I love meatloaf. Mom might tell you something to the contrary because I think I groaned a little each time she put it on the table. Then I grew up and realized how tasty it was! Particularly the sauce that Mom always puts on it! Meatloaf without this sauce is just a little bland in my opinion. The meatloaf recipe is from Good Housekeeping but the sauce comes from the family. In the past I've made the meatloaf with the leanest ground beef but this time I decided to try (duh!) meatloaf mix! Very, very tasty.


1lb ground beef can substitute pork, veal, or meatloaf mix which I did
1 1/2 cups fresh bread crumbs- about 4 slices I used prepared Italian bread crumbs
1/2 cup milk
1 medium onion, minced At times I also put in other veggies such as mushrooms or bell peppers
2 eggs
2 teaspoon salt can be omitted
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Further substitutions include: for milk - cottage cheese, sour cream, or beer; for bread - rice or macaroni.
For the sauce
1 can tomato sauce
1-2 tbsp worcestshire sauce
1-2 tsp brown sugar
pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350. In large bowl mix well all ingredients.  Put in greased casserole dish. Mound meatloaf and create a little crater for the sauce. Mix together sauce ingredients and adjust ingredients and seasonings to taste. Place in the center of the meatloaf crater.
Bake 1 &1/2 hrs or until not pink in middle.
Let stand at room temp for 5 min before serving.

This week I served the meatloaf with sauteed green beans and rosemary mushrooms. For the mushrooms: heat evoo in a medium pan, add rosemary and garlic and let infuse the oil for a minute or two. Add the mushrooms and salt and pepper to taste then saute for around 10 minutes or until soft.


  1. Yea, can you like meatloaf now. You did groan some before, but you always ate it!

  2. Make that GLAD you like meatloaf!