If you’re in the mood for some good ol’ comfort food, then you’re in for a treat! Today, I’m sharing my Momma’s classic meatloaf recipe that my family absolutely loves. It’s a mouthwatering, straight-up old-fashioned meatloaf that will transport you back to those cozy family dinners.
Ingredients and Preparation
To get started, gather the following ingredients:
- 2 pounds of lean ground beef
- 1 cup of plain unseasoned breadcrumbs
- Half of a diced white onion
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 2 tablespoons of worchestershire sauce (yes, it’s fun to say!)
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon of dried basil
- 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes (for a little kick)
In a mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, breadcrumbs, diced onion, milk, worchestershire sauce, egg, and all the seasonings. Get your hands in there and mix it all up! This way, you can ensure that everything is evenly distributed and the meatloaf turns out perfect.
Transfer the mixture to a lightly greased 9×13 pan and shape it into a free-form loaf. This allows the grease to escape while baking, resulting in a better overall texture and flavor. Pop it into a preheated 350-degree oven for 45 minutes.
The Perfect Glaze
No meatloaf is complete without a delicious glaze on top! For a simple and classic glaze, mix together:
- 1/2 cup of ketchup
- 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon of worchestershire sauce
After 45 minutes, take the meatloaf out of the oven. Drizzle the glaze on top and use the back of a spoon to spread it out, ensuring that every inch of the meatloaf is covered. Return it to the oven and increase the heat to 400 degrees. Let it cook for another 15 minutes until the glaze caramelizes and creates a mouthwatering crust.
Enjoy the Result
Voila! Your classic meatloaf is now ready to be served. You can either enjoy it straight from the pan or transfer it to a platter for an elegant touch. It’s perfect for a cozy family dinner or a nostalgic gathering with friends.
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