper, onion, garlic, cheese.
4
I then place this in my kitchen aid mixer bowl, and mix with the paddle attachment. It just tends to keep from over working the meat. Renders a more tender meatloaf. ( If you don't have, just use hands and toss together, trying not to overwork.)
5
Preheat oven to 350 degree F.

I then spray my 3 quart casserole dish with non stick cooking spray.

Shape meat mixture into a loaf. Place in casserole dish. You can use a roaster with rack, or a foil lined sheet pan. I just prefer my casserole dish.
6
Mix sauce for top of meatloaf ( if using )

In a small bowl, mix ingredients until thoroughly blended.

Spread half of the mixture evenly over top of loaf.

Place in oven and bake for 1 hour 15 minutes, or until completely cooked in the center.
7
When loaf is completely cooked, take from oven and tent with foil. Leave set for 10 - 15 minutes before cutting.

Warm left over sauce if you prefer for dipping.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Meatloafs, Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American