Meat Loaf

Janice Splaha

By
@janniann

I have been making Meat Loaf for over 55 years and this recipe is by far, the best tasting one I ever made. I will stop my search for the perfect recipe.......this is it !!

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Serves:
4 to 6
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 lb
ground beef
2-3 Tbsp
butter
1 c
chopped onion
2
celery ribs, chopped
2 Tbsp
minced garlic (i use a bit more)
salt and pepper
1 tsp
thyme, leaves
1 tsp
paprika
2 tsp
worcestershire sauce
1/3 c
ketchup
3 oz
shredded monterey jack cheese
1/2 c
chicken broth
1
egg
cracker crumbs, enough to make meat the right consistency
1/3 c
parsley flakes
4 Tbsp
brown sugar
1/2 c
ketchup
hot sauce, to your taste

Step-By-Step

1Pre-heat oven to 350*
2Heat butter in skillet. Add onion, celery, garlic, salt, pepper, thyme, paprika, Worcestershire sauce and ketchup. Sauté until onions/celery are soft.
3Place ground beef in a large bowl. Add chicken broth, egg, cracker crumbs, Jack cheese and parsley. Mix well, adding more cracker crumbs to get the consistency you want.
4Add the skillet mixture to the meat. Mix well. Form into a loaf and place in baking pan.
5Mix brown sugar, ketchup and hot sauce. (taste to adjust the hot sauce) Spread on meat loaf. Bake at 350* for 1 1/2 hours, uncovered.

About this Recipe

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