Monday, August 12, 2013

Meatloaf Monday, with a pound of ketchup and a smile.

Dear Emily,
 Welcome to our foodie blog, where you choose the menu.  Each week, we will prepare a video tutorial showcasing a recipe of your choice.  This week is Meatloaf Monday!

Why Monday?  Because Mondays suck!  Make a sucky Monday better with this secret (until now) family recipe.

You'll need:
1 standard size loaf pan
1 sheet of foil to line oven
2 lbs. ground beef
1 lb bottle of ketchup, divided into measurements of 1 1/2 cup and 1/2 cup
1 medium onion
3 slices of bread
1 egg
salt and pepper
1/2 cup brown sugar (for topping)

Mix all ingredients except for brown sugar and 1/2 cup of ketchup.
Pour and press into loaf pan.
"Frost" the meatloaf with a mixture of brown sugar and 1/2 cup ketchup
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hr  and 45 to 50  minutes.  At thirty minutes, drain grease for the first time.  At one hour, drain grease a second time.  When finished, drain grease a third time.

Allow to cool for 3 to 5 minutes so that the meatloaf has a chance to set.  Slice and serve!