My Favorite Meatloaf
1 ½ pounds ground round
½ pound ground pork
1 onion, chopped
1 egg, beaten
¾ cup chili sauce, (I use Heinz)
1 cup water
2 teaspoons champagne vinegar
1 cup plain bread crumbs
1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons brown sugar
Mix beef, pork, onions, egg, half of chili sauce, ¾ cup bread crumbs, salt, and pepper. Form into a loaf and place in a baking dish. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 15 minutes. Combine the rest of the chili sauce, water, vinegar, mustard, and brown sugar. Stir until smooth and pour over the meat in the oven. Continue baking for 1 hour. Baste occasionally.
My Notes: the bread crumbs are an approximate measurement. I don’t like a meatloaf that is too bready if that is a word, a consistency that just does hold it together and allows you to form it into a loaf. I also think that the quality of ingredients used are very important.
I was given this recipe years ago by a friend and she told me that it originally came from her mother-in-law. Over the years I have tweaked it to make it my own. I have also tried many other recipes most of which that were much more elaborate from Martha Stewart's to Ina Garten's but I keep going back to this one and it is my most favorite, simple with few ingredients and you can taste the goodness of the beef and pork.
After baking for 15 minutes you then add the sauce and baste the meatloaf a couple of times while cooking.
After it comes out of the oven you then let it rest for ten minutes.
Pared with a vegetable or two of your choice, wellllllllllll it just doesn't get any better than that. Real "comfort food".
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