Kath’s Meatloaf

As a kid, I was never much of a meatloaf fan.  My father likes meatloaf, so he made it a lot when I was growing up.  Looking back on it, it was a good recipe (maybe he could post it on our blog?!), but  I just really didn’t like meatloaf.  I mean, it’s a log of beef with ketchup on it; what’s to love, right?  Well, as I’ve gotten older I’ve developed a newfound appreciation of meatloaf.  It’s a great comfort food, and nothing goes better with a plate full of mashed potatoes than a huge hunk of meatloaf!

Recently, a friend of mine made her mom’s famous meatloaf for a dinner get together, and I loved it!  So when my husband requested meatloaf for dinner, I could think of no better meatloaf recipe than Kath’s Meatloaf.  It’s a classic meatloaf recipe that’s super easy to make.  I changed my version up just a little bit, but the original recipe is fantastic!  Enjoy!

Here’s what you’ll need for Kath’s Meatloaf: 

1 pound lean ground beef or sirloin

2 links italian sausage (I used mild, but you could use spicy sausage for a little extra kick)

2 cloves garlic, minced or grated

1/2 yellow onion, grated (I like to grate the onion so I get the flavor of onion without tasting large chunks)

1 egg

1 small can of tomato paste

Salt and pepper, to taste (I used about 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper)

3/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs

2-3 tablespoons ketchup

2 tablespoons brown sugar

Hot pepper sauce, a few dashes

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a large bowl, combine ground beef or sirloin, italian sausage, garlic, onion, egg, tomato paste, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper, and a few dashes of hot pepper sauce (2-3).

Place meat in a bread loaf pan or form into a large loaf and place in a small 8X8 baking dish.  Spray the dish with cooking spray to prevent sticking.  Bake the meatloaf, uncovered for 50 minutes.

While the meatloaf is baking, in a small bowl mix together 2-3 tablespoons of ketchup, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, and a few more dashes of hot sauce.  Pour this mixture over the top of the meatloaf and return to the oven to bake for ten more minutes.  Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.  Serve with a big ol’ heap of mashed potatoes!!

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One Response

  1. Mmmmm, meatloaf! That’s one of those classic dishes that everyone loves. Or if they don’t, they probably need massive amounts of therapy :-D. Yours sounds delicious!

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