DeLena's Favorite Meatloaf with Sorghum Glaze

1
Susan Feliciano

By
@frenchtutor

My daughter asked me to post this recipe in its entirety so she could make it. It uses my mother's meatloaf recipe, tweaked by me, and a tomato-glaze topping that I developed using one of my favorite sweeteners, sorghum. You could substitute maple syrup or a honey & molasses blend if you can't find sorghum. But do look for sorghum, perhaps at your farmer's market or local stores. It's worth it!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
55 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • MEATLOAF

  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef (round or sirloin)
  • 1 lb
    ground pork (lean, 10% fat)
  • 2
    eggs
  • 3/4 c
    fresh bread crumbs
  • 1 pkg
    lipton onion soup mix
  • 1/4 c
    ketchup
  • 1/3 c
    buttermilk (or evaporated milk)
  • 1 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • GLAZE

  • 8 oz
    tomato sauce
  • 1/4 c
    sorghum
  • 2 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce

How to Make DeLena's Favorite Meatloaf with Sorghum Glaze

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
    MEATLOAF:
    Break up ground meats into a large mixing bowl. Add all of meatloaf ingredients and blend on low speed with mixer (I use the paddle on my KitchenAid stand mixer). Blend just until everything is well-combined. You can also combine by hand if you wish.
  2. Press meatloaf mixture into a 9 x 9" square baking dish. This creates a lot of surface area for the glaze. Bake for 35 minutes, then spread the glaze on top and bake another 20 minutes.
    NOTE: because the 9x9" pan does not drain, any fat from your meat tends to gather at the bottom. A neat trick for disposing of this fat is:
    Place one 9-10" flour tortilla on the bottom of the pan before putting in the meatloaf. The tortilla will absorb the extra fat and can be discarded once cooked if desired.
  3. GLAZE:
    Stir together the glaze ingredients until well combined. Spread on top of meatloaf after 35 minutes of baking, then bake another 20 minutes. Allow to cool about 5 minutes before slicing.

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About DeLena's Favorite Meatloaf with Sorghum Glaze

Course/Dish: Beef, Gravies, Pork, Meatloafs
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #sorghum




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