Food

Meatloaf

This is one of those meals you can whip up when the questions “what’s for dinner” comes up and you have NO IDEA! I always try to keep ground beef in my deep freeze for that extra reason. I am good about planning what things to have on hand for our favorites But not so good about weekly meal plans. 

My boys love this meatloaf because it is basic. Simple and classic. They can add ketchup or BBQ sauce if they feel like it. It also goes with a bunch of sides which makes it easier. I used to make my meatloaf with chopped onions and green peppers along with BBQ sauce baked right in. However all (old and young) didn’t like the chopped veggies. So that changed and my buddy is not a huge fan of BBQ so that changed … and here we are!

The other we had it with Mashed potatoes, steamed carrots, and stuffing. I always put BBQ sauce on mine.  Well I should say I had steamed carrots, they had fresh baby carrots because “steamed carrots without sugar are gross” Oh well you win some you lose some. I still enjoyed them. I also put apple slices on their plates giving options of fruits and veggies is best for the most consumption.

Sorry to say I was in such a hurry to get dinner on the table (read: I was getting HUNGRY) that I didn’t get a final picture of the whole thing cooked.  

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In a bowl mix the egg and milk. Then add in the other dry ingredients. Mix with a whisk until thoroughly combined.

Add in the ground beef. Yes this ground beef looks like it has been cooked, I promise it hasn’t, it was food-savered and frozen and then a defrost in the microwave so I was able to use it! I told you this recipe is great for the “what’s for dinner” question, when nothing is planned!

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I always cook my meatloaf in a 9×9″ dish. This cuts the baking time down. Plus a great way to know its done is when it has pulled away from the sides.

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Meatloaf


Ingredients:
1 pound ground beef
1 egg
1/4 Cup Milk
1 tsp season salt
1 tsp Onion Powder
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 cup bread crumbs.

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Mix together the eggs and milk. Then add the salt, onion, garlic, and bread crumbs.

Once those are thoroughly mixed add the ground beef. I use my hands to mix it all together, but don’t over mix the meat mixture or it will get tough.

I cook my meatloaf in a 9×9″ pan so it cooks faster. Bake it for 45-50 minutes. You can always test by cutting into the middle and making sure there is no pink left.

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