Friday, May 18, 2012

Just Delicious Meatloaf

I admit that meatloaf has never been at the top of my 'to make ' list. I made only when I could think of nothing else. That all changed when my daughter raved about a meatloaf recipe she found on Pioneer Woman's Blog. This got my attention because I trust Pioneer Woman. I made this recipe twice in the same month; a record for sure. It's easy, tasty and leftovers make great sandwiches.
So add it to your menu soon. It will make your family happy!

Just Delicious Meatloaf
1 cup milk
6 white bread slices
2 pounds very lean ground beef
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon Lawry's Seasoning salt
fresh ground pepper
1/2 cup minced flat leaf parsley
4 eggs beaten
8-12 thin bacon slices

Tomato Gravy
1 cup ketchup
4 tablespoons brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon dry mustard
4 dashes of hot pepper sauce
Pour the milk over the bread and allow it to soak in for several minutes. Place the ground beef, milk-soaked bread, Parmesan cheese, seasonings and parsley in a large mixing bowl. Pour in the eggs. With clean hands, mix the ingredients until well combined.
Form the mixture into a loaf shape on a broiler pan. Line the bottom with foil for easy clean-up. Lay the bacon slices over the top tucking hem underneath the meatloaf.
Make the tomato gravy--mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl. Pour 1/3 of the mixture over the top of the meatloaf. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes then pour another 1/3 of the gravy over the meatloaf. Bake until meat thermometer registers 160 degrees. Serve with remaining tomato gravy, Twice baked potatoes and steamed spinach complete this delicious meal.
This makes plenty. I often make half the recipe for our small family.


Lois Evensen said...

Oh, yes, this is a favorite in my house as it was when my Mom made it. :)))

Kayte said...

Meatloaf is a big crowd pleasing meal around here with the guys. I could make it once a week and get no complaints from them. I saw PW make this on the show and it sounds a lot like my recipe...except I don't do the bacon drapery...might have to put some bacon on next time and see how that goes over. Yours looks just beautiful. Putting this on list to try, even though we LOVE my recipe as it