My Dad’s Favorite Meatloaf

Favorite Meatloaf | Domesticated Academic

You’ll love this because of how easy it is to put together and how great it tastes! The meatloaf comes together in just a few minutes leaving you time to think about something else–pick something off of your never ending ‘to do’ list! My dad likes this meatloaf a lot. He will only eat if when I’m home and if I make it. I hope you will like this meatloaf as much as my dad! We grew up on meatloaf with one of those packets of french onion soup mix and I’ll just throw it out there: it sucked. I discovered this ketchup/mustard/brown sugar combo years ago and haven’t strayed too far from the original recipe since it always get eaten up.

Favorite Meatloaf | Domesticated Academic

I speed up the cooking time by making a longer, skinny log on a cookie sheet instead of jamming it into a bread pan. These photos were taken over Christmas when I was home in NY so no fancy camera set-up. You’ll have to trust me & just head to the kitchen and MAKE THIS MEATLOAF!!!

For the meatloaf

  • 1 lb. of ground animal–this is excellent in turkey, venison, and beef forms
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 tsp. finely diced garlic
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup italian bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard (any mustard will do, i prefer yellow)
  • 1/4 cup light/dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley or cilantro (dry is also just fine but fresh makes it green w/ excellent flavor)

For the glaze

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup light/dark brown sugar
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line cookie sheet with sil-pat or spray with non-stick spray
  3. Mix all ingredients with hands in large mixing bowl lightly. Don’t overmix!!!
  4. Shape out a long log about 12 inches long for efficient cooking.
  5. Mix the ingredients for the glaze together and spread across the top of the meatloaf.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until cooked through.
  7. Remove from oven, let cool for 5 minutes and serve hot!

Other comforting main courses for your weekly menu:

Quick & Easy Korean Beef | Domesticated Academic

Quick and easy Korean beef

Spaghetti and Mini Turkey Meatball Soup | Domesticated Academic

Spaghetti & Meatball Soup

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Parmesan crusted grilled cheese

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