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mom's meatloaf

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Jeanne Benavidez
Odessa, TX

I love meatloaf and I especially liked it when my Mom made it. I like to make a sandwich out of the leftovers the next day....mmmm delicious. These web photos are ideas of how the finished product looks.

(2 ratings)
yield 4 - 6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For mom's meatloaf

  • 2 lb
    ground beef (beef and pork mix or turkey)
  • 1 md
    onion chopped
  • 1
    bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 c
    celery, diced
  • 1 sm
    can evaporated milk
  • 2
    eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1
    sleeve saltine crackers, crushed
  • 1 sm
    can tomato sauce
  • 1 sm
    can tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/3 c
    dark karo syrup
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/4 c
    brown sugar

How To Make mom's meatloaf

  • 1
    In a large bowl, combine meat, onion, bell pepper, celery, tomato sauce, tomato paste, salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly with your hands.
  • 2
    In a separate bowl, combine the eggs and canned milk. stir well to combine.
  • 3
    Pour this mixture into the meatloaf mixture and mix thoroughly with your hands. Add enough cracker crumbs to make the mixture stick together.
  • 4
    In a separate bowl, combine the ingredients for the glaze and stir until well combined.
  • 5
    Mold the meat into 2 loaf pans or 1 similar deep dish casserole dish. pour the glaze on the top of the meatloaf. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350F for about 1 1/2 hours.
  • 6
    After the meatloaf bakes for 1 hour, remove it from the oven, drain some of the liquid from the pan and put it back into the oven, uncovered, and finish baking.
  • 7
    This can even be baked in muffin tins. Split the meat into equal portions and put them in your muffin tin and bake for @ 40 to 45 minutes. Makes 14 - 16 "muffin" meatloaves. The kids love this that way.