Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 45 mins
Eva Bond was the cook for the jurors in the Malice Green murder trail in Detroit in 1993. Her meatloaf was their favorite meal, and they requested it be served again, and again, and again. It really is a great meatloaf especially if you do follow the recipe and steps. It is suggested you do use beef with this, as other meats won't result in the same flavor. And don't leave out the additional step of slicing, adding the sauce and returning to the oven. It's what makes this meatloaf so good. I usually double the sauce, both to add extra to the meatloaf, and to serve heated on the side if desired.
- 2 1⁄2 lbs ground beef
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 eggs
- 1⁄2 medium onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- 1⁄2 package lawrey meatloaf seasoning mix (see note below)
- 1⁄2 green pepper, finely chopped
- water, for coating
SAUCE (Double ingredients if desired)
- 1⁄2 cup ketchup
- 1⁄3 cup water
- 4 tablespoons brown sugar
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Spray a baking dish large enough to hold the meatloaf plus a little additional space, using non-stick spray.
- Mix the meat mixture ingredients well; mold into a loaf shape in the baking dish, making sure you leave space between the loaf and the sides of the pan to permit draining of excess oil.
- With a pastry brush or your hands, moisten the top and side sof the meatloaf with cold water to prevent crumbling.
- Bake uncovered for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
- Drain off the liquid from the meatloaf, and slice in the pan, leaving the slices standing vertically.
- Mix the sauce ingredients well, then pour over the slices of meatloaf, making sure you get some between each slice, and all over the top.
- Bake for an additional 30 minutes, uncovered.
- NOTE: If you can't find Lawry's meatloaf seasoning you can use another commercial brand, or your own homemade.
- However, note that Lawry's does seem to have some flour-based filler to it also, So if what you are using does not, and it is just spices and herbs, I would suggest adding 3 or 4 tablespoons of very fine bread crumbs to the uncooked meat mixture.