Monday, December 28, 2009


My challenge this week is to use only foods that I have in the house without having to go to the grocery store. Today, I took 2 pounds of ground beef out of the freezer and decided to make some meatloaf. I have never been a very big meatloaf eater, because it has always been rather plain to me. So, I decided to sweeten this meatloaf up a bit and it turned out great! Once again, the family was pleased! I’ll definitely be making this recipe again and again!


2 pounds ground beef or ground turkey
1 cup dry bread crumbs
1 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons black pepper
1 tablespoon Creole seasoning
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons onion powder
½ cup ketchup

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, bread crumbs, salt, black pepper, Creole seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder and ketchup. Mix together and place into a loaf pan or casserole dish.
3. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes.

Now for the sweet part (the sauce):

½ cup ketchup
½ cup brown sugar, packed
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

4. In a small saucepan, combine ketchup, brown sugar, white sugar and vinegar. Cook over medium heat until it begins to boil. Remove from heat.
5. Remove meatloaf from oven after it has cooked for 40 minutes and drain grease. Then pour sauce over meatloaf.
6. Return to oven and bake for 20 more minutes or until completely done.

Don't forget the mashed potatoes and corn!  I think it's a requirement to serve meatloaf with those two sides!  At least I think it is here in North Carolina!!

Hope you Enjoy!!


LeAnn said...

Wow, I've made more than my share of meatloaf, but I haven't seen one quite like this. I may have to try it.

Fresh Local and Best said...

That is a great challenge, a good way to inspire creativity in the kitchen and pantry. The meatloaf looks good!

Xai said...

this looks great! i havent made meatloaf ever and this one looks like a great starting point. oh and the stick family at the bottom... ADORABLE!!! i need to make one too!

Velva said...

Meatloaf is a classic American comfort food. Yours turned out really good.

Happy New Year to you!

Alison said...

Thank you!

Happy New Year to you too, Velva!


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