Monday, February 27, 2012

My Mom's Meatloaf

When I hear the word meatloaf I immediately have this feeling about it - that no one wants anything to do with it. I don't think that any of my sisters eat meatloaf and it's not something you would ever see someone picking out on a restaurant menu (at least, no one that I know).

With all of that said, I happen to like meatloaf! It is more than a hunk of meat in a loaf shape, which may be where some of the stigma comes from. It is an easy dinner to throw together or pull out of the freezer. My mom has always made hers with potatoes and carrots which adds to the flavor of it all. I eat mine with a dipping sauce of bbq for some reason, I think it's the onion/beef combo. Anyway, I suggest trying this out and adding some fresh bread to go along with it.
Mom's Meatloaf
1 to 1 ½ lb ground beef
1 egg
1/2 cup Bread Crumbs
3/4 White Onion, chopped or minced (you can adjust this to whatever you'd like, I happen to like onion)
4 large carrots, peeled and sliced (thick slices)
3 medium russet potatoes, chopped thick
2 small cans Tomato Sauce
1 1/2 small cans water

Preheat the oven to 375

Mix beef through pepper together and place in large cooking pot

Cook potatoes and carrots till almost soft but still firm - boil for about 10 minutes

Put around the meatloaf.

Pour 2 small cans of tomato sauce over meatloaf
Pour 1 or ½ cans water over meatloaf

Bake for about 1 hour on 375 and then raise the temperature to 400 and bake for another 15 minutes.

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