Meatloaf

An American staple… there are so many versions of this dish but for our family, this is the version we love most! This dish was so easy to make and easier to double or triple the ingredients for multiple batches to freeze and bake at a later date. If you plan to freeze, defrost overnight, then make the glaze and spoon on top of right before baking. In this recipe, use ground pork even though I skipped it this time around. I was too busy to head out to the store so that’s why our loaf looks a little short.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 sweet onion, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup finely crushed Ritz cracker (or any brand butter crackers)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In large mixing bowl, add ground beef, pork, eggs, onions, ground ginger, cracker crumbs, and salt.
  3. Mix well. Avoid over mixing – to do this, put on a glove and use your hands to mix the meat mixture.
  4. In a separate bowl make the glaze by mixing brown sugar, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce. Set aside.
  5. Add meat mixture to a loaf pan, pressing down so that it forms a loaf and the top is even.
  6. Spoon and spread ketchup mix over the loaf.
  7. Place loaf pan on a sheet pan and place on the center rack in the oven. Bake for 1 hour.
  8. Allow meatloaf to cool for 5-7 minutes before slicing.

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